On This Day

What Happened on February 25, 2012

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

Historic DiscoveryPolio

World Health Organization removes India from the list of polio endemic countries
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Children with polio in a US hospital, inside an iron lung. In about 0.5% of cases, patients suffered from paralysis, sometimes resulting in the inability to breathe. More often, limbs would be paralyzed.
Children with polio in a US hospital, inside an iron lung. In about 0.5% of cases, patients suffered from paralysis, sometimes resulting in the inability to breathe. More often, limbs would be paralyzed.

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
  • Maurice AndrĂ©, French classical trumpeter and baroque revivalist, dies at 78
  • Red Holloway [James], American jazz tenor saxophonist, dies from stroke and kidney failure at 84
2012 Highlights

About February 25, 2012

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 8 years, 5 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Pisces