On This Day: February 25, 2020
Birthdays1841 Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French artist
1873 Enrico Caruso, Italian operatic tenor
1917 Anthony Burgess, English novelist
1937 Tom Courtenay, Actor
1941 David Puttnam, English born film producer of 'Chariots of Fire'
1943 George Harrison, Musician & former member of the 'Beatles'
1945 Elkie Brooks, Actress
Events1723 Sir Christopher Wren, the English architect of St Pauls, died
1939 The first 'Anderson' air raid shelters were erected, in London
1955 Britain's largest ever aircraft carrier, the Ark Royal, was completed
1976 India announced plans to take action against parents who had more than two children
1985 The pound reached a record low value against the dollar
1986 Major-General Mamman Vatsa and others are sentenced to death by the Special Military Tribunal. They are later executed.
1986 President Marcos of the Philipines escaped to the United States
1990 The American 50's pop singer, Johnny Ray, died
1990 There were nationwide pro-democracy marches in the Soviet Union
1991 During the Gulf War, Iraq continued its Scud missile attacks
1993 South Korea had its first civilian President for 23 years