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.
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)
- 1836Samuel Colt is granted a United States patent for the Colt revolver.
- 1843Provisional Cession of the Hawaiian or Sandwich Islands established by Lord George Paulet.
- 1870Hiram 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.
- 1912Marie-Adélaïde, the eldest of six daughters of Guillaume IV, becomes the first reigning Grand Duchess of Luxembourg.
- 1919Oregon places a 1 cent per U.S. gallon tax on gasoline, becoming the first U.S. state to levy a gasoline tax.
- 1921Tbilisi, capital of the Democratic Republic of Georgia, is occupied by Bolshevist Russia.
- 1928Charles Jenkins Laboratories of Washington, D.C. becomes the first holder of a television license from the Federal Radio Commission.
- 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.
- 1994Mosque 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?
- 1885Sylvia Brett, British socialite and wife of Charles Vyner Brooke (d. 1971)
- 1916Reinhard Bendix, German sociologist (d. 1991)
- 1932Faron Young, American singer (d. 1996)
- 1946Jean Todt, French Formula One executive
- 1951César Cedeño, Dominican baseball player
- 1958Kurt Rambis, American basketball player and coach
- 1969Paul Trimboli, Australian soccer player
- 1982Anton Volchenkov, Russian ice hockey player
- 1991Gerran Howell, Welsh actor
- 1994Eugénie Bouchard, Canadian tennis player
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