|Date||Name Location / Topic|
People Power Anniversary
Choiseul Province Day
National Chocolate Covered Nut Day
National Clam Chowder Day
Special working day (compensation for Carnival Monday)
World Sword Swallowers Day
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.