What happened on January 25? There are more than 276 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About January 25

January 25 In HistoryJanuary 25 is the 25th day of the year 2021. There are 340 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday. This day falls under the 4th week of the year 2021.

On this day in Moulton, Iowa 52572 sunrise occured at 07:25 AM and sunset occured at 05:20 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Aquarius. The modern birthstone for this month is Garnet while the mystical birthstone is Emerald.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 18 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 12, 2021).

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Historical Events For January 25

  • 41
    After a night of negotiation, Claudius is accepted as Roman Emperor by the Senate.
  • 1348
    A strong earthquake strikes the South Alpine region of Friuli in modern Italy, causing considerable damage to buildings as far away as Rome.
  • 1494
    Alfonso II becomes King of Naples.
  • 1533
    Henry VIII of England secretly marries his second wife Anne Boleyn.
  • 1554
    Founding of São Paulo city, Brazil.
  • 1573
    Battle of Mikatagahara, in Japan; Takeda Shingen defeats Tokugawa Ieyasu.
  • 1575
    Luanda, the capital of Angola is founded by the Portuguese navigator Paulo Dias de Novais.
  • 1755
    Moscow University is established on Tatiana Day.
  • 1787
    American Daniel Shays leads a rebellion to seize Federal arsenal to protest debtor’s prisons.
  • 1791
    The British Parliament passes the Constitutional Act of 1791 and splits the old Province of Quebec into Upper and Lower Canada.
  • 1792
    The London Corresponding Society is founded.
  • 1858
    The Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn becomes a popular wedding recessional after it is played on this day at the marriage of Queen Victoria’s daughter, Victoria, and Friedrich of Prussia.
  • 1879
    The Bulgarian National Bank is founded.
  • 1881
    Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell form the Oriental Telephone Company.
  • 1890
    Nellie Bly completes her round-the-world journey in 72 days.
  • 1909
    Richard Strauss’ opera Elektra receives its debut performance at the Dresden State Opera.
  • 1915
    Alexander Graham Bell inaugurates U.S. transcontinental telephone service, speaking from New York to Thomas Watson in San Francisco.
  • 1918
    Ukraine declares independence from Bolshevik Russia.
  • 1919
    The League of Nations is founded.
  • 1924
    The 1924 Winter Olympics opens in Chamonix, France (in the French Alps), inaugurating the Winter Olympic Games.
  • 1932
    Second Sino-Japanese War: The Chinese National Revolutionary Army begins its defense of Harbin.
  • 1937
    The Guiding Light debuts on NBC radio from Chicago. In 1952 it moves to CBS television, where it remains until Sept. 18, 2009.
  • 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.
  • 1942
    World War II: Thailand declares war on the United States and United Kingdom.
  • 1945
    World War II: The Battle of the Bulge ends.
  • 1946
    The United Mine Workers rejoins the American Federation of Labor.
  • 1949
    At the Hollywood Athletic Club the first Emmy Awards are presented.
  • 1955
    The Soviet Union ends state of war with Germany.
  • 1960
    The National Association of Broadcasters reacts to the Payola scandal by threatening fines for any disc jockeys who accept money for playing particular records.
  • 1961
    In Washington, D.C. John F. Kennedy delivers the first live presidential television news conference.
  • 1963
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
  • 1969
    Brazilian Army captain Carlos Lamarca deserts in order to fight against the military dictatorship, taking with him 10 machine guns and 63 rifles.
  • 1971
    Charles Manson and three female “Family” members are found guilty of the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders.
  • 1971
    Himachal Pradesh becomes the 18th Indian state.
  • 1971
    Idi Amin leads a coup deposing Milton Obote and becomes Uganda’s president.
  • 1981
    Jiang Qing, the widow of Mao Zedong, is sentenced to death.
  • 1986
    The National Resistance Movement topples the government of Tito Okello in Uganda.
  • 1990
    The Burns’ Day storm hits northwestern Europe.
  • 1993
    Five people are shot outside the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia resulting in two murders.
  • 1994
    The Clementine space probe launches.
  • 1995
    The Norwegian Rocket Incident: Russia almost launches a nuclear attack after it mistakes Black Brant XII, a Norwegian research rocket, for a US Trident missile.
  • 1996
    Billy Bailey became the last person to be hanged in the United States of America.
  • 1998
    A suicide attack by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam on Sri Lanka’s Temple of the Tooth kills 8 people and injures 25 others.
  • 1998
    During a historic visit to Cuba, Pope John Paul II demands the release of political prisoners and political reforms while condemning US attempts to isolate the country.
  • 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.
  • 2003
    2003 Invasion of Iraq: A group of people left London, England, for Baghdad, Iraq, to serve as human shields to prevent the U.S.-led coalition troops from bombing certain locations.
  • 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
    Mexican professional wrestler Juana Barraza is arrested in conjunction with the serial killing of at least 10 elderly women.
  • 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.

