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 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)
- 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.
- 1901J. P. Morgan incorporates the United States Steel Corporation.
- 1919Oregon places a 1 cent per U.S. gallon tax on gasoline, becoming the first U.S. state to levy a gasoline tax.
- 1928Charles Jenkins Laboratories of Washington, D.C. becomes the first holder of a television license from the Federal Radio Commission.
- 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.
- 1971The first unit of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station, the first commercial nuclear power station in Canada, goes online.
- 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?
- 1714René Nicolas Charles Augustin de Maupeou, Chancellor of France (d. 1792)
- 1908Frank G. Slaughter, American novelist (d. 2001)
- 1934Tony Lema, American golfer (d. 1966)
- 1950Francisco Fernández Ochoa, Spanish alpine skier (d. 2006)
- 1953Kim Yeong-cheol, South Korean actor
- 1961Todd Blackledge, American football player and television color commontator
- 1966Samson Kitur, Kenyan athlete (d. 2003)
- 1975Chelsea Handler, American comedian and actress
- 1983Eduardo da Silva, Brazilian-born Croatian footballer
- 1986James and Oliver Phelps, English actors
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