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It happened on a… February 25
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2018

Winter Olympics: Marit Bjoergen (Norway) becomes the most successful winter athlete of all time (15 medals) with gold in the 30k cross country.

1998

Switzerland’s 1st legal brothel opens in Zurich.

1991

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.

1986

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.

1963

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

1940

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.

1932

Austrian immigrant Adolf Hitler gets German citizenship.

1870

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

1836

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

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