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ⓘ February 25. 2011 – The Fianna Fail-led government in the Republic of Ireland, under Brian Cowen, suffers a heavy defeat in the general election. Enda Kenny is ..




                                     

ⓘ February 25

  • 2011 – The Fianna Fail-led government in the Republic of Ireland, under Brian Cowen, suffers a heavy defeat in the general election. Enda Kenny is elected to serve as the next Taoiseach.
  • 2008 – Lee Myung-bak becomes President of South Korea.
  • 2013 - Park Geunhye becomes the first female President of South Korea.
  • 1988 – Roh Tae-woo becomes President of South Korea.
  • 2003 – Roh Moo-hyun becomes President of South Korea.
  • 1991 – Gulf War: An Iraqi scud missile hits a US military barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, killing 28 reservists from Pennsylvania.
  • 1981 – Adolfo Suarez leaves office as Prime Minister of Spain.
  • 2015 - Avalanches in Northeastern Afghanistan kill 310 people.
  • 1968 – South Korean troops kill 135 people in Vietnam.
  • 1994 – In the West Bank town of Hebron, Baruch Goldstein kills 29 Palestinian worshippers, before being killed.
  • 2001 - Pedro Pires is elected President of the Cape Verde Islands.
  • 2010 – Viktor Yanukovych becomes President of Ukraine, succeeding Viktor Yushchenko.
  • 2001 - Non-reformed Communists win the election in Moldova.
  • 2009 – Bangladeshi Border Guards kill 74 people in Dhaka, including 57 army officers and family.
  • 1990 - Violeta Chamorro is elected President of Nicaragua, defeating Daniel Ortega.
  • 2009 – Turkish Airlines Flight 1951 crashes near Amsterdam, killing 9 people.
  • 1956 – Nikita Krushchev denounces the cult of personality of Joseph Stalin.
  • 1964 – Cassius Clay, later known as Muhammad Ali, becomes heavyweight boxing champion, defeating Sonny Liston.
  • 1975 - Muhammad Abdullah becomes Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • 1954 – Gamal Abdel Nasser becomes President of Egypt.
  • 1980 – Surinames government is overthrown in a coup in the capital city Paramaribo.
  • 1992 – Khojaly Massacre: Armenian forces kill 613 Azerbaijani civilians in Nagorno Karabakh.
  • 1991 - End of the Warsaw Pact.
  • 1983 – The Statute of Autonomy for the Canary Islands is approved.
  • 1997 - Yi Han-yong, a North Korean defector, is murdered by unidentified assailants in Bundang, South Korea.
  • 1995 - The first Screen Actors Guild Awards are given in Los Angeles, California.
  • 1951 – The first Pan American Games are held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • 1986 – People Power Revolution: In the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos is forced to resign after a rule of over 20 years. Corazon Aquino becomes President, the first Asian woman in that position.
  • 1969 - In Prague, Jan Zajic sets himself on fire in an act of protest against the Communist government. He dies of his injuries.
  • 2018 - The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, end.
                                     

