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Importance of 25th February in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 25th February special in the world history.

1999
Death of Glenn T. Seaborg, American nuclear chemist, won the Nobel Prize for identifying and isolating elements heavier than uranium
United States
1983
Death of Tennessee Williams, American playwright
United States
1964
Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) beats Sonny Liston
United States
1957
Death of Bugs Moran, American gangster who popularised the drive-by shooting.
United States
1939
WWII: The first Anderson air-raid shelters were delivered to households in Islington, north London, in anticipation of German bombing
Great Britain
1933
Launch of USS Ranger, the first aircraft carrier
United States
1922
Death of French serial killer Henri Désiré Landru, executed by guillotine.
France
1919
Oregon began taxing gasoline (petrol) the first US state to do so. The proceeds were used to fund a road-building programme
United States
1917
Birth of Anthony Burgess, English writer.
Great Britain
1914
Death of Sir John Tenniel, illustrator who drew the pictures for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.
Great Britain
1914
Birth of John Arlott, cricket commentator.
Great Britain
1908
Birth of Frank G. Slaughter, American novelist
United States
1890
Birth of Dame Myra Hess, British pianist.
Great Britain
1836
Samuel Colt patented the 'revolver'
United States
1723
Death of Sir Christopher Wren, English architect.
Great Britain
1570
Pope Pius V issued the papal bull 'Regnans in Excelsis' to excommunicate Elizabeth I and her followers in the Church of England
Italy
1336
One of the largest mass suicides in history when the 4,000 defenders and residents of Pilenai destroyed their possessions and killed themselves rather than surrender.
1308
Coronation of King Edward II of England
Great Britain
1304
Birth of Ibn Battuta, the greatest traveller of the medieval world whose journeying he recorded in his book 'Rihla' (Journey).
Morocco
1246
Death of Dafydd ap Llywelyn, Welsh king.
Great Britain
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