Events in History on January 25

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41 After a night of negotiation, Claudius is accepted as Roman Emperor by the Senate.

Roman Emperor Claudius
Roman Emperor
  • 1139 Godfried II the Young becomes duke of Brabant

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1327 King Edward III accedes to the English throne

King of England Edward III
King of England
Edward III
  • 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

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1721 Tsar Peter the Great ends Russian-orthodox patriarchy

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great
  • 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
  • 1792 The London Corresponding Society is founded.
  • 1799 1st US patent for a seeding machine, Eliakim Spooner, Vermont

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1802 Napoleon Bonaparte elected president of Italian (Cisalpine) Republic

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1825 1st US engineering college opens, Rensselaer Polytechnic, Troy, NY
  • 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

Music releaseMusic Premiere

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

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
  • 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.

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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
  • 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)
  • 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

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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

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • 1915 Alexander Graham Bell in NY calls Thomas Watson in SF
  • 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
  • 1932 1st commencement exercises at Hebrew U in Jerusalem
  • 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

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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

Father of the Atomic Bomb Enrico Fermi
Father of the Atomic Bomb
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.

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1942 Lt General Rommels African corps reaches Msus

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel
  • 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
  • 1945 Japanese occupiers of Batavia arrest Indo-European youths
  • 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 Israeli election - Ben-Gurion's Mapai party wins
  • 1950 73°F (23°C) highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in January
  • 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
  • 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 commercial jet flight (American) (LA to NY for $301)

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1959 Pope John XXIII proclaims 2nd Vatican council

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1961 1st live, nationally televised presidential news conference (JFK)

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1961 Military coup in El Salvador

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1961 Walt Disney's "101 Dalmations" released

Animator Walt Disney
Walt Disney
  • 1964 Echo 2, US communications satellite launched
  • 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

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1971 Charles Manson & 3 women followers convicted of Tate-LaBianca murders

Murderer Charles Manson
Charles Manson
  • 1971 Himachal Pradesh becomes 18th Indian state
  • 1971 Military coup in Uganda under Gen Idi Amin Dada

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1971 Philadelphia mint's 1st trial strike of Eisenhower dollar

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1971 The 170 delegates of the Ulster Unionist Council (UUC) call for the resignation of Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark
  • 1972 7' Ohio State center Luke Witte is stomped in face during a brawl in a game with Minnesota
  • 1974 Christian Barnard transplants 1st human heart without removal of old
  • 1975 Bangladeshi parliament disposes of premier sheik Mujib ur-Rahman
  • 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
  • 1979 22.2-km Oshimizu railroad tunnel holed through, central Honshu, Japan

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1979 Pope John Paul II's 1st overseas trip as supreme pontiff

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1979 1st documented case of a robot killing a human in US
  • 1980 Bani Sadr elected president of Iran
  • 1980 Highest speed attained by a warship, 167 kph, USN hovercraft
  • 1981 52 Americans held hostage by Iran for 444 days arrived back in US

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1981 Mao's widow Jiang Qing sentenced to death

Chinese Communist & Wife of Mao Zedong Jiang Qing
Chinese Communist & Wife of Mao Zedong
Jiang Qing
  • 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
  • 1985 Test debut of Wasim Akram, v New Zealand at Auckland (2-105)
  • 1986 General Tito Okello's government flees Kampala Uganda
  • 1988 Ramsewak Shankar sworn in as President of Suriname
  • 1989 Augusto Alcalde, 1st South American Zen teacher, receives Dharma Transmission
  • 1990 Avianca Flight 52, runs out of fuel & crashes in Cove Neck NY, 73 die

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1990 Former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega is transferred to a Miami jail

Panamanian General and Dictator Manuel Noriega
Panamanian General and Dictator
Manuel Noriega
  • 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 Manuel Noriega is given access to assets frozen by US government
  • 1992 Dan Jansen skates world record 500m in 36.41"
  • 1992 Hubble space telescope optics finds NGC3862/3C264
  • 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 Mine fire at Asansol, India, kills 55
  • 1994 US space probe Clementine launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California
  • 1995 Jacques Santer succeeds Jacques Delors as chairman of Euro Committee

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1998 Britain's Queen Mother, 97, gets an emergency hip replacement

Consort of George VI Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
Consort of George VI
Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
  • 1998 Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) suicide attack on Sri Lanka's Temple of the Tooth, killing 8 people injuring 25 others.
  • 1998 Pope John Paul II visits Cuba and demands the release of political prisoners; he also condemns US moves to isolate the country
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 UK autorities annouce UK has suffered shock contraction of 0.5% in the 2010 fourth quarter, due to severe winter weather and budget cuts implemented by the coalition government, increasing fears UK headed for a double-dip recession
  • 2013 8 people are killed by 2 car bombs in Golan Heights, Syria
  • 2013 Islamist forces are driven out of Hombori by the Malian army
  • 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 50 people are killed and 90 are injured in a prison riot in Barquisimeto, Venezuela
  • 2013 Tropical cyclone Oswald makes landfall in Queensland, Australia, causing mass flooding
  • 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
  • 2016 British rowing eam becomes first female crew and first crew of four to cross the Pacific, San Francisco to Cairns in 257 days