January 25 Events in History - January 25 Birthdays - January 25 Deaths



2014 China's slowing growth and plans for tapering by the Fed cause investors to withdraw money from emerging markets; as a result, the Dow Jones loses over 300 points, ending its worst week since 2011
2014 National 9/11 Memorial officials announce that the 9/11 Museum will open mid-May; the long-delayed Museum, dedicated to the victims of the terror attack, plans to charge $24 for most adult tickets
2013 Plans for Euro 2020 are announced by the UEFA; the football championship is to be held in 13 cities in 13 different European countries
2013 In the wake of several anti-Semitic and racist posts on Twitter, a French court orders the company to reveal personal information about its users
2012 In Egypt, protesters commemorate the first anniversary of the revolution
2012 Iran's President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, announces that Iran is willing to discuss its nuclear program with other leaders
2011 In Egypt, tens of thousands of people participate in a 'day of revolt' to protest against the government
2011 Australia and Japan win their semi-final games and will play in the AFC Asian Cup final
2010 One year after thousands of children became ill from melamine in milk, new traces of melamine in milk products is discovered in China
1999 Earthquake kills about 1,185 in Armenia, Colombia
1998 "Grease," closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater New York City after 1,503 performance
1998 "Patti LaBelle On Broadway," closes at St. James Theater New York City
1998 Britain's Queen Mother, 97, gets an emergency hip replacement
1998 Helen Alfredsson wins Office Depot LPGA tournament
1998 Spice Girl Victoria Adams, aka Posh Spice, and soccer David Beckham gets engaged
1998 Superbowl XXXII: Denver Broncos beat Green Bay Packers 31-24
1998 Super Bowl XXXII, Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, Denver Broncos beat Green Bay Packers 31-24
1997 71st Australian Womens Tennis: Martina Hingis beat Mary Pierce (62 62)
1995 Jacques Santer succeeds Jacques Delors as chairman of Euro Committee
1994 Australia beat South Africa 2-1 to win the World Series Cup
1994 Mine fire at Asansol India, kills 55
1994 U.S. space probe Clementine launched
1994 Accused of molesting a 13-year-old boy, Michael Jackson settles a civil lawsuit out of court
1993 20th American Music Award: Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey win
1993 Puerto Rico adds English as its 2nd official language
1993 Sears announces it is closing its catalog sales department after 97 years
1992 66th Australian Womens Tennis: Monica Seles beats M Fernandez (62 63)
1992 Dan Jansen skates world record 500m in 36.41"
1992 Hubble space telescope optics finds NGC3862/3C264
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 U.S. government
1991 Mark Waugh scores ton in 1st Test Cricket innings, vs. England Adelaide
1991 Soap opera "Generation's" last episode after a 2 year run
1990 Avianca Flight 52, runs out of fuel and crashes in Cove Neck NY, 73 die
1990 Former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega is transferred to a Miami jail
1990 West-Europe's strongest hurricane
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 New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner meets with Pope John Paul II
1988 15th American Music Award: Anita Baker, Paul Simon and Whitney Houston
1988 George Harrison releases "When We Was Fab"
1988 Longest winless streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (15 games)
1988 Ramsewak Shankar sworn in as President of Suriname
1988 Vice President Bush and Dan Rather clash on "CBS Evening News" as Rather attempts to question Bush about his role in Iran-Contra affair
1987 75th Australian Mens Tennis: S Edberg beats Pat Cash (63 64 36 57 63)
