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 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 340 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 12, 2023 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 27,910,080 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 381 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 3,687 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.
  • 1533
    Henry VIII of England secretly marries his second wife Anne Boleyn.
  • 1858
    The Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn becomes a popular wedding recessional after it is played on this day at the marriage of Queen Victoria’s daughter, Victoria, and Friedrich of Prussia.
  • 1906
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Horse in Chinese astrology.
  • 1919
    The League of Nations is founded.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1998
    A suicide attack by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam on Sri Lanka’s Temple of the Tooth kills 8 people and injures 25 others.
  • 1999
    A 6.0 Richter scale earthquake hits western Colombia killing at least 1,000.
  • 2010
    Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409 crashes into the Mediterranean Sea shortly after take-off from Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, killing all 90 people on-board.

Who were born on January 25?

  • 1902
    Pablo Antonio, Filipino modernist architect (d. 1975)
  • 1913
    Luis Marden, American photojournalist (d. 2003)
  • 1924
    Lou Groza, American football player (d. 2000)
  • 1938
    Etta James, American singer
  • 1947
    Tostão, Brazilian footballer
  • 1954
    Kim Gandy, American feminist activist
  • 1954
    Richard Finch, American bass player (KC and the Sunshine Band)
  • 1979
    Pi Hongyan, French badminton player
  • 1982
    Sho Sakurai, Japanese singer and actor
  • 1986
    Chris O'Grady, English footballer

Who died on January 25?

  • 1578
    Mihrimah Sultana, Ottoman princess (b. 1522)
  • 1726
    Guillaume Delisle, French cartographer (b. 1675)
  • 1908
    Mikhail Chigorin, Russian chess player (b. 1850)
  • 1947
    Al Capone, American organized crime figure (b. 1899)
  • 1970
    Eiji Tsuburaya, Japanese television writer and producer (b. 1901)
  • 1970
    Jane Bathori, French mezzo-soprano (b. 1877)
  • 1999
    Robert Shaw, American conductor (b. 1916)
  • 2005
    Ray Peterson, American singer (b. 1935)
  • 2005
    Stanisław Albinowski, Polish economist and journalist (b. 1923)
  • 2006
    Anna Malle, adult film star (b. 1967)

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