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February 25th In Pop Culture History

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1836 - Samuel Colt was granted a United States patent (#9430X) for his Colt revolver.

1901 - J.P. Morgan incorporated the United States Steel Corporation.

1919 - Oregon became the first US state to levy a gasoline tax by placing 1 cent tax on every gallon of gas.

1932 - Adolf Hitler obtaind German citizenship by naturalization, which allows him to run in the 1932 election for Reichspräsident.

1950 - Your Show of Shows, hosted by Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca premiered on NBC.

1956 - # 1 Hit February 25, 1956 - March 23, 1956: Nelson Riddle - Lisbon Antigua

1964 - Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali), age 22, defeated champion Sonny Liston in a technical knockout to win the world heavyweight boxing crown.

1967 - Gene Kelly starred in Jack and the Beanstalk on NBC (produced by Hanna-Barbara) it was the first TV special to combine live action and animation.

1984 - # 1 Hit February 25, 1984 - March 30, 1984: Van Halen - Jump

1991 - The Warsaw Pact officially disbanded.

1995 - # 1 Hit February 25, 1995 - April 14, 1995: Madonna - Take A Bow

2000 - Max Steel premiered on Kid's WB

2004 - The Passion of the Christ, Mel Gibson’s film about the last 44 hours of Jesus of Nazareth’s life, opened in theaters, eventually earning over $370,700,000.

2006 - The world's population reached an estimated 6.5 billion people

February 25th Celebrity Birthdays

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George Harrison (1943 - 2001)
Music Guy (1960)
Carrot Top (1967)
Jim Backus (1913-1989)
Tea Leoni (1966)
Zeppo Marx (1901 - 1979)
Sean Aston (1971)
Gert Frobe (1913)
Karen Grassle (1942)
We can't all be heroes, because someone has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by....

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