1.1. Births Up to 1900

  • 1708 - Felix Benda, Bohemian composer and organist d. 1768
  • 1856 - Karl Gotthard Lamprecht, German historian d. 1915
  • 1871 – Lesya Ukrainka, Ukrainian writer and poet d. 1913
  • 1883 - Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone d. 1981
  • 1728 - John Wood, the Younger, English architect d. 1782
  • 1848 - William II of Wurttemberg d. 1921
  • 1682 - Giovanni Battista Morgagni, Italian anatomist d. 1771
  • 1865 - Andranik Ozanian, Armenian general, rebel leader and activist d. 1923
  • 1885 – Princess Alice of Battenberg d. 1969
  • 1890 – Vyacheslav Molotov, Soviet politician d. 1986
  • 1894 - Meher Baba, Indian spiritual figure d. 1969
  • 1752 – John Graves Simcoe, British territorial governor of Upper Canada d. 1806
  • 1889 - Homer S. Ferguson, United States Senator for Michigan d. 1982
  • 1398 – Emperor Xuande of China d. 1435
  • 1727 - Armand-Louis Couperin, French composer d. 1789
  • 1866 - Benedetto Croce, Italian philosopher, humanist, historian and politician d. 1952
  • 1845 – George Reid, 4th Prime Minister of Australia d. 1918
  • 1778 – Jose de San Martin, Argentine independence leader, hero in many South American countries d. 1850
  • 1643 – Ahmed II, Ottoman Sultan d. 1695
  • 1591 – Friedrich von Spee, German writer d. 1635
  • 1881 - Alexei Rykov, Soviet politician d. 1938
  • 1651 - Johann Philipp Krieger, German baroque composer and organist d. 1725
  • 1881 - William Z. Foster, American labour organiser and politician d. 1961
  • 1812 - Carl Christian Hall, Danish statesman d. 1888
  • 1755 - François Rene Mallarme, French lawyer and politician d. 1835
  • 1841 – Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French impressionist painter d. 1919
  • 1857 - Robert Bond, 1st Prime Minister of Newfoundland d. 1927
  • 1714 – Rene Nicolas Charles Augustin de Maupeou, French chancellor d. 1792
  • 1707 – Carlo Goldoni, Italian writer d. 1793
  • 1842 – Karl May, German writer d. 1912
  • 1873 – Enrico Caruso, Italian tenor d. 1921
  • 1859 - John Burke, Governor of North Dakota d. 1937
  • 1833 – John St. John, Governor of Kansas d. 1916
  • 1337 - Wenceslaus I, Duke of Luxembourg d. 1383
  • 1861 – Rudolf Steiner, Austrian philosopher and educator d. 1925
  • 1888 – John Foster Dulles, 52nd United States Secretary of State d. 1959
  • 1816 - Giovanni Morelli, Italian art critic and political figure d. 1891
  • 1552 - Magdalene of Lippe d. 1587
  • 1890 – Myra Hess, English pianist d. 1965
                                     

1.2. Births 1901 – 1950

  • 1946 - Jan Groth, Norwegian singer and keyboardist d. 2014
  • 1929 - Tommy Newsom, American bandleader d. 2007
  • 1921 – Pierre Laporte, Canadian statesman d. 1970
  • 1928 – Larry Gelbart, American screenwriter d. 2009
  • 1918 – Bobby Riggs, American tennis player d. 1995
  • 1932 – Tony Brooks, British racing driver
  • 1913 – Jim Backus, American actor d. 1989
  • 1936 - Jorge Jacobson, Argentine journalist and writer d. 2014
  • 1947 – Lee Evans, American athlete
  • 1946 - Elkie Brooks, British singer
  • 1903 - King Clancy, Canadian ice hockey player d. 1986
  • 1902 - Virginio Rosetta, Italian footballer d. 1975
  • 1906 - Boris Papandopulo, Croatia composer and conductor d. 1991
  • 1950 - Francisco Fernandez Ochoa, Spanish alpine skier d. 2006
  • 1910 - Millicent Fenwick, American politician d. 1992
  • 1943 – George Harrison, English songwriter, guitarist and member of the Beatles d. 2001
  • 1947 - Doug Yule, American musician
  • 1937 – Bob Schieffer, American broadcast journalist
  • 1918 - Barney Ewell, American runner d. 1996
  • 1937 – Tom Courtenay, British actor
  • 1950 - Neil Jordan, Irish movie director, screenwriter and novelist
  • 1922 - Molly Bobak, Canadian writer, painter and printmaker d. 2014
  • 1950 – Nestor Kirchner, President of Argentina d. 2010
  • 1943 - Boediono, 11th Vice President of Indonesia
  • 1919 - Monte Irvin, American baseball player d. 2016
  • 1901 – Zeppo Marx, American actor d. 1979
  • 1927 - Ralph Stanley, American singer d. 2016
  • 1943 – Wilson da Silva Piazza, Brazilian footballer
  • 1906 - Domingo Ortega, Spanish matador d. 1988
  • 1919 - Karl H. Pribram, Austrian-American professor d. 2015
  • 1947 - Marc Sautet, French writer, teacher, and philosopher d. 1998
  • 1935 – Sally Jessy Raphael, American talk show host
  • 1946 - Jean Todt, French Formula One executive
  • 1940 – Ron Santo, American baseball player d. 2010
  • 1924 - Hugh Huxley, British biologist
  • 1947 - Giuseppe Betori, Archbishop of Florence
  • 1913 - Gert Frobe, American actor d. 1988
  • 1938 - Malcolm Tierney, British actor d. 2014
  • 1917 – Anthony Burgess, English writer d. 1993
  • 1920 - Sun Myung Moon, Korean religious leader d. 2012
  • 1927 - Dick Jones, American actor d. 2014
  • 1941 - Pierluigi Cera, Italian footballer
  • 1930 - Wendy Beckett, British nun, historian and broadcaster
                                     

