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January 25 Historical Events

The following events took place on January 25. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 59 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 41
    After a night of negotiation, Claudius is accepted as Roman Emperor by the Senate.
  • 750
    In the Battle of the Zab, the Abbasid rebels defeat the Umayyad Caliphate, leading to overthrow of the dynasty.
  • 1348
    A strong earthquake strikes the South Alpine region of Friuli in modern Italy, causing considerable damage to buildings as far away as Rome.
  • 1494
    Alfonso II becomes King of Naples.
  • 1515
    Coronation of Francis I of France.
  • 1533
    Henry VIII of England secretly marries his second wife Anne Boleyn.
  • 1554
    Founding of São Paulo city, Brazil.
  • 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.
  • 1704
    The Battle of Ayubale results in the destruction of most of the Spanish missions in Florida.
  • 1755
    Moscow University is established on Tatiana Day.
  • 1765
    Port Egmont, the first British settlement in the Falkland Islands at the southern tip of South America, is founded.
  • 1787
    Shays’ Rebellion: The rebellion’s largest confrontation, outside the Springfield Armory, results in the killing of four rebels and the wounding of twenty.
  • 1791
    The British Parliament passes the Constitutional Act of 1791 and splits the old Province of Quebec into Upper Canada and Lower Canada.
  • 1792
    The London Corresponding Society is founded.
  • 1858
    The Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn is played at the marriage of Queen Victoria’s daughter, Victoria, and Friedrich of Prussia, and becomes a popular wedding recessional.
  • 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.
  • 1909
    Richard Strauss’s 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.
  • 1918
    Ukraine declares independence from Bolshevik Russia.
  • 1924
    The 1924 Winter Olympics opens in Chamonix, in the French Alps, inaugurating the Winter Olympic Games.
  • 1932
    Second Sino-Japanese War: The Chinese National Revolutionary Army begins its defense of Harbin.
  • 1937
    The Guiding Light debuts on NBC radio from Chicago. In 1952 it moves to CBS television, where it remains until September 18, 2009.
  • 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
    World War II: Thailand declares war on the United States and United Kingdom.
  • 1944
    Florence Li Tim-Oi is ordained in China, becoming the first woman Anglican priest.
  • 1945
    World War II: The Battle of the Bulge ends.
  • 1946
    The United Mine Workers rejoins the American Federation of Labor.

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