February 25: Day of the Week
February 25, 2021 was the 56th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 309 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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.
- 1836Samuel Colt is granted a United States patent for the Colt revolver.
- 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.
- 1948The Communist Party takes control of government in Czechoslovakia and the period of the Third Republic ends.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1971The first unit of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station, the first commercial nuclear power station in Canada, goes online.
- 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.
- 1992Khojaly 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?
- 1778Don José de San Martín, Argentine military commander (d. 1850)
- 1918Bobby Riggs, American tennis player (d. 1995)
- 1940Danny Cater, American baseball player
- 1948Aldo Busi, Italian writer
- 1949Jack Handey, American humorist
- 1953José María Aznar, Spanish politician
- 1968Evridiki, Greek Cypriot singer
- 1980Antonio Burks, American basketball player
- 1982Chris Baird, Irish footballer
- 1991Gerran Howell, Welsh actor
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