February 25 in History
1570February 25, 1570:
Pope Pius V excommunicates England’s Queen Elizabeth I from the Catholic Church for persecuting English Catholics.
1949February 25, 1949:
American actor Robert Mitchum is released from jail after serving a two-month sentence for marijuana possession.
1950February 25, 1950:
The television variety show, “Your Show of Shows” makes its debut on NBC.
1957February 25, 1957:
The rock and roll band, The Crickets record “That'll Be the Day” at the Norman Petty Recording Studio in New Mexico.
1964February 25, 1964:
American boxer Cassius Clay (later to be known as Muhammad Ali) knocks out Sonny Liston in seven rounds to become the world heavyweight champion.
1986February 25, 1986:
Ferdinand E. Marcos, the President of the Philippines is ousted following election fraud in his favor over Corazon Aquiro.
1990February 25, 1990:
Violeta Barrios de Chamorro pulls a surprise victory over Nicaraguan incumbent president Daniel Ortega in the country’s general elections.
2004February 25, 2004:
The biblical drama film, “The Passion of the Christ”, directed by Mel Gibson, is released.