Historical Events on 25th January

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41 - After a night of negotiation, Claudius is accepted as Roman Emperor by the Senate.
1139 - Godfried II the Young becomes duke of Brabant
1327 - King Edward III accedes to the English throne
1348 - Earthquake destroys Villach, killing 5,000
1494 - Alfonso II succeeds his father as king of Naples
1554 - Sir Thomas Wyatt gathers an army in Kent, rebels against Queen Mary
1554 - Founding of São Paulo city, Brazil.
1565 - Battle at Talikota India: the Deccan sultanate destroy Vijayanagar's army and the last Hindu kingdom of Southern India
1573 - Battle of Mikatagahara, in Japan; Takeda Shingen defeats Tokugawa Ieyasu.
1579 - Treaty of Utrecht signed, marks beginning of Dutch Republic
1721 - Tsar Peter the Great ends Russian-orthodox patriarchy
1755 - Moscow University established on Tatiana Day.
1775 - Americans drag cannon up hill to fight British (Gun Hill Road, Bronx)
1787 - Shays' Rebellion suffers a setback when debt-ridden farmers, led by Capt Daniel Shays, fail to capture an arsenal at Springfield, Mass
Russian Tsar Peter the GreatRussian Tsar Peter the Great 1792 - The London Corresponding Society is founded.
1799 - 1st US patent for a seeding machine, Eliakim Spooner, Vermont
1802 - Napoleon Bonaparte elected president of Italian (Cisalpine) Republic
1817 - Rossini's opera "La Cenerentola" premieres in Rome
1825 - 1st US engineering college opens, Rensselaer Polytechnic, Troy, NY
1835 - Vincenzo Bellini's opera "I Puritani" premieres in Paris
1840 - American naval expedition under Charles Wilkes first to identify Antarctica as a new continent
1844 - Recontre between Reps Weller & Shriver, US House of Representative
1854 - Aleksandr Ostrovsky's "Bednost ne Porok" premieres in Moscow
1856 - Battle of Seattle; skirmish between settlers & Indians
1858 - Mendelssohn's "Wedding March" first played, at wedding of Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Victoria, to crown prince of Prussia
1863 - Battle of Kinston, NC
Queen of the United Kingdom VictoriaQueen of the United Kingdom Victoria 1863 - General Joseph Hooker replaces Burnside as head of Army of Potomac
1865 - CSS Shenandoah arrives in Melbourne, Australia
1870 - Soda fountain patented by Gustavus Dows
1875 - Anti-slavery society forms (NY)
1877 - Congress determines presidential election between Hayes-Tilden
1879 - The Bulgarian National Bank is founded.
1881 - Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell form the Oriental Telephone Company.
1882 - Bilu, a Russian Zionist organization, forms
1885 - Vincent d'Indy's "Saugefleurie" premieres
1890 - National Afro-American League forms in Chicago
1890 - Nellie Bly beats Phileas Fogg's time around world by 8 days (72 days)
1890 - United Mine Workers of America forms
1894 - James J Corbett KOs Charley Mitchell in 3 for heavyweight boxing title
Inventor Alexander Graham BellInventor Alexander Graham Bell 1902 - Aleksandr Skriabin's 2nd Symphony in C premieres in St Petersburg
1904 - 179 die in coal mine explosion at Cheswick, Pennsylvania
1904 - J M Synge's "Ruders to the Sea" premieres in Dublin
1906 - Del Valle Inclans "El Marqués de Bradomin" premieres in Madrid
1907 - Julia Ward Howe is first woman elected to National Institute of Arts & Letters (USA)
1908 - John Blockx's opera "Baldie" premieres in Antwerp
1909 - Richard Strauss' premier of "Elektra" in Dresden
1910 - 1st stumping by a 12th man in Tests (N C Tufnell, SAf v Eng)
1910 - Children initiate idea of planting trees in Jerusalem
1914 - An Indian mass meeting in Durban unanimously endorse the agreement between General J.C. Smuts and Mahatma Gandhi regarding voluntary registration, poll tax, recognition of Indian marriages and other matters
1915 - Alexander Graham Bell in NY calls Thomas Watson in SF
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma GandhiPacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi 1915 - Giordano, Sardou & Moreau's opera "Madame Sans Gêne" premieres in NYC
