This day in history - February 25

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This day in history - February 25.

 

What happened on this day in history? Important events on this day in history, February 25, had a major impact on the history of the world. Pivotal occurrences that happened on February 25 regarded events relating to the Siege of Pilenai, Issue of U. S. Patent for the Colt Paterson, Finding of the Calaveras Skull, Oregon Tax on Gasoline, Launch of USS Ranger, Installation of the First Anderson Shelter, Birth of George Harrison, 1951 Pan American Games, Youngest World Heavyweight Champion, Cassius Clay and Newton and Hesston Shootings. Many famous people were associated with these important events including Duke Margaris, Samuel Colt, Josiah Whitney, James Withycombe, Lou Herbert Hoover, William Patterson, John Anderson, Neville Chamberlain, George Harrison, Juan Peron, Cassius Clay, Sonny Liston and Cedric Larry Ford, Doug Schroeder.

Siege of Pilenai - February 25, 1336: On this day in history, February 25, 1336, critical events took place today in Pilenai, Lithuania, regarding the Siege of Pilenai. On February 25, 1336, approximately 6,000 Teutonic Knights attacked the Pilenai fortress. The fortress, and the approximate 4,000 people inside it, were being defended by the Lithuanian Duke Margaris. As the Teutonic Knights were proving too strong, The Lithuanians decided to burn the fortress and commit suicide, leaving the Knights with nothing. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 25, 1336 were Duke Margaris. Facts on this day in History February 25: Events on this day in history: Siege of Pilenai *** Date: February 25, 1336 *** Place: Pilenai, Lithuania *** Category: War *** Historical Period: 14th Century *** This day in history ***

Issue of U. S. Patent for the Colt Paterson - February 25, 1836: On this day in history, February 25, 1836, critical events took place today in Virginia, USA, regarding the Issue of U. S. Patent for the Colt Paterson. Having received a patent for his Colt Paterson Revolver in England, Samuel Colt returned to America and was granted a United States patent on February 25, 1836. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 25, 1836 were Samuel Colt. Facts on this day in History February 25: Events on this day in history: Issue of U. S. Patent for the Colt Paterson *** Date: February 25, 1836 *** Place: Virginia, USA *** Category: Inventions *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Finding of the Calaveras Skull - February 25, 1866: On this day in history, February 25, 1866, critical events took place today in California, USA, regarding the Finding of the Calaveras Skull. Miners in Calaveras County, California, claimed to have found a skull in a mine On February 25, 1866. The skull, which had apparently been found 130 feet below ground under a layer of lava, was examined by State Geologist Josiah Whitney. He declared it genuine and proof that man had existed in North America in the Pliocene age. It was later said to be a hoax, and carbon dating indicated that it was from the Holocene period. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 25, 1866 were Josiah Whitney. Facts on this day in History February 25: Events on this day in history: Finding of the Calaveras Skull *** Date: February 25, 1866 *** Place: California, USA *** Category: Hoaxes *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Oregon Tax on Gasoline - February 25, 1919: On this day in history, February 25, 1919, critical events took place today in Oregon, USA, regarding the Oregon Tax on Gasoline. Oregon, under the governorship of James Withycombe, became the first state to levy a tax on Gasoline on February 25, 1919. The tax was one cent per U. S. Gallon. Other states followed soon after. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 25, 1919 were James Withycombe. Facts on this day in History February 25: Events on this day in history: Oregon Tax on Gasoline *** Date: February 25, 1919 *** Place: Oregon, USA *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Launch of USS Ranger - February 25, 1933: On this day in history, February 25, 1933, important events took place today in Virginia, USA, in respect of the Launch of USS Ranger. USS Ranger, the first United States purpose built aircraft carrier, was launched in Virginia on February 25,1933, sponsored by the First Lady, Lou Herbert Hoover. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 25, 1933 were Lou Herbert Hoover. Facts on this day in History February 25: Events on this day in history: Launch of USS Ranger *** Date: February 25, 1933 *** Place: Virginia, USA *** Category: Transport *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Installation of the First Anderson Shelter - February 25, 1939: On this day in history, February 25, 1939, momentous events took place today in London, England, with regard to the Installation of the First Anderson Shelter. During World War II, Anderson shelters were issued to homeowners, with gardens, who lived in areas that were seen as potential bombing targets. The Anderson shelter was designed by Engineer William Patterson and named after Sir John Anderson, who Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain had put in charge of air raid precautions. The first Anderson shelter was erected on February 25, 1939, in a garden in Islington, London. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 25, 1939 were William Patterson, John Anderson, Neville Chamberlain. Facts on this day in History February 25: Events on this day in history: Installation of the First Anderson Shelter *** Date: February 25, 1939 *** Place: London, England *** Category: War *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Birth of George Harrison - February 25, 1943: On this day in history, February 25, 1943, important events took place today in Liverpool, England, in respect of the Birth of George Harrison. Musician, singer, songwriter and producer, George Harrison, was born in Liverpool on February 25, 1943. Most famous for playing lead guitar in the Beatles, Harrison also had a successful carrer as a solo artist with records such as My Sweet Lord. He was also a founder member of supergroup The Travelling Wilbury's which included Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne, Bob Dylan and Tom Petty. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 25, 1943 were George Harrison. Facts on this day in History February 25: Events on this day in history: Birth of George Harrison *** Date: February 25, 1943 *** Place: Liverpool, England *** Category: Entertainment *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

1951 Pan American Games - February 25, 1951: On this day in history, February 25, 1951, important events took place today in Buenos Aires, Argentina, surrounding the 1951 Pan American Games. The inaugural Pan American Games was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and opened on February 25, 1951. Argentine President Juan Peron attended the inauguration event. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 25, 1951 were Juan Peron. Facts on this day in History February 25: Events on this day in history: 1951 Pan American Games *** Date: February 25, 1951 *** Place: Buenos Aires, Argentina *** Category: Sport *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Youngest World Heavyweight Champion, Cassius Clay - February 25, 1964: On this day in history, February 25, 1964, important events took place today in Miami, Florida, in respect of the Youngest World Heavyweight Champion, Cassius Clay. At the age of 22, Cassius Clay (later Muhammad Ali) became the youngest Heavyweight World Champion when Sonny Liston retired after the sixth round of their bout in Miami Beach Florida. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 25, 1964 were Cassius Clay, Sonny Liston. Facts on this day in History February 25: Events on this day in history: Youngest World Heavyweight Champion, Cassius Clay *** Date: February 25, 1964 *** Place: Miami, Florida *** Category: Sport *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Newton and Hesston Shootings - February 25, 2016: On this day in history, February 25, 2016, important events took place today in Kansas, USA, surrounding the Newton and Hesston Shootings. On February 25, 2016, Cedric Larry Ford embarked on a shooting spree that would see him shoot three people in Newton, Kansas, before driving to Excel Industries in Hesston, where he was employed, and shooting a further fourteen people, three of whom died. Ford was shot and killed by Police Chief Doug Schroeder. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 25, 2016 were Cedric Larry Ford, Doug Schroeder. Facts on this day in History February 25: Events on this day in history: Newton and Hesston Shootings *** Date: February 25, 2016 *** Place: Kansas, USA *** Category: Murder *** Historical Period: 21st Century *** This day in history ***

This day in history - February 25

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