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This Day in History for February 25

This Day In History1751 – 1st performing monkey exhibited in America, NYC (admission 1 cent).

 

1791 – 1st Bank of US chartered.

 

1793 – 1st US cabinet meeting, held at George Washington’s home.

 

1837 – 1st US electric printing press patented by Thomas Davenport.

 

1862 – Paper currency (greenbacks) introduced in US by President Abraham Lincoln.

 

1901 – US Steel Corp organized under JP Morgan.

 

1913 – The 16th Amendment to the US Constitution becomes law, providing the legal basis for the institution of a graduated income tax.

 

1930 – Check photographing device patented.

 

1944 – US 1st Army completes invasion plan.

 

1957 – Buddy Holly & Crickets record “That’ll Be the Day”

 

1963 – Beatles release their 1st single in US “Please Please Me”

 

1964 – Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) TKOs Sonny Liston in 7 for his first world heavyweight championship title.

 

1971 – “Oh! Calcutta!” opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 1,316 performances.

 

1977 – New Orleans’ Peter Maravich sets NBA record for a guard with 68 points.

 

1982 – Final episode of “The Lawrence Welk Show” airs.

 

1987 – US Supreme Court upholds (5-4) affirmative action.

 

1992 – Muddy Waters wins Lifetime Achievement Award at the 34th Annual Grammy Awards.

 

1994 – Phil Rizzuto elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.

 

2013 – Cuban President Raul Castro announces he will not seek another term in 2018.

 

2016 – Tenth Republican presidential candidates’ debate by CNN, held in Houston, Texas

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