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 French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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.
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January 25 Historical Event(s)
- 1787American Daniel Shays leads a rebellion to seize Federal arsenal to protest debtor’s prisons.
- 1932Second Sino-Japanese War: The Chinese National Revolutionary Army begins its defense of Harbin.
- 1937The Guiding Light debuts on NBC radio from Chicago. In 1952 it moves to CBS television, where it remains until Sept. 18, 2009.
- 1941Pope Pius XII elevates the Apostolic Vicariate of the Hawaiian Islands to the dignity of a diocese. It becomes the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu.
- 1942World War II: Thailand declares war on the United States and United Kingdom.
- 1945World War II: The Battle of the Bulge ends.
- 1946The United Mine Workers rejoins the American Federation of Labor.
- 1971Himachal Pradesh becomes the 18th Indian state.
- 20032003 Invasion of Iraq: A group of people left London, England, for Baghdad, Iraq, to serve as human shields to prevent the U.S.-led coalition troops from bombing certain locations.
- 2020New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rat in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on January 25?
- 1759Robert Burns, Scottish poet (d. 1796)
- 1913Huang Hua, Chinese statesman (d. 2010)
- 1913Luis Marden, American photojournalist (d. 2003)
- 1925Giorgos Zampetas, Greek musician and songwriter (d. 1992)
- 1936Diana Hyland, American actress (d. 1977)
- 1945John Leslie, American pornographic actor and filmmaker (d. 2010)
- 1950Gloria Naylor, African American novelist
- 1957Eskil Erlandsson, Swedish politician
- 1973Geoff Johns, American comic book writer
- 1984Robinho, Brazilian footballer
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