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!
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- National Chocolate Covered Peanuts Day
- National Clam Chowder Day
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.
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
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
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