- 1533 – Henry VIII of England secretly married his second wife, Anne Boleyn.
- 1755 – Moscow University was established.
- 1787 – American Daniel Shays led a rebellion to seize a Federal arsenal to protest debtors’ prisons.
- 1858 – The Wedding March by Mendelssohn became popular after it was played at Queen Victoria’s daughter’s wedding.
- 1881 – Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell formed the Oriental Telephone Company.
- 1890 – Nellie Bly completed her round-the-world journey in 72 days.
- 1909 – Richard Strauss’ opera Electra debuted at the Dresden State Opera.
- 1915 – Alexander Graham Bell inaugurated U.S. transcontinental telephone service, speaking from New York to San Francisco.
- 1919 – The League of Nations was founded.
- 1924 – The 1924 Winter Olympics opened, inaugurating the Winter Olympic Games.
- 1937 –The Guiding Light debuted on NBC radio from Chicago. In 1952, it moved to CBS TV, where it remained until 2009.
- 1954 – Kay Cottee, Australian sailor & first woman to circumnavigate the world alone, was born.
- 1961 – John F. Kennedy delivered the first live presidential television news conference.
- 1971 – Charles Manson and three women are found guilty of the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders.
- 1981 – Jiang Qing, the widow of Mao Zedong, was sentenced to death.
- 1996 – Billy Bailey became the last person to be hanged in the US.
- 2011 – Egyptian Revolution of 2011 began with a series of street demonstrations, marches, rallies, acts of civil disobedience, riots, labour strikes, and violent clashes in Cairo, Alexandria, and other cities in Egypt.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
January 25 in History
January 25 is the 25th day of the year. There are 341 days remaining until the end of the year.