February 25: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1870 - Hiram Rhodes Revels, a Republican from Mississippi, is sworn into the United States Senate, becoming the first African American ever to sit in the U.S. Congress.
- 1901 - J. P. Morgan incorporates the United States Steel Corporation.
- 1933 - The USS Ranger is launched. It is the first US Navy ship to be built solely as an aircraft carrier.
- 1951 - The first Pan American Games are held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- 1971 - The first unit of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station, the first commercial nuclear power station in Canada, goes online.
- Famous Birthdays: Johann Philipp Krieger (German organist and composer), Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French painter and sculptor), Phoebus Levene (Russian-American biochemist), Anthony Burgess (English author), Hugh Huxley (English-American biologist and educator)
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