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It happened on a… February 25

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It happened on a… February 25
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Winter Olympics: Marit Bjoergen (Norway) becomes the most successful winter athlete of all time (15 medals) with gold in the 30k cross country.


Switzerland’s 1st legal brothel opens in Zurich.


Silver speculator Bruce McNall, hockey star Wayne Gretzky and entertainer John Candy jointly buy CFL Toronto Argonauts; Gretzky and Candy are later financially embarrassed by the bankruptcy of McNall.


People Power Revolution: President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos flees the nation after 20 years of rule; Corazon Aquino becomes the Philippines’ first woman president.


Beatles release their 1st single in US “Please Please Me”.


The New York Rangers and the Montreal Canadiens played in the first hockey game to be televised in the U.S. The game was aired on W2WBS in New York with one camera in a fixed position. The Rangers beat the Canadiens 6-2.


Austrian immigrant Adolf Hitler gets German citizenship.


In New York City, the first pneumatic-powered subway line was opened to the public.


Washington DC, Samuel Colt patents the first revolving barrel multishot firearm.

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