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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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.
- 1792The London Corresponding Society is founded.
- 1890Nellie Bly completes her round-the-world journey in 72 days.
- 1915Alexander Graham Bell inaugurates U.S. transcontinental telephone service, speaking from New York to Thomas Watson in San Francisco.
- 1932Second Sino-Japanese War: The Chinese National Revolutionary Army begins its defense of Harbin.
- 1944New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Monkey in Chinese astrology.
- 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.
- 2001A 50-year-old Douglas DC-3 crashes near Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela killing 24.
- 2004Opportunity rover (MER-B) lands on surface of Mars.
- 2005A stampede at the Mandher Devi temple in Mandhradevi in India kills at least 258.
Who were born on January 25?
- 750Leo IV the Khazar, Byzantine Emperor (d. 780)
- 1923Shirley Ardell Mason, American psychiatric patient (d. 1998)
- 1924Lou Groza, American football player (d. 2000)
- 1924Speedy West, American musician (d. 2003)
- 1925Giorgos Zampetas, Greek musician and songwriter (d. 1992)
- 1943Tobe Hooper, American film director
- 1953Mark Weil, Uzbek theatre director (d. 2007)
- 1970Chris Mills, American basketball player
- 1975Dat Phan, Vietnamese stand-up comedian
- 1982Shawna Waldron, American actress
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