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 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 309 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is February 12, 2021 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 1,614,211,200 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 341 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 2,988 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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February 25 Historical Events
Colonel William Tate and his force of 1000-1500 soldiers surrender after the Last Invasion of Britain.
Samuel Colt is granted a United States patent for the Colt revolver.
Oregon places a 1 cent per U.S. gallon tax on gasoline, becoming the first U.S. state to levy a gasoline tax.
Tbilisi, capital of the Democratic Republic of Georgia, is occupied by Bolshevist Russia.
Charles Jenkins Laboratories of Washington, D.C. becomes the first holder of a television license from the Federal Radio Commission.
February Strike: In occupied Amsterdam, a general strike is declared in response to increasing anti-Jewish measures instituted by the Nazis.
North Korean Prime Minister Kim Il-sung calls for the removal of feudalistic land ownership aimed at turning all cooperative farms into state-run ones.
The Suriname government is overthrown by a military coup which is initiated with the bombing of the police station from an army ship off the coast of the nation’s capital, Paramaribo
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.
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?
Lesya Ukrainka, Ukrainian poet (d.1913)
Tony Brooks, English race car driver
Sally Jessy Raphaël, American talk show host
Jiří Černý, Czech music critic
Jeff Fisher, American football coach
Brian Baker, American guitarist
Park Ji-Sung, South Korean footballer
Maria Kanellis, American model and professional wrestler
Kwaku Afriyie, Ghanaian footballer
Jefferson Alves Oliveira, Brazilian footballer
Who died on February 25?
Eleanor of Austria, Queen of Portugal and France (b. 1498)
Albrecht von Wallenstein, Austrian general (b. 1583)
Chauncey Allen Goodrich, American clergyman, educator, and lexicographer (b. 1790)
William O'Brien, Irish author, journalist and politician (M.P.) (b. 1852)
Hinrich Lohse, a Nazi German politician (b. 1896)
Walter Koch, German astrologer (b. 1895)
Haing S. Ngor, Cambodian-born actor (b. 1940)
Sir Donald Bradman, Australian cricketer (b. 1908)
Ben Bowen, Brain Cancer victim (b. 2002)
Thomas Koppel, Danish musician (b. 1944)
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