1915 - Transcontinental telephone service inaugurated (NY to SF)
1916 - Montenegro surrenders to Austria-Hungary
1918 - Russia declared a republic of Soviets
1919 - Founding of League of Nations, 1st meeting 1 year later
1921 - Karel Capék's "RUR" premieres in Prague
1923 - NVV donates 100,000 guilders to mine workers of Ruhrgebied
1924 - 1st Winter Olympic games open in Chamonix, France
1929 - Bradman scores 340* for NSW v Victoria, 488 mins, 38 fours
1930 - 23rd Women's Australian Championships: Daphne Akhurst Cozens beats Sylvia Lance Harper (10-8, 2-6, 7-5)
1930 - 23rd Men's Australian Championships: Edgar Moon beats Harry Hopman (6-3, 6-1, 6-3)
1932 - 1st commencement exercises at Hebrew U in Jerusalem
Cricket Legend Donald BradmanCricket Legend Donald Bradman 1932 - Bradman scores 167 NSW v Victoria, 224 mins, 22 fours
1937 - 1st broadcast of "Guiding Light" on NBC radio
1937 - Miami-to-Tampa bus overturned in a canal, kills 13
1938 - Ian Hay's "Bachelor Born" premieres in NYC
1939 - Earthquake hits Chillan Chile, 10,000 killed
1939 - Joe Louis KOs John Henry Lewis in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
1939 - 1st nuclear fission experiment (splitting of a uranium atom) in the US, in basement of Pupin Hall, Columbia University by a team including Enrico Fermi
1940 - Nazi decrees establishment of Jewish ghetto in Lodz Poland
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.
1942 - Lt General Rommels African corps reaches Msus
1945 - Dan Topping, Del Webb & Larry MacPhail purchase NY Yanks for $2.8 mil
1945 - Grand Rapids, Michigan, becomes 1st US city to fluoridate its water
German WWII Field Marshal Erwin RommelGerman WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel 1945 - Japanese occupiers of Batavia arrest Indo-European youths
1945 - NY Yankees sold by Ruppert estate to construction magnate Del Webb and partners Dan Topping and Larry MacPhail for $2.8 million
1945 - West Africa 82nd division occupies Myohaung, Burma
1946 - Richard Strauss' "Metamorphosis" premieres in Zurich
1946 - United Mine Workers union rejoins American Federation of Labor
1949 - 1st Emmy Awards: Shirley Dinsdale & Pantomime Quiz (KTLA) win
1949 - 1st Israeli election - Ben-Gurion's Mapai party wins
1950 - 73°F (23°C) highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in January
1952 - Test debut of Australian Richie Benaud, v West Indies at the SCG
1953 - WABI TV channel 5 in Bangor, ME (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 - Yuri Sergejev skates world record 500m in 40.9 sec
1955 - Jill Kinmont hits a tree & breaks her back in Snow Cup Ski Race
1955 - Russia ends state of war with Germany
Cricketer and Commentator Richie BenaudCricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud 1955 - US & Panama sign canal treaty
1955 - Columbia University scientists develope an atomic clock accurate to within one second in 300 years
1956 - 96.5 cm (38.0") of rainfall, Kilauea Plantation, HI (state record)
1957 - FBI arrests Jack & Myra Sobel, charged with spying for USSR
1959 - 1st transcontinental coml jet flight (American) (LA to NY for $301)
1959 - Pope John XXIII proclaims 2nd Vatican council
1961 - 1st live, nationally televised presidential news conference (JFK)
1961 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Naples Pro-Am Golf Tournament
1961 - Military coup in El Salvador
1961 - Walt Disney's "101 Dalmations" released
1964 - Beatles 1st US #1, "I Want to Hold your Hand" (Cashbox)
1964 - Echo 2, US communications satellite launched
1966 - WCMC (now WMGM) TV channel 40 in Wildwood, NJ (NBC) 1st broadcast
Animator Walt DisneyAnimator Walt Disney 1968 - Risse St in Bronx named
1968 - Robert Anderson's "I Never Sang for My Father" premieres in NYC
1969 - US-North Vietnamese peace talks begin in Paris
1970 - Robert Altman's M*A*S*H premieres
1971 - Charles Manson & 3 women followers convicted of Tate-LaBianca murders
