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    • January 25, 0041 "After a night of negotiation, Claudius is accepted as Roman Emperor by the Senate."

    • January 25, 0844 Gregory IV begins & ends his reign as Catholic Pope

    • January 25, 1139 Godfried II the Young becomes duke of Brabant

    • January 25, 1327 Edward III becomes King of England.

    • January 25, 1327 King Edward III accedes to British throne

    • January 25, 1348 "Earthquake destroys Villach, killing 5,000"

    • January 25, 1494 Alfonso II becomes King of Naples.

    • January 25, 1554 "Founding of So Paulo city, Brazil."

    • January 25, 1554 "Sir Thomas Wyatt gathers an army in Kent, rebels against Queen Mary"

    • January 25, 1565 Battle at Talikota India Moslems destroy Vijayanagar's army

    • January 25, 1573 "Battle of Mikatagahara, in Japan; Takeda Shingen defeats Tokugawa Ieyasu."

    • January 25, 1579 "Treaty of Utrecht signed, marks beginning of Dutch Republic"

    • January 25, 1721 Czar Peter the Great ends Russian-orthodox patriarchy

    • January 25, 1755 Moscow University established on Tatiana Day.

    • January 25, 1775 "Americans drag cannon up hill to fight British (Gun Hill Road, Bronx)"

    • January 25, 1787 American Daniel Shays leads rebellion to seize Federal arsenal to protest debtor's prisons.

    • January 25, 1787 "Shays' Rebellion suffers a setback when debt-ridden farmers, led by Captain Daniel Shays, fail to capture an arsenal at Springfield MA"

    • January 25, 1791 British Parliament approves bill splitting the old province of Quebec into Upper and Lower Canada.

    • January 25, 1792 The London Corresponding Society is founded.

    • January 25, 1799 "The first US patent for a seeding machine, Eliakim Spooner, Vermont"

    • January 25, 1802 Napoleon elected President of the Italian (Cisalpine) Republic

    • January 25, 1817 "Rossini's opera ""La Cenerentola"" premieres in Rome"

    • January 25, 1825 "The first US engineering college opens, Rensselaer Polytechnic, Troy NY"

    • January 25, 1835 "Vincenzo Bellini's opera ""I Puritani,"" premieres in Paris"

    • January 25, 1848 "Last convict ship to Port Phillip in Victoria, the Marion, disembarks passengers."

    • January 25, 1851 Sojourner Truth addresses first Black Women's Rights Convention (Akron)

    • January 25, 1856 Battle of Seattle; skirmish between settlers & Indians

    • January 25, 1858 "Mendelssohn's ""Wedding March"" first played, at wedding of Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Victoria, to crown prince of Prussia"

    • January 25, 1858 "Mendelssohn's Wedding March is performed for the first time in public, as the daughter of Britain's Queen Victoria marries the Prussian Crown Prince."

    • January 25, 1858 "The Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn becomes a popular wedding recessional after it is played on this day at the marriage of Queen Victoria's daughter, Victoria, and Friedrich of Prussia."

    • January 25, 1863 Battle of Kinston NC

    • January 25, 1863 General Joseph Hooker replaces Burnside as head of Army of Potomac

    • January 25, 1865 "The CSS Shenandoah arrives in Melbourne, Australia"

    • January 25, 1868 "Senufe, Abyssinia, Canadian soldier Alexander Dunn killed when his hunting rifle accidentally went off; born at York, Upper Canada Sept. 15, 1833; first Canadian awarded the Victoria Cross, for bravery as a lieutenant in the 11th (Prince Albert's Own) Regiment of Hussars at the 1854 charge of the Light Brigade at Balaklava"

    • January 25, 1870 Soda fountain patented by Gustavus Dows

    • January 25, 1875 Anti-slavery society formed in NY

    • January 25, 1877 Congress determines presidential election between Hayes-Tilden

    • January 25, 1878 "Turkish steamer becomes the first ship to be sunk by a torpedo, fired from a Russian boat"

    • January 25, 1879 The Bulgarian National Bank is founded.

    • January 25, 1881 Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell form the Oriental Telephone Company.

    • January 25, 1882 "Bilu, a Russian Zionist organization, forms"

    • January 25, 1890 National Afro-American League forms in Chicago

    • January 25, 1890 Nellie Bly beats Phileas Fogg's time around world by 8 days (72 days)

    • January 25, 1890 "New York World reporter Nellie Bly returns home after completing an around the world journey in just 72 days, six hours and eleven minutes."