1.3. Births 1951 – 1975

  • 1962 - Birgit Fischer, German kayaker
  • 1964 - Luigi Troiani, Italian rugby player
  • 1967 - Jonathan Freedland, British journalist and writer
  • 1958 – Kurt Rambis, American basketball player
  • 1964 – Lee Evans, British comedian
  • 1967 – Ed Balls, British politician
  • 1974 - Kevin Skinner, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1953 – Jose Maria Aznar, Spanish politician, former Prime Minister of Spain
  • 1975 - Naga Munchetty, British television news presenter
  • 1971 - Christien Anholt, British actor
  • 1965 - Veronica Webb, American supermodel and actress
  • 1953 - Kim Yeong-cheol, South Korean actor
  • 1973 – Julio Iglesias, Jr., Spanish singer
  • 1971 - Sean OHaire, American professional wrestler, mixed martial artist and kick boxer d. 2014
  • 1956 - Andres Ammas, Estonian politician d. 2018
  • 1957 - Chuck Strahl, Canadian politician
  • 1959 - Mike Peters, Welsh singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1951 – Don Quarrie, Jamaican runner
  • 1965 - Sylvie Guillem, French ballet dancer
  • 1952 - Joey Dunlop, British motorcycle racer d. 2000
  • 1958 - Kevin Gray, American actor
  • 1965 - Carrot Top, American comedian
  • 1971 – Sean Astin, American actor
  • 1961 - Chris Pitman, American keyboardist
  • 1975 – Chelsea Handler, American comedienne and actress
  • 1954 - Gerardo Pelusso, Uruguayan football manager
  • 1955 – Camille Theriault, Canadian politician, 29th Premier of New Brunswick


                                     

1.4. Births From 1976

  • 1977 - Sarah Jezebel Deva, English singer-songwriter
  • 1987 - Justin Abdelkader, American ice hockey player
  • 1984 – Craig Mackail-Smith, British footballer
  • 1981 – Park Ji-Sung, South Korean footballer
  • 1987 - Mevlut Erdinc, Turkish footballer
  • 1992 - Max Aaron, American figure skater
  • 1995 - Francesca Michielin, Italian singer
  • 1990 - Alejandra Andreu, Spanish model
  • 1990 - Younes Belhanda, Moroccan footballer
  • 1978 - Yazid Mansouri, Algerian footballer
  • 1982 - Maria Kanellis, American professional wrestler
  • 1993 - Christina Kirkman, American actress
  • 1998 – Brendon Baerg, American actor
  • 1994 - Eugenie Bouchard, Canadian tennis player
  • 1976 - Rashida Jones, American actress
  • 1983 – Eduardo da Silva, Brazilian-Croatian footballer
  • 1989 - Kana Hanazawa, Japanese voice actress
  • 1982 - Flavia Pennetta, Italian tennis player
  • 1978 - Yuji Nakazawa, Japanese footballer
  • 1981 – Shahid Kapoor, Indian actor
  • 1982 – Chris Baird, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1986 - Jameela Jamil, British television and radio presenter
  • 1984 - Xing Huina, Chinese athlete
  • 1986 - James Phelps, British actor
  • 1988 - Luca Di Matteo, Italian footballer
  • 1986 - Oliver Phelps, British actor
  • 1997 – Isabelle Fuhrman, American actress
  • 1982 - Bert McCracken, American musician
  • 1985 – Joakim Noah, American basketball player
                                     

2.1. Deaths Up to 1900

  • 1894 - Steele MacKaye, American playwright, actor and inventor b. 1842
  • 1682 - Alessandro Stradella, Italian composer b. 1639
  • 1553 - Hirate Masahide, Japanese diplomat b. 1492
  • 1495 - Sultan Cem, pretender to the throne of the Ottoman Empire b. 1459
  • 1899 – Paul Julius Reuter, German journalist b. 1816
  • 1655 – Daniel Heinsius, Flemish scholar b. 1580
  • 1643 - Marco da Gagliano, Italian composer b. 1582
  • 1713 – King Frederick I of Prussia b. 1657
  • 1852 – Thomas Moore, Irish poet b. 1779
  • 1841 - Philip Pendleton Barbour, American politician b. 1783
  • 1865 - Otto Ludwig, German writer b. 1813
  • 1601 - Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, English politician b. 1566
  • 1831 – Friedrich Maximilian Klinger, German writer b. 1752
  • 1547 - Vittoria Colonna, Italian poet b. 1492
  • 1850 – Daoguang, Emperor of China b. 1782
  • 1864 – Anna Harrison, shortest-serving First Lady of the United States b. 1775
  • 1877 - Jang Bahadur Rana, Nepalese ruler b. 1816
  • 1819 - Francisco Manoel de Nascimento, Portuguese poet b. 1734
  • 1246 – Dafydd ap Llywelyn, King of Gwynedd
  • 1634 – Albrecht von Wallenstein, Austrian general b. 1583
  • 1558 – Eleanor of Austria, Queen of Portugal and France b. 1498
  • 1822 - William Pinkney, American statesman and diplomat b. 1764
  • 1723 – Christopher Wren, English architect b. 1632
  • 1715 - Pu Songling, Chinese writer b. 1640
                                     

