January 25: Day of the Week
January 25, 2017 is the 25th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 340 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
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.
January 25 Historical Event(s)
- 1858The 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.
- 1881Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell form the Oriental Telephone Company.
- 1890Nellie Bly completes her round-the-world journey in 72 days.
- 1909Richard Strauss’ opera Elektra receives its debut performance at the Dresden State Opera.
- 1937The Guiding Light debuts on NBC radio from Chicago. In 1952 it moves to CBS television, where it remains until Sept. 18, 2009.
- 1949At the Hollywood Athletic Club the first Emmy Awards are presented.
- 1995The Norwegian Rocket Incident: Russia almost launches a nuclear attack after it mistakes Black Brant XII, a Norwegian research rocket, for a US Trident missile.
- 1996Billy Bailey became the last person to be hanged in the United States of America.
- 2004Opportunity rover (MER-B) lands on surface of Mars.
- 2020New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rat in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on January 25?
- 1634Gaspar Fagel, Dutch statesman (d. 1688)
- 1743Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, German philosopher (d. 1819)
- 1943Roy Black, German pop singer (d. 1991)
- 1943Tobe Hooper, American film director
- 1947Ángel Nieto, Spanish motorcycle racer
- 1967Mark Bamford, American writer/director
- 1969Kina, American singer
- 1971Ana Ortiz, American actress and singer
- 1979Christine Lakin, American actress
- 1981Charlie Bewley, English actor
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