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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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.
- 1924The 1924 Winter Olympics opens in Chamonix, France (in the French Alps), inaugurating the Winter Olympic Games.
- 1937The Guiding Light debuts on NBC radio from Chicago. In 1952 it moves to CBS television, where it remains until Sept. 18, 2009.
- 1945World War II: The Battle of the Bulge ends.
- 1946The United Mine Workers rejoins the American Federation of Labor.
- 1960The National Association of Broadcasters reacts to the Payola scandal by threatening fines for any disc jockeys who accept money for playing particular records.
- 1969Brazilian Army captain Carlos Lamarca deserts in order to fight against the military dictatorship, taking with him 10 machine guns and 63 rifles.
- 1990The Burns’ Day storm hits northwestern Europe.
- 2010Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409 crashes into the Mediterranean Sea shortly after take-off from Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, killing all 90 people on-board.
- 2020New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rat in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on January 25?
- 1615Govert Flinck, Dutch painter (d. 1660)
- 1796William MacGillivray, Scottish naturalist and ornithologist (d. 1852)
- 1902Pablo Antonio, Filipino modernist architect (d. 1975)
- 1919Edwin Newman, American broadcast journalist (d. 2010)
- 1930Tanya Savicheva, Russian diarist (d. 1944)
- 1948Gueorgui Chichkine, Russian painter
- 1955Terry Chimes, English musician (The Clash)
- 1973Geoff Johns, American comic book writer
- 1978Derrick Turnbow, American baseball player
- 1986Chris O'Grady, English footballer
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