On This Day: What happened on 25 February?

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 25 February, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 25 FEBRUARY

2016 | Three people were killed and fourteen others were injured in a series of shootings in the small cities of Kansas, Newton, and Hesston.

2015 | At least 310 people were killed in a snowslide in northeastern Afghanistan.

2009 | Bangladeshi forces rifled at their headquarters in Pilkhana, Dhaka, Bangladesh, resulting in 74 deaths, including 57 army officers.

2009 | The Turkish Airlines Flight 1951 crashed while landing at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands, due to a radio altimeter error, resulting in the deaths of nine passengers and crew including all three pilots.

1997 | Yi Han-yong, a North Korean defector, was assassinated by unidentified assailants in Bundang, South Korea.

ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

2014 | Portuguese footballer, Mário Coluna, 79.

2004 | Canadian illustrator, Albert Chartier. 

2010 |  Turkish pediatrician and academic, Ihsan Dogramaci, 95.

2012 | American singer-songwriter and guitarist, Louisiana Red, 80.

 2015 | American screenwriter and producer, Harve Bennett, 85.

BIRTHDAYS

1982 | Northern Irish footballer, Chris Baird.

1992 | Algerian fashion and  lingerie designer, Zahia Dehar.

1932 | British race car driver, Tony Brooks.

1988 | American-born Irish singer-songwriter and pianist, Jimmy Monaghan.

1989 | Croatian footballer, Milan Badelj.

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SPORTS

1967 | The fourth round Amateur FA Cup match between Highgate United and Enfield ended in tragedy. Lightning struck the centre of the pitch and knocked down several players and unfortunately one of them, Highgate midfielder Tony Allden, died in hospital the next day from his injuries.

ENTERTAINMENT

2005 | An American stage play “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” was released on this day in the U.S.

AFRICA FACT

The world’s top producer of phosphates which is used in fertilizers is Togo.

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