February 25: Day of the Week
February 25, 2021 is the 56th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 309 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.
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.
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February 25 Historical Event(s)
- 1570Pope Pius V excommunicates Queen Elizabeth I of England.
- 1866Miners in Calaveras County, California, discover what is now called the Calaveras Skull, human remains that supposedly indicated that man, mastodons, and elephants had co-existed.
- 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.
- 1933The USS Ranger is launched. It is the first US Navy ship to be built solely as an aircraft carrier.
- 1951The first Pan American Games are held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- 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
- 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?
- 1591Friedrich von Spee, German writer (d. 1635)
- 1682Giovanni Battista Morgagni, Italian anatomist (d. 1771)
- 1930Sister Wendy Beckett, South African-born British art connoisseur
- 1944Matt Guokas, American basketball player & head coach
- 1949Jack Handey, American humorist
- 1951César Cedeño, Dominican baseball player
- 1961Todd Blackledge, American football player and television color commontator
- 1964Lee Evans, English comedian
- 1973Justin Jeffre, American singer (98 Degrees)
- 1982Tara Wilson, Canadian actress
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