25 February It Happened Today
1570 Queen Elizabeth I of England is excommunicated by Pope Pius V.
1873 Birth of Italian tenor Enrico Caruso.
1914 Death of English artist Sir John Tenniel, best known for his illustrations in the book Alice in Wonderland.
1943 Birth of former Beatle George Harrison.
1983 Death of American novelist Tennessee Williams.
2001 Death of Australian cricketer Sir Donald Bradman.