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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 French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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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)

  • 1901
    J. P. Morgan incorporates the United States Steel Corporation.
  • 1945
    World War II: Turkey declares war on Germany.
  • 1947
    The State of Prussia ceases to exist.
  • 1948
    The Communist Party takes control of government in Czechoslovakia and the period of the Third Republic ends.
  • 1951
    The first Pan American Games are held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • 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
    U.S. Air Force launches a satellite employing a US Air Force Atlas/Agena combination from Point Arguello (LC-2-3) in California and from Cape Kennedy in Florida.
  • 1968
    Vietnam 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.
  • 1992
    Khojaly massacre: about 613 civilians are killed by Armenian armed forces during the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan
  • 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?

  • 1860
    Sir William Ashley, British economic historian (d. 1927)
  • 1901
    Zeppo Marx, American actor (d. 1979)
  • 1930
    Sister Wendy Beckett, South African-born British art connoisseur
  • 1934
    Bernard Bresslaw, English actor (d. 1993)
  • 1940
    Ron Santo, American baseball player and broadcaster (d. 2010)
  • 1950
    Emitt Rhodes, American singer/songwriter
  • 1962
    Faron Moller, Canadian-born British computer scientist
  • 1981
    Shahid Kapoor, Indian actor
  • 1982
    Kimberly Caldwell, American reality television personality
  • 1998
    Brendon Baerg, American actor

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