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 French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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)
- 138The Emperor Hadrian adopts Antoninus Pius, effectively making him his successor.
- 1570Pope Pius V excommunicates Queen Elizabeth I of England.
- 1932Adolf Hitler obtains German citizenship by naturalization, which allows him to run in the 1932 election for Reichspräsident.
- 1941February Strike: In occupied Amsterdam, a general strike is declared in response to increasing anti-Jewish measures instituted by the Nazis.
- 1945World War II: Turkey declares war on Germany.
- 1947The State of Prussia ceases to exist.
- 1948The Communist Party takes control of government in Czechoslovakia and the period of the Third Republic ends.
- 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.
- 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?
- 1591Friedrich von Spee, German writer (d. 1635)
- 1714René Nicolas Charles Augustin de Maupeou, Chancellor of France (d. 1792)
- 1841Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French painter and sculptor (d. 1919)
- 1921Pierre Laporte, Canadian statesman (d. 1970)
- 1936Jiří Černý, Czech music critic
- 1952Jerry Chamberlain, American musician
- 1971Dave Harris, American disc jockey
- 1976Rashida Jones, American actress and musician
- 1982Flavia Pennetta, Italian professional tennis player
- 1987Kwaku Afriyie, Ghanaian footballer
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