Wikipedia defines history as the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about past events. It came from the Greek word ‘historia’ – which means ‘inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation’.

Did you know? There are many who claim Herodotus, a fifth century BC Greek historian, as the “father of history”.

This website utilizes pages from Wikipedia to extract historical events from 3761 BC up to the present. There are 105,062 records in the database that include events, births and deaths of popular individuals. The present day Gregorian calendar was adopted to show dates of interest.

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What are the important events that happened on February 25? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

February 25: Facts & Myths About This Day

February 25 is the 56th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 309 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is February 12, 2017 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,487,980,800 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘pentacontahexagon’ day.

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Pisces is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 359 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,527 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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February 25 Historical Events

  • 1570
    Pope Pius V excommunicates Queen Elizabeth I of England.
  • 1901
    J. P. Morgan incorporates the United States Steel Corporation.
  • 1954
    Gamal Abdul Nasser is made premier of Egypt.
  • 1956
    In his speech On the Personality Cult and its Consequences Nikita Khrushchev, leader of the Soviet Union denounces the cult of personality of Joseph Stalin.
  • 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.

Who were born on February 25?

  • 1890
    Dame Myra Hess, English pianist (d. 1965)
  • 1919
    Karl H. Pribram, Austrian neuroscientist
  • 1921
    Pierre Laporte, Canadian statesman (d. 1970)
  • 1923
    Takeo Kajiwara, Japanese Go player (d. 2009)
  • 1959
    Mike Peters, Welsh musician (The Alarm)

Who died on February 25?

  • 1723
    Sir Christopher Wren, English architect (b. 1632)
  • 1860
    Chauncey Allen Goodrich, American clergyman, educator, and lexicographer (b. 1790)
  • 1964
    Kenneth Lee Spencer, American opera singer and actor (b. 1913)
  • 1987
    James Coco, American actor (b. 1930)
  • 2007
    William R. Anderson, American Naval Officer and Congressman (b. 1921)

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