Who Were Born On January 25?

  • 750
    Leo IV the Khazar, Byzantine Emperor (d. 780)
  • 1477
    Anna, Duchess of Brittany, wife of Charles VIII of France (d. 1514)
  • 1509
    Giovanni Morone, Italian cardinal (d. 1580)
  • 1615
    Govert Flinck, Dutch painter (d. 1660)
  • 1627
    Robert Boyle, Irish chemist (d. 1691)
  • 1634
    Gaspar Fagel, Dutch statesman (d. 1688)
  • 1640
    William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Devonshire, English soldier and statesman (d. 1707)
  • 1688
    Juraj Jánošík, famous Slovak outlaw (d. 1713)
  • 1736
    Joseph-Louis Lagrange, Italian-born mathematician (d. 1813)
  • 1739
    Charles François Dumouriez, French general (d. 1823)
  • 1743
    Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, German philosopher (d. 1819)
  • 1755
    Paolo Mascagni, Anatomist (d. 1815)
  • 1759
    Robert Burns, Scottish poet (d. 1796)
  • 1777
    Karoline Jagemann, German actor (d. 1848)
  • 1794
    François-Vincent Raspail, French chemist (d. 1878)
  • 1796
    William MacGillivray, Scottish naturalist and ornithologist (d. 1852)
  • 1813
    James Marion Sims, American physician (d. 1883)
  • 1822
    Charles Reed Bishop, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1915)
  • 1824
    Michael Madhusudan Dutt, Bengali author. (d. 1873)
  • 1825
    George Pickett, American Confederate General (d. 1875)
  • 1841
    Jackie Fisher, British First Sea Lord (d. 1920)
  • 1858
    Kokichi Mikimoto, Japanese pearl farmer (d. 1954)
  • 1860
    Charles Curtis, 31st Vice President of the United States (d. 1936)
  • 1864
    Julije Kempf, Croatian historian and writer (d. 1934)
  • 1868
    Juventino Rosas, Mexican composer (d. 1894)
  • 1874
    W. Somerset Maugham, English writer (d. 1965)
  • 1878
    Ernst Alexanderson, Swedish television pioneer (d. 1975)
  • 1882
    Virginia Woolf, English writer (d. 1941)
  • 1885
    Kitahara Hakushū, Japanese poet and children’s author (d. 1942)
  • 1886
    Wilhelm Furtwängler, German conductor (d. 1954)
  • 1896
    Florence Mills, American cabaret singer, dancer, and comedian (d. 1927)
  • 1899
    Paul-Henri Spaak, Belgian politician (d. 1972)
  • 1900
    István Fekete, Hungarian writer (d. 1970)
  • 1900
    Yojiro Ishizaka, Japanese writer (d. 1986)
  • 1901
    Martin De Alzaga, Argentine racing driver (d. 1982)
  • 1902
    Pablo Antonio, Filipino modernist architect (d. 1975)
  • 1905
    Maurice Roy, French-Canadian Roman Catholic cardinal (d. 1985)
  • 1913
    Huang Hua, Chinese statesman (d. 2010)
  • 1913
    Luis Marden, American photojournalist (d. 2003)
  • 1913
    Witold Lutosławski, Polish composer (d. 1994)
  • 1916
    Frank “Pop” Ivy, American football coach (d. 2003)
  • 1917
    Ilya Prigogine, Russian scientist Nobel Laureate (d. 2003)
  • 1917
    Jânio Quadros, Brazilian politician (d. 1992)
  • 1918
    Ernie Harwell, American baseball sportscaster (d. 2010)
  • 1919
    Edwin Newman, American broadcast journalist (d. 2010)
  • 1921
    Samuel T. Cohen, American physicist (d. 2010)
