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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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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)

  • 1836
    Samuel Colt is granted a United States patent for the Colt revolver.
  • 1843
    Provisional Cession of the Hawaiian or Sandwich Islands established by Lord George Paulet.
  • 1870
    Hiram Rhodes Revels, a Republican from Mississippi, is sworn into the United States Senate, becoming the first African American ever to sit in the U.S. Congress.
  • 1912
    Marie-Adélaïde, the eldest of six daughters of Guillaume IV, becomes the first reigning Grand Duchess of Luxembourg.
  • 1919
    Oregon places a 1 cent per U.S. gallon tax on gasoline, becoming the first U.S. state to levy a gasoline tax.
  • 1921
    Tbilisi, capital of the Democratic Republic of Georgia, is occupied by Bolshevist Russia.
  • 1928
    Charles Jenkins Laboratories of Washington, D.C. becomes the first holder of a television license from the Federal Radio Commission.
  • 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.
  • 1994
    Mosque 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.

Who were born on February 25?

  • 1885
    Sylvia Brett, British socialite and wife of Charles Vyner Brooke (d. 1971)
  • 1916
    Reinhard Bendix, German sociologist (d. 1991)
  • 1932
    Faron Young, American singer (d. 1996)
  • 1946
    Jean Todt, French Formula One executive
  • 1951
    César Cedeño, Dominican baseball player
  • 1958
    Kurt Rambis, American basketball player and coach
  • 1969
    Paul Trimboli, Australian soccer player
  • 1982
    Anton Volchenkov, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1991
    Gerran Howell, Welsh actor
  • 1994
    Eugénie Bouchard, Canadian tennis player

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