What happened this day in history

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 105,060 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 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 310 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is February 12, 2024 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 474,672 hours 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.

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 339 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 4,083 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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February 25 Historical Events

  • 1570
    Pope Pius V excommunicates Queen Elizabeth I of England.
  • 1843
    Provisional Cession of the Hawaiian or Sandwich Islands established by Lord George Paulet.
  • 1948
    The Communist Party takes control of government in Czechoslovakia and the period of the Third Republic ends.
  • 1951
    The first Pan American Games are held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • 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
    Vyacheslav Molotov, Soviet politician (d. 1986)
  • 1929
    Tommy Newsom, American bandleader (d. 2007)
  • 1932
    Faron Young, American singer (d. 1996)
  • 1964
    Don Majkowski, American football player
  • 1979
    David Hoflin, Swedish-born Australian Actor

Who died on February 25?

  • 1522
    William Lilye, English classical scholar
  • 1553
    Hirate Masahide, Japanese diplomat and tutor of Oda Nobunaga (suicide) (b. 1492)
  • 1964
    David Logan (politician), a British Labour Party politician (b. 1871)
  • 1970
    Walter Koch, German astrologer (b. 1895)
  • 1993
    Mary Walter, Filipino actress (b. 1912)

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