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Monday, February 25, 2013
<a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/filmblog/2013/feb/25/oscar-prognosticators-academy-award-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Oscar prognosticators: how did they do at picking the Academy Award winners?</a>The Guardian (blog)While Oscar fans spent Monday checking their pools to see if they picked more winners than their friends, I was wondering whether statistic
</embed> Template:OMG728 February 25 in history:
- 1998: Kim Dae Jung was sworn in as president of South Korea; a veteran dissident, he was the first opposition-party candidate chosen to lead that country since its creation in 1948.
- 1994: A Jewish extremist called Baruch Goldstein opened fire on a crowd of Muslim worshippers at a mosque in Hebron, Israel, killing 29—an incident known as the "Hebron massacre"; Goldstein was a member of the Kach party, founded by Rabbi Meir Kahane of the Jewish Defense League.
- 1990: An opposition coalition unexpectedly defeated the Sandinistas in Nicaragua's election; Violeta Barrios de Chamorro won 55% of the vote for president against Daniel Ortega's 41%.
- 1964: The young Muhammad Ali, then known as Cassius Clay, stunned the sports world by defeating world heavyweight boxing champion Sonny Liston.
- 1956: On the final day of the 20th Communist Party Congress, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev delivered a six-hour "secret speech" denouncing the "crimes of the Stalin era."
- 1870: Hiram Revels, the first African American to serve in the U.S. Senate, from Mississippi, was sworn in to office; Revels, who took the seat vacated by Jefferson Davis, served until 1871