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1950"Your Show of Shows" with Sid Caesar & Imogene Coca premieres on NBC Writers include Mel Brooks, Neil Simon & Woody Allen

1964Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) TKOs Sonny Liston in 7 for his first world heavyweight championship title

1972Paul McCartney releases "Give Ireland back to the Irish" single

1989Mike Tyson TKOs Frank Bruno in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

1830Victor Hugo's "Hernani" premieres in Paris

1991Bruce McNall, Wayne Gretzky & John Candy buy CFL's Toronto Argonauts

198123rd Grammy Awards: Sailing, Christopher Cross, Billy Joel wins

1957Buddy Holly & Crickets record "That'll Be the Day"

1870Hiram R. Revels, is sworn in as 1st black member of Congress (Sen-R-MS)

1926Francisco Franco becomes the youngest General in Spain

1932Immigrant Adolf Hitler gets German citizenship

1836Samuel Colt patents 1st revolving barrel multishot firearm

1570Pius V excommunicates Elizabeth I, absolves her subjects from allegiance

1804Thomas Jefferson nominated for US President at Democratic-Republican caucus

1956Khrushchev denounces Stalin at 20th Soviet Party Conference

1862Paper currency (greenbacks) introduced in US by Pres Abraham Lincoln

1977New Orleans' Pete Maravich sets NBA record for a guard with 68 pts

1992Muddy Waters wins Lifetime Achievement Award at the 34th Annual Grammy Awards

138The Emperor Hadrian adopts Antoninus Pius, effectively making him his successor.

