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Kuwait: National Day
(Observance of the anniversary of the accession of Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem to power: 02/25/1950 )
`Kuwait `AME Info Government of Kuwait
1752 John Graves Simcoe (British Founder of Toronto, Canada) British Political and Social Leaders Canada
1815 Robert Hall Chilton (Virginia-born Confederate General) Virginia Military Leaders American Civil War University of Georgia
1833 Clement Anselm Evans (Georgia-born Confederate General) Virginia Military Leaders American Civil War University of Georgia
1861 Mary Elizabeth Bates (Wisconsin-born Surgeon, Children's Rights Advocate) Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders Medicine Child Advocacy/Children's Rights
1888 John Foster Dulles (Washington, D.C.-born Statesman; Secretary of State: 1953-1959) Washington, D.C. Political & Social Leaders President Dwight Eisenhower U.S. Government Biography.com New York Times
1890 Vlacheslav Mikhaylovich Skryabin: aka Molotov (Foreign Minister of the Soviet Union) Soviet Leaders History Channel
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1523 William Lilly (First Master of St. Paul's School, London) London Educators of Note St. Paul's School, London Chambers Book of Days
1975 Elijah Muhammad (Georgia-born African-American Leader of the Nation of Islam) Elijah Muhammad Islam African-American Political and Social Leaders
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1570 England's Queen Elizabeth I Is Excommunicated by Pope Pius V for Her Persecution of Catholics English Political and Social Leaders Queen Elizabeth I Religion Catholicism Historic UK
1779 British Surrender Fort Sackville to George Rogers Clark Vincennes, Indiana George Rogers Clark `American Revolution Library of Congress History Channel National Park Service State of Michigan
1784 Franklin County and Washington County Are Created as Georgia's 9th and 10th Counties in Honor of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington Georgia Benjamin Franklin George Washington University of Georgia
1793 George Washington Holds the First Presidential Cabinet Meeting at His Home George Washington U.S. Presidency Historic Firsts New York Times
1862 Congress Passes the Legal Tender Act Authorizing Government Use of Paper Notes U.S. Congress Law and Legal Resources Currencies History Channel Lincoln Logs
President Lincoln Transmits to Congress Russian Documentation Relative to the Trent Affair Russia Great Britain U.S. Congress President Lincoln Trent Affair Lincoln Logs
The U.S.S. Mohican and the U.S.S. Bienville Capture the British Blockade Runner Arrow off the Coast of Fernandina, Florida Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1863 President Lincoln Approves Act Establishing System of National Banks President Lincoln Law and Legal Resources Economics Lincoln Logs
1864 Battle of Buzzard Roost, Georgia Is Fought Georgia American Civil War University of Georgia
The First Union Prisoners Arrive at Andersonville Prison in Sumter County, Georgia Sumter County, Georgia Prisoners of War Andersonville Prison Historic Firsts University of Georgia
The U.S.S. Roebuck Seizes the Blockade Running British Sloop Two Brothers in Indian River, Florida Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1916 German Troops Capture Verdun, France France Germany World War I History Channel
1932 Austrian Adolf Hitler Is Granted German Citizenship Germany Austria Adolph Hitler Der Spiegel
1948 Communists Take Control of Government of Czechoslovakia Czech Republic Slovakia The Cold War History Channel
Martin Luther King, Jr. Is Ordained as a Baptist Minister Georgia Political and Social Leaders Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Religion. University of Georgia
1950 Kuwait's Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Accedes to Power `Kuwait Government of Kuwait
1954 Gamal Abdel Nasser, an Arab Nationalist, Becomes Premier of Egypt Following a Military Coup Egyptian Political and Social Leaders South African History
1956 Soviet leader, Nikita Khrushchev, Denounces Joseph Stalin as a Brutal Despot Soviet Leaders The Cold War BBC
1977 Soviet's Soyuz 24 Returns to Earth after 18-day MIR Mission Soviet Space Program Astronautix
1981 U.S. Conducts Underground Nuclear Test in Nevada Nevada Nuclear Weapons Geoscience Australia
1982 The European Court of Human Rights Rules Corporal Punishment in Britain's Schools is a Violation of the Human Rights Convention European History Great Britain Child Advocates Human Rights/Civil Rights Law and Legal Resources BBC
1986 Corazon Aquino Becomes President of Philippines The Republic of the Philippines BBC
U.S. Evacuates Former Philippine Dictator Ferdinand Marcos to Hawaii Ferdinand Marcos Hawaii University of California, Berkeley History Channel
1987 In UNITED STATES v. PARADISE Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action U.S. Supreme Court Decisions African American History Oyez
1990 Speaking Before 100,000 People in Durban, South Africa, Nelson Mandela Asks ANC Supporters to Support Peace South Africa Nelson Mandela South African History
1991 U.S. Barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia Are Hit by an Iraqi SCUD Missile: Killing 28 Americans Saudi Arabia Persian Gulf War Death New York Times
1994 An American-born Jewish Settler, Baruch Goldstein, Kills 29 Muslim Worshippers Inside the Tomb of the Patriarchs in the West Bank Israel Terrorism MiddleEast History Death BBC

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