What Happened on February 25

  • February

Important 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 First Legal Tender Act 1862 is passed by the US Congress, authorizing the United States Note (greenback) into circulation, the first fiat paper money that was legal tender in America
  • 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
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February 25 in Film & TV

  • 1950 "Your Show of Shows" with Sid Caesar & Imogene Coca premieres on NBC Writers include Mel Brooks, Neil Simon & Woody Allen

February 25 in Music

February 25 in Sport

  • 2018 Winter Olympics: Marit Bjoergen (Norway) becomes the most successful winter athlete of all time (15 medals) with gold in the 30k cross country

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?

Showman P. T. Barnum exhibits African American slave Joice Heth, claiming she was the 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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