Berlin (dpa) - The current calendar page for February 25, 2020:
9th calendar week, 56th day of the year
310 days until the end of the year
Star signs fish
Name day: Adeltrud, Adelhelm, Luigi, Walburg
2018 - The Winter Olympics in South Korea are over. Germany is in second place behind Norway with 31 medals, including 14 gold medals.
2010 - The Libyan revolutionary leader Muammar al-Gaddafi calls for the Holy War ("Jihad") against Switzerland. The Swiss had previously voted in a referendum to ban the construction of new minarets.
2000 - So-called "parlors" for controlled drug use are legalized. The Federal Council approves the controversial law in the second attempt.
1995 - The professional association of US actors presented the Screen Actor Guild Award for the first time in Los Angeles. The best actors are Tom Hanks and Jodie Foster.
1990 - In the presidential election in Nicaragua, the previous president Daniel Ortega surprisingly succumbs to the conservative top candidate Violeta Chamorro. The Sandinista revolution in Nicaragua is now provisionally over.
1975 - The Federal Constitutional Court declares the reform of abortion paragraph 218 (“deadline regulation”) passed by the Bundestag in April 1974 unconstitutional.
1947 - The four Allied occupying powers in Germany dissolve the state of Prussia 246 years after its foundation by means of the Control Council Act.
1870 - Hiram Rhodes Revels becomes the first African American Senator to be sworn in by the US Congress.
1803 - The Reichsdeputationshauptschluss is passed by the German Reichstag in Regensburg. It leads to a comprehensive territorial reorganization of the old empire. Numerous ecclesiastical and smaller secular rulers lose their independence.
1975 - Anneke Kim Sarnau (45), German actress (Commissioner König in “Police Call 110” from Rostock), born according to other information in 1972.
1960 - Heiko Fischer, German figure skater, five-time German figure skating champion, died 1989
1950 - Neil Jordan (70), Irish film director and screenwriter (1993 Oscar for best screenplay for "The Crying Game")
1950 - Néstor Kirchner, Argentinian politician, President and Prime Minister 2003-2007, died 2010
1920 - San Myung Mun, Korean cult leader, founded the Unification Church, also known as Mun sect, in 1954, died in 2012
2010 - Ernst Beyeler, Swiss art dealer and art collector, founder of the Fondation Beyeler Museum in Riehen near Basel, born 1921
1970 - Mark Rothko, American painter, representative of abstract expressionism, born 1903