A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on February 25th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On February 25, 1336, the 4,000 defenders of the medieval Lithuanian fortress of Pilénai thought they had no other choice but to make the horrible decision to kill themselves and their families after torching and destroying everything they had of value to deny their Teutonic besiegers the spoils of victory and the opportunity to kill or enslave them.
On February 25, 1836, Samuel Colt of Hartford Connecticut made good on the “All men are created equal” theme by making sure they stayed that way.
On February 25, 1836, Sam Colt patented his cap and ball revolver that would give rise to all the modern revolvers that followed.
On February 25, 1836, Sam Colt patented his cap and ball revolver that would give rise to all the modern revolvers that followed. (NOTE: The link in the date for this entry leads to a different article than the other mention to this same event above.)
On February 25, 1870, history was made when Hiram Rhodes Revels, an African American man from Mississippi, was sworn in as a US Senator, the first African American member of the US Congress.
On February 25, 1932, Adolf Hitler applied for German citizenship.
In another article, we featured an interesting fact of Adolf Hitler (Adolf Hitler only became a naturalized German citizen on February 25, 1932.)
On February 25, 1968, South Korean Marines fighting against the communist Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army alongside Americans and the South Vietnamese committed a terrible atrocity in the town of Hà My in South Vietnam.
On February 25, 1980, Yes Minister, a political satire British sitcom written by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, was first transmitted on BBC2.
On February 25, 2023, a collaboration of several history YouTubers attempted to help promote and uplift the history black people in the United States and diaspora as well as their ancestors both in and out of Africa.
Question for students (and subscribers): Which event that occurred on today’s date would you like to learn more about? Please let us know in the comments section below this article.
Your readership is much appreciated!
For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
You can also watch video versions of this article on YouTube.