On This Day In History, 25 February


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World Events Today

  • The first ever meeting of the cabinet of the United States was held today in 1793, it was held at George Washington’s home
  • The American inventor Samuel Colt, was granted a patent for the “revolving gun” today in 1836
  • At the end of the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union today in 1956, the First Secretary, Khrushchev, denounced former leader Joseph Stalin

Entertainment Events Today

  • Just before changing his name to Muhammad Ali, Cassius Clay beat Sonny Liston today in 1964, he became World Heavyweight Champion
  • The political satire British sitcom, Yes Minister, was aired for the first time today in 1980 on BBC 2
  • The American boxer Mike Tyson, beat the British boxer Frank Bruno in 5 rounds today in 1989, to retain the World Heavyweight Boxing title

Family Events Today

  • The French artist, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, a leading painter in the development of the impressionist style, was born today in 1841 in Limoges
  • The Australian cricketer Don Bradman, widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman of all time, died today in 2001 aged 92
  • The English musician and singer-songwriter George Harrison, lead guitarist of The Beatles, was born today in 1943 in Liverpool

Main Event Today

  • The Warsaw Pact, a defence treaty signed between the Soviet Union and 8 Communist states during the Cold War, was disbanded today in 1991, it was officially dissolved on the 1st of July

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Clam Chowder Day

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