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)
- 1494Alfonso II becomes King of Naples.
- 1575Luanda, the capital of Angola is founded by the Portuguese navigator Paulo Dias de Novais.
- 1755Moscow University is established on Tatiana Day.
- 1792The London Corresponding Society is founded.
- 1890Nellie Bly completes her round-the-world journey in 72 days.
- 1937The Guiding Light debuts on NBC radio from Chicago. In 1952 it moves to CBS television, where it remains until Sept. 18, 2009.
- 1982New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Dog in Chinese astrology.
- 1990The Burns’ Day storm hits northwestern Europe.
- 1998A suicide attack by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam on Sri Lanka’s Temple of the Tooth kills 8 people and injures 25 others.
- 20032003 Invasion of Iraq: A group of people left London, England, for Baghdad, Iraq, to serve as human shields to prevent the U.S.-led coalition troops from bombing certain locations.
Who were born on January 25?
- 1477Anna, Duchess of Brittany, wife of Charles VIII of France (d. 1514)
- 1688Juraj Jánošík, famous Slovak outlaw (d. 1713)
- 1794François-Vincent Raspail, French chemist (d. 1878)
- 1882Virginia Woolf, English writer (d. 1941)
- 1928Jérôme Choquette, Quebec lawyer and politician
- 1930Tanya Savicheva, Russian diarist (d. 1944)
- 1937Judith Ann Mayotte, American humanitarian and author
- 1941Gregory Sierra, American actor
- 1965Mark Jordon, English actor
- 1973Chris Guy, American professional wrestler
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