1962robert kennedy visits Netherlands

February 25th Historical Events
Date Event
138
The Emperor Hadrian adopts Antoninus Pius, effectively making him his successor. 
1095
Council of Rockingham: bishop Anselmus vs King William II Rufus 
1358
Dalmatie flees Venice 
1497
Italians troops reconquer Taranto on France 
1502
Austrian emperor Maximilian I reformats government machine 
1540
Francisco Vázquez de Coronado searches for 7 cities of Cibola Mexico 
1570
Pius V excommunicates Elizabeth I, absolves her subjects from allegiance 
1605
Portuguese garrison on Ambon surrenders to Admiral Van der Haghen 
1623
Duke Maximilian I of Bavaria becomes monarch of Palts 
1634
Irish captain Walter Devereaux kills duke Wallenstein 
1643
Dutch US colonists kill Algonquin-indians 
1667
Abraham Crijnssens fleet reach Fort Willoughby on Suriname River 
1746
Cumberlands troops occupy Aberdeen 
1751
1st performing monkey exhibited in America, NYC (admission 1 cent) 
1791
1st Bank of US chartered 
1793
1st cabinet meeting (At George Washington's home) 
1795
French Politician and Educator Joseph Lakanal, defines on behalf of the French Revolution an "educational utopia" aiming to "put an end to inequalities of development that affected a citizen's capacities for judgment." 
1797
Colonel William Tate and his force of 1000-1500 soldiers surrender after the Last Invasion of Britain 
1799
1st federal forestry legislation authorizes purchase of timber land 
1799
Congress passes 1st federal quarantine legislation 
1803
1,800 sovereign German states unite into 60 states 
1804
Thomas Jefferson nominated for US President at Democratic-Republican caucus 
1830
Victor Hugo's "Hernani" premieres in Paris 
1836
Samuel Colt patents 1st revolving barrel multishot firearm 
1836
US Showman Phineas Taylor Barnum exhibits African American slave Joice Heth. 
1837
1st US electric printing press patented by Thomas Davenport 
1838
London pedestrian walks 20 miles backward then forward in 8 hours 
1839
Seminoles & black allies shipped from Tampa Bay Florida, to West 
1847
State University of Iowa is approved 
1859
1st use of "insanity plea" to prove innocence 
1862
Congress forms US Bureau of Engraving & Printing 
1862
Paper currency (greenbacks) introduced in US by Pres Abraham Lincoln 
1863
Congress creates national banking system, comptroller of currency 
1870
Hiram R. Revels, is sworn in as 1st black member of Congress (Sen-R-MS) 
1875
Kiowa Indians under Lone Wolf (Guipago) surrender at Ft Sill 
1879
Congress passed 1st Timberland Protection Act 
1885
US Congress condemns barbed wire around government grounds 
1892
James Barrie's "Walker London," premieres in London 
1896
Italian government decides to attack governor Baratieri of Eritrea 
1901
George Cohan's musical "Governor's Son," premieres in NYC 
1901
US Steel Corp organized under J P Morgan 
1904
J M Synge's "Riders to the Sea" opens at Irish Natl Theater Society 
1904
Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Toronto Marlboroughs in 2 games 
1905
The Nederlands Verbond van Vakverenigingenwas, a Dutch social-democratic trade union, forms 
1907
George Bernard Shaw's "Philanderer," premieres in London 
1907
US proclaims protectorate over Dominican Republic 
1908
1st tunnel under Hudson River (railway tunnel) opens 
1910
Dali Lama flees Tibet from Chinese troop to British-Indies 
1911
Victor Herbert's opera "Natoma," premieres in Philadelphia 
1912
Marie-Adélaïde, the eldest of six daughters of Guillaume IV, becomes the first reigning Grand Duchess of Luxembourg. 
1913
The 16th Amendment to the Constitution becomes law, providing the legal basis for the institution of a graduated income tax 
1916
German troops conquer Fort Douaumont near Verdun 
1919
League of Nations set up by Paris Treaty 
1919
Oregon is 1st state to tax gasoline (1 cent per gallon) 
1921
Georgian SSR proclaimed 
1921
Tbilisi, capital of the Democratic Republic of Georgia, occupied by Bolshevist Russia. 
1923
Bread in Berlin rises to 2,000 mark 
1924
Marie Boyd scores 156 points in Maryland HS basketball game (163-3) 
1925
Glacier Bay National Monument established in Alaska 
1925
US female Figure Skating championship won by Beatrix Loughran 
1925
US male Figure Skating championship won by Nathaniel Niles 
1925
The diplomatic relations between Japan and the Soviet Union were established. 
1926
Francisco Franco becomes the youngest General in Spain 
1926
Kwo-Min-Tang (Guomindang) declares war on government/warlords 
1927
Gdanks & Polish accord concerning traffic through Polish corridor 
