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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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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.

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February 25 Historical Event(s)

  • 1570
    Pope Pius V excommunicates Queen Elizabeth I of England.
  • 1870
    Hiram 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.
  • 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.
  • 1933
    The USS Ranger is launched. It is the first US Navy ship to be built solely as an aircraft carrier.
  • 1941
    February Strike: In occupied Amsterdam, a general strike is declared in response to increasing anti-Jewish measures instituted by the Nazis.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1945
    Herbert Léonard, French singer
  • 1950
    Francisco Fernández Ochoa, Spanish alpine skier (d. 2006)
  • 1959
    Mike Peters, Welsh musician (The Alarm)
  • 1963
    Joseph E. Duncan III, American convicted serial killer and sex offender
  • 1971
    Sean Astin, American actor
  • 1975
    Chelsea Handler, American comedian and actress
  • 1977
    Sarah Jezebel Deva, English singer
  • 1982
    Maria Kanellis, American model and professional wrestler
  • 1985
    Joakim Noah, American basketball player
  • 1990
    Alejandra Andreu, Spanish pageant contestant

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