Check out below about Today in History India 25 February in Indian history or February 25 special day in India. Looking for information about today special day in India? If yes, check out below. On this Special day today 25 February in Indian history, falls the birthdays and death anniversaries of various well-known people of India. You would also find out about events that happened that make it to the list of today special day in India.
Today’s Historical Events on February 25
1510, 25th Feb: Albuquerque, a Portuguese general, with a surprise attack, captured the fort of Panaji.
1945, 25th Feb: Turkey declared war on Germany during World War II.
1968, 25th Feb: Mohammad Hidayatullah became the 11th Chief Justice of India.
1975, 25th Feb: Shah Faisal, the then ruler of Saudi Arabia, was assassinated by his nephew, Prince Faisal bin Mussad.
1986, 25th Feb: Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos stepped down after 20 years in power.
2012, 25th Feb: World Health Organization removed India from the list of polio endemic countries.
Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on February 25
1884: Ravishankar Vyas, an Indian independence activist, social worker, and Gandhian.
1903: Kailas Nath Wanchoo, the tenth Chief Justice of India.
1938: Farokh Engineer, a former Indian cricketer.
1943: George Harrison, an English musician, singer, songwriter, and music and film producer.
1948: Danny Denzongpa, an Indian film actor, singer, and film director.
1974: Divya Bharti, an Indian film actress.
1981: Shahid Kapoor, an Indian actor.
Death Anniversaries of famous people on February 25
1999: Glenn Theodore Seaborg, an American chemist.
2001: Sir Donald George Bradman, an Australian international cricketer.
2016: Bhavarlal Hiralal Jain, an Indian entrepreneur.
2017: William Paxton, an American actor, and director.
What happened in India on 25 February
Portuguese Catholics conquer Goa under Albuquerque, the then Governor, to serve as capital of their Asian maritime empire beginning conquest and exploitation of India by Europeans.
King Birbal, renowned wit and one amongst the ‘Navratna’ of Emperor Akbar’s Court, died in a war with Usuf Jard Kabile.
Saint Eknath, bhagwatbhakt, passed away.
Lord Clive left India. His successors as Governors of India were J. Holwell and H. Vansittart from July 1760 to 1765. He was re-posted to India on May 3, 1765.
Vinayak Konddev Oak, Marathi litteratewur, was born.
Girishchandra Ghosh, famous Bengali actor and dramatist, was born.
Anand Shankar Bapubhai Dhruv, Sanskrit Pandit and editor of monthly magzine ‘Vasant’ , was born.
Ravishankar Maharaj, freedom fighter and national leader of the country, was born at Radhu village of Kaira District.
Narmadashankar Lalshankar Dave ‘Narmad’, social reformer and famous Gujrati litterateur, passed away.
Meher Baba (1894-1969) of Poona, Indian saint of Persian origin and gifted with psychic powers of prediction, was born. The mystical teachings of this silent sage stressed love, self-inquiry and God consciousness.
Dr. Amarnath Jha, educationist, was born.
A. Vedaratnam, freedom fighter, nationalist and leader, was born in an orthodox Saiva Vellala community.
Judge Kailas Nath Wanchoo, chief Justice of Supreme Court of India, was born.
Gandhiji arrested at Volksrust; sentenced to 3 months.
Dalai Lama, Tibeten monk, flees from Chinese troops and takes refuge in India.
Balraj Madhok was born.
S. Kumaran, political, social reformer and Trade Union worker, was born in Alleppey, Kerala.
Balkrishna Buwa Echalkaranjikar, father of `Khyal Gayaki’, passed away.
Farokh Manekshaw Engineer, great Indian cricket wicket-keeper (1961-75), was born in Bombay.
India Congress Party wins elections.
Nehru refuses to recognize China-Pakistan border pact in New Delhi.
Judge Mohammad Hidayatullah became the Chief Justice of India. He held this office till 16/12/1970.
Mannathu Padmanabhan, great social worker and president of the Tranvancore Devasworn Board, passed away.
India announces plan to penalize parents who have more than two children.
Second satellite Earth Station established at Dehradun.
J. K. Irani, cricket wicketkeeper (2 Tests for India 1947-48), passed away.
The Railway Minister announces introduction of 8 superfast trains from April 1.
Beant Singh sworn in as CM of Punjab.
Railway budget proposes 20\% hike in upper class passenger fares.
113 MPs arrested and Murali Manohar Joshi injured in police action.
BJP rally in New Delhi foiled.
Kranti Renadev, a naxalite under trial in Andhra, freed.
Bomb attack on a train in Assam; 27 soldiers killed.
Tendulkar’s first first-class 204* for Mumbai vs Australia.
The curtains came down on the fifth National Games. Manipur won the overall championship while swimmers Nisha Millet of Karnataka and Sebastian Xavier of Kerala were adjudged the best sportswoman and sportsman respectively.
Justice M. Srinivasan (63), Supreme Court Judge at the Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, died after prolonged illness.
The Supreme Court stays the Madras High Court order discharging the former Chief Minister and AIADMK supremo, Ms. Jayalalitha, from the two TANSI deal cases.