About January 25

January 25, 2024 is the 25th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 341 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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Aquarius is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 16 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1924
    The 1924 Winter Olympics opens in Chamonix, France (in the French Alps), inaugurating the Winter Olympic Games.
  • 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.
  • 1949
    At the Hollywood Athletic Club the first Emmy Awards are presented.
  • 1981
    Jiang Qing, the widow of Mao Zedong, is sentenced to death.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2020
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rat in Chinese astrology.

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