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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 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.

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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)

  • 1836
    Samuel Colt is granted a United States patent for the Colt revolver.
  • 1843
    Provisional Cession of the Hawaiian or Sandwich Islands established by Lord George Paulet.
  • 1901
    J. P. Morgan incorporates the United States Steel Corporation.
  • 1919
    Oregon places a 1 cent per U.S. gallon tax on gasoline, becoming the first U.S. state to levy a gasoline tax.
  • 1928
    Charles Jenkins Laboratories of Washington, D.C. becomes the first holder of a television license from the Federal Radio Commission.
  • 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.
  • 1954
    Gamal Abdul Nasser is made premier of Egypt.
  • 1971
    The first unit of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station, the first commercial nuclear power station in Canada, goes online.
  • 1992
    Khojaly 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?

  • 1714
    René Nicolas Charles Augustin de Maupeou, Chancellor of France (d. 1792)
  • 1908
    Frank G. Slaughter, American novelist (d. 2001)
  • 1934
    Tony Lema, American golfer (d. 1966)
  • 1950
    Francisco Fernández Ochoa, Spanish alpine skier (d. 2006)
  • 1953
    Kim Yeong-cheol, South Korean actor
  • 1961
    Todd Blackledge, American football player and television color commontator
  • 1966
    Samson Kitur, Kenyan athlete (d. 2003)
  • 1975
    Chelsea Handler, American comedian and actress
  • 1983
    Eduardo da Silva, Brazilian-born Croatian footballer
  • 1986
    James and Oliver Phelps, English actors

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