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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 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.

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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)

  • 1348
    A strong earthquake strikes the South Alpine region of Friuli in modern Italy, causing considerable damage to buildings as far away as Rome.
  • 1573
    Battle of Mikatagahara, in Japan; Takeda Shingen defeats Tokugawa Ieyasu.
  • 1791
    The British Parliament passes the Constitutional Act of 1791 and splits the old Province of Quebec into Upper and Lower Canada.
  • 1909
    Richard Strauss’ opera Elektra receives its debut performance at the Dresden State Opera.
  • 1915
    Alexander Graham Bell inaugurates U.S. transcontinental telephone service, speaking from New York to Thomas Watson in San Francisco.
  • 1919
    The League of Nations is founded.
  • 1942
    World War II: Thailand declares war on the United States and United Kingdom.
  • 1994
    The Clementine space probe launches.
  • 2010
    Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409 crashes into the Mediterranean Sea shortly after take-off from Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, killing all 90 people on-board.
  • 2020
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rat in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on January 25?

  • 1634
    Gaspar Fagel, Dutch statesman (d. 1688)
  • 1640
    William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Devonshire, English soldier and statesman (d. 1707)
  • 1860
    Charles Curtis, 31st Vice President of the United States (d. 1936)
  • 1938
    Etta James, American singer
  • 1948
    Ros Kelly, Australian politician
  • 1952
    Timothy White, American journalist (d. 2002)
  • 1974
    Robert Budreau, Canadian film director
  • 1979
    Christine Lakin, American actress
  • 1981
    Toše Proeski, Macedonian singer (d. 2007)
  • 1989
    Víctor Ruiz Torre, Spanish footballer

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