Today in History, English
Today in History, English

21241February 24Death2012 – Agnes Allen, American baseball player and therapist (b. 1930)
21242February 24Death2012 – Jan Berenstain, American author and illustrator, co-created the Berenstain Bears (b. 1923)
21243February 24Death2012 – Pery Ribeiro, Brazilian singer-songwriter (b. 1937)
21244February 24Death2012 – Oliver Wrong, English nephrologist and academic (b. 1925)
21245February 24Death2013 – Ralph Hotere, New Zealand painter (b. 1931)
21246February 24Death2013 – Virgil Johnson, American singer (The Velvets) (b. 1935)
21247February 24Death2013 – Con Martin, Irish footballer and manager (b. 1923)
21248February 24Death2013 – Dick Yelvington, American football player (b. 1928)
21249February 24Death2014 – Franny Beecher, American guitarist (Bill Haley & His Comets) (b. 1921)
21250February 24Death2014 – Alexis Hunter, New Zealand-English painter and photographer (b. 1948)
21251February 24Death2014 – Carlos Páez Vilaró, Uruguayan painter and sculptor (b. 1923)
21252February 24Death2014 – Harold Ramis, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1944)
21253February 24Death2015 – Mefodiy, Ukrainian metropolitan (b. 1949)
21254February 24Death2015 – Rakhat Aliyev, Kazakh politician and diplomat (b. 1962)
21255February 24Death2015 – Tyzen Hsiao, Taiwanese pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1938)
21256February 24Death2015 – Thea Muldoon, New Zealand wife of Robert Muldoon (b. 1927)
21257February 24Death2015 – Mirjana Puhar, Serbian model (b. 1995)
21258February 24Holiday and observanceChristian feast day:Æthelberht of KentBlessed Ascensión Nicol y GoñiLindel Tsen and Paul Sasaki (Anglican Church of Canada)Modest (bishop of Trier)Saint MatthiasSergius of CappadociaFebruary 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
21259February 24Holiday and observanceDragobete (Romania)
21260February 24Holiday and observanceFlag Day (Mexico)
21261February 24Holiday and observanceIndependence Day, celebrates the independence of Estonia from the Russian Empire in 1918 the Soviet period is considered to have been an illegal annexation.
21262February 24Holiday and observanceNational Artist Day (Thailand)
21263February 25Event138 – The Roman emperor Hadrian adopts Antoninus Pius, effectively making him his successor.
21264February 25Event493 – Odoacer surrenders Ravenna after a 3-year siege and agrees to a mediated peace with Theoderic the Great.
21265February 25Event628 – Khosrau II is overthrown by his son Kavadh II.
21266February 25Event1336 – Four thousand defenders of Pilėnai commit mass suicide rather than be taken captive by the Teutonic Knights.
21267February 25Event1631 – François de Bassompierre, a French courtier, is arrested on Richelieu's orders.
21268February 25Event1797 – Colonel William Tate and his force of 1000–1500 soldiers surrender after the Last invasion of Britain.
21269February 25Event1821 – Greek War of Independence: Alexander Ypsilantis issues a proclamation at Iași, announcing that he had "the support of a great power" (i.e. Russia).
21270February 25Event1831 – Battle of Olszynka Grochowska, part of Polish November Uprising against Russian Empire.

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