  • 1923
    Arvid Carlsson, Swedish scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • 1923
    Rusty Draper, American country and pop singer (d. 2003)
  • 1923
    Shirley Ardell Mason, American psychiatric patient (d. 1998)
  • 1924
    Lou Groza, American football player (d. 2000)
  • 1924
    Speedy West, American musician (d. 2003)
  • 1925
    Giorgos Zampetas, Greek musician and songwriter (d. 1992)
  • 1927
    Antônio Carlos Jobim, Brazilian composer (d. 1994)
  • 1928
    Eduard Shevardnadze, President of Georgia (1995–2003)
  • 1928
    Jérôme Choquette, Quebec lawyer and politician
  • 1929
    Benny Golson, American jazz musician
  • 1929
    Robert Faurisson, French academic and holocaust denier
  • 1930
    Tanya Savicheva, Russian diarist (d. 1944)
  • 1931
    Dean Jones, American actor
  • 1933
    Corazon Aquino, 11th President of the Philippines (d. 2009)
  • 1935
    António Ramalho Eanes, Portuguese politician
  • 1935
    Conrad Burns, American politician
  • 1936
    Diana Hyland, American actress (d. 1977)
  • 1937
    Ange-Félix Patassé, Central African Republican politician
  • 1937
    Judith Ann Mayotte, American humanitarian and author
  • 1938
    Etta James, American singer
  • 1938
    Leiji Matsumoto, Japanese anime author
  • 1938
    Shotaro Ishinomori, Japanese manga author (d. 1998)
  • 1938
    Vladimir Vysotsky, Russian poet (d. 1980)
  • 1939
    Gabriel Romanus, Swedish politician
  • 1941
    Buddy Baker, American race car driver
  • 1941
    Gregory Sierra, American actor
  • 1942
    Carl Eller, American football player
  • 1942
    Eusébio, Portuguese footballer
  • 1942
    Shinobu Tsukasa, Japanese organized crime figure
  • 1943
    Roy Black, German pop singer (d. 1991)
  • 1943
    Tobe Hooper, American film director
  • 1944
    Anita Pallenberg, Italian model
  • 1945
    John Leslie, American pornographic actor and filmmaker (d. 2010)
  • 1945
    Leigh Taylor-Young, American actress
  • 1947
    Ángel Nieto, Spanish motorcycle racer
  • 1947
    Tostão, Brazilian footballer
  • 1948
    Gueorgui Chichkine, Russian painter
  • 1948
    Ros Kelly, Australian politician
  • 1949
    John Cooper Clarke, English punk-poet
  • 1949
    Paul Nurse, English biochemist, Nobel Laureate
  • 1950
    Gloria Naylor, African American novelist
  • 1950
    John Terry, American actor
  • 1951
    Steve Prefontaine, American runner (d. 1975)
  • 1952
    Peter Tatchell, Australian-born British LGBT activist
  • 1952
    Sara Mandiano, French singer and songwriter
  • 1952
    Timothy White, American journalist (d. 2002)
  • 1953
    Mark Weil, Uzbek theatre director (d. 2007)
  • 1953
    The Honky Tonk Man, American professional wrestler
  • 1954
    Kay Cottee, Australian maritime sailor
  • 1954
    Kim Gandy, American feminist activist
  • 1954
    Ricardo Bochini, Argentinian footballer
  • 1954
    Richard Finch, American bass player (KC and the Sunshine Band)
  • 1955
    Terry Chimes, English musician (The Clash)
  • 1956
