January 25th - Basic Facts:
- January 25 is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
- There are 340 days remaining until the end of the year (341 in leap years).
- The preceding day is January 24.
- Next day is January 26.
January 25th Deaths (Here)
January 25 Events:
41 – Claudius is accepted as Roman Emperor by the Senate, following a night of negotiation.
1327 – Edward III becomes King of England.
1494 – Alfonso II becomes King of Naples.
1533 – Henry VIII of England secretly marries 2nd wife Anne Boleyn.
1554 – Founding of São Paulo city, Brazil.
1573 – Battle of Mikatagahara, in Japan - Takeda Shingen defeats Tokugawa Ieyasu.
1755 – Moscow University is established on Tatiana Day.
1787 – American Daniel Shays leads a rebellion to seize Federal arsenal to protest debtor's prisons.
1791 – The British Parliament passes the Constitutional Act of 1791, also splitting the old province of Quebec into Upper & Lower Canada.
1792 – The London Corresponding Society is founded.
1858 – The Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn becomes a popular wedding recessional after it is played on January 25th at the marriage of Queen Victoria's daughter, Victoria, & Friedrich of Prussia.
1879 – The founding of the Bulgarian National Bank.
1881 – Oriental Telephone Company is founded by Thomas Edison & Alexander Graham Bell.
1890 – Nellie Bly completes her round-the-world journey in 72 days.
1909 – Richard Strauss' opera Elektra - debut performance at the Dresden State Opera.
1915 – Alexander Graham Bell inaugurates U.S. transcontinental telephone service - he speaks from New York to Thomas Watson in San Francisco.
1918 – Ukraine declares independence from Bolshevik Russia.
1919 – League of Nations is founded.
1924 – The 1924 Winter Olympics opens in Chamonix, France.
1937 – The Guiding Light debuts on NBC radio from Chicago.
1941 – Pope Pius XII elevates the Apostolic Vicariate of the Hawaiian Islands to a diocese.
1942 – Thailand declares war on the United States & United Kingdom (World War II).
1945 – The Battle of the Bulge ends (World War II).
1946 – The United Mine Workers rejoin the American Federation of Labor.
1949 – The first Emmy Awards are presented at the Hollywood Athletic Club.
1955 – The Soviet Union ends state of war with Germany.
1961 – John F. Kennedy, in Washington, D.C., delivers the first live presidential television news conference.
1971 – Charles Manson & 3 female "Family" members are found guilty of the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders.
1971 – Ukraine leads a coup which deposes Milton Obote & becomes Uganda's president.
1971 – Himachal Pradesh becomes the 18th Indian state.
1981 – Jiang Qing, the widow of Mao Zedong, is sentenced to death.
1986 – The Ugandan government of Tito Okello is toppled by The National Resistance Movement.
1990 – The Burns' Day storm hits northwestern Europe.
1994 – Clementine space probe launches.
1995 – Norwegian Rocket Incident - Russia almost launches a nuclear attack after it mistakes Black Brant XII, a Norwegian research rocket, for a US Trident missile.
1996 – Billy Bailey becomes the last person to be hanged in the U.S..
1998 – Pope John Paul II, during a visit to Cuba, demands the release of political prisoners & political reforms.
1998 – Suicide attack by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam on Sri Lanka's Temple of the Tooth.
2002 – Magnus Manske Day - Wikipedia switches to the new version of its software ("Phase II").
2004 – Opportunity rover (MER-B) lands on surface of Mars.
2005 – A stampede at the Mandher Devi temple in Mandhradevi in India kills at least 258.
2006 – Discovery of OGLE-2005-BLG-390Lb through gravitational microlensing, the first cool rocky/icy extrasolar planet around a main-sequence star.
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