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What Happened on February 25th This Day in History

Year Name
2016 Three people are killed and fourteen others injured in a series of shootings in the small Kansas cities of Newton and Hesston.
2015 At least 310 people are killed in avalanches in northeastern Afghanistan.
2009 Soldiers of the Bangladesh Rifles mutiny at their headquarters in Pilkhana, Dhaka, Bangladesh, resulting in 74 deaths, including 57 army officials.
2009 Turkish Airlines Flight 1951 crashed during landing at the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, Netherlands, primarily due to a faulty radio altimeter, resulting in the death of nine passengers and crew including all three pilots.
1997 Yi Han-yong, a North Korean defector, was murdered by unidentified assailants in Bundang, South Korea.
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.
1992 Khojaly massacre: About 613 civilians are killed by Armenian armed forces during the conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan.
1991 Gulf War: An Iraqi scud missile hits an American military barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia killing 28 U.S. Army Reservists from Pennsylvania.
1991 Cold War: The Warsaw Pact is abolished.
1987 Southern Methodist University's football program is the first college football program to be banned from competition by the NCAA's Committee on Infractions.
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.
1968 Vietnam War: One hundred thirty-five unarmed citizens of Hà My village in South Vietnam's Quảng Nam Province are killed and buried en masse by South Korean troops in what would come to be known as the Hà My massacre.
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.
1956 Cold War: In his speech On the Cult of Personality and Its Consequences, Nikita Khrushchev, leader of the Soviet Union denounces the cult of personality of Joseph Stalin.
1954 Gamal Abdel Nasser is made premier of Egypt.
1951 The first Pan American Games were officially opened in Buenos Aires, Argentina by President Juan Perón.
1948 Cold War: The Communist Party takes control of government in Czechoslovakia and the period of the Third Republic ends.
1947 The formal abolition of Prussia is proclaimed by the Allied Control Council. The Prussian government had already been abolished by the Preuÿenschlag of 1932.
1945 World War II: Turkey declares war on Germany.
1941 February strike: In the occupied Amsterdam, a general strike is declared in response to increasing anti-Jewish measures instituted by the Nazis.
1939 The first of 2⿿1ⁿ2 million Anderson air raid shelters appeared in North London.
1933 The USS Ranger is launched. It is the first US Navy ship to be designed from the start of construction as an aircraft carrier.
1932 Adolf Hitler obtains German citizenship by naturalization, which allows him to run in the 1932 election for Reichspräsident.
1928 Charles Jenkins Laboratories of Washington, D.C. becomes the first holder of a broadcast license for television from the Federal Radio Commission.
1921 Tbilisi, capital of the Democratic Republic of Georgia, is occupied by Bolshevist Russia.
1919 Oregon places a one cent per U.S. gallon tax on gasoline, becoming the first U.S. state to levy a gasoline tax.
1918 World War I: Pernau, Reval, and Pskov are taken by German forces.
1916 World War I: The Germans capture Fort Douaumont during the Battle of Verdun.
1912 Marie-Adélaïde, the eldest of six daughters of Guillaume IV, becomes the first reigning Grand Duchess of Luxembourg.
1901 J. P. Morgan incorporates the United States Steel Corporation.
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 the U.S. Congress.
1866 Miners in Calaveras County, California, discover what is now called the Calaveras Skull - human remains that supposedly indicated that man, mastodons, and elephants had co-existed.
1856 A Peace conference opens in Paris after the Crimean War.
1848 Provisional government in revolutionary France, by Louis Blanc's motion, guarantees workers' rights.
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 the Colt revolver.
1831 Battle of Olszynka Grochowska, part of Polish November Uprising against Russian Empire.
1797 Colonel William Tate and his force of 1000-1500 soldiers surrender after the Last invasion of Britain.
1336 Four thousand defenders of PilĿnai commit mass suicide rather than be taken captive by the Teutonic Knights.
628 Khosrow II, the last great king of the Sasanian Empire, is overthrown by his son Kavadh II.
138 The Roman emperor Hadrian adopts Antoninus Pius, effectively making him his successor.
Famous People Born on February 25

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Year Name
1981 Park Ji-sung, South Korean footballer
1937 Tom Courtenay, English actor
1809 John Hart, English-Australian politician, 10th Premier of South Australia (d. 1873)
1965 Brian Baker, American guitarist and songwriter
1947 Marc Sautet, French philosopher, author, and academic (d. 1998)
1806 Emma Catherine Embury, American author and poet (d. 1863)
1986 Jameela Jamil, American actress and activist
1951 César Cedeño, Dominican baseball player and coach
1957 Chuck Strahl, Canadian businessman and politician, 28th Canadian Minister of Transport
1928 A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., American judge, author, and activist (d. 1998)
Famous People Deaths On February 25

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Date Name
1911 Friedrich Spielhagen, German author, theorist, and translator (b. 1829)
1558 Eleanor of Austria (b. 1498)
806 Tarasios, patriarch of Constantinople
1831 Friedrich Maximilian Klinger, German author and playwright (b. 1752)
2009 Philip José Farmer, American author (b. 1918)
1964 Grace Metalious, American author (b. 1924)
1798 Louis Jules Mancini Mazarini, French poet and diplomat (b. 1716)
1978 Daniel James, Jr., American general and pilot (b. 1920)
1910 Worthington Whittredge, American painter and educator (b. 1820)
1805 Thomas Pownall, English politician, Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay (b. 1722)