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Sunday 25 February 2018 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Kitano Baika-sai or "Plum Blossom Festival" (Kitano Tenman-gū Shrine, Kyoto, Japan)

Events

  • 2016 Three people are killed and fourteen others injured in a series of shootings in the small Kansas cities of Newton and Hesston.
  • 1991 – Gulf War: An Iraqi scud missile hits an American military barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia killing 28 U.S. Army Reservists from Pennsylvania.
  • 1987 – Southern Methodist University's football program is the first college football program to receive the death penalty by the NCAA's Committee on Infractions. It was revealed that athletic officials and school administrators had knowledge of a "slush fund" used to make illegal payments to the school's football players as far back as 1981.
  • 1986 – People Power Revolution: President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos flees the nation after 20 years of rule; Corazon Aquino becomes the Philippines' first woman president.
  • 1951 The first Pan American Games were officially opened in Buenos Aires, Argentina by President Juan Perón.
  • 1939 The first of 2 1⁄2 million Anderson air raid shelters appeared in North London.
  • 1933 The USS Ranger is launched. It is the first US Navy ship to be designed from the start of construction as an aircraft carrier.
  • 1928 Charles Jenkins Laboratories of Washington, D.C. becomes the first holder of a broadcast license for television from the Federal Radio Commission.
  • 1919 Oregon places a one cent per U.S. gallon tax on gasoline, becoming the first U.S. state to levy a gasoline tax.
  • 1912 – Marie-Adélaïde, the eldest of six daughters of Guillaume IV, becomes the first reigning Grand Duchess of Luxembourg.
  • 1901 J. P. Morgan incorporates the United States Steel Corporation.
  • 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.
  • 1866 Miners in Calaveras County, California, discover what is now called the Calaveras Skull human remains that supposedly indicated that man, mastodons, and elephants had co-existed.
  • 1836 – Samuel Colt is granted a United States patent for the Colt revolver.

Births

  • 1997 – Isabelle Fuhrman, American actress
  • 1992 – Joe Santagato, American comedian and YouTuber
  • 1992 – Max Aaron, American figure skater
  • 1991 – Tony Oller, American singer-songwriter and actor (MKTO)
  • 1989 – Jimmer Fredette, American basketball player
  • 1988 – Jimmy Monaghan, American-born Irish singer-songwriter and pianist
  • 1987 – Justin Abdelkader, American ice hockey player
  • 1986 – James Starks, American football player
  • 1985 – Joakim Noah, American basketball player
  • 1982 – Bert McCracken, American singer-songwriter
  • 1982 – Maria Kanellis, American professional wrestler for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
  • 1980 – Antonio Burks, American basketball player and coach
  • 1977 – Josh Wolff, American soccer player and manager
  • 1976 – Rashida Jones, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1976 – Samaki Walker, American basketball player
  • 1975 – Chelsea Handler, American comedian, author, and talk show host
  • 1974 – Kevin Skinner, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1971 – Dave Harris, American radio host and songwriter
  • 1971 – Sean Astin, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1971 – Sean O'Haire, American wrestler, mixed martial artist, and kick-boxer (d. 2014)
  • 1966 – Nancy O'Dell, American model and journalist
  • 1966 – Téa Leoni, American actress
  • 1965 – Brian Baker, American guitarist and songwriter
  • 1964 – Don Majkowski, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1963 – Paul O'Neill, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1961 – Davey Allison, American race car driver (d. 1993)
  • 1961 – Todd Blackledge, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1958 – Jeff Fisher, American football player and coach
  • 1958 – Kurt Rambis, American basketball player and coach
  • 1957 – Dennis Diken, American rock drummer and record producer
  • 1955 – Rodger McFarlane, American soldier, therapist, and activist (d. 2009)
  • 1954 – John Doe, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and actor
  • 1952 – Jerry Chamberlain, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1950 – Emitt Rhodes, American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and recording engineer
  • 1949 – Jack Handey, American author and screenwriter
  • 1949 – Ric Flair, American wrestler, manager, and trainer
  • 1947 – Doug Yule, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1947 – Lee Evans, American runner and coach
  • 1946 – Pete Wernick, American banjo player
  • 1944 – Matt Guokas, American basketball player and coach
  • 1943 – Jack Concannon, American football player and actor (d. 2005)
  • 1940 – Billy Packer, American sportscaster and author
  • 1940 – Ron Santo, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2010)
  • 1938 – Diane Baker, American actress
  • 1937 – Bob Schieffer, American journalist and author
  • 1935 – Sally Jessy Raphael, American journalist and talk show host
  • 1934 – David E. Jeremiah, American admiral (d. 2013)
  • 1934 – Tony Lema, American golfer (d. 1966)
  • 1932 – Faron Young, American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1996)
  • 1929 – Tommy Newsom, American saxophonist and bandleader (d. 2007)
  • 1928 – Larry Gelbart, American author and screenwriter (d. 2009)
  • 1928 – Richard G. Stern, American author and academic (d. 2013)
  • 1927 – Ralph Stanley, American singer and banjo player (d. 2016)
  • 1924 – Hugh Huxley, English-American biologist and academic (d. 2013)
  • 1921 – Andy Pafko, American baseball player and manager (d. 2013)
  • 1920 – Philip Habib, American academic and diplomat, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs (d. 1992)
  • 1920 – Sun Myung Moon, Messiah II, Korean religious leader, founded the Unification Church (d. 2012)
  • 1918 – Bobby Riggs, American tennis player (d. 1995)
  • 1913 – Jim Backus, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1989)
  • 1910 – Millicent Fenwick, American journalist and politician (d. 1992)
  • 1908 – Frank G. Slaughter, American physician and author (d. 2001)
  • 1906 – Mary Coyle Chase, American journalist and playwright (d. 1981)
  • 1905 – Perry Miller, American historian, author, and academic (d. 1963)
  • 1901 – Zeppo Marx, American comedian and agent (d. 1979)
  • 1889 – Homer S. Ferguson, American lawyer, politician, and diplomat, United States Ambassador to the Philippines (d. 1982)
  • 1888 – John Foster Dulles, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 52nd United States Secretary of State (d. 1959)
  • 1881 – William Z. Foster, American union leader and politician (d. 1961)
  • 1873 – Enrico Caruso, Italian-American tenor (d. 1921)
  • 1869 – Phoebus Levene, Russian-American biochemist and physician (d. 1940)
  • 1833 – John St. John, American lawyer and politician, 8th Governor of Kansas (d. 1916)
  • 1728 – John Wood, the Younger, English architect, designed the Royal Crescent (d. 1782)

