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.
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)
- 1533Henry VIII of England secretly marries his second wife Anne Boleyn.
- 1879The Bulgarian National Bank is founded.
- 1909Richard Strauss’ opera Elektra receives its debut performance at the Dresden State Opera.
- 1924The 1924 Winter Olympics opens in Chamonix, France (in the French Alps), inaugurating the Winter Olympic Games.
- 1941Pope Pius XII elevates the Apostolic Vicariate of the Hawaiian Islands to the dignity of a diocese. It becomes the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu.
- 1955The Soviet Union ends state of war with Germany.
- 1996Billy Bailey became the last person to be hanged in the United States of America.
- 1999A 6.0 Richter scale earthquake hits western Colombia killing at least 1,000.
- 2011Egyptian 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.
- 2020New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rat in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on January 25?
- 750Leo IV the Khazar, Byzantine Emperor (d. 780)
- 1477Anna, Duchess of Brittany, wife of Charles VIII of France (d. 1514)
- 1794François-Vincent Raspail, French chemist (d. 1878)
- 1860Charles Curtis, 31st Vice President of the United States (d. 1936)
- 1921Samuel T. Cohen, American physicist (d. 2010)
- 1924Speedy West, American musician (d. 2003)
- 1938Leiji Matsumoto, Japanese anime author
- 1952Sara Mandiano, French singer and songwriter
- 1980Michelle McCool, American professional wrestler
- 1981Charlie Bewley, English actor
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