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

  • 1348
    A strong earthquake strikes the South Alpine region of Friuli in modern Italy, causing considerable damage to buildings as far away as Rome.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1881
    Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell form the Oriental Telephone Company.
  • 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.
  • 1919
    The League of Nations is founded.
  • 1942
    World War II: Thailand declares war on the United States and United Kingdom.
  • 1944
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Monkey in Chinese astrology.
  • 1949
    At the Hollywood Athletic Club the first Emmy Awards are presented.
  • 1955
    The Soviet Union ends state of war with Germany.
  • 1961
    In Washington, D.C. John F. Kennedy delivers the first live presidential television news conference.
  • 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.
  • 2001
    A 50-year-old Douglas DC-3 crashes near Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela killing 24.
  • 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.

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