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, 26,903,520 minutes 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
The Emperor Hadrian adopts Antoninus Pius, effectively making him his successor.
Colonel William Tate and his force of 1000-1500 soldiers surrender after the Last Invasion of Britain.
Provisional Cession of the Hawaiian or Sandwich Islands established by Lord George Paulet.
Hiram Rhodes Revels, a Republican from Mississippi, is sworn into the United States Senate, becoming the first African American ever to sit in the U.S. Congress.
Marie-Adélaïde, the eldest of six daughters of Guillaume IV, becomes the first reigning Grand Duchess of Luxembourg.
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.
The Communist Party takes control of government in Czechoslovakia and the period of the Third Republic ends.
Gamal Abdul Nasser is made premier of Egypt.
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
Who were born on February 25?
Sir Hyde Parker, 5th Baronet, British admiral (d. 1782)
Karl May, German writer (d. 1912)
Lesya Ukrainka, Ukrainian poet (d.1913)
Sally Jessy Raphaël, American talk show host
Herbert Léonard, French singer
Lee Evans, American athlete
Kurt Rambis, American basketball player and coach
Normann Stadler, German triathlete
Park Ji-Sung, South Korean footballer
Andrew Poje, Canadian figure skater
Who died on February 25?
Berthold Haller, German-born reformer (b. 1492)
Daniel Heinsius, Flemish scholar (b. 1580)
Pu Songling, Chinese writer (b. 1640)
John McGraw, American baseball player and manager (b. 1873)
George “Bugs” Moran, American gangster (b. 1893)
Mariano Jesús Cuenco, a Filipino Cebuano politician and writer (b. 1888)
Maurice Farman, French Grand Prix motor racing champion (b. 1877)
Glenn T. Seaborg, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1912)
Tom O'Higgins, Irish Chief Justice (b. 1916)
Donald Hings, Canadian inventor (b. 1907)
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