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Births for February 25


  • 1635 Walraad the Old, earl of Nassau-Usingen
  • 1707 Carlo Goldoni, Italy, dramatist (Love of 3 Oranges)
  • 1725 Armand-Louis Couperin, Paris France, composer/organist (Notre Dame)
  • 1778 Jos‚ Francisco de San Mart¡n, liberated Argentina, Chile & Per£
  • 1807 George Alfred Trenholm, Secy Treas (Confederacy), died in 1876
  • 1808 James Bowen, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1886
  • 1809 George Washington Cullom, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 189
  • 1814 Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian national poet/painter (3/9 NS)
  • 1815 Robert Hall Chilton, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1879
  • 1833 Clement Anselm Evans, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1911
  • 1841 Pierre Auguste Renoir, France, Impressionist painter/sculptor
  • 1842 Karl May, German writer (Old Shatterhand/Winnetou)
  • 1847 John Watson, Canada, philospher (Objective Idealism)
  • 1856 Charles Lang Freer, art collector; endowed Freer Gallery (or 1876)
  • 1866 Beneditto Croce, Italy, humanist/historian/editor/philosopher
  • 1871 Oliver Samuel Campbell, tennis champ (US singles 1890)
  • 1873 Enrico Caruso, Naples Italy, operatic tenor (Faust)
  • 1876 Charles Freer, art collector; endowed Freer Gallery
  • 1881 William Foster, Mass, Communist Pres candidate (1924,28,32)
  • 1882 Bruno? Traven, German? writer (Sierra Madre)
  • 1882 Jozef Goossenaerts, Flemish philogicist (Language boundary)
  • 1882 Ludvig Nordstr”m, Sweden, writer (Story of Peter Svensk)
  • 1888 John Foster Dulles, US Secretary of State (1953-59)
  • 1894 Ernst Friedrich, Breslau Germany, pacifist (War Against War!)
  • 1895 DeBenneville "Bert" Bell, PA, NFL owner/commissioner/HOF (Eagles)
  • 1896 John J McClellan, (Sen-D-Ark)
  • 1899 Leo J Weisgerber, German linguist
  • 1900 Jed Harris, producer/director (Billy Rose Show, Operation Mad Ball)
  • 1901 (Herbert) Zeppo Marx, comedian/actor (Marx Brothers)
  • 1904 Adelle Davis, author (Lets Stay Healthy)/nutritionist (died of cancer
  • 1906 Domingo Ortega, Spanish bullfighter
  • 1906 Howard Zahniser, Father of Wilderness Act
  • 1908 Frank G Slaughter, author (Sangaree)
  • 1909 Edgar Pangborn, US, sci-fi author (Judgment of Eve, Davy)
  • 1910 Millicent Fenwick, NYC, (Rep-R-NJ 1975-82) (Doonesbury)
  • 1913 Gert Frobe, Saxony Germany, actor (Goldfinger)
  • 1913 Jim Backus, Cleve, actor (Mr Magoo, Thurston Howell III-Gilligan Is)
  • 1916 Ralph Baldwin, harness driver (set 11 major world records)
  • 1917 Anthony Burgess, essayist/novelist (Clockwork Orange)
  • 1918 Bobby Riggs, tennis star (1939 US Open)
  • 1918 Henry Norwood Ewell, Harrisburg Pa, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • 1919 F de Jong Edz, historian
  • 1919 Monty Irvin, baseball hall of famer (NY Giants)
  • 1921 Nancy Kelly, US, actress (Double Exposure, Jesse James)
  • 1925 Bert Remsen, Glen Cove NY, actor (Mario-It's a Living)
  • 1927 Dick Jones, Snyder Tx, actor (Buffalo Bill Jr)
  • 1927 Jane Nigh, Hollywood Calif, actress (Lorelei-Big Town)
  • 1928 Richard Stern, US writer
  • 1929 Christopher George, Royal Oak Minn, actor (Rat Patrol, Immortal)
  • 1929 Tommy Newsom, Va, musician/bandleader/saxophonist (Tonight Show)
  • 1937 Basia Johnson, maid who inherited Johnson & Johnson fortune
  • 1937 Bob Schieffer, Austin Tx, newscaster (CBS Weekend News)
  • 1937 Tom Courtenay, England, actor (Dresser)
  • 1938 Diane Baker, Hollywood Calif, actress (Diary of Anne Frank, Marnie)
  • 1938 Herb Elliott, Australia, 1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • 1939 Marisa Mell, Vienna Austria, actress (Masuerade, Casanova)
  • 1940 Billy Packer, US, actor(?)
  • 1940 Jes£s Lopez-Cobos, Toro Spain, conductor (Intl Conductor Competition)
  • 1940 Jud Taylor, actor (Dr Gerson-Dr Kildare)
  • 1940 Ron Santo, Chicago Cub (1st baseball player to veto his trade)
  • 1941 David Puttnam, London, film producer/CEO (Columbia Pictures)
  • 1941 Susan Browning, Baldwin NY, actress (Pat-Mary Hartman)
  • 1943 George Harrison, Beatle/Travelling Willberries (My Sweet Lord)
  • 1943 Sally Jessy Raphael, TV talk show host (Sally)
  • 1944 Karen Grassle, Berkeley Ca, actress (Caroline-Little House on Prairie
  • 1944 Kristina Holland, Fayetteville NC, (Tina-Courtship of Eddie's Father)
  • 1945 Elkie Brooks, Manchester England, rocker (Pearl's a Singer)
  • 1945 Shivadhar Srinivasa Naipaul, Trinidad, novelist, essayist (Fireflies)
  • 1947 Lee Edward Evans, Madera Calif, 400m runner (Olympic-2 gold-1968)
  • 1950 Emitt Rhodes, musician (Merry-go-Round)
  • 1952 James A Barcia, (Rep-D-Michigan)
  • 1953 Garrett Glaser, entertainment correspondant (Entertainment Tonight)
  • 1955 Leann Hunley, actress (Dane Carrington-Dynasty)
  • 1957 Stuart "Woody" Wood, guitarist (Bay City Rollers-Saturday Night)
  • 1958 Kurt Rambis, NBA forward (Lakers, Hornets)/Clark Kent look-a-like
  • 1959 Mike Peters, rocker (Alarm-In the Summertime)
  • 1962 Birgit Fischer, German DR, 500m kayaker (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • 1971 Jennifer LaVoie, playmate (Aug, 1993)
  • 1971 Sean Astin, actor (Goonies, Toy Soldiers, Like Father Like Son)
  • 1976 Chris Pitman


