February 25th Holidays, Observances and Trivia
- Let’s All Eat Right Day
This Day is a day to honor Adelle Davis, who was one of the country’s best-known nutritionists. Adelle was born on February 25th in 1904 and was an advocate in the nutrition movement, she wrote a series of books about healthy living including the books: LET’S EAT RIGHT TO KEEP FIT, LET’S GET WELL and LET’S COOK IT RIGHT.
- Chocolate-Covered Peanuts Day
Did you know that the first nuts covered in chocolate were sold commercially in America in 1925? Goobers was the first brand. So grab yourself a box and enjoy!
- National Clam Chowder Day
Grab yourself a bowl and a spoon and enjoy some nice warm Clam Chowder soup today!
- Pistol Patent Day
Pistol Patent Day is celebrated on February 25th of each year in honor of Samuel Colt’s U.S. “revolving gun” patent granted February 25, 1836 (numbered 9430X).
- Quiet Day
A day set apart in the Anglican church for special devotions, meditations, and instructions.
February 25th Trivia
- 1862 Paper currency introduced in US by President Abraham Lincoln.
- 1870 Hiram R. Revels is sworn in as 1st African American member of Congress (Sen-R-MS).
- 1901 – J. P. Morgan incorporates the United States Steel Corporation.
- 1919 – Oregon places a one cent per U.S. gallon tax on gasoline, becoming the first U.S. state to levy a gasoline tax.
- 1935 – Sally Jessy Raphael, American journalist and talk show host was born.
- 1945 – World War II: Turkey declares war on Germany.
- 1957- Buddy Holly & Crickets record “That’ll Be the Day.”
- 1971 – Sean Astin, American actor, director, and producer was born.
- 1991 – Gulf War: An Iraqi scud missile hits an American military barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia killing 28 U.S. Army Reservists from Pennsylvania.
- 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.
- 2017 – Bill Paxton, American actor from the movies, “Twister” and “Titanic” passed away.
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