February 25 in Pop Culture History

25February 25 in Pop Culture History
National Chili Day

1836 – Samuel Colt was granted a United States patent (#9430X) for his Colt revolver.

1901 – J.P. Morgan incorporated the United States Steel Corporation.

1919 – Oregon became the first US state to levy a gasoline tax by placing 1 cent tax on every gallon of gas.

1932 – Adolf Hitler obtaind German citizenship by naturalization, which allows him to run in the 1932 election for Reichspräsident.

1950 – Your Show of Shows, hosted by Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca premiered on NBC.

1956 – # 1 Hit February 25, 1956 – March 23, 1956: Nelson RiddleLisbon Antigua

1964 – Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali), age 22, defeated champion Sonny Liston in a technical knockout to win the world heavyweight boxing crown.

1967 – Gene Kelly starred in Jack and the Beanstalk on NBC (produced by Hanna-Barbara) it was the first TV special to combine live action and animation.

1984 – # 1 Hit February 25, 1984 – March 30, 1984: Van HalenJump

1991 – The Warsaw Pact officially disbanded.

1995 – # 1 Hit February 25, 1995 – April 14, 1995: MadonnaTake A Bow

2000 – Max Steel premiered on Kid’s WB

2004 – The Passion of the Christ, Mel Gibson’s film about the last 44 hours of Jesus of Nazareth’s life, opened in theaters, eventually earning over $370,700,000.

2006 – The world’s population reached an estimated 6.5 billion people

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