Historical Events for 25th February 2024

1907 – US proclaims protectorate over Dominican Republic
1944 – Alexander Gretchaninov’s “Missa Oecumenica” (Ecumenical Mass) premieres in Boston with Serge Koussevitzky conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra; the composer wrote the work in memory of the conductor’s wife Natalie (1880-1942)
1956 – Nikita Khrushchev denounces Joseph Stalin at the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
1971 – Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark holds a meeting with Catholic Cardinal of Ireland William Conway, the first such meeting between men holding these offices since 1921
1980 – Coup ousts PM Henck Arron of Suriname
1981 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1981 – NY Islanders give up their most goals (11) vs Calgary Flames
1988 – Bruce Springsteen’s “Tunnel of Love” Tour begins in Worcester, Massachusetts
1990 – On a BBC taped interview, rock star Stevie Nicks breaks down, saying that she will never have children and no man can stand her for long
1996 – “Father” closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 52 performances

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