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1721Tsar Peter the Great ends Russian-orthodox patriarchy

198815th American Music Award: Anita Baker, Paul Simon & Whitney Houston

199771st Australian Womens Tennis: Martina Hingis beat Mary Pierce (6-2 6-2)

1802Napoleon Bonaparte elected president of Italian (Cisalpine) Republic

1981Mao's widow Jiang Qing sentenced to death

1914An Indian mass meeting in Durban unanimously endorse the agreement between General J.C. Smuts and Mahatma Gandhi regarding voluntary registration, poll tax, recognition of Indian marriages and other matters

1915Alexander Graham Bell in NY calls Thomas Watson in SF

1961Walt Disney's "101 Dalmations" released

1989Michael Jordan scores his 10,000th NBA point in his 5th season

1974Ray Kroc, CEO (McDonald's), buys SD Padres for $12 million

197510th hat trick in Islander history-Denis Potvin's 1st

1991Brett Hull is 3rd NHLer to score 50 goals in less than 50 games (49)

19611st live, nationally televised presidential news conference (JFK)

1939Joe Louis KOs John Henry Lewis in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1327King Edward III accedes to the English throne

1998Spice Girl Victoria Adams (Posh) and soccer player David Beckham get engaged

1929Bradman scores 340* for NSW v Victoria, 488 mins, 38 fours

1959Pope John XXIII proclaims 2nd Vatican council

198775th Australian Mens Tennis: S Edberg beats Pat Cash (63 64 36 57 63)

1881Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell form the Oriental Telephone Company.

1994Accused of molesting a 13-year-old boy, Michael Jackson settles a civil lawsuit out of court

1979Pope John Paul II's 1st overseas trip as supreme pontiff

199266th Australian Womens Tennis: Monica Seles beats M Fernandez (62 63)

41After a night of negotiation, Claudius is accepted as Roman Emperor by the Senate.

1988VP George Bush & Dan Rather clash on "CBS Evening News" as Rather attempts to question Bush about his role in Iran-Contra affair

1998Britain's Queen Mother, 97, gets an emergency hip replacement

1932Bradman scores 167 NSW v Victoria, 224 mins, 22 fours

1988George Harrison releases "When We Was Fab"

19829th American Music Award: Pat Benatar & Kenny Rogers win

199320th American Music Award: Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey win

