25 February

25 February

February 25 is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 309 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about February 25th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about February 25th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • National Chocolate Covered Peanuts Day
  • National Clam Chowder Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – February 25

1994: An Israeli doctor kills 30 unarmed Palestinians in the Mosque of Abraham

The massacre by right-wing extremist Baruch Goldstein was widely condemned, also in Israel.

1991: The Warsaw Pact is disbanded

Following the end of the Cold War, the defense treaty between 8 communist states had lost its purpose. It had been signed in 1955 as an antagonist of NATO.

1986: Corazon Aquino is sworn in as the 11th President of the Philippines

Aquino’s presidency ended 20 years of dictatorship. She was the first female president in Asia.

1964: Muhammad Ali becomes world heavyweight champion

Ali, who still used his original name Cassius Clay at the time, is considered one of the greatest heavyweight boxers in history.

1947: The state of Prussia is dissolved

At its peak, the most important state of the German empire encompassed parts of modern-day Germany, Poland, and Russia.

1934: Adolf Hitler in Berlin, poses with a member of the Hitler Youth. circa 1934.

Adolf Hitler in Berlin, poses with a member of the Hitler Youth. circa 1934.

1915: Two Armenian counter-militias fighting the Armenian genocide perpetrated by the Turkish Ottomans 1915

Two Armenian counter-militias fighting the Armenian genocide perpetrated by the Turkish Ottomans 1915

1863: Former slave named Gordon shows his whipping scars. Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1863

Former slave named Gordon shows his whipping scars. Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1863

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, February 25

1943: George Harrison, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer

1917: Anthony Burgess, English author

1873: Enrico Caruso, Italian tenor

1861: Rudolf Steiner, Austrian philosopher, educator

1778: José de San Martín, Argentinian general, politician, 1st President of Peru

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, February 25

2001: Donald Bradman, Australian cricketer

1975: Elijah Muhammad, American religious leader

1970: Mark Rothko, Latvian/American painter

1723: Christopher Wren, English architect, designed St Paul’s Cathedral

805: Emperor Dezong of Tang


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