February 25, 1682: Alessandro Stradella is stabbed to death by an assassin hired by brothers of his mistress, in the Piazza di Banchi in Genoa, in the Most Serene Republic of Genoa, aged 42 years, ten months, and 22 days.
1864:US Civil War: The Confederate Congress extends conscription to all able-bodied men between the ages of 17 and 50.
The Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley makes its first and only successful run on a Federal ship in Charleston Harbor. The craft’s spar torpedo makes contact with the sloop USS Housatonic and is detonated, sinking the Housatonic. However, the Hunley does not return from its mission. Five men on the Housatonic and the entire seven-man crew of the H.L. Hunley are killed. It is the first time a ship is sunk by a submarine.