This Day in History: According to the Gregorian calendar, February 25 is the 56th day of the year and the 56th day in a leap year.

On this day let’s see some important events and anniversaries. We have compiled a list of some monumental events that happened all around the world on 25 February as well as birthdays of famous people.


10 Major Events Happened Today in History


  1. Ravishankar Vyas Birthday

Ravishankar Vyas, better known as Ravishankar Maharaj, was an Indian independence activist, social worker and Gandhian from Gujarat. Ravishankar Vyas was born on this day in 1884, Mahashivaratri, in Radhu village to Pitambar Sivram Vyas and Nathiba, a Vadara Brahmin peasant family. 


  1. Farokh Engineer Birthday

Farokh Maneksha Engineer is an Indian former cricketer. He played 46 Tests for India, played first-class cricket for Bombay in India from 1959 to 1975 and for Lancashire County Cricket Club in England from 1968 to 1976. 


  1. Actor Danny Denzongpa Birthday

Tshering Phintso "Danny" known as Denzongpa is an Indian actor, singer and film director who primarily works in Hindi films. He has acted in over 190 films since 1971. In 2003, Denzongpa was awarded the Padma Shree, India's fourth-highest civilian honour.


  1. World Health Organization removes India from the list of polio-endemic countries

The World Health Organization (WHO) on this day officially removed India from the list of countries considered to have never interrupted the transmission of polio. India has not had a case of polio since 13 January 2011, and no recent environmental samples have identified wild poliovirus.


  1. Mannathu Padmanabhan Death Anniversary

Mannathu Padmanabhan was an Indian social reformer and freedom fighter from the south-western state of Kerala. He is recognised as the founder of the Nair Service Society (NSS), which represents the Nair community that constitutes 15.5% of the population of the state. Padmanabhan is considered as a visionary reformer who organised the Nair community under the NSS.


  1. Don Bradman Death Anniversary

Sir Donald George Bradman called "The Don", was an Australian international cricketer, widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman of all time. Bradman's career Test batting average of 99.94 has been cited as the greatest achievement by any sportsman in any major sport


  1. Muhammad Ali became the World Heavyweight Champion

On this day in 1964, American boxer Muhammad Ali, known at the time as Cassius Clay, became the world heavyweight champion by knocking out Sonny Liston in seven rounds.


  1.  Birbal is Killed in a Battle

On this day in1586, Akbar’s court poet Birbal is killed in a battle with the rebel Yusufzai. Birbal or Raja Birbal was a Saraswat Hindu Bhatt Kayastha advisor and main commander (of army in the court of the Mughal emperor, Akbar. He is mostly known in the Indian subcontinent for the folk tales which focus on his wit. He was appointed by Akbar as a Minister (Mantri) and used to be a Poet and Singer in around 1556–1562. 


  1. American electric printing press patented

On this day in 1837, the first American electric printing press was patented by Thomas Davenport.


  1. India Launched Prithvi Missile

On this day in 1988, India’s first surface-to-surface missile Prithvi launched successfully. It is a tactical surface-to-surface short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) of India under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program (IGMDP). It is deployed by India's Strategic Forces Command.


Above are the 10 most important events that happened in the history of India and the whole world. It includes major birthdays, death anniversaries, fun facts and important historical events that occurred in India as well as globally. 


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