Deaths

  • 2017 – Bill Paxton, American actor (b. 1955)
  • 2016 – Alfred E. Mann, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1925)
  • 2015 – Eugenie Clark, American biologist and academic (b. 1922)
  • 2015 – Harve Bennett, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1930)
  • 2014 – Chokwe Lumumba, American lawyer and politician (b. 1947)
  • 2013 – C. Everett Koop, American surgeon and admiral, 13th Surgeon General of the United States (b. 1916)
  • 2013 – Stewart "Dirk" Fischer, American trumpet player and composer (b. 1924)
  • 2012 – Louisiana Red, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1932)
  • 2012 – Lynn Compton, American lieutenant, lawyer, and judge (b. 1921)
  • 2009 – Philip José Farmer, American author (b. 1918)
  • 2007 – William Anderson, American commander and politician (b. 1921)
  • 2006 – Darren McGavin, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1922)
  • 2005 – Peter Benenson, English lawyer, founded Amnesty International (b. 1921)
  • 2002 – James L. Usry, American politician, first African-American mayor of Atlantic City, New Jersey (b. 1922)
  • 2001 – A. R. Ammons, American poet and critic (b. 1926)
  • 2001 – Sigurd Raschèr, German-American saxophonist (b. 1907)
  • 1999 – Glenn T. Seaborg, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1912)
  • 1997 – Cal Abrams, American baseball player (b. 1924)
  • 1996 – Haing S. Ngor, Cambodian-American physician and author (b. 1940)
  • 1994 – Baruch Goldstein, American-Israeli physician and murderer (b. 1956)
  • 1993 – Eddie Constantine, American-French actor (b. 1917)
  • 1993 – Toy Caldwell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1947)
  • 1987 – James Coco, American actor and comedian (b. 1930)
  • 1983 – Tennessee Williams, American playwright, and poet (b. 1911)
  • 1980 – Robert Hayden, American poet and academic (b. 1913)
  • 1978 – Daniel James, Jr., American general and pilot (b. 1920)
  • 1975 – Elijah Muhammad, American religious leader (b. 1897)
  • 1970 – Mark Rothko, Latvian-American painter and academic (b. 1903)
  • 1964 – Grace Metalious, American author (b. 1924)
  • 1963 – Melville J. Herskovits, American anthropologist and academic (b. 1895)
  • 1957 – Bugs Moran, American mob boss (b. 1893)
  • 1950 – George Minot, American physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1885)
  • 1934 – Elizabeth Gertrude Britton, American botanist and academic (b. 1857)
  • 1934 – John McGraw, American baseball player and manager (b. 1873)
  • 1915 – Charles Edwin Bessey, American botanist, author, and academic (b. 1845)
  • 1910 – Worthington Whittredge, American painter and educator (b. 1820)
  • 1899 – Paul Reuter, German-English journalist and businessman, founded Reuters (b. 1816)
  • 1878 – Townsend Harris, American merchant, politician, and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Japan (b. 1804)
  • 1841 – Philip Pendleton Barbour, American lawyer, judge, and politician, 12th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1783)
  • 1822 – William Pinkney, American politician and diplomat, 7th United States Attorney General (b. 1764)
  • 1796 – Samuel Seabury, American bishop (b. 1729)
  • 1723 – Christopher Wren, English architect, designed St Paul's Cathedral (b. 1632)
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