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February 25: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

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Facts & Historic Events That Happened on February 25

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February 25th is the day we officially celebrate Clam Chowder Day and Chocolate Covered Nut Day.

Welcome to day 56 of 366! There are 310 days remaining in 2024.

To get you inspired there were many events that happened on this day including new inventions, new music and new sports world record. February the 25th is certainly a day to celebrate.

Did you know that on this day in 1862, US paper money was first introduced into circulation? This was via the Legal Tender Act to help finance the Civil War.

Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about February 25th in history!

Events

What memorable events happened on February 25 in history? Keep reading to find out!

2024

Algeria officially inaugurated the Grand Mosque of Algiers, the world’s third-largest mosque.

OTD in 2024: Algeria officially inaugurated the Grand Mosque of Algiers

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune officially opened the new mosque. It can hold as many as 120,000 people and features an 869-foot (265-meter) minaret – the tallest in the world!

2023

Gabriella Gerhardt set a Guinness World Record for the largest four-leaf clover collection, with a total of 118,791 clovers.

2021

Hasbro announced that their Mr. Potato Head brand was changing its name to be gender inclusive.

The names of long-standing Potato Head toys, Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head, remained unchanged. Instead, the brand changed from Mr. Potato Head to just Potato Head.

2020

Rihanna received a Guinness World Record for being the most tracked artist on Songkick, with 3,867,117 followers.

2015

Madonna fell on stage while performing “Living For Love.”

OTD in 2015: Madonna fell on stage while performing "Living For Love."

During the act, she was wearing a tight Armani cape and fell backward down a flight of stairs. But Madonna being Madonna, dusted herself off and got on with the show!

2000

Amazon opened its first Amazon Go Grocery store in Seattle, Washington.

1986

Corazon Aquino was elected as the first female president of the Philippines.

1972

The band “Wing’s” debut single “Give Ireland Back to the Irish” was released by Apple Records.

The song was written by Paul McCartney and his wife, Linda McCartney.

1969

George Harrison from The Beatles started recording three solo songs from their Abbey Road album at the EMI studio, Abbey Road, London.

1969

NASA’s Mariner 6 space probe successfully launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

OTD in 1969: NASA’s Mariner 6 space probe successfully launched from Cape Canaveral

Data from Mariner 6’s launch was used to ensure the success of the Mariner 7, which joined the Mariner 6 in space a month later. The pair of probes made their way to Mars to complete the first dual spacecraft mission to Mars. The Mariner 6 and 7 missions collected data and photographed about 20% of Mars’ surface.

1913

The 16th Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified.

The 16th Amendment established the right for Congress to impose a Federal Income Tax.

1901

J.P. Morgan incorporated the US Steel Corporation.

1862

US paper money was first introduced into circulation after the passing of the Legal Tender Act to help finance the Civil War.

OTD in 1862: US paper money was first introduced into circulation after the passing of the Legal Tender Act to help finance the Civil War.

1836

Showman P. T. Barnum showcased Joice Heth falsely claiming that she was a 161-year-old African American nanny to George Washington.

1836

Samuel Colt patented the multi-shot revolving cylinder gun.

OTD in 1836: Samuel Colt patented the multi-shot revolving cylinder gun.

The changes to the gun allowed for multiple shots to be fired without the need to reload bullets.

1793

George Washington held the first Cabinet meeting in his house in Mount Vernon.

Famous Births

Is today your birthday? If so, you share the same birthday with Case Walker. Here are a few other famous people born on this day.

2005

Noah Jupe

British

Actor

Noah Jupe

Age:

19 years old

Born In:

England, UK

2003

Case Walker

American

TikToker

Case Walker

Age:

21 years old

Born In:

New Mexico, USA

1943

George Harrison

English

Musician

George Harrison

Died On:

Nov 29, 2001 (Age 58)

Born In:

England, UK

1997

Isabelle Fuhrman

American

Actress

Isabelle Fuhrman

Age:

27 years old

Born In:

Washington D.C., USA

Quotes

Below you’ll find the most popular things people have said or written on this day throughout history.

1985

Only free men can negotiate. A prisoner cannot enter into contracts.

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

South African President

Special Holidays

If you’re looking to try something new today, here are some special holidays that might just give you an idea.

February 25: National Clam Chowder Day
United States

National Clam Chowder Day

Did you know that clam chowder dates back to the Native Americans in the 1800s? Today is Clam Chowder Day, and with dozens of different versions, why not have a taste-off with friends and family?

February 25: National Chocolate Covered Nut Day
United States

National Chocolate Covered Nut Day

Chocolate covered nuts have got to be one of the most guilt-free ways to enjoy a chocolatey treat; they’re so tasty but surprisingly healthy! So make sure you stop by the market today to pick up some for an afternoon snack.

THe Fact Site’s

Fun Fact Of The Day

The full Bible has been translated into over 3,000 languages. Among those include fictional languages like Elvish, Klingon, and Na’vi.

Birthday & Zodiac

People who were born on this day all share the Pisces zodiac sign.

Pisces is represented by the fish and is the twelfth sign in the zodiac. Anyone who was born between February 19 and March 20 falls into this astrological sign.

All those born in February have the Amethyst birthstone. Wearing this violet gem can help to reduce tension and stress. Amethyst symbolizes protection, safety, and protection against overall bad health.

If your birthday falls on this day, you would’ve likely been conceived around June 4th in the previous year.

A baby that is conceived on this day will be due around November 18th, 2024.

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