    • January 25, 1890 United Mine Workers of America forms

    • January 25, 1894 James J Corbett KOs Charley Mitchell in 3 for heavyweight boxing title

    • January 25, 1902 Aleksandr Skriabin's 2nd Symphony in C premieres in St Petersburg

    • January 25, 1904 179 die in coal mine explosion at Cheswick PA

    • January 25, 1907 Julia Ward Howe is first woman elected to National Institute of Arts & Letters

    • January 25, 1909 Richard Strauss' opera Elektra receives its debut performance at the Dresden State Opera.

    • January 25, 1910 Children initiate idea of planting trees in Jerusalem

    • January 25, 1915 "Giordano, Sardou & Moreau's opera ""Madame Sans Gne"" premieres in New York City NY"

    • January 25, 1915 Transcontinental telephone service inaugurated (New York to San Francisco)

    • January 25, 1916 Montenegro surrenders to Austria-Hungary

    • January 25, 1917 The Danish West Indies is sold to the United States for $25 million.

    • January 25, 1918 Russia declared a republic of Soviets

    • January 25, 1919 "Founding of League of Nations, first meeting 1 year later"

    • January 25, 1923 "NVV donates 100,000 to mine workers of Ruhrgebied"

    • January 25, 1924 "The 1924 Winter Olympics open in Chamonix, France (in the French Alps), inaugurating the Winter Olympic Games."

    • January 25, 1929 "Bradman scores 340* for New South Wales vs Victoria, 488 minutes, 38 fours"

    • January 25, 1932 "Bradman scores 167 New South Wales vs Victoria, 224 minutes, 22 fours"

    • January 25, 1932 "Governor General, the Earl of Bessborough speaks to the Lieutenant Governor of each province, to inaugurate the Trans-Canada telephone system."

    • January 25, 1932 The first commencement exercises at Hebrew University in Jerusalem

    • January 25, 1937 "Miami-to-Tampa bus overturned in a canal, kills 13"

    • January 25, 1937 "Soap Opera ""Guiding Light"" premieres on NBC radio"

    • January 25, 1937 The Guiding Light airs on radio for the first time. Also went to television making this show the longest running broadcast program in United States radio and television history.

    • January 25, 1939 "Earthquake hits Chilln Chile, 10,000 killed"

    • January 25, 1939 Joe Louis KOs John Henry Lewis in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

    • January 25, 1940 Nazi decrees the establishment of Jewish ghetto in Lodz Poland

    • January 25, 1941 Pope Pius XII elevates the Apostolic Vicariate of the Hawaiian Islands to the dignity of a diocese. It becomes the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu.

    • January 25, 1942 Thailand declares war on the United States and United Kingdom.

    • January 25, 1945 Battle of the Bulge ends.

    • January 25, 1945 Grand Rapids MI becomes first US city to fluoridate its water

    • January 25, 1945 Japanese occupiers of Batavia arrest Indo-European youths

    • January 25, 1945 "West Africa 82nd division occupies Myohaung, Burma"

    • January 25, 1946 United Mine Workers union rejoins American Federation of Labor

    • January 25, 1947 Mobster Al Capone dies at age 48.

    • January 25, 1948 Investors Syndicate of Canada incorporates Investors Mutual of Canada Ltd.; Canada's first public mutual fund will be first sold to the public in 1950

    • January 25, 1949 At the Hollywood Athletic Club the first Emmy Awards are presented.

    • January 25, 1949 The first Israeli election - Ben-Gurion's Mapai party wins

    • January 25, 1950 73F (23C) highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in January

    • January 25, 1951 UN begins counter offensive in Korea

    • January 25, 1952 "Test debut of Richie Benaud, vs West Indies at the SCG"

    • January 25, 1953 "In Liverpool, the Canadian Pacific liner Empress of Canada destroyed in a dockside fire; used as a troop ship during World War II."

    • January 25, 1955 Columbia University scientists develop an atomic clock accurate to within one second in 300 years

    • January 25, 1955 Jill Kinmont hits a tree & breaks her back in Snow Cup Ski Race

    • January 25, 1955 Russia ends state of war with Germany

    • January 25, 1955 Soviet Union ends state of war with Germany.