    Andy Cox, English musician (The Beat, Fine Young Cannibals)
  • 1957
    Andrew P. Harris, American politician
  • 1957
    Eskil Erlandsson, Swedish politician
  • 1957
    Jenifer Lewis, American actress
  • 1958
    Dinah Manoff, American actress
  • 1961
    Vivian Balakrishnan, Singaporean politician
  • 1961
    Willie Revillame, Filipino game show host and comedian
  • 1962
    Chris Chelios, American ice hockey player
  • 1965
    Esa Tikkanen, Finnish ice hockey player
  • 1965
    Mark Jordon, English actor
  • 1966
    Chet Culver, American politician
  • 1967
    Mark Bamford, American writer/director
  • 1967
    Randy McKay, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1969
    Kina, American singer
  • 1970
    Chris Mills, American basketball player
  • 1970
    Milt Stegall, American-born Canadian Football League player
  • 1970
    Stephen Chbosky, American writer
  • 1971
    Ana Ortiz, American actress and singer
  • 1971
    China Kantner, American actress
  • 1971
    Luca Badoer, Italian race car driver
  • 1973
    Chris Guy, American professional wrestler
  • 1973
    Geoff Johns, American comic book writer
  • 1974
    Attilio Nicodemo, Italian footballer
  • 1974
    Robert Budreau, Canadian film director
  • 1975
    Dat Phan, Vietnamese stand-up comedian
  • 1975
    Mia Kirshner, Canadian actress
  • 1975
    Tim Montgomery, American athlete
  • 1976
    Mario Haberfeld, Brazilian racing car driver
  • 1978
    Denis Menchov, Russian cyclist
  • 1978
    Derrick Turnbow, American baseball player
  • 1978
    Jason Roberts, English footballer
  • 1979
    Christine Lakin, American actress
  • 1979
    Gabe Jennings, American distance runner
  • 1979
    Pi Hongyan, French badminton player
  • 1979
    Rodrigo Ribeiro, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1979
    Zoe Britton, American Pornographic Actress
  • 1980
    Efstathios Tavlaridis, Greek footballer
  • 1980
    Michelle McCool, American professional wrestler
  • 1980
    Xavi, Catalan Spanish footballer
  • 1981
    Alicia Keys, American singer
  • 1981
    Charlie Bewley, English actor
  • 1981
    Francis Jeffers, English footballer
  • 1981
    Toše Proeski, Macedonian singer (d. 2007)
  • 1982
    Shawna Waldron, American actress
  • 1982
    Sho Sakurai, Japanese singer and actor
  • 1983
    Andrée Watters, Canadian singer
  • 1984
    Robinho, Brazilian footballer
  • 1985
    Acie Law IV, American basketball player
  • 1985
    Brent Celek, American football player
  • 1985
    James Ball, Musician
  • 1985
    Patrick Willis, American football player
  • 1985
    Tina Karol, Ukrainian singer
  • 1986
    Chris O'Grady, English footballer
  • 1986
    Shahriar Nafees, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • 1987
    Maria Kirilenko, Russian tennis player
  • 1988
    Tatiana Golovin, French tennis player
  • 1989
    Mikako Tabe, Japanese stage and film actress
  • 1989
    Sheryfa Luna, French singer
  • 1989
    Víctor Ruiz Torre, Spanish footballer

