On This Day

What Happened on February 25, 2012

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Al Qaeda suicide bombing kills at least 26 people in Mukalla, Yemen
  • Syrian Army kills 100 civilians in artillery shelling of Homs and Hama
  • World Health Organization removes India from the list of polio endemic countries

Famous Deaths

  • Erland Josephson, Swedish actor, dramatist and author (The Sacrifice, Utflykt), dies of Parkinson's disease at 88
  • Louisiana Red, American blues musician, dies from stroke at 79
  • Lynn Compton, American jurist and commissioned officer, dies from heart attack at 90
  • Red Holloway [James], American jazz tenor saxophonist, dies from stroke and kidney failure at 84