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This Day In History
Feb 25 1972
The Soviet Union's Luna 20 returns to Earth with lunar rock samples

Feb 25 1970
Mark Rothko, the abstract expressionist painter, dies in New York at age 66

Feb 25 1970
Hewlett-Packard stock splits 2 for 1 at $103.28 a share

Feb 25 1964
Cassius Clay becomes heavy weight boxing champ by defeating Sonny Liston

Feb 25 1954
Gamal Abdel Nasser becomes the prime minister of Egypt as Mohammad Naguib resigns

Feb 25 1953
Vladimir Horowitz, pianist, first performs at Carnegie Hall

Feb 25 1948
The communists seize power in Czechoslovakia

Feb 25 1943
George Harrison of the Beatles is born in Liverpool, England

Feb 25 1919
Oregon becomes the first state to tax gasoline

Feb 25 1913
The 16th amendment, allowing for an income tax, is proclaimed in effect

Feb 25 1901
United States Steel Corporation is founded by J.P. Morgan

Feb 25 1870
Hiram Revels becomes the first Black senator when he is sworn in to serve out the term of Jefferson Davis

Feb 25 1836
Samuel Colt patents his revolver

Birthdays
Feb 25 1971
Sean Astin, actor who played Samwise Gamgee in 'Lord of the Rings', is born in Santa Monica, California

Feb 25 1841
Auguste Renoir, the French impressionist painter