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Today in History: February 25
Today in History: February 25
Among today's events in history, Muhammad Ali (then known as Cassius Clay) became world heavyweight boxing champion as he defeated Sonny Liston in Miami Beach in 1964.
Today in History: February 24
Today in History: February 24
Among today's events in history, Prince Charles of Wales announced his engagement to Lady Diana Spencer in 1981.
Today in History: February 23
Today in History: February 23
Among today's events in history, during World War II, U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima captured Mount Suribachi, where they raised a pair of American flags in 1945.
Today in History: February 22
Today in History: February 22
Among today's events in history, the "Miracle on Ice" took place in Lake Placid, New York, as the United States Olympic hockey team upset the Soviets, 4-3 in 1980.
Today in History: February 21
Today in History: February 21
Among today's events in history, inventor Edwin H. Land publicly demonstrated his Polaroid Land camera in 1947, which produced a black & white photograph in 60 seconds.
Today in History: February 20
Today in History: February 20
Among today's events in history, astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth as he flew aboard Project Mercury's Friendship 7 spacecraft in 1962.
Today in History: February 19
Today in History: February 19
Among today's events in history, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, used mostly to relocate and intern people of Japanese ancestry in 1942.
Today in History: February 18
Today in History: February 18
Among today's events in history, auto racing star Dale Earnhardt Sr. died in a crash on the final lap of the Daytona 500 in 2001; he was 49.
Today in History: February 17
Today in History: February 17
Among today's events in history, world chess champion Garry Kasparov beat IBM supercomputer “Deep Blue,” winning a six-game match in Philadelphia in 1996.
Today in History: February 16
Today in History: February 16
Among today's events in history, Fidel Castro became premier of Cuba a month and a half after the overthrow of Fulgencio Batista in 1959.