February 25: Day of the Week
February 25, 2017 was the 56th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 309 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1570Pope Pius V excommunicates Queen Elizabeth I of England.
- 1866Miners 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.
- 1870Hiram 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.
- 1919Oregon places a 1 cent per U.S. gallon tax on gasoline, becoming the first U.S. state to levy a gasoline tax.
- 1933The USS Ranger is launched. It is the first US Navy ship to be built solely as an aircraft carrier.
- 1945World War II: Turkey declares war on Germany.
- 1954Gamal Abdul Nasser is made premier of Egypt.
- 1956In his speech On the Personality Cult and its Consequences Nikita Khrushchev, leader of the Soviet Union denounces the cult of personality of Joseph Stalin.
- 1992Khojaly massacre: about 613 civilians are killed by Armenian armed forces during the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan
- 2009BDR massacre in Pilkhana, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 74 people are killed, including more than 50 army officials, by Bangladeshi Border Guards inside its headquarters.
Who were born on February 25?
- 1860Sir William Ashley, British economic historian (d. 1927)
- 1890Vyacheslav Molotov, Soviet politician (d. 1986)
- 1906Boris Papandopulo, Croatian composer and conductor (d. 1991)
- 1920Gérard Bessette, Canadian author (d. 2005)
- 1929Christopher George, American actor (d. 1983)
- 1943George Harrison, English musician (The Beatles) (d. 2001)
- 1946Jean Todt, French Formula One executive
- 1947Doug Yule, American bass guitarist (The Velvet Underground)
- 1953José María Aznar, Spanish politician
- 1961Davey Allison, American race car driver (d. 1993)
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