January 25: Day of the Week
January 25, 2020 was the 25th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 341 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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)
- 41After a night of negotiation, Claudius is accepted as Roman Emperor by the Senate.
- 1575Luanda, the capital of Angola is founded by the Portuguese navigator Paulo Dias de Novais.
- 1890Nellie Bly completes her round-the-world journey in 72 days.
- 1906New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Horse in Chinese astrology.
- 1924The 1924 Winter Olympics opens in Chamonix, France (in the French Alps), inaugurating the Winter Olympic Games.
- 1955The Soviet Union ends state of war with Germany.
- 1981Jiang Qing, the widow of Mao Zedong, is sentenced to death.
- 1990The Burns’ Day storm hits northwestern Europe.
- 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.
- 1999A 6.0 Richter scale earthquake hits western Colombia killing at least 1,000.
Who were born on January 25?
- 1509Giovanni Morone, Italian cardinal (d. 1580)
- 1813James Marion Sims, American physician (d. 1883)
- 1825George Pickett, American Confederate General (d. 1875)
- 1900Yojiro Ishizaka, Japanese writer (d. 1986)
- 1901Martin De Alzaga, Argentine racing driver (d. 1982)
- 1931Dean Jones, American actor
- 1941Buddy Baker, American race car driver
- 1953The Honky Tonk Man, American professional wrestler
- 1978Derrick Turnbow, American baseball player
- 1984Robinho, Brazilian footballer
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