What happened this day in history

Wikipedia defines history as the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about past events. It came from the Greek word ‘historia’ – which means ‘inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation’.

Did you know? There are many who claim Herodotus, a fifth century BC Greek historian, as the “father of history”.

This website utilizes pages from Wikipedia to extract historical events from 3761 BC up to the present. There are 105,060 records in the database that include events, births and deaths of popular individuals. The present day Gregorian calendar was adopted to show dates of interest.

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What are the important events that happened on January 25? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

January 25: Facts & Myths About This Day

January 25 is the 25th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 341 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 12, 2020 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,579,910,400 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘icosipentagon’ day.

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Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,591 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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January 25 Historical Events

  • 1963
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
  • 1969
    Brazilian Army captain Carlos Lamarca deserts in order to fight against the military dictatorship, taking with him 10 machine guns and 63 rifles.
  • 1971
    Charles Manson and three female “Family” members are found guilty of the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders.
  • 1994
    The Clementine space probe launches.
  • 1998
    During a historic visit to Cuba, Pope John Paul II demands the release of political prisoners and political reforms while condemning US attempts to isolate the country.

Who were born on January 25?

  • 1736
    Joseph-Louis Lagrange, Italian-born mathematician (d. 1813)
  • 1825
    George Pickett, American Confederate General (d. 1875)
  • 1937
    Judith Ann Mayotte, American humanitarian and author
  • 1978
    Derrick Turnbow, American baseball player
  • 1980
    Michelle McCool, American professional wrestler

Who died on January 25?

  • 477
    King Geiseric of the Vandals and Alans
  • 1067
    Emperor Yingzong of China (b. 1032)
  • 1954
    Manabendra Nath Roy, Indian political activist (b. 1887)
  • 1987
    Frank J. Lynch, American jurist and state legislator (b. 1922)
  • 2006
    Anna Malle, adult film star (b. 1967)

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