Passings for February 25


  • 779 Walburgis, English speaking abbess/saint (Walpurgisnacht), dies
  • 1247 Hendrik IV, duke of Limburg/earl of Bergen (1226-47), dies
  • 1495 Djem Sultan, son of Turkish sultan Mehmed II, dies at 35
  • 1601 Earl of Essex, executed for treason in revolt against Queen Elizabeth
  • 1634 Albrecht WE baron von Wallenstein, (Waldstein), German duke, murdered
  • 1713 Frederik I, King of Prussia (1701-13), dies at 55
  • 1723 Christopher Wren, England, astronomer/architect, dies
  • 1826 Piotr A von de Pahlen, military governor of St Petersburg, dies at 60
  • 1865 Otto Ludwig, German writer (Zwischen Himmel und Erde), dies at 47
  • 1914 John Tenniel, illustrator (Alice in Wonderland), dies at 93
  • 1922 Henri-D‚sir‚ Landru, French sex murderer: guillotined at 52
  • 1947 Friedrich Paschen, German physicist, dies
  • 1962 Wilhelm Pessler, German sociologist, dies at 81
  • 1967 John Griggs, actor (Joey Bishop Show), dies at 57
  • 1969 Jan Zajic, Czech student, self incinerates
  • 1970 Mark Rothko, abstract expressionist (Green on Blue), dies at 66
  • 1975 Elijah Muhammad, leader of Nation of Islam, dies at 77 in Chicago
  • 1978 Daniel "Chappie" James Jr, retired Air Force general, dies at 58
  • 1983 John Cowles Sr., Us publisher, dies at 84
  • 1987 James Coco, actor (Joe-Dumplings), dies at 58
  • 1993 Eddie Constantine, (Edward Constantinewski), US/French actor, dies
  • 1993 John D Boeke, organist/conductor, dies
  • 1993 Sjeng, (Jean GH) Tans, Dutch social dem chairmans (1965-69), dies
  • 1993 Troy Caldwell, country musician (Marshall Tucker Band), dies at 45