1971 - Himachal Pradesh becomes 18th Indian state
1971 - Military coup in Uganda under Gen Idi Amin Dada
1971 - Phila mint's 1st trial strike of Eisenhower dollar
1971 - WHMB TV channel 40 in Indianapolis, IN (IND) begins broadcasting
1971 - The 170 delegates of the Ulster Unionist Council (UUC) call for the resignation of Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark
1972 - 25th NHL All-Star Game: East beats West 3-2 at Minnesota
1972 - 7' Ohio State center Luke Witte is stomped in face during a brawl in a game with Minnesota
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower 1974 - Bulent Ecevit forms government in Turkey
1974 - Christian Barnard transplants 1st human heart without removal of old
1974 - Ray Kroc, CEO of McDonald's buys San Diego Padres baseball team for $12 million
1975 - 10th hat trick in Islander history-Denis Potvin's 1st
1975 - Bangladeshi parliament disposes of premier sheik Mujib ur-Rahman
1975 - 32nd Golden Globes: Chinatown, Jack Nicholson, & Gena Rowlands win
1976 - Surinder Amarnath scores 124 on Test debut Ind v NZ Auckland
1978 - Muriel Humphrey (D-Mn) appointed to fill late husband's Senate seat
1978 - Padres trade pitcher Dave Tomlin & $125,000 to Rangers for Gaylord Perry (He wins 1978 Cy Young Award)
1979 - 22.2-km Oshimizu railroad tunnel holed through, central Honshu, Japan
1979 - Pope John Paul II's 1st overseas trip as supreme pontiff
1979 - 1st documented case of a robot killing a human in US
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II 1980 - Bani Sadr elected president of Iran
1980 - Dutch government demands boycott of Olympics
1980 - Highest speed attained by a warship, 167 kph, USN hovercraft
1980 - Paul McCartney is released from Tokyo jail & deported
1981 - 52 Americans held hostage by Iran for 444 days arrived back in US
1981 - Mao's widow Jiang Qing sentenced to death
1981 - Super Bowl XV: Oakland Raiders beat Philadelphia Eagles, 27-10 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Jim Plunkett, Oakland, QB
1982 - 9th American Music Awards: Pat Benatar & Kenny Rogers win
1983 - China's supreme court commutes Chiang Ch'ing's death sentence to life
1983 - Infrared telescope satellite launched into polar orbit
1983 - Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie arrested in Bolivia
1985 - "Black & Blue" premieres in Paris
Country Singer Kenny RogersCountry Singer Kenny Rogers 1985 - Test debut of Wasim Akram, v New Zealand at Auckland (2-105)
1986 - General Tito Okello's government flees Kampala Uganda
1987 - Super Bowl XXI: NY Giants beat Denver Broncos, 39-20 in Pasadena Super Bowl MVP: Phil Simms, NY Giants, QB
1987 - 75th Men's Australian Open: Stefan Edberg beats Pat Cash (6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 5-7, 6-3)
1987 - 75th Women's Australian Open: Hana Mandlikova beats Martina Navratilova (7-5, 7-6)
1987 - 3rd Sundance Film Festival: "Waiting for the Moon" and "The Trouble with Dick" (tie) win Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
1988 - 15th American Music Awards: Anita Baker, Paul Simon & Whitney Houston
1988 - George Harrison releases "When We Was Fab"
1988 - Longest winless streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (15 games)
Singer-Songwriter George HarrisonSinger-Songwriter George Harrison 1988 - Ramsewak Shankar sworn in as pres of Suriname
1988 - VP George Bush & Dan Rather clash on "CBS Evening News" as Rather attempts to question Bush about his role in Iran-Contra affair
1989 - Augusto Alcalde, 1st South American Zen teacher, receives Dharma Transmission
1989 - Michael Jordan scores his 10,000th NBA point in his 5th season
1989 - NY Yankees owner George Steinbrenner meets with Pope John Paul II
1990 - Avianca Flight 52, runs out of fuel & crashes in Cove Neck NY, 73 die
1990 - Former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega is transferred to a Miami jail
1990 - The Burns' Day windstorm storm hits northwestern Europe.
