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February 25 - Today in History
By Staff
Feb 25, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM

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1095 - Council of Rockingham: bishop Anselmus vs King William II Rufus
1358 - Dalmatio flees Venice
1497 - Italians troops reconquer Taranto on France
1502 - Austrian emperor Maximilian I reformats government machine
1540 - Francisco V squez de Coronado searches for 7 cities of Cibola Mexico
1570 - Pius V excommunicates Elizabeth, 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
1713 - Frederik I, King of Prussia (1701-13), dies at 55
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)
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 - Jefferson nominated for president at Democratic-Republican caucus
1828 - John Quincy Adam's son John marries in White House
1836 - Samuel Colt patents 1st revolving barrel multishot firearm
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
1852 - Thomas Moore, writer (Utopia), dies
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 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 govt grounds
1896 - Italian government decides to attack governor Baratieri of Eritrea
1901 - US Steel Corp organized under J P Morgan
1904 - Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Toronto Marlboroughs in 2 games
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
1913 - 16th Amendment ratified, authorizing 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� per gallon)
1921 - Georgian SSR proclaimed
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
1926 - Francisco Franco becomes General of 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
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
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
1948 - Communists seize Czechoslovakia/C Gottwald becomes premier
1949 - WAC Corporal rocket achieves height of 400k (records)
1951 - Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins Orlando Florida 2 Ball Golf Tournament
1952 - 6th Winter Olympic games close at Oslo, Norway
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
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
1963 - Beatles release their 1st single in US "Please Please Me"
1964 - Austrian chancellor Alfons Gorbach resigns
1964 - Cassius Clay TKOs Sonny Liston in 7 for heavyweight boxing 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
1972 - Lopsided trade, Cards trade Steve Carlton to Phillies for Rick Wise
1972 - Paul McCartney releases "Give Ireland back to the Irish" single
1973 - Juan Corona sentenced to 25 life sentences for 25 murders
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
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 - Executive 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
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 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 - Michael Jordan, scores Chicago Bull record 58 points in a game
1987 - US Supreme Court upholds (5-4) affirmative action
1988 - Bruce Springsteen "Tunnel of Love Tour," begins in Worcester, Massachusetts
1988 - South Korea adopts constitution
1989 - 1st independent blue-collar labor union in Communist Hungary forms
1989 - Dallas Cowboys fire coach Tom Landry after a 29-year career
1989 - Mike Tyson TKOs Frank Bruno in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
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 - 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
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 heavyweight Nigel Benn hits Gerard McClellan in hospital
1995 - Moslem fundamentalists shoot 20 shite mosque goers dead
1998 - Pamela Lee has husband Tommy Lee arrested on battery charges

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