Historical Events on 25th January

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41 - After a night of negotiation, Claudius is accepted as Roman Emperor by the Senate.
1139 - Godfried II the Young becomes duke of Brabant
1327 - King Edward III accedes to the English throne
1348 - Earthquake destroys Villach, killing 5,000
1494 - Alfonso II replaces 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
1721 - Czar Peter the Great ends Russian-orthodox patriarchy
1755 - Moscow University established on Tatiana Day.
Russian Tsar Peter the GreatRussian Tsar Peter the Great 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
1802 - Napoleon Bonaparte elected president of Italian (Cisalpine) Republic
1817 - Rossini's opera "La Cenerentola" premieres in Rome
1825 - 1st US engineering college opens, Rensselaer Polytechnic, Troy, NY
French Emperor Napoleon BonaparteFrench Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte 1835 - Vincenzo Bellini's opera "I Puritani," premieres in Paris
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
1858 - Mendelssohn's "Wedding March" 1st played, at wedding of Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Victoria, to crown prince of Prussia
1863 - Battle of Kinston, NC
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.
Inventor Alexander Graham BellInventor Alexander Graham Bell 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
1894 - James J Corbett KOs Charley Mitchell in 3 for heavyweight boxing title
1902 - Aleksandr Skriabin's 2nd Symphony in C premieres in St Petersburg
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 1st woman elected to Natl Inst of Arts & Letters
1908 - John Blockx' opera "Baldie" premieres in Antwerp
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
1915 - Alexander Graham Bell in NY calls Thomas Watson in SF
1915 - Giordano, Sardou & Moreau's opera "Madame Sans Gêne" premieres in NYC
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 gulden to mine workers of Ruhrgebied
1924 - 1st Winter Olympic games open in Chamonix, France
1929 - Bradman scores 340* for NSW v Victoria, 488 mins, 38 fours
1932 - 1st commencement exercises at Hebrew U in Jerusalem
1932 - Bradman scores 167 NSW v Victoria, 224 mins, 22 fours
1937 - 1st broadcast of "Guiding Light" on NBC radio
1937 - Miami-to-Tampa bus overturned in a canal, kills 13
1937 - Soap Opera "Guiding Light" premieres on radio
1938 - Ian Hay's "Bachelor Born," premieres in NYC
1939 - Earthquake hits Chillan Chile, 10,000 killed
1939 - Joe Louis KOs John Henry Lewis in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
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.
German WWII Field Marshal Erwin RommelGerman WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel 1942 - Lt General Rommels African corps reaches Msus
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 - NY Yankees sold by Ruppert estate to construction magnate Del Webb and partners Dan Topping and Larry MacPhail for $2.8 million
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 Emmy Awards: Shirley Dinsdale & Pantomime Quiz (KTLA) win
1949 - 1st Israeli election - Ben-Gurion's Mapai party wins
1950 - 73°F (23°C) highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in January
1951 - UN begins counter offensive in Korea
1952 - Test debut of Richie Benaud, v West Indies at the SCG
1953 - WABI TV channel 5 in Bangor, ME (CBS) begins broadcasting
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 coml jet flight (American) (LA to NY for $301)
Pope John XXIIIPope John XXIII 1959 - Pope John XXIII proclaims 2nd Vatican council
1961 - 1st live, nationally televised presidential news conference (JFK)
1961 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Naples Pro-Am Golf Tournament
1961 - Military coup in El Salvador
1961 - Walt Disney's "101 Dalmations" released
1964 - Beatles 1st US #1, "I Want to Hold your Hand" (Cashbox)
1964 - Echo 2, US communications satellite launched
1966 - WCMC (now WMGM) TV channel 40 in Wildwood, NJ (NBC) 1st broadcast
1968 - Risse St in Bronx named
1968 - Robert Anderson's "I Never Sang for My Father," premieres in NYC
Animator Walt DisneyAnimator Walt Disney 1969 - US-North Vietnamese peace talks begin in Paris
1970 - Robert Altman's M*A*S*H premieres
1971 - Charles Manson & 3 women followers convicted of Tate-LaBianca murders
1971 - Himachal Pradesh becomes 18th Indian state
1971 - Military coup in Uganda under Gen Idi Amin Dada
1971 - Phila mint's 1st trial strike of Eisenhower dollar
1971 - WHMB TV channel 40 in Indianapolis, IN (IND) begins broadcasting
