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Notable Historical Events for February 25th

1870Hiram R. Revels, is sworn in as 1st black member of Congress (Sen-R-MS)

1570Pius V excommunicates Elizabeth I, absolves her subjects from allegiance

198123rd Grammy Awards: Sailing, Christopher Cross, Billy Joel wins

1907George Bernard Shaw's "Philanderer," premieres in London

1836Samuel Colt patents 1st revolving barrel multishot firearm

1830Victor Hugo's "Hernani" premieres in Paris

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

1862Paper currency (greenbacks) introduced in US by Pres Abraham Lincoln

1989Mike Tyson TKOs Frank Bruno in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

1977New Orleans' Pete Maravich sets NBA record for a guard with 68 pts

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Notable Birthdays on February 25th

1917Anthony Burgess, essayist/novelist (Clockwork Orange)

1963Paul O'Neill, Columbus Ohio, MLB right fielder (Cincinnati Reds, NY Yankees)

1943Sally Jessy Raphael, Easton, Pennsylvania, American TV talk show host (Sally)

1841Pierre Auguste Renoir, Limoges France, Impressionist painter/sculptor

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Notable Deaths on February 25th

1983Tennessee Williams, US playwright and writer (Streetcar Named Desire), dies at 71

1994Jersey Joe Walcott, boxer, dies at 80

1723Christopher Wren, England, astronomer/architect, dies at 90

1957Bugs Moran, American gangster, dies of lung cancer in prison at 65

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