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)
- 1843Provisional Cession of the Hawaiian or Sandwich Islands established by Lord George Paulet.
- 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.
- 1921Tbilisi, capital of the Democratic Republic of Georgia, is occupied by Bolshevist Russia.
- 1933The USS Ranger is launched. It is the first US Navy ship to be built solely as an aircraft carrier.
- 1954Gamal Abdul Nasser is made premier of Egypt.
- 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.
- 1968Vietnam 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.
- 1980The Suriname government is overthrown by a military coup which is initiated with the bombing of the police station from an army ship off the coast of the nation’s capital, Paramaribo
- 1986People Power Revolution: President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos flees the nation after 20 years of rule; Corazon Aquino becomes the Philippines’ first woman president.
- 1991Gulf War: An Iraqi scud missile hits an American military barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia killing 28 U.S. Army Reservists from Pennsylvania.
Who were born on February 25?
- 1860Sir William Ashley, British economic historian (d. 1927)
- 1895Lew Andreas, American basketball coach (d. 1984)
- 1903King Clancy, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1986)
- 1913Jim Backus, American actor (d. 1989)
- 1917Anthony Burgess, English author (d. 1993)
- 1923Takeo Kajiwara, Japanese Go player (d. 2009)
- 1951Don Quarrie, Jamaican runner
- 1959Carl Marotte, Canadian actor
- 1966Téa Leoni, American actress
- 1977Josh Wolff, American footballer
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