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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 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.

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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)

  • 1797
    Colonel William Tate and his force of 1000-1500 soldiers surrender after the Last Invasion of Britain.
  • 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.
  • 1933
    The USS Ranger is launched. It is the first US Navy ship to be built solely as an aircraft carrier.
  • 1945
    World War II: Turkey declares war on Germany.
  • 1948
    The Communist Party takes control of government in Czechoslovakia and the period of the Third Republic ends.
  • 1954
    Gamal Abdul Nasser is made premier of Egypt.
  • 1956
    In his speech On the Personality Cult and its Consequences Nikita Khrushchev, leader of the Soviet Union denounces the cult of personality of Joseph Stalin.
  • 1971
    The first unit of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station, the first commercial nuclear power station in Canada, goes online.
  • 2011
    In 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?

  • 1692
    Karl Ludwig, Freiherr von Pöllnitz, German adventurer and writer (d. 1775)
  • 1873
    Enrico Caruso, Italian tenor (d. 1921)
  • 1883
    Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone (d. 1981)
  • 1923
    Takeo Kajiwara, Japanese Go player (d. 2009)
  • 1949
    Amin Maalouf, Lebanese writer
  • 1950
    Emitt Rhodes, American singer/songwriter
  • 1980
    Christy Knowings, American actress
  • 1982
    Bert McCracken, American singer (The Used)
  • 1987
    Eva Avila, Canadian singer
  • 1991
    Tony Oller, American actor

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