1930
Check photographing device patented 
1930
George Headley completes twin tons in Test Cricket v England (114 & 112) 
1932
Immigrant Adolf Hitler gets German citizenship 
1933
1st genuine aircraft carrier christened, USS Ranger 
1933
Major NFL rule changes (hash mark 10 yds in, posts on goal line) 
1933
Thomas Yawkey purchases Boston Red Sox 
1938
British Lord Halifax becomes Foreign Minister 
1939
1st Anderson bomb shelter in Britain erected in an Islington garden 
1940
1st televised (W2XBS, NYC) hockey game (Rangers vs Canadians) 
1941
Boston Bruins set NHL record of 23-game unbeaten streak (15-0-8) 
1941
February strike against persecution of Jews, in Amsterdam 
1943
Vietminh forms Indo Chinese Democratic Front 
1944
US 1st Army completes invasion plan 
1945
US aircraft carriers attack Tokyo 
1945
World War II: Turkey declares war on Germany. 
1948
Communists seize Czechoslovakia/C Gottwald becomes premier 
1949
WAC Corporal rocket achieves height of 400k (record) 
1950
"Your Show of Shows" with Sid Caesar & Imogene Coca premieres on NBC Writers include Mel Brooks, Neil Simon & Woody Allen 
1951
"Michael Todd's Peep Show" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 278 perf 
1951
1st Pan American Games opens (Buenos Aires Argentina) 
1951
Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins Orlando Florida 2 Ball Golf Tournament 
1952
6th Winter Olympic games close at Oslo, Norway 
1953
"Wonderful Town" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 559 perfs 
1954
Abdul Nasser appointed Egyptian premier 
1956
Khrushchev denounces Stalin at 20th Soviet Party Conference 
1957
Buddy Holly & Crickets record "That'll Be the Day" 
1957
Supreme Court decides 6-3, baseball is only antitrust exempt pro sport 
1960
John Cage's "Music for Amplified Toy Pianos," premieres 
1960
Lillian Hellman's "Toys in the Attic," premieres in NYC 
1961
Niagara ends St Bonaventura's 99-game home basketball win streak 
1961
Paul Bikle in glider climbs from 1208 m at release to record 14,10 
1962
India Congress Party wins elections 
1962
Mike O'Hara completes record 97th marathon 
1962
robert kennedy visits Netherlands 
1963
Beatles release their 1st single in US "Please Please Me" 
1964
Austrian chancellor Alfons Gorbach resigns 
1964
Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) TKOs Sonny Liston in 7 for his first world heavyweight championship title 
1966
Syrian military coup under Hafiz al-Assad 
1968
430 Unification Church couples wed in Korea 
1968
Makarios re-elected president of Cyprus 
1969
Beatles begin recording Abbey Road album 
1969
Mariner 6 launched for fly-by of Mars 
1969
Pension plan for baseball is agreed to 
1969
Germany gives $5 million to an Arab terrorist as ransom for the passengers and crew of a hijacked jumbo jet. 
1971
"Oh! Calcutta!" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 1,316 performances 
1971
P Zindel's "And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little," premieres in NYC 
1971
Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark holds a meeting with Catholic Cardinal of Ireland William Conway, the first such meeting between men holding these offices since 1921 
1972
Lopsided trade, Cards trade Steve Carlton to Phillies for Rick Wise 
1972
Paul McCartney releases "Give Ireland back to the Irish" single 
1972
Attempted assassination of Minister of State for Home Affairs John Taylor who is shot a number of times (the Official Irish Republican Army later claimed responsibility) 
1973
Juan Corona sentenced to 25 life sentences for 25 murders 
1973
Steven Sondheim's musical "Little Night Music," premieres at Shubert Theatre in NYC (601 performances) 
1974
Veronica & Colin Scargill (England) begin tandem bicycle ride a record 18,020 miles around the world, completed on August 27, 1975 
1975
Ewen Chatfield flattened by Peter Lever & seriously injured 
1977
New Orleans' Pete Maravich sets NBA record for a guard with 68 pts 
1977
Oil tanker explosion west of Honolulu spills 31 million gallons 
1977
Soyuz 24 returns to Earth 
1978
Botham scores 1st Test Cricket century, 103 v NZ Christchurch 
1979
Jane Blalock wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic 
1979
Soyuz 32 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station is launched 
1980
Coup ousts PM Henck Arron of Suriname 
1981
23rd Grammy Awards: Sailing, Christopher Cross, Billy Joel wins 
1981
Calgary Flames scored 11 goals against the Islanders 
1981
Exec Board of Players' Association votes unanimously to strike on May 29 
