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Saturday February 25, 2017

February 25: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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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)

  • 1570
    Pope Pius V excommunicates Queen Elizabeth I of England.
  • 1901
    J. P. Morgan incorporates the United States Steel Corporation.
  • 1912
    Marie-Adélaïde, the eldest of six daughters of Guillaume IV, becomes the first reigning Grand Duchess of Luxembourg.
  • 1928
    Charles Jenkins Laboratories of Washington, D.C. becomes the first holder of a television license from the Federal Radio Commission.
  • 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.
  • 1956
    In his speech On the Personality Cult and its Consequences Nikita Khrushchev, leader of the Soviet Union denounces the cult of personality of Joseph Stalin.
  • 1964
    North Korean Prime Minister Kim Il-sung calls for the removal of feudalistic land ownership aimed at turning all cooperative farms into state-run ones.
  • 1971
    The first unit of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station, the first commercial nuclear power station in Canada, goes online.
  • 1991
    Gulf War: An Iraqi scud missile hits an American military barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia killing 28 U.S. Army Reservists from Pennsylvania.

Who were born on February 25?

  • 1591
    Friedrich von Spee, German writer (d. 1635)
  • 1908
    Frank G. Slaughter, American novelist (d. 2001)
  • 1913
    Jim Backus, American actor (d. 1989)
  • 1919
    Monte Irvin, American baseball player
  • 1947
    Doug Yule, American bass guitarist (The Velvet Underground)
  • 1952
    Joey Dunlop, Irish motorcycle racer (d. 2000)
  • 1954
    Gerardo Pelusso, Uruguayan football manager
  • 1963
    Paul O'Neill, American baseball player
  • 1973
    Anson Mount, American actor
  • 1982
    Jamie Lynn, American pornographic actress

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