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Thursday February 25, 2016

February 25: Day of the Week

February 25, 2016 was the 56th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 310 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Pisces is the zodiac 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.

February 25 Historical Event(s)

  • 1570
    Pope Pius V excommunicates Queen Elizabeth I of England.
  • 1870
    Hiram 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.
  • 1901
    J. P. Morgan incorporates the United States Steel Corporation.
  • 1919
    Oregon places a 1 cent per U.S. gallon tax on gasoline, becoming the first U.S. state to levy a gasoline tax.
  • 1928
    Charles Jenkins Laboratories of Washington, D.C. becomes the first holder of a television license from the Federal Radio Commission.
  • 1932
    Adolf Hitler obtains German citizenship by naturalization, which allows him to run in the 1932 election for Reichspräsident.
  • 1951
    The first Pan American Games are held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Who were born on February 25?

  • 1752
    John Graves Simcoe, British territorial lieutenant governor of Upper Canada (d. 1806)
  • 1860
    Sir William Ashley, British economic historian (d. 1927)
  • 1920
    Gérard Bessette, Canadian author (d. 2005)
  • 1937
    Barbara Piasecka Johnson, widow of John Seward Johnson I
  • 1949
    Amin Maalouf, Lebanese writer
  • 1950
    Emitt Rhodes, American singer/songwriter
  • 1977
    Horace Mui, Chinese vocalist
  • 1980
    Christy Knowings, American actress
  • 1983
    Eduardo da Silva, Brazilian-born Croatian footballer
  • 1988
    Jimmy Monaghan, Irish musician

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