1981
L Calvo Sotelo elected premier of Spain 
1981
NHL most penalized game; Bruins vs Northstars, 84 penalties (392 mins) 
1981
NY Islanders give up their most goals (11) vs Calgary Flames 
1981
Rita Jenrette (wife of Abscam congressman) appears on Donahue 
1981
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1981
Exec Board of Baseball Players' Association votes unanimously to strike on May 29 if the issue of free-agent compensation remains unresolved 
1982
Final episode of "The Lawrence Welk Show" airs 
1982
Record speed for a snowmobile (239 kph) 
1984
Oil fire in Cubatao Brazil kills 500 
1986
28th Grammy Awards: We Are the World, Sade, Phil Collins wins 
1986
Corazon Aquino becomes President of the Philippines, Marcos flees 
1986
Iran conquerors Iraq peninsula Fao 
1986
Thousands of Egyptian military police riot, destroy 2 luxury hotel 
1987
LaMarr Hoyt is banned from baseball for 1987, due to drug abuse 
1987
US Supreme Court upholds (5-4) affirmative action 
1988
Bruce Springsteen "Tunnel of Love Tour," begins in Worcester Mass 
1988
South Korea adopts constitution 
1989
1st independent blue-collar labor union in Communist Hungary forms 
1989
Javed Miandad scores 271 v NZ at Eden Park 
1989
Lowest baramotric pressure in Netherlands (956.7 mbar at De Bilt) 
1989
Mike Tyson TKOs Frank Bruno in 5 for heavyweight boxing title 
1990
Australia beat Pakistan 2-0 to win the Cricket World Series Cup 
1990
Nicaraguans votes out Sandinistas 
1990
On a BBC taped interview, rock star Stevie Nicks breaks down, saying that she will never have children & no man can stand her for long 
1991
Andrew Jones scores twin Test Cricket tons v Sri Lanka (122 & 100*) 
1991
Bruce McNall, Wayne Gretzky & John Candy buy CFL's Toronto Argonauts 
1991
US, barracks in Dhahran Saudi Arabia, hit by scud missile, kills 28 
1992
34th Grammy Awards: Unforgetable, Marc Cohn wins 
1992
Khojaly massacre: about 613 civilians killed by Armenian armed forces during the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan 
1992
Muddy Waters wins Lifetime Achievement Award at the 34th Annual Grammy Awards 
1993
"Fool Moon" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 207 performances 
1993
Florida Marlins introduce their mascot "Billy" 
1993
Pakistan all out 43 v West Indies, world one-day int record low 
1994
Israeli extremist Baruch Goldstein massacres 30 Palestinians in Hebron 
1994
Peruvian Yak-40 crashes into mountain near Tingo Maria, kills 31 
1994
Phil Rizzuto elected to Baseball Hall of Fame 
1995
Bomb attack on train in Assam India (27 soldiers killed) 
1995
British super middleweight Nigel Benn puts opponent Gerard McClellan in hospital 
1995
Moslem fundamentalists shoot 20 shite mosque goers dead 
1995
PBA National Championship Won by Scott Alexander 
1996
"Father" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 52 performances 
1996
Rajindra Dhanraj takes 16-167 in match Trinidad v Leeward Is 
1998
Pamela Lee has husband Tommy Lee arrested on battery charges 
1998
Switzerland's 1st legal brothel opens in Zurich 
1998
40th Grammy Awards: "Sunny Came Home" best song, Paula Cole best new artist 
2007
79th Academy Awards - "The Departed," Forest Whitaker & Helen Mirren win 
2009
BDR massacre in Pilkhana, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 74 People are being killed, including more than 50 Army officials, by Bangladeshi Boarder Guards inside its headquarter. 
2011
In the Irish general election, the Fianna Fáil-led government suffered the worst defeat of a sitting government since the formation of the Irish state in 1921. 
2012
Syrian Army kills 100 civilians in artillery shelling of Homs and Hama 
2012
Al Qaeda suicide bombing kills at least 26 people in Mukalla, Yemen 
2012
World Health Organization removes India from the list of polio endemic countries 
2012
Louisiana Red, American blues musician, dies from stroke at 79 
2013
Italy Common Good, a centre left alliance, wins the Italian general election 
2013
Cuban President Raul Castro announces he will not seek another term in 2018 
2014
50 students are killed in a Boko Harem attack on a college in Buni, Nigeria 
2016
Curry Ties NBA Record, Now Has 3s in 127 Consecutive Games 
2016
7 killed as tornadoes touch down across US 
2016
Apple Asks Court to Vacate Order to Unlock iPhone 
2016
3 dead, 14 injured in Kansas shootings 
2017
Mexico warns US over border wall funding 
2017
White House bans certain news media from briefing 
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