History of 25 February

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History of 25 February

  • 1986 – Filippino President Ferdinand E. Marcos fled the Philippines after 20 years of rule after a tainted election.
  • 1999 – William King was sentenced to death for the racial murder of James Byrd Jr in Jasper, TX. Two other men charged were later convicted for their involvement.
  • 1999 – In Moscow, China’s Prime Minister Zhu Rongji and Russia’s President Boris Yeltsin discussed trade and other issues.
  • 2000 – In Albany, NY, a jury acquitted four New York City police officers of second-degree murder and lesser charges in the February 1999 shooting death of Amadou Diallo.
  • 2005 – Dennis Rader was arrested for the BTK serial killings in Wichita, KS. He later pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 10 life prison terms.
  • 2009 – Soldiers of the Bangladesh Rifles mutiny at their headquarters in Pilkhana, Dhaka, Bangladesh, resulting in 74 deaths, including 57 army officials.
  • 2009 – Turkish Airlines Flight 1951 crashed during landing at the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, Netherlands, primarily due to a faulty radio altimeter, resulting in the death of nine passengers and crew including all three pilots.
  • 2015 – At least 310 people are killed in avalanches in northeastern Afghanistan.
  • 2016 – Three people are killed and fourteen others injured in a series of shootings in the small Kansas cities of Newton and Hesston.

celebrating birthday today 

  • 1980 – Antonio Burks, American basketball player and coach
  • 1980 – Muratcan Güler, Turkish professional basketball player
  • 1981 – Park Ji-sung, South Korean footballer
  • 1982 – Chris Baird, Northern Irish international footballer, defender
  • 1982 – Maria Kanellis, American wrestler
  • 1982 – Bert McCracken, American singer-songwriter
  • 1982 – Flavia Pennetta, Italian tennis player
  • 1982 – Anton Volchenkov, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1983 – Eduardo da Silva, Brazilian footballer
  • 1983 – Steven Lewington, English wrestler
  • 1984 – Lovefoxxx, Brazilian singer-songwriter
  • 1984 – Craig Mackail-Smith, Scottish footballer
  • 1984 – João Pereira, Portuguese footballer
  • 1984 – Dane Swan, Australian footballer
  • 1985 – Benji Marshall, New Zealand rugby league player
  • 1985 – Joakim Noah, American basketball player
  • 1986 – Danny Saucedo, Swedish singer-songwriter
  • 1986 – Jameela Jamil, American actress and activist
  • 1986 – James Starks, American football player
  • 1987 – Justin Abdelkader, American ice hockey player
  • 1988 – Aidan Guerra, Australian-Italian rugby league player
  • 1988 – Tom Marshall, British photo colouriser and artist
  • 1988 – Jimmy Monaghan, American-born Irish singer-songwriter and pianist
  • 1989 – Jimmer Fredette, American basketball player
  • 1989 – Kana Hanazawa, Japanese voice actress and singer
  • 1989 – Milan Badelj, Croatian footballer
  • 1990 – Alejandra Andreu, Spanish beauty queen
  • 1990 – Jefferson Alves Oliveira, Brazilian footballer
  • 1991 – Dominika Kaňáková, Czech tennis player
  • 1992 – Zahia Dehar, Algerian fashion & lingerie designer
  • 1992 – Max Aaron, American figure skater
  • 1994 – Eugenie Bouchard, Canadian tennis player
  • 1999 – Gianluigi Donnarumma, Italian footballer