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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.

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January 25 Historical Event(s)

  • 1533
    Henry VIII of England secretly marries his second wife Anne Boleyn.
  • 1879
    The Bulgarian National Bank is founded.
  • 1909
    Richard Strauss’ opera Elektra receives its debut performance at the Dresden State Opera.
  • 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.
  • 1955
    The Soviet Union ends state of war with Germany.
  • 1996
    Billy Bailey became the last person to be hanged in the United States of America.
  • 1999
    A 6.0 Richter scale earthquake hits western Colombia killing at least 1,000.
  • 2011
    Egyptian Revolution of 2011 begins in Egypt, with a series of street demonstrations, marches, rallies, acts of civil disobedience, riots, labour strikes, and violent clashes in Cairo, Alexandria, and throughout other cities in Egypt.
  • 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?

  • 750
    Leo IV the Khazar, Byzantine Emperor (d. 780)
  • 1477
    Anna, Duchess of Brittany, wife of Charles VIII of France (d. 1514)
  • 1794
    François-Vincent Raspail, French chemist (d. 1878)
  • 1860
    Charles Curtis, 31st Vice President of the United States (d. 1936)
  • 1921
    Samuel T. Cohen, American physicist (d. 2010)
  • 1924
    Speedy West, American musician (d. 2003)
  • 1938
    Leiji Matsumoto, Japanese anime author
  • 1952
    Sara Mandiano, French singer and songwriter
  • 1980
    Michelle McCool, American professional wrestler
  • 1981
    Charlie Bewley, English actor

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