About January 25

January 25, 2021 is the 25th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 340 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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 18 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.
  • 1554
    Founding of São Paulo city, Brazil.
  • 1792
    The London Corresponding Society is founded.
  • 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.
  • 1906
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Horse in Chinese astrology.
  • 1915
    Alexander Graham Bell inaugurates U.S. transcontinental telephone service, speaking from New York to Thomas Watson in San Francisco.
  • 1945
    World War II: The Battle of the Bulge ends.
  • 1946
    The United Mine Workers rejoins the American Federation of Labor.
  • 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.
  • 1969
    Brazilian Army captain Carlos Lamarca deserts in order to fight against the military dictatorship, taking with him 10 machine guns and 63 rifles.
  • 1986
    The National Resistance Movement topples the government of Tito Okello in Uganda.
  • 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.
  • 1999
    A 6.0 Richter scale earthquake hits western Colombia killing at least 1,000.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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