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 French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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.
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February 25 Historical Event(s)
- 1901J. P. Morgan incorporates the United States Steel Corporation.
- 1928Charles Jenkins Laboratories of Washington, D.C. becomes the first holder of a television license from the Federal Radio Commission.
- 1932Adolf Hitler obtains German citizenship by naturalization, which allows him to run in the 1932 election for Reichspräsident.
- 1945World War II: Turkey declares war on Germany.
- 1951The first Pan American Games are held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- 1954Gamal Abdul Nasser is made premier of Egypt.
- 1968Vietnam War: 135 unarmed citizens of Ha My village in South Vietnam’s Quảng Nam Province are killed and buried en masse by South Korean troops in what would come to be known as the Ha My massacre.
- 1992Khojaly massacre: about 613 civilians are killed by Armenian armed forces during the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan
- 1994Mosque of Abraham massacre: In the Cave of the Patriarchs in the West Bank city of Hebron, Baruch Goldstein opens fire with an automatic rifle, killing 29 Palestinian worshippers and injuring 125 more before being subdued and beaten to death by survivors.
- 2011In the Irish general election, the Fianna Fáil-led government suffered the worst defeat of a sitting government since the formation of the Irish state in 1921.
Who were born on February 25?
- 1591Friedrich von Spee, German writer (d. 1635)
- 1643Ahmed II, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1695)
- 1861Rudolf Steiner, Austrian philosopher and educator (d. 1925)
- 1885Sylvia Brett, British socialite and wife of Charles Vyner Brooke (d. 1971)
- 1914John Arlott, English cricket journalist (d. 1991)
- 1935Sally Jessy Raphaël, American talk show host
- 1950Néstor Kirchner, Argentine politician (d. 2010)
- 1952Joey Dunlop, Irish motorcycle racer (d. 2000)
- 1963Joseph E. Duncan III, American convicted serial killer and sex offender
- 1982Tara Wilson, Canadian actress
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