History February 25th

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  1. mscbkc070904

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    1095 - Council of Rockingham: bishop Anselmus vs King William II Rufus
    1502 - Austrian emperor Maximilian I reformats govt machine
    1540 - Francisco V squez de Coronado searches for 7 cities of Cibola Mexico
    1570 - Pius V excommunicates Elizabeth, absolves her subjects from allegiance
    1643 - Dutch US colonists kill Algonquin-indians
    1751 - 1st performing monkey exhibited in America, NYC
    1791 - 1st Bank of US chartered
    1793 - 1st cabinet meeting (At George Washington's home)
    1799 - 1st federal forestry legislation authorizes purchase of timber land
    1799 - Congress passes 1st federal quarantine legislation
    1803 - 1,800 sovereign German states unite into 60 states
    1804 - Jefferson nominated for president at Democratic-Republican caucus
    1836 - Samuel Colt patents 1st revolving barrel multishot firearm
    1837 - 1st US electric printing press patented by Thomas Davenport
    1839 - Seminoles and black allies shipped from Tampa Bay Florida, to West
    1859 - 1st use of "insanity plea" to prove innocence **Seems to be everyone plea nowadays**
    1862 - Congress forms US Bureau of Engraving and Printing
    1862 - Paper currency (greenbacks) introduced in US by Pres Abraham Lincoln
    1863 - Congress creates national banking system, comptroller of currency
    1870 - Hiram Revels, is sworn in as 1st black member of Congress (Sen-R-MS)
    1879 - Congress passed 1st Timberland Protection Act
    1885 - US Congress condemns barbed wire around govt grounds
    1896 - Italian govt decides to attack governor Baratieri of Eritrea
    1901 - US Steel Corp organized under J P Morgan
    1907 - US proclaims protectorate over Dominican Republic
    1908 - 1st tunnel under Hudson River (railway tunnel) opens
    1910 - Dali Lama flees Tibet from Chinese troop to British-Indies
    1913 - 16th Amendment ratified, authorizing income tax
    1919 - League of Nations set up by Paris Treaty
    1919 - Oregon is 1st state to tax gasoline (1 cent per gallon)
    1925 - Glacier Bay National Monument established in Alaska
    1926 - Kwo-Min-Tang (Guomindang) declares war on govt/warlords
    1930 - Check photographing device patented
    1932 - Immigrant Adolf Hitler gets German citizenship
    1933 - 1st genuine aircraft carrier christened, USS Ranger
    1939 - 1st Anderson bomb shelter in Britain erected in an Islington garden
    1941 - February strike against persecution of Jews, in Amsterdam
    1943 - Vietminh forms Indo Chinese Democratic Front
    1944 - US 1st Army completes invasion plan
    1945 - US aircraft carriers attack Tokyo
    1948 - Communists seize Czechoslovakia/C Gottwald becomes premier
    1949 - WAC Corporal rocket achieves height of 400k (record)
    1954 - Abdul Nasser appointed Egyptian premier
    1956 - Khrushchev denounces Stalin at 20th Soviet Party Conference
    1966 - Syrian military coup under Hafiz al-Assad
    1968 - 430 Unification Church couples wed in Korea
    1968 - Makarios re-elected president of Cyprus
    1969 - Mariner 6 launched for fly-by of Mars
    1973 - Juan Corona sentenced to 25 life sentences for 25 murders
    1977 - Oil tanker explosion west of Honolulu spills 31 million gallons
    1977 - Soyuz 24 returns to Earth
    1979 - Soyuz 32 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station is launched
    1982 - Record speed for a snowmobile (239 kph)
    1984 - Oil fire in Cubatao Brazil kills 500
    1986 - Corazon Aquino becomes president of Philippines, Marcos flees
    1986 - Iran conquerors Iraq peninsula Fao
    1986 - Thousands of Egyptian military police riot, destroy 2 luxury hotel
    1987 - US Supreme Court upholds (5-4) affirmative action
    1988 - South Korea adopts constitution
    1989 - 1st independent blue-collar labor union in Communist Hungary forms
    1991 - US, barracks in Dhahran Saudi Arabia, hit by scud missile, kills 28
    1994 - Israeli extremist Baruch Goldstein massacres 30 Palestinians in Hebron
    1995 - Bomb attack on train in Assam India (27 soldiers killed)
    1995 - Moslem fundamentalists shoot 20 #@!&% mosque goers dead
    1998 - Switzerland's 1st legal brothel opens in Zurich