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Today's Anniversary – Thursday, February 25


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Births

* 1986 Patrick (American football) White Redshirted junior NCAA American football player for the West Virginia Mountaineers.
* 1982 Bert McCracken Professionally known as Bert McCracken, is the lead singer of the American rock band The Used.
* 1981 Park Ji-Sung Professional South Korean footballer who plays for the English football club Manchester United in the Premier League, as well as the South Korean national football team.
* 1975 Chelsea Handler American standup comedian, humorist, television host, actress and author.
* 1964 Lee Evans English stand-up comedian and actor.
* 1954 John Doe American singer, songwriter and bass player who was the founder of the seminal L A punk band X.
* 1953 Jose Maria Aznar Spanish politician who served as the President of the Government of Spain from 1996 to 2004.
* 1950 Bhakti Tirtha Swami Also known as Swami Krishnapada, was a prominent scholar, Gaudiya Vaishnava Hindu teacher, and religious leader of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, commonly known as the Hare Krishna Movement.
* 1949 Jack Handey American humorist.
* 1943 George Harrison British songwriter, musician and film producer best known as a member of The Beatles.
* 1941 David Puttnam British movie producer and director.
* 1939 John Leonard American literary, TV, film and cultural critic.
* 1930 Wendy Beckett And is a South African-born British art expert, consecrated virgin and contemplative hermit who became an unlikely celebrity during the 1990s, presenting a series of acclaimed art history documentaries for the BBC.
* 1920 Sun Myung Moon Founder of the Unification Church, a new religious movement.
* 1918 Peg Bracken American author.
* 1917 Anthony Burgess English writer whose novels include the Malayan trilogy, A Clockwork Orange, the Enderby cycle, Nothing Like The Sun, Earthly Powers and The Kingdom Of The Wicked.
* 1915 Sinnathamby Rajaratnam Former Foreign Minister (1965-1980) and Second Deputy Prime Minister (1980-1985) of Singapore.
* 1914 John Arlott English journalist, author and cricket commentator for the BBC's Test Match Special.
* 1894 Meher Baba Indian mystic who publicly declared in 1954 that he was the Avatar of the age.
* 1888 John Foster Dulles Served as U S Secretary of State under President Dwight D Eisenhower from 1953 to 1959.
* 1861 Rudolf Steiner Austrian philosopher, literary scholar, architect, playwright, educator, and social thinker.
* 1841 Pierre-Auguste Renoir French artist who was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style.
* 1778 Jose de San Martin Argentine general and the primary leader of the southern part of South America's successful struggle for independence from Spain.
* 1707 Carlo Goldoni Italian playwright and librettist from the Republic of Venice.
* 1701 Thomas Adam Church of England clergyman and religious writer.

Deaths

 2013 C. Everett Koop American physician.
 2009 Philip Jose Farmer American author, principally known for his science fiction and fantasy novels and short stories, especially those of his Riverworld series.
 2005 Peter Benenson British lawyer and the founder of human rights organisation Amnesty International.
 1999 Glenn T. Seaborg American scientist who won the 1951 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for "discoveries in the chemistry of the transuranium elements".
 1983 Tennessee Williams American playwright.
 1980 Robert Hayden Born Asa Bundy Sheffey, was an American poet, essayist, and educator.
 1970 Mark Rothko Born Marcus Rothkowitz, was a Latvian-born American painter sometimes classified as an Abstract Expressionist.
 1934 John McGraw Considered to be one of the greatest managers in baseball history.
 1919 Henry Charles Beeching English clergyman, author and poet.
 1914 John Tenniel British illustrator, graphic humorist and political cartoonist, most famous for his association with Lewis Carroll and his works.
 1852 Thomas Moore Irish poet and hymnist, now best remembered for the lyrics of The Last Rose of Summer.
 1723 Christopher Wren 17th century English designer, astronomer, geometer, and one of the greatest English architects in history.
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