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    This Day in History: February 25

    Featured Biography

    Pierre-Auguste Renoir
    French painter
    1975
    Chelsea Handler
    American comedian and author
    1950
    Néstor Kirchner
    president of Argentina
    1943
    George Harrison
    British musician
    1917
    Anthony Burgess
    British author
    1873
    Enrico Caruso
    Italian opera singer

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    2001
    Don Bradman
    Australian cricketer Don Bradman, one of the greatest run scorers in the history of the game and often judged the greatest player of the 20th century, died at the age of 92. Test your knowledge of cricket
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    1990
    Nicaragua
    In Nicaragua, Violeta Barrios de Chamorro of the U.S.-financed National Opposition Union achieved an upset victory over the incumbent president, Daniel Ortega of the Sandinista National Liberation Front. Sort fact from fiction in our Latin America quiz
    1975
    Chelsea Handler
    American comedian Chelsea Handler, known for her earthy, bawdy style, was born in Livingston, New Jersey. Test your knowledge of pop culture
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    1964
    Muhammad Ali fighting Ernie Terrell
    American boxer Muhammad Ali, known at the time as Cassius Clay, became the world heavyweight champion by knocking out Sonny Liston in seven rounds. Watch a video about Ali's life and career
    UPI/Bettmann Archive
    1956
    Nikita Khrushchev
    The Twentieth Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union came to a close after First Secretary Nikita S. Khrushchev delivered a secret speech denouncing the late Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. Take our Russian history quiz
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    1948
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    1943
    the Beatles
    British musician George Harrison—lead guitarist of the Beatles, one of the most important and influential bands in the history of rock and roll—was born. Sort fact from fiction in our Beatlemania quiz
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    1917
    Anthony Burgess
    English novelist and critic Anthony Burgess—whose fictional explorations of modern dilemmas combine wit, moral earnestness, and a note of the bizarre—was born. Test your knowledge of famous authors
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    1913
    Sixteenth Amendment
    1570
    Elizabeth I
    As pope, Pius V excommunicated Queen Elizabeth I of England from the Roman Catholic Church. Take our queens in England quiz
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