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, 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

  • 138
    The Emperor Hadrian adopts Antoninus Pius, effectively making him his successor.
  • 1797
    Colonel William Tate and his force of 1000-1500 soldiers surrender after the Last Invasion of Britain.
  • 1843
    Provisional Cession of the Hawaiian or Sandwich Islands established by Lord George Paulet.
  • 1870
    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.
  • 1912
    Marie-Adélaïde, the eldest of six daughters of Guillaume IV, becomes the first reigning Grand Duchess of Luxembourg.
  • 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.
  • 1948
    The Communist Party takes control of government in Czechoslovakia and the period of the Third Republic ends.
  • 1954
    Gamal Abdul Nasser is made premier of Egypt.
  • 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

Who were born on February 25?

  • 1714
    Sir Hyde Parker, 5th Baronet, British admiral (d. 1782)
  • 1842
    Karl May, German writer (d. 1912)
  • 1871
    Lesya Ukrainka, Ukrainian poet (d.1913)
  • 1935
    Sally Jessy Raphaël, American talk show host
  • 1945
    Herbert Léonard, French singer
  • 1947
    Lee Evans, American athlete
  • 1958
    Kurt Rambis, American basketball player and coach
  • 1973
    Normann Stadler, German triathlete
  • 1981
    Park Ji-Sung, South Korean footballer
  • 1987
    Andrew Poje, Canadian figure skater

Who died on February 25?

  • 1536
    Berthold Haller, German-born reformer (b. 1492)
  • 1655
    Daniel Heinsius, Flemish scholar (b. 1580)
  • 1715
    Pu Songling, Chinese writer (b. 1640)
  • 1934
    John McGraw, American baseball player and manager (b. 1873)
  • 1957
    George “Bugs” Moran, American gangster (b. 1893)
  • 1964
    Mariano Jesús Cuenco, a Filipino Cebuano politician and writer (b. 1888)
  • 1964
    Maurice Farman, French Grand Prix motor racing champion (b. 1877)
  • 1999
    Glenn T. Seaborg, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1912)
  • 2003
    Tom O'Higgins, Irish Chief Justice (b. 1916)
  • 2004
    Donald Hings, Canadian inventor (b. 1907)

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