1987 Superbowl XXI: New York Giants beat Denver Broncos, 39-20 in Pasadena Superbowl MVP: Phil Simms, New York Giants, quarterback
1986 General Tito Okello's government flees Kampala Uganda
1985 "Black and Blue," premieres in Paris
1985 "We are the World" is recorded by Pop stars in Los Angeles
1985 Test debut of Wasim Akram, vs. New Zealand at Auckland (2-105)
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
1982 9th American Music Award: Kenny Rogers win
1981 52 Americans held hostage by Iran for 444 days arrived back in US
1981 Mao's widow Jiang Qing sentenced to death
1981 Superbowl XV: Oakland Raiders beat Philadelphia Eagles, 27-10 in New Orleans Superbowl MVP: Jim Plunkett, Oakland, quarterback
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 and deported
1979 22.2-km Oshimizu railroad tunnel holed through, central Honshu, Japan
1979 Pope John Paul II's 1st overseas trip as supreme pontiff
1978 Muriel Humphrey (D-Mn) appointed to fill late husband's Senate seat
1978 Padres trade pitcher Dave Tomlin and $125,000 to Rangers for Gaylord Perry (He wins 1978 Cy Young Award)
1976 Surinder Amarnath scores 124 on Test debut Ind vs. New Zealand Auckland
1975 10th hat trick in Islander history-Denis Potvin's 1st
1975 Parliament disposes of premier sheik Mujib ur-Rahman
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 for $12 million
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
1971 Charles Manson and 3 women followers convicted of Tate-LaBianca murders
1971 Himachal Pradesh becomes 18th Indian state
1971 Military coup in Uganda under General Idi Amin Dada
1971 Philadelphia mint's 1st trial strike of Eisenhower dollar
1971 WHMB TV channel 40 in Indianapolis, IN (IND) begins broadcasting
1970 Robert Altman's "M*A*S*H," premieres
1969 US-North Vietnamese peace talks begin in Paris
1968 Risse St. in Bronx named
1968 Robert Anderson's "I Never Sang for My Father," premieres in New York City
1966 WCMC (now WMGM) TV channel 40 in Wildwood, New Jersey (NBC) 1st broadcast
1964 Beatles 1st U.S. #1, "I Want to Hold your Hand" (Cashbox)
1964 Echo 2, U.S. communications satellite launched
1961 1st live, nationally televised presidential news conference (John F. Kennedy)
1961 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Naples Pro-Am Golf Tournament
1961 Military coup in El Salvador
1961 Walt Disney's "101 Dalmations" released
1959 1st transcontinental coml jet flight (American) (LA to New York for $301)
1959 Pope John XXIII proclaims 2nd Vatican council
1957 FBI arrests Jack and Myra Sobel, charged with spying for U.S.S.R.
1956 96.5 cm (38.0") of rainfall, Kilauea Plantation, HI (state record)
1955 Jill Kinmont hits a tree and breaks her back in Snow Cup Ski Race
1955 Russia ends state of war with Germany
1955 United States and Panama sign canal treaty
1955 Columbia U scientists develope an atomic clock accurate to within one second in 300 years
1953 WABI TV channel 5 in Bangor, ME (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 Yuri Sergejev skates world record 500m in 40.9 sec
1952 Test debut of Richie Benaud, vs. West Indies at the SCG
1951 U.N. begins counter offensive in Korea
1950 73 degrees F (23 degrees C) highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in January
1949 1st Emmy Awards: Shirley Dinsdale and Pantomime Quiz (KTLA) win
1949 1st Israeli election - Ben-Gurion's Mapai party wins
1946 Richard Strauss' "Metamorphosis," premieres in Zurich
1946 United Mine Workers union rejoins American Federation of Labor
1945 Dan Topping, Del Webb and Larry MacPhail purchase New York Yankees for $2.8 mil
1945 Grand Rapids, Michigan becomes 1st U.S. city to fluoridate its water
1945 Japanese occupiers of Batavia arrest Indo-European youths
1945 New York Yankees sold by Ruppert estate to Larry MacPhail, Dan Topping, &
1945 West Africa 82nd division occupies Myohaung, Burma
1942 Lt General Rommels African corps reaches Msus