1980Paul McCartney is released from Tokyo jail & deported

1971Charles Manson & 3 women followers convicted of Tate-LaBianca murders

January 25th Historical Events
Date Event
41
After a night of negotiation, Claudius is accepted as Roman Emperor by the Senate. 
1139
Godfried II the Young becomes duke of Brabant 
1327
King Edward III accedes to the English throne 
1348
Earthquake destroys Villach, killing 5,000 
1494
Alfonso II replaces his father as king of Naples 
1554
Sir Thomas Wyatt gathers an army in Kent, rebels against Queen Mary 
1554
Founding of São Paulo city, Brazil. 
1565
Battle at Talikota India: the Deccan sultanate destroy Vijayanagar's army and the last Hindu kingdom of Southern India 
1573
Battle of Mikatagahara, in Japan; Takeda Shingen defeats Tokugawa Ieyasu. 
1579
Treaty of Utrecht signed, marks beginning of Dutch Republic 
1721
Tsar Peter the Great ends Russian-orthodox patriarchy 
1755
Moscow University established on Tatiana Day. 
1775
Americans drag cannon up hill to fight British (Gun Hill Road, Bronx) 
1787
Shays' Rebellion suffers a setback when debt-ridden farmers, led by Capt Daniel Shays, fail to capture an arsenal at Springfield, Mass 
1792
The London Corresponding Society is founded. 
1799
1st US patent for a seeding machine, Eliakim Spooner, Vermont 
1802
Napoleon Bonaparte elected president of Italian (Cisalpine) Republic 
1817
Rossini's opera "La Cenerentola" premieres in Rome 
1825
1st US engineering college opens, Rensselaer Polytechnic, Troy, NY 
1835
Vincenzo Bellini's opera "I Puritani," premieres in Paris 
1840
American naval expedition under Charles Wilkes first to identify Antarctica as a new continent 
1844
Recontre between Reps Weller & Shriver, US House of Representative 
1854
Aleksandr Ostrovsky's "Bednost ne Porok," premieres in Moscow 
1856
Battle of Seattle; skirmish between settlers & Indians 
1858
Mendelssohn's "Wedding March" 1st played, at wedding of Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Victoria, to crown prince of Prussia 
1863
Battle of Kinston, NC 
1863
General Joseph Hooker replaces Burnside as head of Army of Potomac 
1865
CSS Shenandoah arrives in Melbourne, Australia 
1870
Soda fountain patented by Gustavus Dows 
1875
Anti-slavery society forms (NY) 
1877
Congress determines presidential election between Hayes-Tilden 
1879
The Bulgarian National Bank is founded. 
1881
Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell form the Oriental Telephone Company. 
1882
Bilu, a Russian Zionist organization, forms 
1885
Vincent d'Indy's "Saugefleurie," premieres 
1890
National Afro-American League forms in Chicago 
1890
Nellie Bly beats Phileas Fogg's time around world by 8 days (72 days) 
1890
United Mine Workers of America forms 
1894
James J Corbett KOs Charley Mitchell in 3 for heavyweight boxing title 
1902
Aleksandr Skriabin's 2nd Symphony in C premieres in St Petersburg 
1904
179 die in coal mine explosion at Cheswick, Pennsylvania 
1904
J M Synge's "Ruders to the Sea," premieres in Dublin 
1906
Del Valle Inclans "El Marqués de Bradomin," premieres in Madrid 
1907
Julia Ward Howe is 1st woman elected to Natl Inst of Arts & Letters 
1908
John Blockx' opera "Baldie" premieres in Antwerp 
1909
Richard Strauss' premier of "Elektra" in Dresden 
1910
1st stumping by a 12th man in Tests (N C Tufnell, SAf v Eng) 
1910
Children initiate idea of planting trees in Jerusalem 
1914
An Indian mass meeting in Durban unanimously endorse the agreement between General J.C. Smuts and Mahatma Gandhi regarding voluntary registration, poll tax, recognition of Indian marriages and other matters 
1915
Alexander Graham Bell in NY calls Thomas Watson in SF 
1915
Giordano, Sardou & Moreau's opera "Madame Sans Gêne" premieres in NYC 
1915
Transcontinental telephone service inaugurated (NY to SF) 
1916
Montenegro surrenders to Austria-Hungary 
1918
Russia declared a republic of Soviets 
1919
Founding of League of Nations, 1st meeting 1 year later 
1921
Karel Capék's "RUR," premieres in Prague 
1923
NVV donates 100,000 gulden to mine workers of Ruhrgebied 
1924
1st Winter Olympic games open in Chamonix, France 
1929
Bradman scores 340* for NSW v Victoria, 488 mins, 38 fours 
1932
1st commencement exercises at Hebrew U in Jerusalem 
1932
Bradman scores 167 NSW v Victoria, 224 mins, 22 fours 
1937
1st broadcast of "Guiding Light" on NBC radio 
1937
Miami-to-Tampa bus overturned in a canal, kills 13 
1937
Soap Opera "Guiding Light" premieres on radio 
1938
Ian Hay's "Bachelor Born," premieres in NYC 
1939
