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
After a night of negotiation, Claudius is accepted as Roman Emperor by the Senate.
A strong earthquake strikes the South Alpine region of Friuli in modern Italy, causing considerable damage to buildings as far away as Rome.
The Bulgarian National Bank is founded.
Nellie Bly completes her round-the-world journey in 72 days.
New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Horse in Chinese astrology.
World War II: The Battle of the Bulge ends.
The National Resistance Movement topples the government of Tito Okello in Uganda.
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.
Billy Bailey became the last person to be hanged in the United States of America.
A 50-year-old Douglas DC-3 crashes near Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela killing 24.
Who were born on January 25?
François-Vincent Raspail, French chemist (d. 1878)
Michael Madhusudan Dutt, Bengali author. (d. 1873)
Ernst Alexanderson, Swedish television pioneer (d. 1975)
Yojiro Ishizaka, Japanese writer (d. 1986)
Ernie Harwell, American baseball sportscaster (d. 2010)
Tanya Savicheva, Russian diarist (d. 1944)
Diana Hyland, American actress (d. 1977)
Shinobu Tsukasa, Japanese organized crime figure
China Kantner, American actress
Shahriar Nafees, Bangladeshi cricketer
Who died on January 25?
Sayf al-Daula, Hamdanid Emir of Aleppo (b. 916)
Lucas Cranach the Younger, German painter (b. 1515)
Konstantin Thon, Russian architect (b. 1794)
Erhard Milch, German field marshal (b. 1892)
Mikhail Suslov, Soviet politician (b. 1902)
Ava Gardner, American actress (b. 1922)
Jonathan Larson, American composer (b. 1960)
Sheldon Reynolds, American television producer (b. 1923)
Fanny Blankers-Koen, Dutch athlete (b. 1918)
Nettie Witziers-Timmer, Dutch athlete (b. 1923)
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