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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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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)
- 1843Provisional Cession of the Hawaiian or Sandwich Islands established by Lord George Paulet.
- 1921Tbilisi, capital of the Democratic Republic of Georgia, is occupied by Bolshevist Russia.
- 1947The State of Prussia ceases to exist.
- 1948The Communist Party takes control of government in Czechoslovakia and the period of the Third Republic ends.
- 1951The first Pan American Games are held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- 1964U.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.
- 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.
- 1971The first unit of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station, the first commercial nuclear power station in Canada, goes online.
- 1980The 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
- 1991Gulf 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?
- 1398Emperor Xuande of China (d. 1435)
- 1663Pierre Antoine Motteux, French-born English dramatist (d. 1718)
- 1913Gert Fröbe, German actor (d. 1988)
- 1953José María Aznar, Spanish politician
- 1968Evridiki, Greek Cypriot singer
- 1971Daniel Powter, Canadian musician
- 1973Normann Stadler, German triathlete
- 1979Jennifer Ferrin, American actress
- 1985Joakim Noah, American basketball player
- 1993Christina Kirkman, American actress
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