Special events for February 25


  • 1540 Francisco V squez de Coronado searches for 7 cities of Cibola M‚xico
  • 1570 Pius V excommunicates Elizabeth, absolves her subjects from allegienc
  • 1751 1st performing monkey exhibited in America, NYC (admission 1›)
  • 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
  • 1804 Jefferson nominated for president at Democratic-Republican caucus
  • 1828 John Quincy Adam's son John marries in White House
  • 1830 Victor Hugo's "Hernani" premieres
  • 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
  • 1859 First use of "insanity plea" to prove innocence
  • 1862 Congress establishes US Bureau of Engraving & Printing
  • 1863 Congress creates national banking system, comptroller of currency
  • 1868 Andrew Johnson impeached for violation of Tenure of Office act
  • 1870 Hiram Revels, Ms, is sworn in as 1st black member of Congress (Sen)
  • 1875 Kiowa Indians under Lone Wolf (Guipago) turn self in at Ft Sill
  • 1887 J Palisa discovers asteroid #265 Anna
  • 1892 J Palisa discovers asteroid #324 Bamberga
  • 1901 US Steel Corp organizes under directorship of J P Morgan
  • 1904 J M Synge's "Riders to the Sea" opens at Irish Natl Theatre Society
  • 1904 Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Toronto Marlboroughs in 2 for Stanley Cup
  • 1905 Neth Workers van Vakverenigingen, (NVV) political party forms
  • 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 Opera "Natoma" is produced (Philadelphia)
  • 1913 16th Amendment ratified, authorizing income tax
  • 1913 F Kaiser discovers asteroid #743 Eugenisis
  • 1917 J Palisa discovers asteroid #867 Kovacia
  • 1917 M Wolf discovers asteroid #866 Fatme
  • 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)
  • 1926 Kwo-less-shrew (Guomindang) declares war on govt/warlords
  • 1927 Gdanks & Polish accord concerning traffic through Polish corridor
  • 1930 Check photographing device patented
  • 1932 Immigrant Adolf Hitler gets German citizenship
  • 1933 1st aircraft carrier "USS Ranger" launched
  • 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
  • 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 spread of Judaism
  • 1943 Vietminh forms Indo-chinese Democratic Front
  • 1945 US aircraft carriers attack Tokyo
  • 1948 Communists seize Czechoslovakia/C Gottwald becomes premier
  • 1949 WAC Corporal rocket achieves height of 400k (record)
  • 1951 1st Pan American Games opens (Buenos Aires Argentina)
  • 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"
  • 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 Indies Congress Party wins elections
  • 1962 Mike O'Hara completes a 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
  • 1968 430 Unification Church couples wed in Korea
  • 1968 L Chernykh discovers asteroid #2279 Barto
  • 1969 Beatles begin recording Abbey Road album
  • 1969 Mariner 6 launched for fly-by of Mars
  • 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
  • 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 Soyuz 32 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station is launched
  • 1980 Coup ousts PM Henck Arron of Suriname
  • 1981 Calgary Flames score 11 goals against Islanders
  • 1981 NHL most penalized game; Bruins vs Northstars, 84 penalites (392 mins
  • 1981 NY Islanders give up their most goals (11) vs Calgary Flames
  • 1981 Rita Jenrette (wife of Abscam congressman) appears on Donahue
  • 1982 Record speed for a snowmobile-239 kph
  • 1984 H Debehogne discovers asteroid #3389
  • 1984 Oil fire in Cubatao Brazil kills 500
  • 1986 Corazon Aquino becomes president of Philippines
  • 1986 Former Philippines President Ferdinand E Marcos flees in defeat
  • 1986 Thousands of Egyptian military police riot, destroy 2 luxury hotel
  • 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 Mass
  • 1988 South Korea adopts constitution
  • 1989 1st independent blue-collar labor union in Communist Hungary formed
  • 1989 Dallas Cowboys' new owner fires 29-year coach Tom Landry
  • 1989 Lowest baramotric pressure in Netherlands (956.7 mbar at De Bilt)
  • 1989 Mike Tyson TKOs Frank Bruno in 5 rounds
  • 1990 Nicaraguans vote out Sandinistas
  • 1991 US, barracks in Dhahran Saudi Arabia, hit by scud missile, kills 28
  • 1993 Florida Marlins introduce their mascot "Billy"


Songs for date February 25


  • 02/25/78 --- If I Can't Have You (Elliman, Yvonne_
  • 02/25/84 --- Adult Education (Hall & Oates)
  • 02/25/84 --- Hold Me Now (Thompson Twins)
  • 02/25/89 --- She Drives Me Crazy (Fine Young Cannibals)
  • 02/25/89 --- Look, The (Roxette)
  • 02/25/89 --- Stand (Rem)
  • 02/25/89 --- Superwoman (White, Karyn)
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