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February 25th History Highlights

  • 1791 - The First National Bank of the United states was chartered in Philadelphia.
  • 1919 - Oregon became the first US state to levy a gasoline tax by placing 1 cent tax on every gallon of gas.
  • 1964 - Cassius Clay became heavyweight boxing champion of the world. He won the title 3 times, and defended it 9 times.
  • 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.

February 25th is...

National Chili Day
National Chocolate Covered Peanuts Day
National Clam Chowder Day
Paczki Day
Pancake Day

February 25th Quotes

Violence among young people is an aspect of their desire to create. They don't know how to use their energy creatively so they do the opposite and destroy.
- Anthony Burgess

Every intelligent child is an amateur anthropologist. The first thing such a child notices is that adults don't make sense.
- John Leonard

Television is a weapon of mass distractrion.
- Larry Gelbart

You can be standing right in front of the truth and not necessarily see it, and people only get it when they’re ready to get it.
- George Harrison

To be the man, you gotta beat the man.
- Ric Flair

The scientist, like the magician, possesses secrets. A secret -expertise- is somehow perceived as antidemocratic, and therefore ought to be unnatural. We have come a long way from Prometheus to Faust to Frankenstein. And even Frankenstein's monster is now a joke.
- John Leonard

I suffer so much in this life. That is what they [the audience] are feeling when I sing, that is why they cry. People who felt nothing in this life cannot sing.
- Enrico Caruso

February 25th Birthdays

1841 - Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Frech painter (died in 1919)
1873 - Enrico Caruso, Italian-American tenor (died in 1921)
1888 - John Foster Dulles, American statesman (died in 1959)
1901 - Zeppo Marx, American comedian and Brother (died in 1979)
1910 - Millicent Hammond Fenwick, American politician (died in 1992)
1913 - Jim Backus, American actor (died in 1989)
1917 - Anthony Burgess, English writer (died in 1993)
1918 - Bobby Riggs, American tennis player (died in 1995)
1922 - 'Texas Rose' Bascom, Native American rodeo/USO star (died in 1993)
1928 - Larry Gelbart, American author and screenwriter (died in 2009)
1929 - Tommy Newsom, American saxophonist and bandleader (died in 2007)
1935 - Sally Jessy Raphael, American journalist and talk show host
1939 - John Leonard, American critic (died in 2008)
1943 - George Harrison, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (died in 2001)
1949 - Ric Flair, American wrestler
1949 - Jack Handey, American author
1966 - Téa Leoni, American actress
1966 - Nancy O'Dell, American model and journalist
1971 - Sean Astin, American actor
1971 - Daniel Powter, Canadian singer-songwriter
1975 - Chelsea Handler, American comedian and talk show host
1986 - Jameela Jamil, American actress

February 25th History

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

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

1932 - Adolf Hitler obtained German citizenship by naturalization, which allowed 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.

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

Today's Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts

"Well, nobody's perfect." - Osgood Fielding III (Joe E. Brown) in Some Like It Hot, 1959

Biggest film of 1975: Jaws (Horror) earned ~ $260,000,000

"We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office." - Aesop

We make fun of the spell check generation for not being able to spell, but we don't make fun of people who can't make a fire just because the world is full of lighters and ovens.

Delina Filkins, who died in 1928, was the first verified person to reach both the ages of 112 and 113.

A group of Mallards (at rest) is called a Brace. A group of Mallards (in flight) is called a Sord.

I built a tunnel some time ago and I accidentally left a light on in it. Now my basement is packed with 'no-unfinished-business' souls that nobody is claiming and I'm not sure what to do with them.

It has been two decades and we still do not have an answer to the Baha Men's question of 'Who Let The Dogs Out?'

Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliaphobia is the fear of long words.

A group of Eggs is called a Clutch.

Did You Know? "checks" can be written on just about anything and not necessarily on an actual check.

Ginkgo trees are an ancient species, effectively identical to the ones that grew 270 milion years ago.

'Poppin' Fresh' is the name of the Pillsbury Doughboy.

Partners/buddies have a falling out over some random thing and decide to separate. #buddymoviecliches

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