About February 25

February 25, 2024 is the 56th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 310 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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Pisces is the sun 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 339 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On February 25

  • 1570
    Pope Pius V excommunicates Queen Elizabeth I of England.
  • 1797
    Colonel William Tate and his force of 1000-1500 soldiers surrender after the Last Invasion of Britain.
  • 1836
    Samuel Colt is granted a United States patent for the Colt revolver.
  • 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.
  • 1912
    Marie-Adélaïde, the eldest of six daughters of Guillaume IV, becomes the first reigning Grand Duchess of Luxembourg.
  • 1928
    Charles Jenkins Laboratories of Washington, D.C. becomes the first holder of a television license from the Federal Radio Commission.
  • 1933
    The USS Ranger is launched. It is the first US Navy ship to be built solely as an aircraft carrier.
  • 1941
    February Strike: In occupied Amsterdam, a general strike is declared in response to increasing anti-Jewish measures instituted by the Nazis.
  • 1945
    World War II: Turkey declares war on Germany.
  • 1947
    The State of Prussia ceases to exist.
  • 1948
    The Communist Party takes control of government in Czechoslovakia and the period of the Third Republic ends.
  • 1951
    The first Pan American Games are held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • 1954
    Gamal Abdul Nasser is made premier of Egypt.
  • 1964
    U.S. Air Force launches a satellite employing a US Air Force Atlas/Agena combination from Point Arguello (LC-2-3) in California and from Cape Kennedy in Florida.
  • 1971
    The first unit of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station, the first commercial nuclear power station in Canada, goes online.
  • 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
  • 1991
    Gulf War: An Iraqi scud missile hits an American military barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia killing 28 U.S. Army Reservists from Pennsylvania.
  • 1992
    Khojaly massacre: about 613 civilians are killed by Armenian armed forces during the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan
  • 2009
    BDR massacre in Pilkhana, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 74 people are killed, including more than 50 army officials, by Bangladeshi Border Guards inside its headquarters.
  • 2011
    In the Irish general election, the Fianna Fáil-led government suffered the worst defeat of a sitting government since the formation of the Irish state in 1921.

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