Historical Events on February 25
- 1836: A patent for the Colt Revolver is given to Samuel Colt on this day.
- 1848: Worker’s rights are guaranteed by a provisional government in France.
- 1856: After the Crimean War, a peace conference begins in Paris, France.
- 1866: The Calaveras Skull is supposedly found by Miners in Calaveras County in California.
- 1901: The United Steel Corporation is incorporated by J.P Morgan.
- 1919: Oregon becomes the first United States’ State to institute a gasoline tax when a 1-cent tax on gasoline was levied on this day.
- 1933: The first United States Navy ship to be designed from the beginning as an aircraft carrier was launched on this day. It’s called the USS Ranger.
- 1945: Turkey declares war on Germany during WWII.
- 1968: The Ha My Massacre begins on this day when 135 unarmed citizens of Ha My village in South Vietnam are killed and buried by South Korean troops.
- 1991: Twenty-eight United States’ Army Reservists from Pennsylvania are killed when an Iraqi scud missile hits a U.S military barracks located in Saudi Arabia.
- 2015: Over 300 people are killed during a series of avalanches in Afghanistan.
Famous Birthdays on February 25
- English author and playwright, Anthony Burgess is born in 1917.
- American author and screenwriter, Larry Gelbart is born in 1928.
- American Admiral David E. Jeremiah is born in 1934.
- English singer-songwriter George Harrison is born in 1943.
- American sprinter Lee Edward Evans is born in 1947.
- American wrestler and trainer, Ric Flair is born in 1949.
- American author and screenwriter, Jack Handey is born in 1949.
- American actress Téa Leoni is born in 1966.
- American model and journalist Nancy O’Dell is born in 1966.
- American actor Sean Astin is born in 1971.
- American figure skater Max Aaron is born in 1992.
- Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard is born in 1994.
- American actress Isabelle Furhrman is born in 1997.
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