1940 Nazi decrees establishment of Jewish ghetto in Lodz Poland
1939 Earthquake hits Chillan Chile, 10,000 killed
1939 Joe Louis KOs John Henry Lewis in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
1938 Ian Hay's "Bachelor Born," premieres in New York City
1937 1st broadcast of Soap Opera "Guiding Light" on NBC radio
1937 Miami-to-Tampa bus overturned in a canal, kills 13
1932 1st commencement exercises at Hebrew U in Jerusalem
1932 Bradman scores 167 NSW vs. Victoria, 224 minutes, 22 fours
1929 Bradman scores 340* for NSW vs. Victoria, 488 minutes, 38 fours
1924 1st Winter Olympic games open in Chamonix, France
1921 Karel Capek's "RUR," premieres in Prague
1919 Founding of League of Nations, 1st meeting 1 year later
1918 Russia declared a republic of Soviets
1916 Montenegro surrenders to Austria-Hungary
1915 Alexander Graham Bell in New York calls Thomas Watson in SF
1915 Giordano, Sardou and Moreau's opera "Madame Sans Gane" premieres in New York City
1915 Transcontinental telephone service inaugurated (New York to SF)
1910 1st stumping by a 12th man in Tests (N C Tufnell, SAf vs. Eng)
1910 Children initiate idea of planting trees in Jerusalem
1909 Richard Strauss' premier of "Electricity" in Dresden
1908 John Blockx' opera "Baldie" premieres in Antwerp
1907 Julia Ward Howe is 1st woman elected to National Inst of Arts and Letters
1906 Del Valle Inclans "El Marques de Bradomin," premieres in Madrid
1905 World's largest diamond, Cullinan - 3106 carets, found in South Africa
1904 179 die in coal mine explosion at Cheswick, Pennsylvania
1904 J. M. Synge's "Ruders to the Sea," premieres in Dublin
1902 Aleksandr Skriabin's 2nd Symphony in C premieres in St. Petersburg
1894 James J. Corbett KOs Charley Mitchell in 3 for heavyweight boxing title
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
1885 Vincent d'Indy's "Saugefleurie," premieres
1882 Bilu, a Russian Zionist organization, forms
1877 Congress determines presidential election between Hayes-Tilden
1875 Anti-slavery society forms (NY)
1870 Soda fountain patented by Gustavus Dows
1865 CSS Shenandoah arrives in Melbourne, Australia
1863 Battle of Kinston, NC
1863 General Joseph Hooker replaces Burnside as head of Army of Potomac
1858 Mendelssohn's "Wedding March" 1st played, at wedding of Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Victoria, to crown prince of Prussia
1856 Battle of Seattle; skirmish between settlers and Indians
1854 Aleksandr Ostrovsky's "Bednost ne Porok," premieres in Moscow
1851 Sojourner Truth addresses 1st Black Women's Rights Convention (Akron)
1844 Recontre between Reps Weller and Shriver, U.S. House of Representative
1835 Opera "I Puritani," premieres in Paris
1835 Vincenzo Bellini's opera "I Puritani," premieres in Paris
1825 1st U.S. engineering college opens, Rensselaer Polytechnic, Troy, New York
1817 Rossini's opera "La Cenerentola" premieres in Rome
1802 Napoleon elected president of Italian (Cisalpine) Republic
1799 1st U.S. patent for a seeding machine, Eliakim Spooner, Vermont
1787 Shays' Rebellion suffers a setback when debt-ridden farmers, led by Captain Daniel Shays, fail to capture an arsenal at Springfield, Mass
1775 Americans drag cannon up hill to fight British (Gun Hill Road, Bronx)
1721 Czar Peter the Great ends Russian-orthodox patriarchy
1579 Treaty of Utrecht signed, marks beginning of Dutch Republic
1565 Battle at Talikota India: Moslems destroy Vijayanagar's army
1554 Sir Thomas Wyatt gathers an army in Kent, rebels against Queen Mary
1533 England's King Henry VIII marries Anne Boleyn (approximate date)
1494 Alfonso II replaces his father as king of Naples
1348 Earthquake destroys Villach, killing 5,000
1327 King Edward III accedes to British throne
1139 Godfried II the Young becomes duke of Brabant
844 Gregory IV begins and ends his reign as Catholic Pope











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