Who Died On January 25?

  • 389
    Gregory Nazianzus, theologian and Patriarch of Constantinople (b. 329)
  • 477
    King Geiseric of the Vandals and Alans
  • 844
    Pope Gregory IV
  • 967
    Sayf al-Daula, Hamdanid Emir of Aleppo (b. 916)
  • 1067
    Emperor Yingzong of China (b. 1032)
  • 1366
    Henry Suso, German mystic
  • 1431
    Charles II, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1364)
  • 1494
    King Ferdinand I of Naples (b. 1423)
  • 1559
    King Christian II of Denmark (b. 1481)
  • 1573
    Hirate Hirohide, Japanese samurai (b. 1553)
  • 1578
    Mihrimah Sultana, Ottoman princess (b. 1522)
  • 1586
    Lucas Cranach the Younger, German painter (b. 1515)
  • 1640
    Robert Burton, English scholar (b. 1577)
  • 1670
    Nicholas II, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1612)
  • 1726
    Guillaume Delisle, French cartographer (b. 1675)
  • 1733
    Sir Gilbert Heathcote, 1st Baronet (b. 1652)
  • 1751
    Paul Dudley, American attorney and politician (b. 1675)
  • 1881
    Konstantin Thon, Russian architect (b. 1794)
  • 1884
    Périclès Pantazis, Greek impressionist painter (b. 1849)
  • 1907
    René Pottier, French cyclist (b. 1879)
  • 1908
    Mikhail Chigorin, Russian chess player (b. 1850)
  • 1908
    Ouida, English writer (b. 1839)
  • 1912
    Dmitry Milyutin, Russian field marshal (b. 1816)
  • 1925
    Ivan Vucetic, Croatian anthropologist (b. 1858)
  • 1939
    Charles Davidson Dunbar, British military piper (b. 1870)
  • 1940
    Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899)
  • 1947
    Al Capone, American organized crime figure (b. 1899)
  • 1949
    Makino Nobuaki, Japanese statesmanӌ8;(b. 1861)
  • 1954
    Manabendra Nath Roy, Indian political activist (b. 1887)
  • 1957
    Ichizo Kobayashi, Japanese industrialist (b. 1873)
  • 1957
    Kiyoshi Shiga, Japanese physician and bacteriologist (b. 1871)
  • 1963
    Wilson Kettle, Canadian centenarian (b. 1860)
  • 1966
    Saul Adler, Russian-born British parasitologist (b. 1895)
  • 1969
    Irene Castle, English dancer (b. 1887)
  • 1970
    Eiji Tsuburaya, Japanese television writer and producer (b. 1901)
  • 1970
    Jane Bathori, French mezzo-soprano (b. 1877)
  • 1972
    Erhard Milch, German field marshal (b. 1892)
  • 1975
    Charlotte Whitton, Canadian politician (b. 1896)
  • 1976
    Chris Kenner, American singer and songwriter (b. 1929)
  • 1978
    Skender Kulenović, Bosnian poet (b. 1910)
  • 1980
    Queenie Watts, English actress (b. 1926)
  • 1981
    Adele Astaire, American dancer (b. 1897)
  • 1982
    Mikhail Suslov, Soviet politician (b. 1902)
  • 1985
    Ilias Iliou, Greek politician (b. 1904)
  • 1987
    Frank J. Lynch, American jurist and state legislator (b. 1922)
  • 1990
    Ava Gardner, American actress (b. 1922)
  • 1994
    Stephen Cole Kleene, American mathematician (b. 1909)
  • 1996
    Jonathan Larson, American composer (b. 1960)
  • 1999
    Robert Shaw, American conductor (b. 1916)
  • 1999
    Sarah Louise “Sadie” Delany, American author (b. 1889)
  • 1999
    Ted Mallie, American radio and television announcer (b. 1924)
  • 2003
    Samuel Weems, American jurist (b. 1936)
  • 2003
    Sheldon Reynolds, American television producer (b. 1923)
  • 2004
    Fanny Blankers-Koen, Dutch athlete (b. 1918)
  • 2004
    Miklós Fehér, Hungarian footballer (b. 1979)
  • 2005
    Manuel Lopes, Cape Verdean writer and poet (b. 1907)
  • 2005
    Nettie Witziers-Timmer, Dutch athlete (b. 1923)
  • 2005
    Philip Johnson, American architect (b. 1906)
  • 2005
    Ray Peterson, American singer (b. 1935)
  • 2005
    Stanisław Albinowski, Polish economist and journalist (b. 1923)
  • 2005
    William Augustus Bootle, American judge (b. 1902)
  • 2006
    Anna Malle, adult film star (b. 1967)
  • 2008
    Christopher Allport, American actor (b. 1947)
  • 2008
    Evelyn Barbirolli, English musician (b. 1911)
  • 2009
    Kim Manners, American television producer and director (b. 1951)
  • 2010
    Ali Hassan al-Majid, Iraqi defense minister and military commander (b. 1941)

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