What happened this day in history January 25

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 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 340 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 12, 2022 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 27,384,480 minutes 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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 7 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,322 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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January 25 Historical Events

  • 41
    After a night of negotiation, Claudius is accepted as Roman Emperor by the Senate.
  • 1348
    A strong earthquake strikes the South Alpine region of Friuli in modern Italy, causing considerable damage to buildings as far away as Rome.
  • 1879
    The Bulgarian National Bank is founded.
  • 1890
    Nellie Bly completes her round-the-world journey in 72 days.
  • 1906
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Horse in Chinese astrology.
  • 1945
    World War II: The Battle of the Bulge ends.
  • 1986
    The National Resistance Movement topples the government of Tito Okello in Uganda.
  • 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 became the last person to be hanged in the United States of America.
  • 2001
    A 50-year-old Douglas DC-3 crashes near Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela killing 24.

Who were born on January 25?

  • 1794
    François-Vincent Raspail, French chemist (d. 1878)
  • 1824
    Michael Madhusudan Dutt, Bengali author. (d. 1873)
  • 1878
    Ernst Alexanderson, Swedish television pioneer (d. 1975)
  • 1900
    Yojiro Ishizaka, Japanese writer (d. 1986)
  • 1918
    Ernie Harwell, American baseball sportscaster (d. 2010)
  • 1930
    Tanya Savicheva, Russian diarist (d. 1944)
  • 1936
    Diana Hyland, American actress (d. 1977)
  • 1942
    Shinobu Tsukasa, Japanese organized crime figure
  • 1971
    China Kantner, American actress
  • 1986
    Shahriar Nafees, Bangladeshi cricketer

Who died on January 25?

  • 967
    Sayf al-Daula, Hamdanid Emir of Aleppo (b. 916)
  • 1586
    Lucas Cranach the Younger, German painter (b. 1515)
  • 1881
    Konstantin Thon, Russian architect (b. 1794)
  • 1972
    Erhard Milch, German field marshal (b. 1892)
  • 1982
    Mikhail Suslov, Soviet politician (b. 1902)
  • 1990
    Ava Gardner, American actress (b. 1922)
  • 1996
    Jonathan Larson, American composer (b. 1960)
  • 2003
    Sheldon Reynolds, American television producer (b. 1923)
  • 2004
    Fanny Blankers-Koen, Dutch athlete (b. 1918)
  • 2005
    Nettie Witziers-Timmer, Dutch athlete (b. 1923)

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