11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 25th February

Here's a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1570 - Elizabeth I, Queen of England, is excommunicated by Pope Pius V

2. 1862 - The first American banknotes are introduced by Abraham Lincoln

3. 1933 - The first aircraft carrier, Ranger, is launched

4. 1901 - J.P. Morgan forms U.S. Steel Corporation, the first billion-dollar corporation in the world

5. 1948 - Communists take control of the government in Czechoslovakia

6. 1963 - The Beatles release their first U.S. single Please Please Me

7. 1964 - Cassius Clay, 'Muhammad Ali', is crowned heavyweight boxing world champion at the age of 22 after a shock win over Sonny Liston

8. 1972 - UK miners vote overwhelmingly in favour of a pay settlement after a seven-week coal strike that has seriously affected power supply

9. 1975 - Comedian Chelsea Handler is born

10. 1983 - Tennessee Williams, American playwright, dies

11. 2004 - The film Passion of the Christ, directed by Mel Gibson, opens

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Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com

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