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.
January 25 Historical Event(s)
- 1348A strong earthquake strikes the South Alpine region of Friuli in modern Italy, causing considerable damage to buildings as far away as Rome.
- 1573Battle of Mikatagahara, in Japan; Takeda Shingen defeats Tokugawa Ieyasu.
- 1791The British Parliament passes the Constitutional Act of 1791 and splits the old Province of Quebec into Upper and Lower Canada.
- 1909Richard Strauss’ opera Elektra receives its debut performance at the Dresden State Opera.
- 1915Alexander Graham Bell inaugurates U.S. transcontinental telephone service, speaking from New York to Thomas Watson in San Francisco.
- 1919The League of Nations is founded.
- 1942World War II: Thailand declares war on the United States and United Kingdom.
- 1994The Clementine space probe launches.
- 2010Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409 crashes into the Mediterranean Sea shortly after take-off from Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, killing all 90 people on-board.
- 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)
- 1640William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Devonshire, English soldier and statesman (d. 1707)
- 1860Charles Curtis, 31st Vice President of the United States (d. 1936)
- 1938Etta James, American singer
- 1948Ros Kelly, Australian politician
- 1952Timothy White, American journalist (d. 2002)
- 1974Robert Budreau, Canadian film director
- 1979Christine Lakin, American actress
- 1981Toše Proeski, Macedonian singer (d. 2007)
- 1989Víctor Ruiz Torre, Spanish footballer
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