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25 February

628 – Sasanian Empire – King Khosrow II overthrown by Kavadh II. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khosrow_II https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kavadh_II

1336 – Lithuania – Mass suicide at Pilėnai (Northern Crusades), 4000 killed. http://www.ancient-origins.net/history/mass-suicide-pilenai-lithuanian-defenders-choose-death-over-enslavement-002855

1831 – Poland – Battle of Olszynka Grochowska (November Uprising). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Olszynka_Grochowska

1843 – UK – Earthquake measuring 3.4Mw, epicentre in Argyll, Scotland.


1866 – USA – Miners found human, mastodon and elephant bones in Calaveras County, California. (Hoax) https://youtu.be/UoUMdPrCoDQ http://archive.archaeology.org/online/features/hoaxes/calaveras.html

1875 – China – Guangxu became Emperor under Empress Dowager Cixi’s regency. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guangxu_Emperor

1912 – Luxembourg – Marie Adélaïde became Grand Duchess. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie-Ad%C3%A9la%C3%AFde,_Grand_Duchess_of_Luxembourg

1920 – Sudan – Handley Page Transport plane crashed in El Shereik. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19200225-0

1932 – Germany – Adolf Hitler obtained citizenship by naturalization. http://www.nationalgeographic.org/thisday/feb25/hitler-becomes-german/

1933 – USA – USS Ranger (CV-4) launched. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Ranger_(CV-4)

1941 – Netherlands – February Strike declared in occupied Amsterdam (WWII). http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005434


1942 – USA – Battle of Los Angeles ended (WWII). https://youtu.be/Zna2GcLh6Ak  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Los_Angeles

1943 – USA – US Navy plane crashed at San Diego-North Island NAS, California, 5 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19430225-0

1945 – Turkey – Declared war on Germany (WWII). http://www.historyanswers.co.uk/history-of-war/day-turkey-declares-war-germany/

1947 – Prussia – State ceased to exist. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prussia

1948 – USA – Bruning Aviation plane crashed near Colombus, OH, 1 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19480225-0

1948 – Czechoslovakia – Communist Party takes control of government. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1948_Czechoslovak_coup_d%27%C3%A9tat


1951 – Argentina – Summer I Pan American Games began. https://youtu.be/MvTf41zMAT0  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1951_Pan_American_Games

1951 – Japan – USAF plane crashed near Iwakuni MCAS, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19510225-0

1952 – Norway – VI Winter Olympic Games Closing Ceremony in Oslo. http://www.olympic.org/oslo-1952-winter-olympics

1954 – Egypt – Gamal Abdul Nasser became premier. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamal_Abdel_Nasser

1954 – India – Indian Airlines plane crashed near Delhi-Safdarjung Airport, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19540225-0

1960 – Brazil – REAL Transportes Aéreos Flight 751 & a US Navy plane collided over Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 61 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19600225-2

1961 – Kuwait – Independence from UK.

1964 – USA – Eastern Air Lines Flight 304 crashed into Lake Pontchartrain, 58 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19640225-0 http://www.gendisasters.com/louisiana/430/new-orleans-la-lake-pontchartrain-airplane-crash-feb-1964

1968 – Vietnam – Ha My Massacre, 135 killed (Vietnam War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%A0_My_massacre

1971 – Canada – First unit of Pickering Nuclear Generating Station went on line. http://www.opg.com/generating-power/nuclear/stations/pickering-nuclear/Pages/pickering-nuclear.aspx

1980 – Suriname – Surinamese Cop D’état. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1980_Surinamese_coup_d%27%C3%A9tat

1986 – Philippines – People Power Revolution ended, Corazon Aquino became first female president. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People_Power_Revolution  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corazon_Aquino

1988 – South Korea – Roh Tae-woo became president. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roh_Tae-woo

1992 – Azerbaijan – Khojaly Massacre, 613 killed (Nagorno-Karabakh War).http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khojaly_Massacre

1993 – UK – First Warrington Bombing. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warrington_bomb_attacks#First_attack

1994 – West Bank – Mosque of Abraham Massacre, Hebron, 154 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cave_of_the_Patriarchs_massacre

2008 – Indonesia – Earthquake measuring 7.2Mw, epicentre in Mentawai Islands. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqinthenews/2008/us2008nwbg/

2009 – Bangladesh – Bangladesh Rifles Revolt began.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/27/world/asia/27bangla.html?_r=0


2009 – Netherlands – THY Flight 1951 crashed near Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport, 9 killed. https://youtu.be/zozJYPqMPNM WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing  http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20090225-0

2016 – USA – Hesston Shooting, 4 killed. http://edition.cnn.com/2016/02/25/us/kansas-shooting/

York

1941 – First Feast of York Butchers’ Gild held at Davy Hall, Davygate. http://www.yorkbutchersgild.co.uk/a-history-of-york-guilds.html