Historical Events In February - 25
Saturday, 02 December 2023
1908 1st tunnel under Hudson River (railway tunnel) opens on this day in history.
1908 On February - 25 frank G Slaughter, author (Sangaree)
1909 On this day in history edgar Pangborn, US, sci-fi author (Judgment of Eve, Davy)
1910 On this day in history dali Lama flees Tibet from Chinese troop to British-Indies
1910 Millicent Fenwick, NYC, (Rep-R-NJ 1975-82) (Doonesbury) on this day in history.
1911 Opera "Natoma," premieres in Phila on February - 25.
1912 On this day in history marie-AdÃ©laÃ¯de, the eldest of six daughters of Guillaume IV, becomes the first reigning Grand Duchess of Luxembourg.
1912 Richard Wattis, England, actor (Hobson's Choice, Prince & Showgirl) on February - 25.
1913 On February - 25 16th Amendment ratified, authorizing income tax
1913 On February - 25 gert Froebe, Saxony Germany, actor (Goldfinger)
1914 On this day in history john Arlott, cricketer (the doyen of cricket commentators & writers)
1914 On February - 25 john Tenniel, British illustrator (Alice in Wonderland), dies at 93
1915 On February - 25 george Mimot, physician (Nobel-1934), dies
1916 On this day in history german troops conquer Fort Douaumont near Verdun
1916 On February - 25 ian Wallace, British CEO
1917 On this day in history laconia, a Cunard ship. Sunk by torpedo attack from German U-boat U50 on the return journey from the USA to Liverpool while about 150 miles north west of the Fastnet Rock. There was a crew of 217 and she was carrying 75 passengers. 12 people were killed, 6 crew and 6 passengers.
1917 On February - 25 the birth of Anthony Burgess, English novelist
1917 Alex Gordon, architect on this day in history.
1918 On February - 25 henry Norwood Ewell, Harrisburg Pa, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1948)
1919 On this day in history league of Nations set up by Paris Treaty
1919 On February - 25 oregon is first state to tax gasoline (1¢ per gallon)
1919 F de Jong Edz, Dutch historian on this day in history.
1920 On this day in history the NSDAP - National Socialist German Workers Party - publishes a 25-point program in Munich. The party has 60 members. Hitler begins making speeches, drawing thousands; he builds the Nazi Party and the S.A. Stormtroopers, a private army.
1920 Antony Duff, diplomat on February - 25.
1920 On this day in history aloys, Liechtenstein nobleman/politician, dies at 73
1921 Georgian SSR proclaimed on this day in history.
1921 On this day in history jack Haley (Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz) marries Florence McFadden.
1922 On this day in history henri-Desire Landru, French sex murderer, guillotined at 52
1923 Bread in Berlin rises to 2,000 mark on this day in history.
1924 On this day in history marie Boyd scores 156 points in Maryland HS basketball game (163-3)
1925 On February - 25 glacier Bay National Monument established in Alaska
1925 US female Figure Skating championship won by Beatrix Loughran on this day in history.
1925 US male Figure Skating championship won by Nathaniel Niles on this day in history.
1925 On February - 25 pedro Miguel Marques y Garcia, composer, dies at 81