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Saturday February 25, 2017

February 25: Day of the Week

February 25, 2017 is the 56th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 309 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.

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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.
  • 1866
    Miners 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.
  • 1912
    Marie-Adélaïde, the eldest of six daughters of Guillaume IV, becomes the first reigning Grand Duchess of Luxembourg.
  • 1932
    Adolf Hitler obtains German citizenship by naturalization, which allows him to run in the 1932 election for Reichspräsident.
  • 1941
    February Strike: In occupied Amsterdam, a general strike is declared in response to increasing anti-Jewish measures instituted by the Nazis.
  • 1945
    World War II: Turkey declares war on Germany.
  • 1947
    The State of Prussia ceases to exist.
  • 1948
    The Communist Party takes control of government in Czechoslovakia and the period of the Third Republic ends.
  • 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
  • 2009
    BDR 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?

  • 1692
    Karl Ludwig, Freiherr von Pöllnitz, German adventurer and writer (d. 1775)
  • 1889
    Homer S. Ferguson, American politician (d. 1982)
  • 1918
    Rena Kyriakou, Greek pianist (d. 1994)
  • 1929
    Tommy Newsom, American bandleader (d. 2007)
  • 1937
    Bob Schieffer, American broadcast journalist
  • 1940
    Ron Santo, American baseball player and broadcaster (d. 2010)
  • 1966
    Samson Kitur, Kenyan athlete (d. 2003)
  • 1976
    Samaki Walker, American basketball player
  • 1977
    Sarah Jezebel Deva, English singer
  • 1997
    Isabelle Fuhrman, American actress

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