About February 25

February 25, 2021 is the 56th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 309 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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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 341 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On February 25

  • 138
    The Emperor Hadrian adopts Antoninus Pius, effectively making him his successor.
  • 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.
  • 1901
    J. P. Morgan incorporates the United States Steel Corporation.
  • 1912
    Marie-Adélaïde, the eldest of six daughters of Guillaume IV, becomes the first reigning Grand Duchess of Luxembourg.
  • 1919
    Oregon places a 1 cent per U.S. gallon tax on gasoline, becoming the first U.S. state to levy a gasoline tax.
  • 1921
    Tbilisi, capital of the Democratic Republic of Georgia, is occupied by Bolshevist Russia.
  • 1932
    Adolf Hitler obtains German citizenship by naturalization, which allows him to run in the 1932 election for Reichspräsident.
  • 1933
    The USS Ranger is launched. It is the first US Navy ship to be built solely as an aircraft carrier.
  • 1945
    World War II: Turkey declares war on Germany.
  • 1951
    The first Pan American Games are held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • 1954
    Gamal Abdul Nasser is made premier of Egypt.
  • 1956
    In his speech On the Personality Cult and its Consequences Nikita Khrushchev, leader of the Soviet Union denounces the cult of personality of Joseph Stalin.
  • 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.
  • 1968
    Vietnam War: 135 unarmed citizens of Ha 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 Ha My massacre.
  • 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

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