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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 31 - 59.

  • 1947
    Thomas Goldsmith Jr. files a patent for a “Cathode Ray Tube Amusement Device”, the first ever electronic game.
  • 1949
    At the Hollywood Athletic Club the first Emmy Awards are presented.
  • 1955
    The Soviet Union ends the state of war with Germany.
  • 1960
    The National Association of Broadcasters reacts to the “payola” scandal by threatening fines for any disc jockeys who accept money for playing particular records.
  • 1961
    In Washington, D.C., President John F. Kennedy delivers the first live presidential television news conference.
  • 1969
    Brazilian Army captain Carlos Lamarca deserts in order to fight against the military dictatorship, taking with him ten machine guns and 63 rifles.
  • 1971
    Charles Manson and three female “Family” members are found guilty of the 1969 Tate–LaBianca murders.
  • 1971
    Idi Amin leads a coup deposing Milton Obote and becomes Uganda’s president.
  • 1979
    Pope John Paul II starts his first official papal visits outside Italy to The Bahamas, Dominican Republic and Mexico.
  • 1980
    Mother Teresa is honored with India’s highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna
  • 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
    Avianca Flight 52 crashes into Cove Neck, New York due to fuel exhaustion.
  • 1993
    Five people are shot outside the CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia. Two are killed and three wounded.
  • 1994
    The Clementine space probe launches.
  • 1995
    The Norwegian rocket incident: Russia almost launches a nuclear attack after it mistakes Black Brant XII, a Norwegian research rocket, for a US Trident missile.
  • 1996
    Billy Bailey becomes the last person to be hanged in the USA.
  • 1998
    During a historic visit to Cuba, Pope John Paul II demands political reforms and the release of political prisoners while condemning US attempts to isolate the country.
  • 1998
    A suicide attack by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam on Sri Lanka’s Temple of the Tooth kills eight and injures 25 others.
  • 1999
    A 6.0 Richter scale earthquake hits western Colombia killing at least 1,000.
  • 2003
    Invasion of Iraq: A group of people leave London, England, for Baghdad, Iraq, to serve as human shields, intending to prevent the U.S.-led coalition troops from bombing certain locations.
  • 2004
    Opportunity rover (MER-B) lands on surface of Mars.
  • 2005
    A stampede at the Mandhradevi temple in Maharashtra, 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.
  • 2006
    Mexican professional wrestler Juana Barraza is arrested in connection with the serial killing of at least ten elderly women.
  • 2010
    Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409 crashes into the Mediterranean. All 90 passengers and crew were killed.
  • 2011
    The first wave of the Egyptian revolution 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.
  • 2013
    At least 50 people are killed and 120 people are injured in a prison riot in Barquisimeto, Venezuela.
  • 2015
    A clash in Mamasapano, Maguindanao in the Philippines killing 44 members of Special Action Force (SAF), at least 18 from Moro Islamic Liberation Front and five from Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters.

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