On This Day

What Happened on January 25

Important 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
More Historical Events

January 25 in Film & TV

  • 1961 1st live, nationally televised presidential news conference with JFK

January 25 in Music

  • 1817 Gioacchino Rossini's opera "La Cenerentola" (Cinderella) premieres in Rome

January 25 in Sport

  • 1924 I Winter Olympic Games open in Chamonix, France

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

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