Earthquake hits Chillan Chile, 10,000 killed 
1939
Joe Louis KOs John Henry Lewis in 1 for heavyweight boxing title 
1940
Nazi decrees establishment of Jewish ghetto in Lodz Poland 
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
Lt General Rommels African corps reaches Msus 
1945
Dan Topping, Del Webb & Larry MacPhail purchase NY Yanks for $2.8 mil 
1945
Grand Rapids, Michigan becomes 1st US city to fluoridate its water 
1945
Japanese occupiers of Batavia arrest Indo-European youths 
1945
NY Yankees sold by Ruppert estate to construction magnate Del Webb and partners Dan Topping and Larry MacPhail for $2.8 million 
1945
West Africa 82nd division occupies Myohaung, Burma 
1946
Richard Strauss' "Metamorphosis," premieres in Zurich 
1946
United Mine Workers union rejoins American Federation of Labor 
1949
1st Emmy Awards: Shirley Dinsdale & Pantomime Quiz (KTLA) win 
1949
1st Israeli election - Ben-Gurion's Mapai party wins 
1950
73°F (23°C) highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in January 
1951
UN begins counter offensive in Korea 
1952
Test debut of Richie Benaud, v West Indies at the SCG 
1953
WABI TV channel 5 in Bangor, ME (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1953
Yuri Sergejev skates world record 500m in 40.9 sec 
1955
Jill Kinmont hits a tree & breaks her back in Snow Cup Ski Race 
1955
Russia ends state of war with Germany 
1955
US & Panama sign canal treaty 
1955
Columbia University scientists develope an atomic clock accurate to within one second in 300 years 
1956
96.5 cm (38.0") of rainfall, Kilauea Plantation, HI (state record) 
1957
FBI arrests Jack & Myra Sobel, charged with spying for USSR 
1959
1st transcontinental coml jet flight (American) (LA to NY for $301) 
1959
Pope John XXIII proclaims 2nd Vatican council 
1961
1st live, nationally televised presidential news conference (JFK
1961
Louise Suggs wins LPGA Naples Pro-Am Golf Tournament 
1961
Military coup in El Salvador 
1961
Walt Disney's "101 Dalmations" released 
1964
Beatles 1st US #1, "I Want to Hold your Hand" (Cashbox) 
1964
Echo 2, US communications satellite launched 
1966
WCMC (now WMGM) TV channel 40 in Wildwood, NJ (NBC) 1st broadcast 
1968
Risse St in Bronx named 
1968
Robert Anderson's "I Never Sang for My Father," premieres in NYC 
1969
US-North Vietnamese peace talks begin in Paris 
1970
Robert Altman's M*A*S*H premieres 
1971
Charles Manson & 3 women followers convicted of Tate-LaBianca murders 
1971
Himachal Pradesh becomes 18th Indian state 
1971
Military coup in Uganda under Gen Idi Amin Dada 
1971
Phila mint's 1st trial strike of Eisenhower dollar 
1971
WHMB TV channel 40 in Indianapolis, IN (IND) begins broadcasting 
1971
The 170 delegates of the Ulster Unionist Council (UUC) call for the resignation of Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark 
1972
25th NHL All-Star Game: East beats West 3-2 at Minnesota 
1972
7' Ohio State center Luke Witte is stomped in face during a brawl in a game with Minnesota 
1974
Bulent Ecevit forms government in Turkey 
1974
Christian Barnard transplants 1st human heart without removal of old 
1974
Ray Kroc, CEO (McDonald's), buys SD Padres for $12 million 
1975
10th hat trick in Islander history-Denis Potvin's 1st 
1975
Bangladeshi parliament disposes of premier sheik Mujib ur-Rahman 
1976
Surinder Amarnath scores 124 on Test debut Ind v NZ Auckland 
1978
Muriel Humphrey (D-Mn) appointed to fill late husband's Senate seat 
1978
Padres trade pitcher Dave Tomlin & $125,000 to Rangers for Gaylord Perry (He wins 1978 Cy Young Award) 
1979
22.2-km Oshimizu railroad tunnel holed through, central Honshu, Japan 
1979
Pope John Paul II's 1st overseas trip as supreme pontiff 
1979
1st documented case of a robot killing a human in US 
1980
Bani Sadr elected president of Iran 
1980
Dutch government demands boycott of Olympics 
1980
Highest speed attained by a warship, 167 kph, USN hovercraft 
1980
Paul McCartney is released from Tokyo jail & deported 
1981
52 Americans held hostage by Iran for 444 days arrived back in US 
1981
Mao's widow Jiang Qing sentenced to death 
1981
Super Bowl XV: Oakland Raiders beat Philadelphia Eagles, 27-10 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Jim Plunkett, Oakland, QB 
1982
9th American Music Award: Pat Benatar & Kenny Rogers win 
1983
China's supreme court commutes Chiang Ch'ing's death sentence to life 
1983
Infrared telescope satellite launched into polar orbit 
1983
Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie arrested in Bolivia 
