Today in History, January 25th

By | January 25, 2014
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A few of the great historical events that happened today in history, January 25th!

1533 England’s King Henry VIII secretly married Anne Boleyn, his second wife.
1759 Scottish poet Robert Burns was born in Alloway.


Robert Burns

1787 Small farmers in Springfield, Massachusetts led by Daniel Shays, revolt against tax laws. Federal troops break up the protesters of what becomes known as Shay’s Rebellion.
1846 The dreaded Corn Laws, which taxed imported oats, wheat and barley, are repealed by the British Parliament.
1890 The United Mine Workers of America was founded in Columbus, Ohio.
1904 Two-hundred coal miners are trapped in their Pennsylvania mine after an explosion.
1915 The inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell, inaugurated transcontinental telephone service in the United States.

Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell

 1918 Austria and Germany reject U.S. peace proposals.
1919 The League of Nations plan is adopted by the Allies.
1929 Members of the New York Stock Exchange ask for an additional 275 seats.
1930 New York police rout a Communist rally at the Town Hall.
1943 The last German airfield in Stalingrad is captured by the Red Army.
1949 Axis Sally, who broadcasted Nazi propaganda to U.S. troops in Europe, stands trial in the United States for war crimes.
1951 The U.S. Eighth Army in Korea launches Operation Thunderbolt, a counter attack to push the Chinese Army north of the Han River.
1955 Columbia University scientists develop an atomic clock that is accurate to within one second in 300 years.
1956 Khrushchev says that he believes that Eisenhower is sincere in his efforts to abolish war.
1959 American Airlines begins its first coast-to-coast flight service on a Boeing 707.
1971 Charles Manson and three female followers were convicted in Los Angeles of murder and conspiracy in the 1969 slayings of seven people, including actress Sharon Tate.

Charles Manson

Charles Manson

1972 Shirley Chisholm, the first African American woman elected to U.S. Congress, announces candidacy for president.
1972 Nixon airs the eight-point peace plan for Vietnam, asking for POW release in return for withdrawal.
1984 President Reagan endorses the development of the first U.S. permanently-manned space station.
1988 Vice President George Bush and Dan Rather clashed on “The CBS Evening News” as the anchorman attempted to question the Republican presidential candidate about his role in the Iran-Contra affair.
1993 A gunman shot and killed two CIA employees outside agency headquarters in Virginia. (A Pakistani national was later convicted and was executed in 2002.)
2006 The Islamic militant group Hamas won a large majority of seats in Palestinian parliamentary elections.
2011 Egypt’s revolution began as thousands of anti-government protesters clashed with police during a Tunisia-inspired demonstration to demand the end of President Hosni Mubarak’s rule.

Today in history facts are from various sites including, but not limited too: the History Channel, The New York Times, WHG, and

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