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

  • 138
    The Emperor Hadrian adopts Antoninus Pius, effectively making him his successor.
  • 1933
    The USS Ranger is launched. It is the first US Navy ship to be built solely as an aircraft carrier.
  • 1945
    World War II: Turkey declares war on Germany.
  • 1994
    Mosque of Abraham massacre: In the Cave of the Patriarchs in the West Bank city of Hebron, Baruch Goldstein opens fire with an automatic rifle, killing 29 Palestinian worshippers and injuring 125 more before being subdued and beaten to death by survivors.
  • 2009
    BDR massacre in Pilkhana, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 74 people are killed, including more than 50 army officials, by Bangladeshi Border Guards inside its headquarters.

Who were born on February 25?

  • 1866
    Benedetto Croce, Italian philosopher (d. 1952)
  • 1973
    Normann Stadler, German triathlete
  • 1982
    Tara Wilson, Canadian actress
  • 1983
    Eduardo da Silva, Brazilian-born Croatian footballer
  • 1987
    Justin Abdelkader, American ice hockey player

Who died on February 25?

  • 1682
    Alessandro Stradella, Italian composer (b. 1639)
  • 1957
    George “Bugs” Moran, American gangster (b. 1893)
  • 1964
    Hinrich Lohse, a Nazi German politician (b. 1896)
  • 1966
    James D. Norris, American sports businessman (b. 1906)
  • 1994
    Baruch Goldstein, American-born mass murderer (b. 1956)

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