Saturday, February 25, 2012
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
The Special Court for Sierra Leone convicts three Revolutionary United Front commanders of war crimes and crimes against humanity during an 11-year civil war. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7910841.stm
Monday, February 25, 2008
Wednesday, February 25, 2004
Guantanamo Bay: The Pentagon announces that the first charges are to be filed against two of the six hundred detainees of the detention c, but human rights groups have had their request to observe the military tribunals turned down. The defendants are named as Ali Hamza Ahmad Sulayman al-Bahlul and Ibrahim Ahmed Mahmoud al Qosi, both alleged to be Al-Qaeda members and charged with conspiracy to commit war crimes. //news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/3518653.stm
(BBC) The Pentagon also confirms that even if cleared by the tribunals, the defendants may still not be released. //news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/3487958.stm
Sunday, February 25, 1996
Two suicide bombs in Israel kill 25 and injure 80 Hamas
Saturday, February 25, 1995
Friday, February 25, 1994
Tuesday, February 25, 1992
Monday, February 25, 1991
Gulf War: Part of an Iraqi Scud missile
hits an American military barracks in Dhahran
, Saudi Arabia, killing 29 and injuring 99 U.S. soldiers. It is the single-most devastating attack on U.S. forces during that war.
Wednesday, February 25, 1987
Thursday, February 25, 1982
The European Court of Human Rights
rules that teachers who cane, belt or tase children against the wishes of their parents are in breach of the Human Rights Convention.
Monday, February 25, 1980
The "Voyager 1" probe confirms the existence of Janus, a moon of Saturn.
ousts the government of Henck Arron
leaders Desi Bouterse and Roy Horb replace it with a National Military Council.
Sunday, February 25, 1968
Vietnam War: Ha My massacre.
Tuesday, February 25, 1964
Muhammad Ali beats Sonny Liston in Miami Beach, Florida, and is crowned the heavyweight chion of the world.
Saturday, February 25, 1961
The last public trams in Sydney, Australia, cease operation, bringing to an end the Southern Hemisphere's largest tramway network.
Tuesday, February 25, 1958
Saturday, February 25, 1956
Nikita Khrushchev attacks the veneration of Joseph Stalin as a cult of personality.
Thursday, February 25, 1954
U.S. officials announce that a hydrogen bomb test (Castle Bravo) has been conducted on Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.
Wednesday, February 25, 1953
Monday, February 25, 1952
Parícutin active volcano in Michoacán
, west central Mexico ceases its discontinuous eruption after spewing forth a gigaton of lava and burying San Juan Parangaricutiro
Wednesday, February 25, 1948
The Communist Party seizes control of Czechoslovakia, a day celebrated by that regime as Victorious February (Czech:"Vítězný únor" Slovak:"Víťazný Február") until November 1989.
Wednesday, February 25, 1942
The 14th Academy Awards ceremony is held in Los Angeles How Green Was My Valley wins Best Picture.
The worst coal dust
explosion to date, in Honkeiko, China, claims 1,549 lives.
Battle of Los Angeles
: Over 1,400 AA shells are fired at an unidentified, slow-moving object in the skies over Los Angeles. The appearance of the object triggers an immediate wartime blackout over most of Southern California
, with thousands of air raid wardens being deployed throughout the city. In total there are 6 deaths. Despite the several hour barrage no planes are downed.
Tuesday, February 25, 1941
Saturday, February 25, 1928
In California, the St. Francis Dam north of Los Angeles fails, killing 600.
Thursday, February 25, 1926
Francisco Franco becomes General of Spain.
Wednesday, February 25, 1925
Saturday, February 25, 1922
Tuesday, February 25, 1919
Oregon places a one cent per US gallon (0.26¢/liter) tax on gasoline, becoming the first U.S. state to levy a gasoline tax.
Saturday, February 25, 1899
In an accident at Grove Hill, Harrow, London
, England, Edwin Sewell becomes the world's first driver of a petrol-driven vehicle to be killed his passenger, Maj. James Richer, dies of injuries three days later.
Thursday, February 25, 1875
The majority of the Yavapai (Wipukyipai) and Tonto Apache (Dil Zhéé) tribes are forced by the U.S. Cavalry under command of Brigadier General George Crook to walk at gunpoint from the Arizona's Verde Valley, to the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation, 180 miles to the southeast. The two tribes are not allowed to return to the Verde Valley until 1900.
Friday, February 25, 1870
Hiram Rhodes Revels, a Republican from Mississippi, is sworn into the United States Senate, becoming the first African American ever to sit in the U.S. Congress.
Thursday, February 25, 1864
American Civil War: The first Northern prisoners arrive at the Confederate prison at Andersonville, Georgia
(the 500 prisoners had left Richmond, Virginia seven days before).
Wednesday, February 25, 1852
Saturday, February 25, 1843
Saturday, February 25, 1837
The city of Chicago is incorporated.
Thursday, February 25, 1836
Samuel Colt receives a United States patent for the Colt revolver, the first revolving barrel multishot firearm.
A Convention of 57 delegates from Texas communities gathers in Washington-on-the-Brazos, Texas, to deliberate independence from Mexico.
Antonio García Gutiérrez's play "El Trovador" is performed for the first time in Madrid, Spain.
Saturday, February 25, 1809
Friday, February 25, 1803
Saturday, February 25, 1797
Monday, February 25, 1793
George Washington holds the first Cabinet meeting as President of the United States.
Monday, February 25, 1754
Guatemalan Sergeant Major Melchor de Mencos y Varón departs the city of Santiago de los Caballeros de Guatemala with an infantry battalion, to fight British pirates that reportedly disembarked on the coasts of Petén (today Belize) and were sacking the nearby towns.//www.inforpressca.com/melchordemencos/historia.php
Historia del Municipio de Melchor de Mencos, Petén!
Saturday, February 25, 1713
Saturday, February 25, 1623
Tuesday, February 25, 1603
Sunday, February 25, 1601
Spring ndash Possible first performance of William Shakespeare
's tragedy "Hamlet
".ref name=CBH Scholars date its writing as between 1599 and 1601.
Wednesday, February 15, 1570 (Julianian calendar)
Pope Pius V excommunicates Queen Elizabeth I of England with the bull "Regnans in Excelsis".
Tuesday, February 15, 1536 (Julianian calendar)
Friday, February 23, 529 (Julianian calendar)
Sunday, February 23, 520 (Julianian calendar)
Epiphanius is elected patriarch of Constantinople by the Byzantine emperor Justin I.
Wednesday, February 24, 493 (Julianian calendar)
, brother of Odoacer, is killed during the siege of Ravenna by archer
s while seeking refuge in a church.
after a 3-year siege
and agrees to a mediated peace with Theodoric the Great
. He steadily consolidates his rule and provides security for the local population. His achievement is to manage the transformation of Italy
from being the center of a fractured Roman Empire to a successful and independent Ostrogothic Kingdom
.The End of Empire (p. 275). Christopher Kelly, 2009. ISBN 978-0-393-33849-2
Tuesday, February 26, 138 (Julianian calendar)