    • January 25, 1955 US & Panama sign canal treaty

    • January 25, 1956 "96.5 cm (38.0"") of rainfall, Kilauea Plantation, HI (state record)"

    • January 25, 1957 "FBI arrests Jack & Myra Sobel, charged with spying for the USSR"

    • January 25, 1959 "American Airlines beings the first scheduled transcontinental U.S. passenger air service, featuring the new Boeing 707 jetliner."

    • January 25, 1959 Pope John XXIII proclaims 2nd Vatican council

    • January 25, 1961 "In Washington, D.C. John F. Kennedy delivers the first live presidential television news conference."

    • January 25, 1961 Military coup in El Salvador

    • January 25, 1961 President John F. Kennedy makes history by holding the first presidential news conference simulcast live on radio and TV.

    • January 25, 1961 "The first live, nationally televised Presidential news conference (JFK)"

    • January 25, 1961 "Walt Disney's ""101 Dalmations"" released"

    • January 25, 1962 The Bank of Montreal acquires Newfoundland Savings Bank0

    • January 25, 1963 "Wilson Kettle who lived in Newfoundland dies at age 102, he has 582 living descendants"

    • January 25, 1964 "Beatles first US #1, ""I Want to Hold your Hand"" (Cashbox)"

    • January 25, 1964 "Echo 2, US communications satellite launched"

    • January 25, 1968 "Robert Anderson's ""I Never Sang for My Father,"" premieres in New York City NY"

    • January 25, 1969 US-North Vietnamese peace talks begin in Paris

    • January 25, 1970 "Robert Altman's ""M*AS*H,"" premieres"

    • January 25, 1971 Charles Manson & 3 women followers convicted of Tate-LaBianca murders

    • January 25, 1971 Himachal Pradesh becomes 18th Indian state

    • January 25, 1971 Idi Amin leads a coup deposing Milton Obote and becomes Uganda's president.

    • January 25, 1971 Military coup in Uganda under General Idi Amin Dada

    • January 25, 1971 Philadelphia mint's first trial strike of the Eisenhower dollar

    • January 25, 1973 "On the British Columbia coast the Freighter Irish Stardust grounds north of Vancouver Island., spilling 378,000 litres of fuel oil, spill spreads 320 km south"

    • January 25, 1974 Christian Barnard transplants first human heart without removal of old

    • January 25, 1974 Start of major flooding in Brisbane in which 13 die

    • January 25, 1975 Number one hit on UK music charts - Tymes - Ms Grace

    • January 25, 1976 Surinder Amarnath scores 124 on Test debut India vs New Zealand Auckland

    • January 25, 1977 In New York Rene Levesque 1922-1987 tells Wall Street audience at the Economic Club of New York that 'separation is inevitable'

    • January 25, 1978 Muriel Humphrey (D-MN) appointed to fill late husband's Senate seat

    • January 25, 1979 "22.2-km Oshimizu railroad tunnel holed through, central Honshu, Japan"

    • January 25, 1979 "Jean-Luc Pepin and John Robarts release the Report of the Task Force on Canadian Unity; recommend that Quebec should have the power to maintain its language and culture, and that federal powers be reduce"

    • January 25, 1979 Pope John Paul II's first overseas trip as supreme pontiff

    • January 25, 1980 Bani Sadr elected President of Iran

    • January 25, 1980 Dutch Government demands boycott of Olympics

    • January 25, 1980 Finance Minister Abolhassan Bani-Sadr is elected president of Iran.

    • January 25, 1980 "Highest speed attained by a warship, 167 kph, USN hovercraft"

    • January 25, 1980 Paul McCartney is released from Tokyo jail & deported

    • January 25, 1981 "Jiang Qing, the widow of Mao Zedong, is sentenced to death."

    • January 25, 1981 Mao's widow Jiang Qing sentenced to death

    • January 25, 1981 The 52 American hostages held by Iran for 444 days arrive back in the U.S.

    • January 25, 1981 "Tose Proeski, Macedonian Mega Star was born in Prilep,Macedonia"

    • January 25, 1981 UK hist Launch of SDP by 'Gang of Four' in Britain

    • January 25, 1982 9th American Music Award Kenny Rogers win

    • January 25, 1983 China's supreme court commutes Chiang Ch'ing's death sentence to life

    • January 25, 1983 Infrared telescope satellite launched into polar orbit

    • January 25, 1983 Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie arrested in Bolivia

    • January 25, 1983 UK hist Spreadsheet Lotus 1-2-3 released

    • January 25, 1985 """We are the World"" is recorded"

    • January 25, 1985 "Test debut of Wasim Akram, vs New Zealand at Auckland (2-105)"

    • January 25, 1986 General Tito Okello's government flees Kampala Uganda

    • January 25, 1986 Number one hit on UK music charts - A-ha - The Sun Always Shines On TV

    • January 25, 1986 The National Resistance Movement topple the government of Tito Okello in Uganda.

