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This Day in History: February 25

February 25: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 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.
  2. 1901 - J. P. Morgan incorporates the United States Steel Corporation.
  3. 1933 - The USS Ranger is launched. It is the first US Navy ship to be built solely as an aircraft carrier.
  4. 1951 - The first Pan American Games are held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  5. 1971 - The first unit of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station, the first commercial nuclear power station in Canada, goes online.
  6. 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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