1990 - Honduras becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
1990 - Around 39 people, among them children, as a storm hits England
1991 - Brett Hull is 3rd NHLer to score 50 goals in less than 50 games (49)
1991 - Manuel Noriega is given access to assets frozen by US government
NHL Legend Brett HullNHL Legend Brett Hull 1991 - Mark Waugh scores ton in 1st Test Cricket innings, v England Adelaide
1991 - Soap opera "Generation's" last episode after a 2½ year run
1992 - Dan Jansen skates world record 500m in 36.41"
1992 - Hubble space telescope optics finds NGC3862/3C264
1993 - 20th American Music Awards: Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey win
1993 - Puerto Rico adds English as its 2nd official language
1993 - Sears announces it is closing its catalog sales dept after 97 years
1993 - Five people were shot outside CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia resulting in two murders.
1994 - Australia beat South Africa 2-1 to win cricket's World Series Cup
1994 - Mine fire at Asansol, India, kills 55
1994 - US space probe Clementine launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California
King of Pop Michael JacksonKing of Pop Michael Jackson 1994 - Accused of molesting a 13-year-old boy, Michael Jackson settles a civil lawsuit out of court
1995 - Jacques Santer succeeds Jacques Delors as chairman of Euro Committee
1998 - Musical "Grease" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 1,503 performance
1998 - "Patti LaBelle On Broadway" closes at St James Theater NYC
1998 - Britain's Queen Mother, 97, gets an emergency hip replacement
1998 - Helen Alfredsson wins Office Depot LPGA tournament
1998 - Spice Girl Victoria Adams (Posh) and soccer player David Beckham get engaged
1998 - Super Bowl XXXII: Denver Broncos beat Green Bay Packers 31-24
1998 - Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) suicide attack on Sri Lanka's Temple of the Tooth, killing 8 people injuring 25 others.
Singer Victoria BeckhamSinger Victoria Beckham 1998 - Pope John Paul II visits Cuba and demands the release of political prisoners; he also condemns US moves to isolate the country
1998 - 14th Sundance Film Festival: "Slam" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
1999 - After an inquiry into a corruption scandal, 6 International Olympic Committee members are expelled
1999 - Earthquake hits Colombia, South America, killing around 300 and injuring 1000
2001 - A 50-year-old Douglas DC-3 crashes near Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela killing 24
2002 - Wikipedia switches to the new version of its software ("Phase II") aka Magnus Manske Day.
2004 - Opportunity rover (MER-B) lands on surface of Mars.
2004 - 61st Golden Globes: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Sean Penn, & Charlize Theron win
Actress Charlize TheronActress Charlize Theron 2004 - 20th Sundance Film Festival: "Primer", directed by Shane Carruth, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
2005 - A stampede at the Mandher Devi temple in Mandhradevi in India kills at least 258.
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.
2009 - 57th NHL All-Star Game: East beats West 12-11 at Montreal, Quebec
2009 - 25th Sundance Film Festival: "Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
2010 - Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409 crashes into the Mediterranean Sea shortly after take-off from Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, killing all 90 people on-board.
2011 - Egyptian Revolution of 2011 begins in Egypt, with a series of street demonstrations, marches, rallies, acts of civil disobedience, riots, labour strikes, and violent clashes in Cairo, Alexandria, and throughout other cities in Egypt.
2011 - It is announced today that the UK economy suffered a shock contraction of 0.5% in the fourth quarter of 2010, which has been widely blamed on the severe winter weather in December and austere budget cuts implemented by the coalition government increasing fears that the UK is heading for a double-dip recession
2013 - Tropical cyclone Oswald makes landfall in Queensland, Australia, causing mass flooding
2013 - 6 civilians and 1 police officer are shot dead and 456 people are injured during a nationwide protest against Egypt’s 2011 revolution
2013 - Islamist forces are driven out of Hombori by the Malian army
2013 - 8 people are killed by 2 car bombs in Golan Heights, Syria
2013 - 50 people are killed and 90 are injured in a prison riot in Barquisimeto, Venezuela
2013 - Initial GDP figures for the fourth quarter of 2012 show the UK economy shrank by 0.3% raising fears of a triple dip recession
2014 - 102nd Women's Australian Open: Li Na beats Dominika Cibulková (7-6, 6-0)

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