What Happened on February 25

Significant Events

  • 1570 Pius V excommunicates Queen Elizabeth I of England and absolves her subjects from allegiance to the crown
  • 1793 1st US cabinet meeting, held at George Washington's home
  • 1862 Paper currency (greenbacks) introduced in US by President Abraham Lincoln
  • 1910 Dalai Lama flees Tibet for British India to escape Chinese troops
  • 1956 Nikita Khrushchev denounces Joseph Stalin at the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
More Historical Events

Did You Know?

Muhammad Ali [Cassius Clay] TKOs Sonny Liston in 7 for his first world heavyweight championship title

On February 25, 1964

Would You Believe?

US Showman Phineas Taylor Barnum exhibits African American slave Joice Heth, claiming she was 161 year-old nursemaid to George Washington

On February 25, 1836

Famous Weddings

  • 1828 6th US President John Quincy Adam's son John marries in the White House
  • 1921 Actor Jack Haley (22) weds Florence McFadden
  • 2011 Actor and comedian Kelsey Grammer (57) weds Kayte Walsh (29) at the Longacre Theater in Manhattan, New York
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