January 25: Day of the Week
January 25, 2019 was the 25th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 340 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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)
- 1554Founding of São Paulo city, Brazil.
- 1573Battle of Mikatagahara, in Japan; Takeda Shingen defeats Tokugawa Ieyasu.
- 1787American Daniel Shays leads a rebellion to seize Federal arsenal to protest debtor’s prisons.
- 1960The National Association of Broadcasters reacts to the Payola scandal by threatening fines for any disc jockeys who accept money for playing particular records.
- 1971Idi Amin leads a coup deposing Milton Obote and becomes Uganda’s president.
- 1982New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Dog in Chinese astrology.
- 1993Five people are shot outside the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia resulting in two murders.
- 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.
- 2005A stampede at the Mandher Devi temple in Mandhradevi in India kills at least 258.
- 2006Three independent observing campaigns announce the discovery of OGLE-2005-BLG-390Lb through gravitational microlensing, the first cool rocky/icy extrasolar planet around a main-sequence star.
Who were born on January 25?
- 1822Charles Reed Bishop, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1915)
- 1882Virginia Woolf, English writer (d. 1941)
- 1921Samuel T. Cohen, American physicist (d. 2010)
- 1935Conrad Burns, American politician
- 1938Leiji Matsumoto, Japanese anime author
- 1945John Leslie, American pornographic actor and filmmaker (d. 2010)
- 1950John Terry, American actor
- 1954Kay Cottee, Australian maritime sailor
- 1971Luca Badoer, Italian race car driver
- 1983Andrée Watters, Canadian singer
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