1985
"Black & Blue," premieres in Paris 
1985
Test debut of Wasim Akram, v New Zealand at Auckland (2-105) 
1986
General Tito Okello's government flees Kampala Uganda 
1987
75th Australian Mens Tennis: S Edberg beats Pat Cash (63 64 36 57 63) 
1987
Super Bowl XXI: NY Giants beat Denver Broncos, 39-20 in Pasadena Super Bowl MVP: Phil Simms, NY Giants, QB 
1988
15th American Music Award: Anita Baker, Paul Simon & Whitney Houston 
1988
George Harrison releases "When We Was Fab" 
1988
Longest winless streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (15 games) 
1988
Ramsewak Shankar sworn in as pres of Suriname 
1988
VP George Bush & Dan Rather clash on "CBS Evening News" as Rather attempts to question Bush about his role in Iran-Contra affair 
1989
Augusto Alcalde, 1st South American Zen teacher, receives Dharma Transmission 
1989
Michael Jordan scores his 10,000th NBA point in his 5th season 
1989
Yank owner George Steinbrenner meets with Pope John Paul II 
1990
Avianca Flight 52, runs out of fuel & crashes in Cove Neck NY, 73 die 
1990
Former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega is transferred to a Miami jail 
1990
The Burns' Day windstorm storm hits northwestern Europe. 
1990
Honduras becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty. 
1991
Brett Hull is 3rd NHLer to score 50 goals in less than 50 games (49) 
1991
Manuel Noriega is given access to assets frozen by US government 
1991
Mark Waugh scores ton in 1st Test Cricket innings, v England Adelaide 
1991
Soap opera "Generation's" last episode after a 2½ year run 
1992
66th Australian Womens Tennis: Monica Seles beats M Fernandez (62 63) 
1992
Dan Jansen skates world record 500m in 36.41" 
1992
Hubble space telescope optics finds NGC3862/3C264 
1993
20th American Music Award: Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey win 
1993
Puerto Rico adds English as its 2nd official language 
1993
Sears announces it is closing its catalog sales dept after 97 years 
1993
Five people were shot outside CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia resulting in two murders. 
1994
Australia beat South Africa 2-1 to win the World Series Cup 
1994
Mine fire at Asansol, India, kills 55 
1994
US space probe Clementine launched 
1994
Accused of molesting a 13-year-old boy, Michael Jackson settles a civil lawsuit out of court 
1995
Jacques Santer succeeds Jacques Delors as chairman of Euro Committee 
1997
71st Australian Womens Tennis: Martina Hingis beat Mary Pierce (6-2 6-2) 
1998
"Grease," closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 1,503 performance 
1998
"Patti LaBelle On Broadway," closes at St James Theater NYC 
1998
Britain's Queen Mother, 97, gets an emergency hip replacement 
1998
Helen Alfredsson wins Office Depot LPGA tournament 
1998
Spice Girl Victoria Adams (Posh) and soccer player David Beckham get engaged 
1998
Super Bowl XXXII: Denver Broncos beat Green Bay Packers 31-24 
1998
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) suicide attack on Sri Lanka's Temple of the Tooth, killing 8 people injuring 25 others. 
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 
2002
Wikipedia switches to the new version of its software ("Phase II") aka Magnus Manske Day. 
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. 
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. 
2011
It is announced today that the UK economy suffered a shock contraction of 0.5% in the fourth quarter of 2010, which has been widely blamed on the severe winter weather in December and austere budget cuts implemented by the coalition government increasing fears that the UK is heading for a double-dip recession 
2013
Tropical cyclone Oswald makes landfall in Queensland, Australia, causing mass flooding 
2013
6 civilians and 1 police officer are shot dead and 456 people are injured during a nationwide protest against Egypt's 2011 revolution 
2013
Islamist forces are driven out of Hombori by the Malian army 
2013
8 people are killed by 2 car bombs in Golan Heights, Syria 
2013
50 people are killed and 90 are injured in a prison riot in Barquisimeto, Venezuela 
2013
Initial GDP figures for the fourth quarter of 2012 show the UK economy shrank by 0.3% raising fears of a triple dip recession 
2014
Li Na defeats Dominika Cibulková to win the Australian tennis open 
2017
Helicopter Carrying Injured Skier Crashes in Italy, Killing 6 
2017
White House says Trump stands by voter fraud belief, offers no evidence 
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