About January 25

January 25, 2020 is the 25th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 341 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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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.

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.
  • 1554
    Founding of São Paulo city, Brazil.
  • 1755
    Moscow University is established on Tatiana Day.
  • 1792
    The London Corresponding Society is founded.
  • 1890
    Nellie Bly completes her round-the-world journey in 72 days.
  • 1915
    Alexander Graham Bell inaugurates U.S. transcontinental telephone service, speaking from New York to Thomas Watson in San Francisco.
  • 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.
  • 1982
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Dog in Chinese astrology.
  • 1990
    The Burns’ Day storm hits northwestern Europe.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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