This Day in History on 25th February

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including that of the IAS Exam. 

On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 25th February. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

  • Armed Forces Day of Dominican Republic.
  • National Day of Kuwait.
  • People Power Day of Philippines.
  • Soviet Occupation Day of Georgia.

Important Events

1510: Albuquerque, a Portuguese general, with a surprise attack, captured the fort of Panaji.

1945: Turkey declared war on Germany during World War II.

1968: Mohammad Hidayatullah became the 11th Chief Justice of India.

1975: Shah Faisal, the then ruler of Saudi Arabia, was assassinated by his nephew, Prince Faisal bin Mussad.

1977: Second satellite Earth Station established at Dehradun

1986: Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos stepped down after 20 years in power.

2012: World Health Organization removed India from the list of polio endemic countries.

Birthday / Anniversary

1884: Ravishankar Vyas, an Indian independence activist, social worker, and Gandhian.

1903: Kailas Nath Wanchoo, the tenth Chief Justice of India.

1938: Farokh Engineer, a former Indian cricketer.

1943: George Harrison, an English musician, singer, songwriter, and music and film producer.

1948: Danny Denzongpa, an Indian film actor, singer, and film director.

1974: Divya Bharti, an Indian film actress.

1981: Shahid Kapoor, an Indian actor.

Death / Death Anniversary

1999: Glenn Theodore Seaborg, an American chemist.

2001: Sir Donald George Bradman, an Australian international cricketer.

2016: Bhavarlal Hiralal Jain, an Indian entrepreneur.

2017: William Paxton, an American actor, and director.

Futher Reading

Month-wise This Day in History

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