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  • Wolmaransstad, South Africa
    Monday Feb 25, 1901

    Second Boer War

    Koos De La Rey attacked a British column under Lieutenant-Colonel S. B. von Donop at Ysterspruit near Wolmaransstad

    Wolmaransstad, South Africa
    Monday Feb 25, 1901

    On 25 February, Koos De La Rey attacked a British column under Lieutenant-Colonel S. B. von Donop at Ysterspruit near Wolmaransstad. De La Rey succeeded in capturing many men and a large amount of ammunition. The Boer attacks prompted General Methuen, the British second-in-command after Lord Kitchener, to move his column from Vryburg to Klerksdorp to deal with De La Rey.




  • Turkey (then Ottoman Empire)
    Thursday Feb 25, 1915

    Armenian Genocide

    Directive 8682

    Turkey (then Ottoman Empire)
    Thursday Feb 25, 1915

    On 25 February 1915, the Ottoman General Staff released the War Minister Enver Pasha's Directive 8682 on "Increased security and precautions" to all military units calling for the removal of all ethnic Armenians serving in the Ottoman forces from their posts and for their demobilization. They were assigned to the unarmed Labor battalions. The directive accused the Armenian Patriarchate of releasing State secrets to the Russians. Enver Pasha explained this decision as "out of fear that they would collaborate with the Russians".




  • Prague, Czechia (Then Czechoslovakia)
    Wednesday Feb 25, 1948

    1948 Czechoslovak coup d'état

    Beneš Capitulated

    Prague, Czechia (Then Czechoslovakia)
    Wednesday Feb 25, 1948

    On 25 February 1948, Beneš, fearful of civil war and Soviet intervention, capitulated. He accepted the resignations of the non-Communist ministers and appointed a new government in accordance with KSČ (Communist Party of Czechoslovakia) demands.




  • North Korea
    Monday Feb 25, 1952

    Neil Armstrong

    Armstrong's regular Commission was terminated

    North Korea
    Monday Feb 25, 1952

    Armstrong's regular commission was terminated on February 25, 1952, and he became an ensign in the United States Navy Reserve. On completion of his combat tour with Essex, he was assigned to a transport squadron, VR-32, in May 1952.




  • Algeria
    Monday Feb 25, 1957

    Algerian War

    Colonel Trinqier's intelligence sources located Ben M'hidi who was captured

    Algeria
    Monday Feb 25, 1957

    On 25 February Colonel Trinqier's intelligence sources located Ben M'hidi who was captured in his pyjamas by Paras at Rue Claude-Debussy.




  • Miami Beach, U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 25, 1964

    Muhammad Ali Clay

    First fight Vs Linston

    Miami Beach, U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 25, 1964

    By late 1963, Clay had become the top contender for Sonny Liston's title. The fight was set for February 25, 1964, in Miami Beach. Liston was an intimidating personality, a dominating fighter with a criminal past and ties to the mob. Based on Clay's uninspired performance against Jones and Cooper in his previous two fights, and Liston's destruction of former heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson in two first-round knock outs, Clay was a 7–1 underdog.




  • Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    Monday Feb 25, 1991

    Gulf War

    Scud missile hit a US Army barracks

    Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    Monday Feb 25, 1991

    On 25 February 1991, a Scud missile hit a US Army barracks of the 14th Quartermaster Detachment, out of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, stationed in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, killing 28 soldiers and injuring over 100.


  • Swoyersville, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Friday Feb 25, 1994

    Russell Bufalino

    Death

    Swoyersville, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Friday Feb 25, 1994

    On February 25, 1994, Bufalino died of natural causes at Nesbitt Memorial Hospital in Kingston, Pennsylvania, aged 90. He is buried in Denison Cemetery in Swoyersville, Pennsylvania.


  • Palm Desert Marriott Ballroom, Palm Desert, California, U.S.
    Saturday Feb 25, 1995

    Frank Sinatra

    Sinatra sang For The Very Last Time

    Palm Desert Marriott Ballroom, Palm Desert, California, U.S.
    Saturday Feb 25, 1995

    Sinatra sang for the very last time on February 25, 1995, before a live audience of 1200 select guests at the Palm Desert Marriott Ballroom, on the closing night of the Frank Sinatra Desert Classic golf tournament.


  • Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 25, 2001

    Dwayne Johnson

    No Way Out (2001)

    Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 25, 2001

    In 2001, The Rock continued to feud with Angle over the WWF Championship, culminating at No Way Out in February, where he pinned Angle to win the WWF Championship for a sixth time.


  • Taipei, Taiwan
    Tuesday Feb 25, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    Spreading though Taiwan

    Taipei, Taiwan
    Tuesday Feb 25, 2003

    On February 25, a businessman who had travelled in Hong Kong and the Guangdong Province returned home to Taipei. This marked the beginning of the outbreak on Taiwan.


  • U.S.
    Monday Feb 25, 2008

    Visa Inc.

    Visa announced it would go ahead with an IPO of half its shares

    U.S.
    Monday Feb 25, 2008

    On February 25, 2008, Visa announced it would go ahead with an IPO of half its shares.


  • Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Thursday Feb 25, 2010

    Shaquille O'Neal

    Severe right thumb injury

    Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Thursday Feb 25, 2010

    On February 25, 2010, O'Neal suffered a severe right thumb injury while attempting to go up for a shot against Glen Davis of the Boston Celtics.


  • Wales, England, U.K.
    Friday Feb 25, 2011

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

    Formally Introduced

    Wales, England, U.K.
    Friday Feb 25, 2011

    On 24 February 2011, Middleton was formally introduced to public life two months before the wedding, when she and Prince William attended a lifeboat-naming ceremony in Trearddur, Anglesey, in North Wales.


  • Czech Republic
    Monday Feb 25, 2013

    IKEA

    The Company Removed The Swedish Meatballs From Stores' Shelves

    Czech Republic
    Monday Feb 25, 2013

    In February 2013, IKEA announced it had pulled 17,000 portions of Swedish meatballs containing beef and pork from stores in Europe after testing in the Czech Republic found traces of horsemeat in the product. The company removed the Swedish meatballs from stores' shelves on 25 February 2013, but only made the announcement public after Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet uncovered what happened.


  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Tuesday Feb 25, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    The WHO declaration

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Tuesday Feb 25, 2020

    On 25 February, the WHO declared that "the world should do more to prepare for a possible coronavirus pandemic," stating that while it was still too early to call it a pandemic, countries should nonetheless be "in a phase of preparedness." In response to a developing case of the outbreak of the coronavirus in Iran, the WHO has sent a Joint Mission Team there on the same day to assess the situation in the country.


  • San Fiorano
    Tuesday Feb 25, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Italian Deaths

    San Fiorano
    Tuesday Feb 25, 2020

    On 25 February, an 84-year-old man from Nembro, a 91-year-old man from San Fiorano and an 83-year-old woman from Codogno died due to complications from the infections.


  • Japan
    Tuesday Feb 25, 2020

    Netflix

    Japanese anime project

    Japan
    Tuesday Feb 25, 2020

    On February 25, 2020, Netflix formed partnerships with six Japanese creators to produce an original Japanese anime project. This partnership include manga creator group CLAMP, mangaka Shin Kibayashi, mangaka Yasuo Ohtagaki, novelist and film director Otsuichi, novelist Tow Ubutaka, and manga creator Mari Yamazaki.


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