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 21⁄2 million Anderson air raid shelters appeared in North London.
- 1862 – Paper currency (greenbacks) introduced in US by President Abraham Lincoln.
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