Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Important Events of February – 25

Important Events of February – 25

Soviet Occupation Day (Georgia)

Soviet Occupation Day is a holiday in the country of Georgia.

It is observed annually on February 25 to commemorate the Red Army invasion of Georgia in 1921.

The holiday was established in 2010 and its first observance was in 2011.

1919 – Oregon places a one cent per U.S. gallon tax on gasoline, becoming the first U.S. state to levy a gasoline tax.

1921 – Tbilisi, capital of the Democratic Republic of Georgia, is occupied by Bolshevist Russia.

1928 – Charles Jenkins Laboratories of Washington, D.C. becomes the first holder of a broadcast license for television from the Federal Radio Commission.

1933 – The USS Ranger is launched. It is the first US Navy ship to be designed from the start of construction as an aircraft carrier.

1939 – The first of 2​12 million Anderson air raid shelters appeared in North London.

1862 – Paper currency (greenbacks) introduced in US by President Abraham Lincoln.
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