February 25: Day of the Week
February 25, 2020 was the 56th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 310 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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)
- 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.
- 1870Hiram Rhodes Revels, a Republican from Mississippi, is sworn into the United States Senate, becoming the first African American ever to sit in the U.S. Congress.
- 1901J. P. Morgan incorporates the United States Steel Corporation.
- 1941February Strike: In occupied Amsterdam, a general strike is declared in response to increasing anti-Jewish measures instituted by the Nazis.
- 1945World War II: Turkey declares war on Germany.
- 1951The first Pan American Games are held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- 1956In his speech On the Personality Cult and its Consequences Nikita Khrushchev, leader of the Soviet Union denounces the cult of personality of Joseph Stalin.
- 1964North Korean Prime Minister Kim Il-sung calls for the removal of feudalistic land ownership aimed at turning all cooperative farms into state-run ones.
- 1964U.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.
- 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?
- 1714René Nicolas Charles Augustin de Maupeou, Chancellor of France (d. 1792)
- 1841Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French painter and sculptor (d. 1919)
- 1842Karl May, German writer (d. 1912)
- 1855Cesário Verde, Portuguese poet (d. 1886)
- 1895Lew Andreas, American basketball coach (d. 1984)
- 1946Jean Todt, French Formula One executive
- 1947Giuseppe Betori, Archbishop of Florence
- 1949Jack Handey, American humorist
- 1950Francisco Fernández Ochoa, Spanish alpine skier (d. 2006)
- 1973Julio Iglesias, Jr., Spanish singer
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