What Happened on January 25

Significant Events

  • 1554 Founding of the city of São Paulo in Brazil
  • 1565 Battle at Talikota India: Deccan sultanate destroy Vijayanagar's army and the last Hindu kingdom of Southern India
  • 1840 American naval expedition under Charles Wilkes is first to identify Antarctica as a new continent
  • 1949 1st Israeli election won by David Ben-Gurion's Mapai party
  • 1971 Military coup in Uganda under Major General Idi Amin
  • 2011 Egyptian Revolution of 2011 begins with a series of street demonstrations, rallies, acts of civil disobedience, labor strikes and violent clashes in Cairo, Alexandria and other major cities
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Did You Know?

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

On January 25, 1858

Would You Believe?

Nellie Bly beats Phileas Fogg's time around world by 8 days (72 days)

On January 25, 1890

Famous Weddings

  • 1533 England's King Henry VIII marries Anne Boleyn, his 2nd wife
  • 1871 US President William McKinley (27) weds Ida Saxton (23) at the First Presbyterian Church in Canton
  • 1964 Comedian and actor Bill Cosby marries Camille Olivia Hanks
  • 1964 MLB outfielder Pete Rose (22) weds first wife Karolyn Englehardt
  • 1981 Actor Bill Murray (30) weds Margaret Kelly on Super Bowl Sunday in Las Vegas
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