January 25th Events

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January 25th, 2041 (January 25 2041)EventAfter a night of negotiation, Claudius is accepted as Roman Emperor by the Senate.
January 25th, 2006 (January 25 2006)EventThree 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.
January 25th, 2005 (January 25 2005)EventA stampede at the Mandher Devi temple in Mandhradevi in India kills at least 258.
January 25th, 2004 (January 25 2004)EventOpportunity rover (MER-B) lands on surface of Mars.
January 25th, 2002 (January 25 2002)EventWikipedia switches to the new version of its software ("Phase II") aka Magnus Manske Day.
January 25th, 2001 (January 25 2001)EventA 50-year-old Douglas DC-3 crashes near Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela killing 24.
January 25th, 1999 (January 25 1999)EventA 6.0 Richter scale earthquake hits western Colombia killing at least 1,000.
January 25th, 1998 (January 25 1998)EventDuring 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 25th, 1998 (January 25 1998)EventLiberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) suicide attack on Sri Lanka s Temple of the Tooth, killing 8 people injuring 25 others.
January 25th, 1995 (January 25 1995)EventThe 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 25th, 1994 (January 25 1994)EventThe Clementine space probe launches.
January 25th, 1993 (January 25 1993)EventFive people were shot outside CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia resulting in two murders.
January 25th, 1990 (January 25 1990)EventThe Burns Day storm hits northwestern Europe.
January 25th, 1990 (January 25 1990)EventHonduras becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
January 25th, 1990 (January 25 1990)EventAvianca Flight 52 crashes, killing 73 passengers.
January 25th, 1986 (January 25 1986)EventThe National Resistance Movement topple the government of Tito Okello in Uganda.
January 25th, 1981 (January 25 1981)EventJiang Qing, the widow of Mao Zedong, is sentenced to death. Mao Zedong Quotes
January 25th, 1971 (January 25 1971)EventCharles Manson and three female "Family" members are found guilty of the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders.Charles Manson Quotes
January 25th, 1971 (January 25 1971)EventIdi Amin leads a coup deposing Milton Obote and becomes Uganda s president.Idi Amin Quotes
January 25th, 1971 (January 25 1971)EventHimachal Pradesh becomes the 18th Indian state.
January 25th, 1961 (January 25 1961)EventIn Washington, D.C. John F. Kennedy delivers the first live presidential television news conference.John F. Kennedy Quotes
January 25th, 1960 (January 25 1960)EventThe National Association of Broadcasters reacts to the Payola scandal by threatening fines for any disc jockeys who accepted money for playing particular records.
January 25th, 1959 (January 25 1959)EventPope John XXIII proclaims upcoming Second Vatican Council.
January 25th, 1955 (January 25 1955)EventSoviet Union ends state of war with Germany.
January 25th, 1949 (January 25 1949)EventAt the Hollywood Athletic Club the first Emmy Awards are presented.
January 25th, 1949 (January 25 1949)EventThe first Israeli election -- David Ben-Gurion becomes Prime Minister.
January 25th, 1946 (January 25 1946)EventThe United Mine Workers rejoins the American Federation of Labor.
January 25th, 1945 (January 25 1945)EventWorld War II: Battle of the Bulge ends.
January 25th, 1942 (January 25 1942)EventWorld War II: Thailand declares war on the United States and United Kingdom.
January 25th, 1941 (January 25 1941)EventPope 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 25th, 1937 (January 25 1937)EventThe 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 25th, 1924 (January 25 1924)EventThe 1924 Winter Olympics open in Chamonix, France (in the French Alps), inaugurating the Winter Olympic Games.
January 25th, 1919 (January 25 1919)EventThe League of Nations is founded.
January 25th, 1917 (January 25 1917)EventThe Danish West Indies is sold to the United States for $25 million.
January 25th, 1915 (January 25 1915)EventAlexander Graham Bell inaugurates U.S. transcontinental telephone service.Alexander Graham Bell Quotes
January 25th, 1909 (January 25 1909)EventRichard Strauss opera Elektra receives its debut performance at the Dresden State Opera.Richard Strauss Quotes
January 25th, 1890 (January 25 1890)EventNellie Bly completes her round-the-world journey in 72 days.
January 25th, 1881 (January 25 1881)EventThomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell form the Oriental Telephone Company.Alexander Graham Bell Quotes
January 25th, 1879 (January 25 1879)EventThe Bulgarian National Bank is founded.
January 25th, 1858 (January 25 1858)EventThe 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 25th, 1792 (January 25 1792)EventThe London Corresponding Society is founded.
January 25th, 1791 (January 25 1791)EventThe British Parliament passes the Constitutional Act of 1791 and splits the old province of Quebec into Upper and Lower Canada.
January 25th, 1787 (January 25 1787)EventAmerican Daniel Shays leads rebellion to seize Federal arsenal to protest debtor s prisons.
January 25th, 1755 (January 25 1755)EventMoscow University established on Tatiana Day.
January 25th, 1592 (January 25 1592)EventPresumed date of victory of Siamese King Naresuan over Burmese Crown Prince Minchit Sra in a duel on elephant back; commemorated as Royal Thai Armed Forces Day.
January 25th, 1573 (January 25 1573)EventBattle of Mikatagahara, in Japan; Takeda Shingen defeats Tokugawa Ieyasu.
January 25th, 1554 (January 25 1554)EventFounding of Sao Paulo city, Brazil.
January 25th, 1533 (January 25 1533)EventHenry VIII of England secretly marries his second wife Anne Boleyn.Anne Boleyn Quotes
January 25th, 1494 (January 25 1494)EventAlfonso II becomes King of Naples.
January 25th, 1327 (January 25 1327)EventEdward III becomes King of England.

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