JANUARY 25 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1348 ~ Friuli Earthquake hit the South Alpine region of Friuli in Italy on the 25th January 1348, causing damage to buildings as far away as Rome.

1533 ~ Henry VIII of England secretly married his 2nd wife Anne Boleyn on the 25th January 1533. On the 23rd May 1533, Thomas Cranmer declared Henry and Catherine‘s marriage null and void, and 5 days later, he declared Henry and Anne’s marriage to be good and valid. See wedding painting..

King Henry VIII 8th England secret marriage 2nd wife Anne Boleyn 25th January 1533 wedding dress custume old royal painting
Henry VIII of England secretly marrying his 2nd wife Anne Boleyn on the 25th January 1533


1554 ~ São Paulo city in Brazil was founded on the 25th January 1554.

1755 ~ Moscow University was established on Tatiana Day on the 25th January 1755.

1765 ~ Port Egmont, the 1st British settlement in the Falkland Islands at the southern tip of South America, was founded on the 25th January 1765.

1858 ~ The Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn became a popular wedding recessional after it was played on the 25th January 1858, at the marriage of Queen Victoria‘s daughter, Victoria, and Friedrich of Prussia.

1881 ~ Thomas Edison & Alexander Graham Bell formed the Oriental Telephone Company on the 25th January 1881.

1882 ~ Virginia Woolf the English author and critic was born on the 25th January 1882 (died 1941).

1890 ~ Nellie Bly completed her round-the-world journey in 72 days on the 25th January 1890 (died 1922).

1909 ~ Richard Strauss‘s opera Elektra received its debut performance at the Dresden State Opera on the 25th January 1909.

1915 ~ Alexander Graham Bell inaugurated the U.S. transcontinental telephone service on the 25th January 1915, when he spoke from New York to Thomas Watson in San Francisco.

1919 ~ League of Nations was founded on the 25th January 1919.

1924 ~ The 1924 Winter Olympics opened in Chamonix, France on the 25th January 1924, inaugurating the Winter Olympic Games.

1937 ~ The Guiding Light debuted on NBC radio on the 25th January 1937. In 1952 it moved to CBS television, where it remained on air until the 18th September 2009.

1938Etta James the American singer-songwriter was born on the 25th January 1938 (died 2012 aged 73). YouTube video: Etta James – I’d Rather Be Blind (Live at Montreux 1975)..

1947 ~ Thomas Goldsmith Jr. filed a patent for a CRT amusement device on the 25th January 1947.

1949 ~ The Emmy Awards were presented for the 1st time on the 25th January 1949, at the Hollywood Athletic Club.

1955 ~ Soviet Union ended the state of war with Germany on the 25th January 1955.

1961 ~ John F. Kennedy delivered the 1st live presidential television news conference on the 25th January 1961, in Washington, D.C.

1969 ~ Kina the American singer-songwriter from Brownstone was born on the 25th January 1969. YouTube music video by Brownstone performing I Can’t Tell You Why (by Eagles) in 1995..

1971 ~ Charles Manson and 3 female “Family” members were found guilty of the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders on the 25th January 1971.

1974Emily Haines the Canadian singer-songwriter from Metric was born on the 25th January 1974.

1980 ~ Mother Teresa was honored with India’s highest civilian award Bharat Ratna on the 25th January 1980.

1981Alicia Keys the American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actress was born on the 25th January 1981. YouTube video: Girl On Fire (2012)..

1983 ~ Andrée Watters the Canadian singer was born on the 25th January 1983. YouTube video: Nouveau Vidéoclip Ma liberté d’Andrée Watters.. 

1990 ~ Thomas Berge the Dutch singer was born Chiel Ottink on the 25th January 1990. YouTube video: Thomas Berge ~ Words..

1992 ~ Jordan “Rizzle” Stephens from the English hip hop duo Rizzle Kicks was born on the 25th January 1992.

1994 ~ The Clementine space probe was launched on the 25th January 1994.

1995 ~ The Norwegian Rocket Incident was on the 25th January 1995, when Russia almost launched a nuclear attack after it mistook Black Brant XII, a Norwegian research rocket, for a US Trident missile.

1996 ~ Billy Bailey became the last person to be hanged in the United States of America on the 25th January 1996.

1999 ~ Jai Waetford the Australian 2013 X Factor finalist was born on the 25th January 1999. Jai Waetford official FacebookYouTube video: Jai Waetford 2013 X factor audition: Different Worlds & Don’t Let Me Go.. 

Jai Waetford official Facebook page cover photo 2013 Australian X-Factor 14 year old boy singer guitarist Billabong profile photo
Jai Waetford official Facebook page (screenshot August 2013) ~ www.facebook.com/pages/Jai-Waetford

2004 ~ Opportunity rover landed on the surface of Mars on the 25th January 2004.

2011 ~ Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO was released on the 25th January 2011. YouTube Vevo video: LMFAO ~ Party Rock Anthem (2011) ft. Lauren Bennett and GoonRock ~ over 570 million views in the first 2 years…

Today in History for the 25th January video produced by Associated Press

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