Saturday, February 25, 2012

February 25 in History

February 25 is the 56th day of the year. There are 310 days remaining until the end of the year.
  • 1570 – Pope Pius V excommunicated Queen Elizabeth I of England.
  • 1793 – President George Washington held the first Cabinet meeting as President of the US. 
  • 1836 – Samuel Colt was granted a US patent for the Colt revolver.
  • 1841 – Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French painter, was born. He died in 1919
  • 1866 – CA miners discovered the Calaveras Skull, indicated that man, mastodons, and elephants co-existed. The human skull was later proven to be a hoax.
  • 1870 – Hiram Revels, from MS, was sworn into the US Senate becoming the first African American to sit in Congress.
  • 1901 – J.P. Morgan incorporated the United States Steel Corporation. 
  • 1919 – Oregon became the 1st state to impose a gasoline tax.
  • 1925 – Glacier Bay National Monument was established in Alaska.
  • 1928 – Charles Jenkins Laboratories of Washington, DC became the first holder of a television license from the Federal Radio Commission.
  • 1933 – The USS Ranger was launched. It is the first US Navy ship to be built solely as an aircraft carrier.
  • 1941 – In occupied Amsterdam, a general strike was declared in response to increasing anti-Jewish measures by the Nazis.
  • 1951 – The first Pan American Games were held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • 1975Elijah Muhammad, American Black Muslim leader, died. He was born in 1897.
  • 1983 – Tennessee Williams, American playwright, died. He was born in 1911.
  • 1986 – Corazon Aquino became the Philippines first woman president.

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