Tuesday, the 25th of February, 2014 is the 56th day in 2014 and in the 9th calendar week.
Spay Day USA 2014
February 25, 2014 in the USA
Spay Day USA is celebrated on February 25, 2014. Spay Day USA is an annual observance on the last Tuesday of February that was created by the Doris Day Animal League in 1994 to bring attention to the pet overpopulation problem in the USA, and to encourage animal population control by neutering pets
Where is Spay Day USA?
Nationwide USA
National Chocolate Covered Nuts Day
February 25, 2014 in the USA
It’s National Chocolate Covered Nuts Day! Nuts have been a staple of the human diet for thousands of years. The ancient Greeks and Romans were fond of the walnut, Native Americans enjoyed the pecan, and the Chinese believed the hazelnut was one of the five sacred nourishments. People also believed that chocolate had divine properties.
The Aztecs and Mayans prepared drinking chocolate for all their sacred rituals. In the 17th century chocolate became a very fashionable drink throughout Europe and people soon learned that everything tastes better when it’s covered in chocolate. By the middle of the 19th century it was a common practice to dip items like pretzels, nuts, and fruits into melted chocolate.
Celebrate National Chocolate Covered Nuts Day with your favorite chocolate and nut combination!
Where is National Chocolate Covered Nuts Day?
Nationwide USA
Soviet Occupation Day in Georgia
February 25, 2014 in Georgia
Soviet Occupation Day is a holiday in the country of Georgia. It is observed annually on February 25 to commemorate the Red Army invasion of Georgia in 1921. The holiday was established in 2010 and its first observance was in 2011.
On July 21, 2010, Georgia declared February 25 Soviet Occupation Day to recall the Red Army invasion of Georgia in 1921. The Georgian parliament voted in favor of the government’s initiative. The decision, endorsed unanimously by the Parliament of Georgia instructs the government to organize various memorial events on every February 25 and to fly national flags half-mast to commemorate, as the decision puts it, hundreds of thousands of victims of political repressions of the Communist occupational regime.
Where is Soviet Occupation Day in Georgia?
Nationwide Georgia
National Pistol Patent Day
February 25, 2014 in the USA
Today is Pistol Patent Day, the anniversary of Samuel Colt’s 1836 patent for the Colt Revolver pistol.  Although Colt didn’t actually invent the revolver, his design, which was an adaptation of the revolving flintlock, helped revolutionize the gun industry.  A forward thinking inventor and industrialist, he wanted all parts on his guns to be interchangeable and machine-made on an assembly line.
Samuel Colt patented it in Europe in 1835, and in the United States in 1836.
Where is Pistol Patent Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events:
1540 – Francisco V squez de Coronado searches for 7 cities of Cibola Mexico
1570 – Pius V excommunicates Elizabeth I, absolves her subjects from allegiance
1751 – 1st performing monkey exhibited in America, NYC (admission 1 cent)
1836 – Samuel Colt patents 1st revolving barrel multishot firearm
1859 – 1st use of “insanity plea” to prove innocence
1910 – Dali Lama flees Tibet from Chinese troop to British-Indies
1919 – League of Nations set up by Paris Treaty
1921 – Tbilisi, capital of the Democratic Republic of Georgia, occupied by Bolshevist Russia.
1932 – Immigrant Adolf Hitler gets German citizenship
1940 – 1st televised (W2XBS, NYC) hockey game (Rangers vs Canadians)
1957 – Buddy Holly & Crickets record “That’ll Be the Day”
1988 – South Korea adopts constitution
1989 – Dallas Cowboys’ new owner fires 29-year coach Tom Landry
1998 – Switzerland’s 1st legal brothel opens in Zurich