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Wednesday January 25, 2017

January 25: Day of the Week

January 25, 2017 was the 25th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 340 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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.

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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)

  • 1533
    Henry VIII of England secretly marries his second wife Anne Boleyn.
  • 1787
    American Daniel Shays leads a rebellion to seize Federal arsenal to protest debtor’s prisons.
  • 1915
    Alexander Graham Bell inaugurates U.S. transcontinental telephone service, speaking from New York to Thomas Watson in San Francisco.
  • 1924
    The 1924 Winter Olympics opens in Chamonix, France (in the French Alps), inaugurating the Winter Olympic Games.
  • 1941
    Pope Pius XII elevates the Apostolic Vicariate of the Hawaiian Islands to the dignity of a diocese. It becomes the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu.
  • 1944
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Monkey in Chinese astrology.
  • 1969
    Brazilian Army captain Carlos Lamarca deserts in order to fight against the military dictatorship, taking with him 10 machine guns and 63 rifles.
  • 1994
    The Clementine space probe launches.
  • 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.
  • 1998
    During a historic visit to Cuba, Pope John Paul II demands the release of political prisoners and political reforms while condemning US attempts to isolate the country.

Who were born on January 25?

  • 1900
    István Fekete, Hungarian writer (d. 1970)
  • 1921
    Samuel T. Cohen, American physicist (d. 2010)
  • 1923
    Rusty Draper, American country and pop singer (d. 2003)
  • 1928
    Jérôme Choquette, Quebec lawyer and politician
  • 1949
    John Cooper Clarke, English punk-poet
  • 1949
    Paul Nurse, English biochemist, Nobel Laureate
  • 1954
    Kim Gandy, American feminist activist
  • 1967
    Mark Bamford, American writer/director
  • 1982
    Shawna Waldron, American actress
  • 1986
    Shahriar Nafees, Bangladeshi cricketer

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