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.
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.
- 1797Colonel William Tate and his force of 1000-1500 soldiers surrender after the Last Invasion of Britain.
- 1843Provisional Cession of the Hawaiian or Sandwich Islands established by Lord George Paulet.
- 1901J. P. Morgan incorporates the United States Steel Corporation.
- 1928Charles Jenkins Laboratories of Washington, D.C. becomes the first holder of a television license from the Federal Radio Commission.
- 1951The first Pan American Games are held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- 1954Gamal Abdul Nasser is made premier of Egypt.
- 1964North Korean Prime Minister Kim Il-sung calls for the removal of feudalistic land ownership aimed at turning all cooperative farms into state-run ones.
- 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.
- 1992Khojaly massacre: about 613 civilians are killed by Armenian armed forces during the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan
Who were born on February 25?
- 1778Don José de San Martín, Argentine military commander (d. 1850)
- 1871Lesya Ukrainka, Ukrainian poet (d.1913)
- 1930Sister Wendy Beckett, South African-born British art connoisseur
- 1942John Saul, American author
- 1949Amin Maalouf, Lebanese writer
- 1962Faron Moller, Canadian-born British computer scientist
- 1969Paul Trimboli, Australian soccer player
- 1974Divya Bharti, Indian Actress
- 1982Bert McCracken, American singer (The Used)
- 1986James Starks, American football player
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