Home Today's History Lesson TODAY’S HISTORY LESSON : FEB 25



1991 – Gulf War: An Iraqi Scud missile hits an American military barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia killing 28 U.S. Army Reservists from Pennsylvania.

0138 – The Emperor Hadrian adopts Antoninus Pius, effectively making him his successor

1570 – Pope Pius V issued the papal bull ‘Regnans in Excelsis’ to excommunicate Elizabeth I and her followers in the Church of England

1601 – Robert Devereux, English 2nd Earl of Essex, executed for treason against the Crown of England

1643 – Pavonia Massacre: Dutch US colonists kill 120 Algonquin Native Americans at Communipaw (New Jersey)

1751 – Edward Willet displayed the first trained monkey act in the U.S.

1791 – First Bank of the United States (The President, Directors and Company, of the Bank of the United States) was chartered by the U.S. Congress and signed by President Washington.

1793 – The department heads of the U.S. government met with U.S. President Washington for the first Cabinet meeting on U.S. record.

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.”

1803 – In the last significant act of the Holy Roman Empire, more than 100 German polities are abolished in a major internal reorganization

1836 – Samuel Colt received U.S. Patent No. 138 (later 9430X) for a “revolving-cylinder pistol.” It was his first patent.

1838 – Canadian militia routs American republican sympathizers on Fighting Island, in the Detroit River

1839 – Seminoles & black allies shipped from Tampa Bay FL, to the West

1855 – Bowery Boys gang leader William Poole “Bill the Butcher” shot in the back by gang of archrival John Morrissey in New York (dies 8th March)

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

1879 – Congress passed first Timberland Protection Act

1885 – US Congress condemns barbed wire around government grounds

1901 – The United States Steel Corp. was incorporated by J.P. Morgan.

1910 – Dali Lama flees Tibet from Chinese troop to British-Indies

1919 – The state of Oregon became the first state to place a tax on gasoline. The tax was 1 cent per gallon.

1921 – The Living Buddha, Hutuktu, is crowned King of Mongolia as the country declares independence from China

1923 – Bread in Berlin rises to 2,000 mark

1925 – Glacier Bay National Monument (now Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve) is established in Alaska.

1928 – The Federal Radio Commission issued the first U.S. television license to Charles Jenkins Laboratories in Washington, DC.

1930 – The bank check photographing device was patented.

1932 – Adolf Hitler obtains the German citizenship by naturalization, opening the opportunity for him to run in the 1932 election for Reichsprsident

1933 – The aircraft carrier Ranger was launched. It was the first ship in the U.S. Navy to be designed and built from the keel up as an aircraft carrier.

1941 – February strike against persecution of Jews, in Amsterdam

1947 – The state of Prussia is dissolved, At its peak, the most important state of the German empire encompassed parts of modern-day Germany, Poland, and Russia.

1951 – The first Pan American Games are held in Buenos Aires, Argentina

1966 – Syrian military coup under Hafiz al-Assad

1969 – Germany gave a $5 million ransom to Arab terrorists who had hijacked a jumbo jet.

1972 – Attempted assassination of Irish Minister of State for Home Affairs John Taylor who is shot a number of times (the Official Irish Republican Army later claimed responsibility)

1973 – Mexican serial killer Juan Corona sentenced to 25 life sentences for 25 murders in California

1980 – The Suriname government ( elected after gaining independence from the Netherlands in 1975 ) was overthrown by a military coup which was initiated with the bombing of the police station from an army ship of the coast of the nations capital; Paramaribo

1981 – Exec Board of Baseball Players’ Association votes unanimously to strike on May 29 if the issue of free-agent compensation remains unresolved

1982 – House of Commons starts inquiry into bank profits, in wake of record interest rates

1986 – Filippino President Ferdinand E. Marcos fled the Philippines after 20 years of rule after a tainted election.

1989 – First independent blue-collar labor union in Communist Hungary forms

1990 – Nicaraguans vote out Sandinistas

1991 – Gulf War: An Iraqi Scud missile hits an American military barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia killing 28 U.S. Army Reservists from Pennsylvania.

1992 – Khojaly massacre: about 613 civilians killed by Armenian armed forces during the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan

1994 – Baruch Goldstein shoots and kills 29 worshippers inside the Tomb of the Patriarchs in the West Bank. He is later beaten to death by survivors.

1995 – Moslem fundamentalists shoot 20 Shiite mosque goers dead

1999 – William King was sentenced to death for the racial murder of James Byrd Jr in Jasper, TX. Two other men charged were later convicted for their involvement.

2000 – In Albany, NY, a jury acquitted four New York City police officers of second-degree murder and lesser charges in the February 1999 shooting death of Amadou Diallo.

2005 – Dennis Rader was arrested for the BTK serial killings in Wichita, KS. He later pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 10 life prison terms.

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.

2012 – Syrian Army kills 100 civilians in artillery shelling of Homs and Hama

2014 – 50 students are killed in a Boko Harem attack on a college in Buni, Nigeria

2020 – 147 murders occurred during a five day police strike in Ceará, Brazil, despite army patrolling the streets according to authorities

2021 – Chinese President Xi Jinping claims the country has eradicated extreme poverty (earning less than US$620 a year), though many observers remain skeptical about the accuracy of Chinese data due to widespread corruption and lack of transparency

REFERENCE: history.net, onthisday.com, thepeopleshistory.com, timeanddate.com, scopesys.com, on-this-day.com



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