On This Day

On This Day in History for February 25 (Part 2)

Events in History

  • 1986 Thousands of Egyptian military police riot, destroy 2 luxury hotel
  • 1987 US Supreme Court upholds (5-4) affirmative action
  • 1988 South Korea adopts constitution
  • 1989 1st independent blue-collar labor union in Communist Hungary forms
  • 1989 Javed Miandad scores 271 v NZ at Eden Park
  • 1989 Lowest baramotric pressure in Netherlands (956.7 mbar at De Bilt)
  • 1990 Nicaraguans votes out Sandinistas
  • 1991 US, barracks in Dhahran Saudi Arabia, hit by scud missile, kills 28
  • 1992 Khojaly massacre: about 613 civilians killed by Armenian armed forces during the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan
  • 1993 Pakistan all out 43 v West Indies, world one-day int record low
  • 1994 Israeli extremist Baruch Goldstein massacres 30 Palestinians in Hebron
  • 1994 Peruvian Yak-40 crashes into mountain near Tingo Maria, kills 31
  • 1995 Bomb attack on train in Assam India (27 soldiers killed)
  • 1995 Muslim fundamentalists shoot 20 Shiite mosque goers dead
  • 1995 PBA National Championship Won by Scott Alexander
  • 1996 Rajindra Dhanraj takes 16-167 in match Trinidad v Leeward Is

  • 1998 Pamela Lee has husband Tommy Lee arrested on battery charges
  • 1998 Switzerland's 1st legal brothel opens in Zurich
  • 2009 BDR massacre in Pilkhana, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 74 People are being killed, including more than 50 Army officials, by Bangladeshi Boarder Guards inside its headquarter.
  • 2011 In the Irish general election, the Fianna Fáil-led government suffered the worst defeat of a sitting government since the formation of the Irish state in 1921
  • 2011 French fashion house Christian Dior suspends its chief designer John Galliano after he is arrested for an anti-semitic verbal attack in Paris
  • 2012 Syrian Army kills 100 civilians in artillery shelling of Homs and Hama
  • 2012 Al Qaeda suicide bombing kills at least 26 people in Mukalla, Yemen

Historic DiscoveryPolio

2012 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.
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Event of interestEvent of Interest

2013 Cuban President Raúl Castro announces he will not seek another term in 2018

President of Cuba Raúl Castro
President of Cuba
Raúl Castro
  • 2013 Italy Common Good, a centre left alliance, wins the Italian general election
  • 2014 50 students are killed in a Boko Harem attack on a college in Buni, Nigeria
  • 2014 Hundreds of pro-Russian protesters block the Crimean parliament and demand a referendum on Crimea's independence
  • 2017 Tom Perez is elected Chair of the Democratic National Committee
  • 2018 China briefly bans the letter 'N' as part of widespread censorship efforts
  • 2020 African American Ahmaud Arbery shot to death after being chased down by two white men in Brunswick, Georgia. Video of the killing emerges in May, prompting arrests.
  • 2020 147 murders occurred during a five day police strike in Ceará , Brazil, despite army patrolling the streets according to authorities
  • 2020 Iran emerges as new coronavirus hotspot, recording 95 cases and 11 deaths as a deputy health minister that appeared on TV confirmed also infected

Birthdays in History

  • 1953 José María Aznar, former Prime Minister of Spain
  • 1957 Jane Ackroyd, British sculptor
  • 1963 Alison Roberts, fashion designer
  • 1966 Samantha Phillips, Ft Meade MD, Penthouse Pet
  • 1967 Nick Leeson, British banker (Baring bank)
  • 1977 Josh Wolff, American footballer

Weddings in History


Deaths in History