    • January 25, 1988 "15th American Music Award Anita Baker, Paul Simon & Whitney Houston"

    • January 25, 1988 Ramsewak Shankar sworn in as President of Suriname

    • January 25, 1988 "Vice President Bush & Dan Rather clash on ""CBS Evening News"" as Rather attempts to question Bush about his role in the Iran-Contra affair"

    • January 25, 1990 Actress Ava Gardner dies in London at age 67.

    • January 25, 1990 "Avianca Flight 52 crashes, killing 73 passengers."

    • January 25, 1990 Former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega is transferred to a Miami jail

    • January 25, 1990 Honduras becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.

    • January 25, 1990 "Seventy-three people are killed when an Avianca 707 jet crashes after running out of fuel in Cove Neck, New York."

    • January 25, 1990 The Burns' Day storm hits northwestern Europe.

    • January 25, 1990 West-Europe's strongest hurricane

    • January 25, 1991 Manuel Noriega is given access to assets frozen by US government

    • January 25, 1991 "Mark Waugh scores ton in first Test Cricket innings, vs England Adelaide"

    • January 25, 1991 "Soap opera ""Generation"" last episode after a 2 year run"

    • January 25, 1993 "20th American Music Award Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey win"

    • January 25, 1993 "Mir Amir Kansi kills two employees outside CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia."

    • January 25, 1993 Puerto Rico adds English as its 2nd official language

    • January 25, 1993 Sears announces it is closing its catalog sales department after 97 years

    • January 25, 1994 "Accused of molesting a 13-year-old boy, Michael Jackson settles a civil lawsuit out of court"

    • January 25, 1994 "Mine fire at Asansol India, kills 55"

    • January 25, 1994 The Clementine space probe launches.

    • January 25, 1994 US space probe Clementine launched

    • January 25, 1995 Lawyers for the defense make their opening statement in the murder trial of former pro football running back and sports commentator O.J. Simpson.

    • January 25, 1995 "The Norwegian Rocket Incident: Russia almost launches a nuclear attack after it mistakes Black Brant XII, a Norwegian research rocket, for a US Trident missile."

    • January 25, 1996 "Leilani Muir awarded $750,000 by Alberta judge; she was wrongly diagnosed as mentally disabled and sterilized by the province's Eugenics Board in 1959"

    • January 25, 1997 71st Australian Women's Tennis Martina Hingis beat Mary Pierce (62 62)

    • January 25, 1997 "A cyclone sweeps across the island nation of Madagascar, spawning floods that leave 100 people missing and thousands homeless"

    • January 25, 1998 """Grease,"" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater New York City NY after 1,503 performance"

    • January 25, 1998 "Britain's Queen Mother, 97, gets an emergency hip replacement"

    • January 25, 1998 During a historic visit to Cuba Pope John Paul II demands the release of political prisoners and political reforms while condemning US attempts to isolate the country.

    • January 25, 1998 "Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) suicide attack on Sri Lanka's Temple of the Tooth, killing 8 people injuring 25 others."

    • January 25, 1998 Spice Girl Victoria Adams (Posh) & soccer David Beckham gets engaged

    • January 25, 1998 "Two US tourists, Thomas and Eileen Lonergan, are left behind by a scuba diving operator on a reef off Port Douglas, north Queensland. They are never found"

    • January 25, 1999 "A 6.0 Richter scale earthquake hits western Colombia killing at least 1,000."

    • January 25, 1999 More than one thousand people are killed when an eartquake rocks the South American country of Colombia.

    • January 25, 1999 "The first hand transplant in the U.S. takes place in Louisville, Kentucky."

    • January 25, 2001 "A 50-year-old Douglas DC-3 crashes near Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela killing 24."

    • January 25, 2002 "Wikipedia switches to the new version of its software (""Phase II"") aka Magnus Manske Day."

    • January 25, 2004 Opportunity rover (MER-B) lands on surface of Mars.

    • January 25, 2005 A stampede at the Mandher Devi temple in Mandhradevi in India kills at least 258.

    • January 25, 2006 "Three independent observing campaigns announce the 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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