2.2. Deaths 1901 – 2000

  • 1950 – George Minot, American physician b. 1885
  • 1983 – Tennessee Williams, American playwright b. 1911
  • 1970 – Mark Rothko, Latvian-American painter b. 1903
  • 1997 - Cal Abrams, American baseball player b. 1924
  • 1971 – Theodor Svedberg, Swedish chemist b. 1884
  • 1969 - Jan Zajic, Czechoslovakian student b. 1950
  • 1912 – Guillaume IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg b. 1852
  • 1975 – Elijah Muhammad, American Muslim leader, Nation of Islam b. 1897
  • 1964 - Alexander Archipenko, Ukrainian artist and sculptor b. 1887
  • 1957 – Bugs Moran, American gangster b. 1893
  • 1964 - Kenneth Lee Spencer, American opera singer and actor b. 1913
  • 1994 – Baruch Goldstein, Israeli army officer b. 1956
  • 1953 - Sergei Winogradsky, Russian scientist b. 1856
  • 1993 - Eddie Constantine, American-born actor and singer b. 1917
  • 1997 - Yi Han-yong, North Korean defector
  • 1945 - Mario de Andrade, Brazilian writer and photographer b. 1893
  • 1999 – Glenn T. Seaborg, American chemist b. 1912
  • 1922 - Henri Desire Landru, French serial killer b. 1869


                                     

2.3. Deaths From 2001

  • 2014 - Paco de Lucia, Spanish flamenco guitarist, composer and producer b. 1947
  • 2012 – Louisiana Red, American blues musician b. 1932
  • 2003 – Alberto Sordi, Italian actor b. 1920
  • 2017 - Hassan Al-Jundi, Moroccan actor b. 1939
  • 2017 - Neil Fingleton, English basketball player and actor b. 1980
  • 2016 - François Dupeyron, French movie director and screenwriter b. 1950
  • 2014 - Mario Coluna, Brazilian footballer b. 1935
  • 2016 - Tony Burton, American actor b. 1937
  • 2012 – Erland Josephson, Swedish actor b. 1923
  • 2017 - Bill Paxton, American actor b. 1955
  • 2018 - Ainsley Gotto, Australian political staffer and interior designer b. 1946
  • 2005 - Edward Patten, American singer b. 1939
  • 2001 – Sir Donald Bradman, Australian cricketer b. 1908
  • 2013 - C. Everett Koop, American politician and spokesperson b. 1916
  • 2016 - Jim Clark, English movie editor b. 1931
  • 2012 – Maurice Andre, French classical trumpeter b. 1933
  • 2017 - Jack Pope, American judge, attorney and author b. 1913
  • 2015 - Terry Gill, Australian actor b. 1939
  • 2017 - Toshio Nakanishi, Japanese musician b. 1956
  • 2009 – Philip Jose Farmer, American writer b. 1918
  • 2004 - Donald Hings, Canadian inventor b. 1907
  • 2014 - Chokwe Lumumba, American politician, Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi b. 1947
  • 2015 - Eugenie Clark, American zoologist and professor b. 1922
  • 2013 - Ray OConnor, 22nd Premier of Western Australia b. 1926
  • 2017 - Boaz Vaadia, Israeli-born American sculptor b. 1951
  • 2016 - Alfred E. Mann, American entrepreneur and philanthropist b. 1925
  • 2015 - Marian Szeja, Polish footballer b. 1941
  • 2012 – Red Holloway, American jazz saxophonist b. 1927
  • 2005 - Leo Labine, Canadian ice hockey player b. 1931
  • 2005 - Peter Benenson, English founder of Amnesty International b. 1921
                                     

3. Observances

  • National Day Kuwait
  • People Power Day Philippines
  • Memorial Day for Victims of the Communist dictatorships Hungary
  • Soviet Occupation Day Republic of Georgia
                                     
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