25 January

25 January

January 25 is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 340 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about January 25th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about January 25th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • National Opposite Day
  • National Irish Coffee Day
  • Robbie Burns day
  • National Voters Day in India

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – January 25

1977: The world’s first solar power plant is opened

The solar furnace in Odeillo, France was the first power plant providing alternative energy.

1971: Idi Amin seizes power in Uganda

The dictator’s rule (1971 – 1979) was characterized by human right abuse, political repression, and corruption.

1947: The first arcade game is patented

Thomas Goldsmith’s “Cathode ray tube amusement device” is considered the ancestor of video games.

1924: The first Winter Olympics begin

The I Olympic Winter Games were held in Chamonix, France.

1919: The League of Nations is founded

It is the predecessor of the United Nations and the first international organization devoted to maintaining world peace.

1967: IDF Soldiers holding an upside down pictue of King Hussein of Jordan, following victory in the Six day war 1967

IDF Soldiers holding an upside down pictue of King Hussein of Jordan, following victory in the Six day war 1967

1953: Bishop (later Archbishop) Fulton J. Sheen on the set of his television show “Life is Worth Living” c. 1953

Bishop (later Archbishop) Fulton J. Sheen on the set of his television show “Life is Worth Living” c. 1953

1945-1947: Up to 70,000 British women left the UK in 1945-1947 to reunite with their American husbands in the United States. This is a photo of the HMS Victorious filled with women and children on their way to the US.

Up to 70,000 British women left the UK in 1945-1947 to reunite with their American husbands in the United States. This is a photo of the HMS Victorious filled with women and children on their way to the US.

1945: Soviet Soldiers on top of the Reichstag Building next to the Germania Statue 1945

Soviet Soldiers on top of the Reichstag Building next to the Germania Statue 1945

1946: Hungarian civilians photographed sitting on a dismantled German Pz.Kpfw. IV. tank. Among other broken armoured vehicles, on the right are Sd.Kfz.124 ‘Wespe’ self propelled guns. 1946 Colour by Doug

Hungarian civilians photographed sitting on a dismantled German Pz.Kpfw. IV. tank. Among other broken armoured vehicles, on the right are Sd.Kfz.124 ‘Wespe’ self propelled guns. 1946 Colour by Doug

1938: Genepil, the last Queen of Mongolia, before she was executed in 1938.

Genepil, the last Queen of Mongolia, before she was executed in 1938.

1938: A faction of Palestinian fighters in the Great Revolt against the British occupation, holding a Palestinian flag with a cross and crescent on it – 1938

A faction of Palestinian fighters in the Great Revolt against the British occupation, holding a Palestinian flag with a cross and crescent on it – 1938

1930s: Kaiser Wilhelm II in Doorn, the Netherlands (where he lived during his exile) late 1930s

Kaiser Wilhelm II in Doorn, the Netherlands (where he lived during his exile) late 1930s

1906: Noted botanist Alice Eastwood inspects the clearly visible fault fissure left behind near Olema, California, after the 1906 earthquake rattled the San Andreas Fault.

1906: Noted botanist Alice Eastwood inspects the clearly visible fault fissure left behind near Olema, California, after the 1906 earthquake rattled the San Andreas Fault.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, January 25

1981: Alicia Keys, American singer-songwriter, pianist, actress

1933: Corazon Aquino, Filipino politician, 11th President of the Philippines

1913: Witold Lutosławski, Polish composer, conductor

1882: Virginia Woolf, English author, critic

1759: Robert Burns, Scottish poet

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, January 25

2005: Philip Johnson, American architect, designed the IDS Center, PPG Place

1982: Mikhail Suslov, Soviet politician

1954: M. N. Roy, Indian activist, theorist

1947: Al Capone, American gangster

389: Gregory of Nazianzus, Turkish archbishop, theologian


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