On This Day

What Happened on January 25, 1939

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

  • Earthquake hits Chillan Chile, 10,000 killed

Boxing Title Fight

Joe Louis KOs John Henry Lewis in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

Famous Birthdays

  • Gabriel Romanus, Swedish politician, born in Helsingborg, Sweden
1939 Highlights

About January 25, 1939

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 10 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aquarius