Saturday February 25 2017
Historical events of February 25
1976The U.S. Supreme Court rules that states may ban the hiring of illegal aliens.
1956Stalin is secretly disavowed by Khrushchev at a party congress for promoting the "cult of the individual."
1952French colonial forces evacuate Hoa Binh in Indochina.
1944U.S. forces destroy 135 Japanese planes in Marianas and Guam.
1943U.S. troops retake the Kasserine Pass in Tunisia, where they had been defeated five days before.
1928Bell Labs introduces a new device to end the fluttering of the television image.
1926Poland demands a permanent seat on the League of Nations council.
1919Oregon introduces the first state tax on gasoline at one cent per gallon, to be used for road construction.
1917Anthony Burgess, English writer (A Clockwork Orange).
1913The 16th Amendment to the constitution is adopted, setting the legal basis for the income tax.
1910The Dalai Lama flees from the Chinese and takes refuge in India.
1905Adele Davis, nutritionist.
1904J.M. Synge's play Riders to the Sea opens in Dublin.
1895Rudolf von Eschwege, German fighter ace in World War I. .
1894Meher Baba, spiritual leader.
1888John Foster Dulles, Secretary of State to President Eisenhower.
1873Enrico Caruso, Italian opera tenor.
1865General Joseph E. Johnston replaces John Bell Hood as Commander of the Confederate Army of Tennessee.
1862Confederate troops abandon Nashville, Tennessee, in the face of Grant's advance. The ironclad Monitor is commissioned at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
1856Charles Lang Freer, U.S. art collector.
1841Pierre Auguste Renoir, French painter and founder of the French Impressionist movement.
1836Samuel Colt patents the first revolving cylinder multi-shot firearm.
1831The Polish army halts the Russian advance into their country at the Battle of Grochow.
1815Napoleon leaves his exile on the island of Elba, returning to France.
1804Thomas Jefferson is nominated for president at the Democratic-Republican caucus.
1791President George Washington sign a bill creating the Bank of the United States.
1781American General Nathaniel Greene crosses the Dan River on his way to attack Cornwallis.
1779The British surrender the Illinois country to George Rogers Clark at Vincennes.
1642Dutch settlers slaughter lower Hudson Valley Indians in New Netherland, North America, who sought refuge from Mohawk attackers.
1601Robert Devereux, the second Earl of Essex and former favorite of Elizabeth I, is beheaded in the Tower of London for high treason.
1570Pope Pius V issues the bull Regnans in Excelsis which excommunicates Queen Elizabeth of England.
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