Thursday, the 25th of February, 2016 is the 56th day in 2016 and in the 8th calendar week.
General Events:
Soviet Occupation Day in Georgia
February 25, 2016 in Georgia
Soviet Occupation Day (Georgia) is observed on February 25, 2016. 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.
Where is Soviet Occupation Day in Georgia?
Nationwide Georgia
National Pistol Patent Day
February 25, 2016 in the USA
Pistol Patent Day takes place on February 25, 2016. When distinguished as a subset of handguns, a pistol is a handgun with a chamber that is integral with the barrel, such as a pepperbox revolver—as opposed to a standard revolver, wherein the chamber is separate from the barrel as a revolving cylinder.
The pistol originates in the 16th century, when early handguns were produced in Europe. Samuel Colt made the mass production of the revolver commercially viable. He applied for his US patent for a “revolving gun” in 1836 he was granted the patent on February 25, 1836. That’s why Pistol Patent Day is celebrated an February 25.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 25th February:
1570 Pius V excommunicates Queen Elizabeth I of England, absolves her subjects from allegiance
1795 French Politician and Educator Joseph Lakanal, defines on behalf of the French Revolution an “educational utopia” aiming to “put an end to inequalities of development that affected a citizen’s capacities for judgment.”
1797 Colonel William Tate and his force of 1000-1500 soldiers surrender after the Last Invasion of Britain
1803 1,800 sovereign German states unite into 60 states
1836 Samuel Colt patents 1st revolving barrel multishot firearm
1839 Seminoles & black allies shipped from Tampa Bay Florida, to West
1859 1st use of “insanity plea” to prove innocence
1910 Dalai Lama flees Tibet from Chinese troops to British India
1921 Tbilisi, capital of the Democratic Republic of Georgia, occupied by Bolshevist Russia
1921 The Living Buddha, Hutuktu, is crowned king of Mongolia as the country declares independence from China
1926 Francisco Franco becomes the youngest general in Spain
1932 Immigrant Adolf Hitler gets German citizenship
1969 West Germany gives $5 million to an Arab terrorist as ransom for the passengers and crew of a hijacked jumbo jet
1989 1st independent blue-collar labor union in Communist Hungary forms
1992 Khojaly massacre: about 613 civilians killed by Armenian armed forces during the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan
1998 Switzerland’s 1st legal brothel opens in Zurich