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
Murderer Charles MansonMurderer Charles Manson 1974 - Bulent Ecevit forms government in Turkey
1974 - Christian Barnard transplants 1st human heart without removal of old
1974 - Ray Kroc, CEO (McDonald's), buys SD Padres for $12 million
1975 - 10th hat trick in Islander history-Denis Potvin's 1st
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
1978 - Padres trade pitcher Dave Tomlin & $125,000 to Rangers for Gaylord Perry (He wins 1978 Cy Young Award)
MacDonalds Entreprenuer Ray KrocMacDonalds Entreprenuer Ray Kroc 1979 - 22.2-km Oshimizu railroad tunnel holed through, central Honshu, Japan
1979 - Pope John Paul II's 1st overseas trip as supreme pontiff
1979 - 1st documented case of a robot killing a human in US
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 & deported
1981 - 52 Americans held hostage by Iran for 444 days arrived back in US
1981 - Mao's widow Jiang Qing sentenced to death
1981 - Super Bowl XV: Oakland Raiders beat Philadelphia Eagles, 27-10 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Jim Plunkett, Oakland, QB
Country Singer Kenny RogersCountry Singer Kenny Rogers 1982 - 9th American Music Award: Pat Benatar & Kenny Rogers win
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
1987 - 75th Australian Mens Tennis: S Edberg beats Pat Cash (63 64 36 57 63)
1987 - Super Bowl XXI: NY Giants beat Denver Broncos, 39-20 in Pasadena Super Bowl MVP: Phil Simms, NY Giants, QB
Singer and actress Whitney HoustonSinger and actress Whitney Houston 1988 - 15th American Music Award: Anita Baker, Paul Simon & 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 pres of Suriname
1988 - VP George Bush & Dan Rather clash on "CBS Evening News" as Rather attempts to question Bush about his role in Iran-Contra affair
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 - Yank owner George Steinbrenner meets with Pope John Paul II
New York Yankees Owner George SteinbrennerNew York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner 1990 - Avianca Flight 52, runs out of fuel & crashes in Cove Neck NY, 73 die
1990 - Former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega is transferred to a Miami jail
1990 - The Burns' Day windstorm storm hits northwestern Europe.
1990 - Honduras becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
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 US government
1991 - Mark Waugh scores ton in 1st Test Cricket innings, v England Adelaide
1991 - Soap opera "Generation's" last episode after a 2½ year run
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
Singer Mariah CareySinger Mariah Carey 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 dept after 97 years
1993 - Five people were shot outside CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia resulting in two murders.
1994 - Australia beat South Africa 2-1 to win the World Series Cup
1994 - Mine fire at Asansol, India, kills 55
1994 - US space probe Clementine launched
1994 - Accused of molesting a 13-year-old boy, Michael Jackson settles a civil lawsuit out of court
King of Pop Michael JacksonKing of Pop Michael Jackson 1995 - Jacques Santer succeeds Jacques Delors as chairman of Euro Committee
1997 - 71st Australian Womens Tennis: Martina Hingis beat Mary Pierce (6-2 6-2)
1998 - "Grease," closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 1,503 performance
1998 - "Patti LaBelle On Broadway," closes at St James Theater NYC
1998 - Britain's Queen Mother, 97, gets an emergency hip replacement
1998 - Helen Alfredsson wins Office Depot LPGA tournament
1998 - Spice Girl Victoria Adams (Posh) and soccer player David Beckham get engaged
Singer Victoria BeckhamSinger Victoria Beckham 1998 - Super Bowl XXXII: Denver Broncos beat Green Bay Packers 31-24
1998 - Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) suicide attack on Sri Lanka's Temple of the Tooth, killing 8 people injuring 25 others.
1999 - A 6.0 Richter scale earthquake hits western Colombia killing at least 1,000.
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.
2013 - Tropical cyclone Oswald makes landfall in Queensland, Australia, causing mass flooding
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 - Islamist forces are driven out of Hombori by the Malian army
2013 - 8 people are killed by 2 car bombs in Golan Heights, Syria
2013 - 50 people are killed and 90 are injured in a prison riot in Barquisimeto, Venezuela
2014 - Li Na defeats Dominika Cibulková to win the Australian tennis open

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