February 25th Events

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February 25th, 2008 (February 25 2008)EventThe country of Kosovo declares independence from Serbia.
February 25th, 2006 (February 25 2006)EventHeavy rioting takes place in Dublin, Ireland after a "Love Ulster" march is opposed by counter-activists.
February 25th, 2000 (February 25 2000)EventThe Swedish political party New Democracy is declared financially bankrupt.
February 25th, 1994 (February 25 1994)EventMosque of Abraham massacre: In the Cave of the Patriarchs in the West Bank city of Hebron, Dr. Baruch Kappel Goldstein opens fire with an automatic rifle, killing 29 Palestinian worshippers and injuring 125 more before being subdued and beaten to death by survivors. Subsequent rioting kills 26 more Palestinians and 9 Israelis. Abraham Quotes
February 25th, 1992 (February 25 1992)EventKhojaly massacre: about 613 civilians killed by Armenian armed forces during the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan
February 25th, 1991 (February 25 1991)EventGulf War: An Iraqi Scud missile hits an American military barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia killing 28 U.S. Army Reservists from Pennsylvania.
February 25th, 1986 (February 25 1986)EventPeople Power Revolution: President Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines flees the nation after 20 years of rule; Corazon Aquino becomes the first Filipino woman president.
February 25th, 1980 (February 25 1980)EventThe Suriname government ( elected after gaining independence from the Netherlands in 1975 ) was overthrown by a military coup which was initiated with the bombing of the police station from an army ship of the coast of the nations capital; Paramaribo
February 25th, 1971 (February 25 1971)EventThe first unit of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station, first commercial nuclear power station in Canada, goes online.
February 25th, 1969 (February 25 1969)EventGermany gives $5 million to an Arab terrorist as ransom for the passengers and crew of a hijacked jumbo jet.
February 25th, 1956 (February 25 1956)EventIn his speech On the Personality Cult and its Consequences Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev denounces the cult of personality of Joseph Stalin.Nikita Khrushchev Quotes
February 25th, 1954 (February 25 1954)EventGamal Abdul Nasser is made premier of Egypt.
February 25th, 1951 (February 25 1951)EventThe first Pan American Games are held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
February 25th, 1948 (February 25 1948)EventThe Communist Party of Czechoslovakia takes control of government in Czechoslovakia and the period of the Third Republic ends.
February 25th, 1945 (February 25 1945)EventWorld War II: Turkey declares war on Germany.
February 25th, 1941 (February 25 1941)EventFebruary strike: First general & physical protest against Nazi anti-Jewish behaviour & -laws (Amsterdam)
February 25th, 1933 (February 25 1933)EventThe USS Ranger is launched, becoming the first custom-built aircraft carrier.
February 25th, 1932 (February 25 1932)EventAdolf Hitler obtains German citizenship by naturalization, which allows him to run in the 1932 election for Reichsprasident.Adolf Hitler Quotes
February 25th, 1928 (February 25 1928)EventCharles Jenkins Laboratories of Washington, DC becomes the first holder of a television license from the Federal Radio Commission.
February 25th, 1925 (February 25 1925)EventGlacier Bay National Monument (now Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve) is established in Alaska.
February 25th, 1925 (February 25 1925)EventThe diplomatic relations between Japan and the Soviet Union were established.
February 25th, 1921 (February 25 1921)EventTbilisi, capital of the Democratic Republic of Georgia, occupied by Bolshevist Russia.
February 25th, 1919 (February 25 1919)EventOregon places a 1 cent per U.S. gallon tax on gasoline, becoming the first U.S. state to levy a gasoline tax.
February 25th, 1912 (February 25 1912)EventMarie-Adelaide, the eldest of six daughters of Guillaume IV, becomes the first reigning Grand Duchess of Luxembourg.
February 25th, 1901 (February 25 1901)EventJ.P. Morgan incorporates the United States Steel Corporation.
February 25th, 1870 (February 25 1870)EventHiram 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.
February 25th, 1837 (February 25 1837)EventThe first practical electric motor in the US is patented by Thomas Davenport.
February 25th, 1836 (February 25 1836)EventSamuel Colt receives an American patent for the Colt revolver.
February 25th, 1836 (February 25 1836)EventUS Showman Phineas Taylor Barnum exhibits African American slave Joice Heth.
February 25th, 1797 (February 25 1797)EventColonel William Tate and his force of 1000-1500 soldiers surrender after the Last Invasion of Britain
February 25th, 1793 (February 25 1793)EventGeorge Washington holds the first Cabinet meeting as President of the United States.George Washington Quotes
February 25th, 1570 (February 25 1570)EventPope Pius V excommunicates Queen Elizabeth I of England. Elizabeth I of England Quotes
February 25th, 0138 (February 25 0138)EventThe Emperor Hadrian adopts Antoninus Pius, effectively making him his successor.

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