What happened this day in history February 25

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

  • 1797
    Colonel William Tate and his force of 1000-1500 soldiers surrender after the Last Invasion of Britain.
  • 1836
    Samuel Colt is granted a United States patent for the Colt revolver.
  • 1919
    Oregon places a 1 cent per U.S. gallon tax on gasoline, becoming the first U.S. state to levy a gasoline tax.
  • 1921
    Tbilisi, capital of the Democratic Republic of Georgia, is occupied by Bolshevist Russia.
  • 1928
    Charles Jenkins Laboratories of Washington, D.C. becomes the first holder of a television license from the Federal Radio Commission.
  • 1941
    February Strike: In occupied Amsterdam, a general strike is declared in response to increasing anti-Jewish measures instituted by the Nazis.
  • 1964
    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.
  • 1980
    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
  • 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?

  • 1871
    Lesya Ukrainka, Ukrainian poet (d.1913)
  • 1932
    Tony Brooks, English race car driver
  • 1935
    Sally Jessy Raphaël, American talk show host
  • 1936
    Jiří Černý, Czech music critic
  • 1958
    Jeff Fisher, American football coach
  • 1965
    Brian Baker, American guitarist
  • 1981
    Park Ji-Sung, South Korean footballer
  • 1982
    Maria Kanellis, American model and professional wrestler
  • 1987
    Kwaku Afriyie, Ghanaian footballer
  • 1990
    Jefferson Alves Oliveira, Brazilian footballer

Who died on February 25?

  • 1558
    Eleanor of Austria, Queen of Portugal and France (b. 1498)
  • 1634
    Albrecht von Wallenstein, Austrian general (b. 1583)
  • 1860
    Chauncey Allen Goodrich, American clergyman, educator, and lexicographer (b. 1790)
  • 1928
    William O'Brien, Irish author, journalist and politician (M.P.) (b. 1852)
  • 1964
    Hinrich Lohse, a Nazi German politician (b. 1896)
  • 1970
    Walter Koch, German astrologer (b. 1895)
  • 1996
    Haing S. Ngor, Cambodian-born actor (b. 1940)
  • 2001
    Sir Donald Bradman, Australian cricketer (b. 1908)
  • 2005
    Ben Bowen, Brain Cancer victim (b. 2002)
  • 2006
    Thomas Koppel, Danish musician (b. 1944)

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