THIS DAY IN HISTORY 25/02


This day in #history 25/02

FEBRUARY 25TH

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1836 – Samuel Colt patents 1 st revolving barrel multishot firearm

1862 – Paper currency (greenbacks) introduced in
US by Pres Abraham Lincoln

1907 – US proclaims protectorate over Dominican
Republic

1919 – League of Nations set up by Paris Treaty

986 – Corazon Aquino becomes President of the
Philippines, Marcos flees

1986 – Iran conquerors Iraq peninsula Fao

1988 – South Korea adopts constitution

2012 – World Health Organization removes India
from the list of polio endemic countries

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1950 – Néstor Kirchner , President of Argentina

1981 – Shahid Kapoor , Indian actor

FAMOUS DEATHS

1983 – Tennessee Williams, US playwright and writer ( Streetcar Named Desire ), dies at 71

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THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 19/02


This day in #history 19/02

FEBRUARY 19TH

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1878 – Thomas Alva Edison patents gramophone ( phonograph)

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1920 – Netherlands joins League of Nations

1959 – Britain , Turkey & Greece sign agreement
granting Cyprus independence

1959 – Gabon adopts its constitution

1985 – Canned & bottled Cherry Coke introduced
by Coca -Cola

1985 – Mickey Mouse welcomed in China

1986 – US Senate ratifies UN ‘s anti – genocide
convention 37 years later

2008 – Toshiba announces its formal recall of its
HD DVD video formatting , ending the format war
between it and Sony’ s Blu- Ray Disc

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1473 – Nicolaus Copernicus , Polish mathematician and astronomer ( d. 1543 )

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1961 – Justin Fashanu, English footballer ( d. 1998

1986 – Marta, Brazilian footballer
FAMOUS DEATHS

1951 – Andre Gide, French writer (Nobel 1947) , dies at 81

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1997 – Deng Xiaoping, head (Chinese Communist Party) , dies at 92

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FAMOUS WEDDING

2008 – ” The Lord of The Rings ” actor Sean Bean
(49) weds actress Georgina Sutcliffe ( 29) at
Marylebone Registry Office in central London