Historical Events on February 25, Special Events on This Day

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What Happened on February 25th This Day in History

Year Name
1991 Disbandment of the Warsaw Pact at a meeting of its members in Budapest.
1986 People Power Revolution: President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos flees the nation after 20 years of rule; Corazon Aquino becomes the Philippines' first woman president.
1980 The government of Suriname is overthrown by a military coup led by Dési Bouterse.
1956 In his speech On the Cult of Personality and Its Consequences, Nikita Khrushchev, leader of the Soviet Union, denounces Stalin.
1951 The first Pan American Games are officially opened in Buenos Aires by Argentine President Juan Perón.
1948 In a coup d'état led by Klement Gottwald, the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia takes control of government in Prague to end the Third Czechoslovak Republic.
1947 The formal abolition of Prussia is proclaimed by the Allied Control Council, the Prussian government having already been abolished by the Preußenschlag of 1932.
1947 Soviet NKVD forces in Hungary abduct Béla Kovács—secretary-general of the majority Independent Smallholders' Party—and deport him to the USSR in defiance of Parliament. His arrest is an important turning point in the Communist takeover of Hungary.
1941 The outlawed Communist Party of the Netherlands organises a general strike in German-occupied Amsterdam to protest against Nazi persecution of Dutch Jews.
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1933 Launch of the USS Ranger at Newport News, Virginia. It is the first purpose-built aircraft carrier to be commissioned by the US Navy.
1932 Hitler, having been stateless for seven years, obtains German citizenship when he is appointed a Brunswick state official by Dietrich Klagges, a fellow Nazi. As a result, Hitler is able to run for Reichspräsident in the 1932 election.
1921 Georgian capital Tbilisi falls to the invading Russian forces after heavy fighting and the Russians declare the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic.
1918 German forces capture Tallinn to virtually complete the occupation of Estonia.
1916 In the Battle of Verdun, a German unit captures Fort Douaumont, keystone of the French defences, without a fight.
1912 Marie-Adélaïde, the eldest of six daughters of Guillaume IV, becomes the first reigning Grand Duchess of Luxembourg.
1875 Guangxu Emperor of Qing dynasty China begins his reign, under Empress Dowager Cixi's regency.
1870 Hiram Rhodes Revels, a Republican from Mississippi, is sworn into the United States Senate, becoming the first African American ever to sit in Congress.
1843 Lord George Paulet occupies the Kingdom of Hawaii in the name of Great Britain in the Paulet Affair (1843).
1836 Samuel Colt is granted a United States patent for his revolver firearm.
1336 Four thousand defenders of Pilenai commit mass suicide rather than be taken captive by the Teutonic Knights.
628 Khosrow II, the last great Shah of the Sasanian Empire (Iran), is overthrown by his son Kavadh II.
138 Roman emperor Hadrian adopts Antoninus Pius as his son, effectively making him his successor.
Famous People Born on February 25

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Year Name
1951 Don Quarrie, Jamaican sprinter and coach; four Olympic medals and two world records
1865 Andranik, Armenian general (d. 1927)
1952 Joey Dunlop, Northern Irish motorcycle road racing champion; holds record for most wins (26) at the Isle of Man TT (d. 2000)
1873 Enrico Caruso, Italian-American tenor; the most popular operatic tenor of the early 20th century and the first great recording star. (d. 1921)
1881 William Z. Foster, American union leader and politician (d. 1961)
1812 Carl Christian Hall, Danish lawyer and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Denmark (d. 1888)
1968 Oumou Sangaré, Grammy Award-winning Malian Wassoulou musician
1924 Hugh Huxley, English-American biologist and academic (d. 2013)
1908 Frank G. Slaughter, American physician and author (d. 2001)
1755 François René Mallarmé, French lawyer and politician (d. 1835)
Famous People Deaths On February 25

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Date Name
1970 Mark Rothko, Latvian-American painter and academic (b. 1903)
1912 William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (b. 1852)
1805 Thomas Pownall, English politician, Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay (b. 1722)
1998 W. O. Mitchell, Canadian author and playwright (b. 1914)
1914 John Tenniel, English illustrator (b. 1820)
806 Tarasios, patriarch of Constantinople
1852 Thomas Moore, Irish poet and lyricist (b. 1779)
1971 Theodor Svedberg, Swedish chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1884)
1910 Worthington Whittredge, American painter and educator (b. 1820)
1819 Francisco Manoel de Nascimento, Portuguese-French poet and educator (b. 1734)