January 25: Day of the Week
January 25, 2021 was the 25th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 340 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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)
- 1755Moscow University is established on Tatiana Day.
- 1915Alexander Graham Bell inaugurates U.S. transcontinental telephone service, speaking from New York to Thomas Watson in San Francisco.
- 1937The Guiding Light debuts on NBC radio from Chicago. In 1952 it moves to CBS television, where it remains until Sept. 18, 2009.
- 1963New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
- 1969Brazilian Army captain Carlos Lamarca deserts in order to fight against the military dictatorship, taking with him 10 machine guns and 63 rifles.
- 1971Charles Manson and three female “Family” members are found guilty of the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders.
- 1971Idi Amin leads a coup deposing Milton Obote and becomes Uganda’s president.
- 1986The National Resistance Movement topples the government of Tito Okello in Uganda.
- 1993Five people are shot outside the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia resulting in two murders.
- 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?
- 1640William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Devonshire, English soldier and statesman (d. 1707)
- 1878Ernst Alexanderson, Swedish television pioneer (d. 1975)
- 1886Wilhelm Furtwängler, German conductor (d. 1954)
- 1913Witold Lutosławski, Polish composer (d. 1994)
- 1924Speedy West, American musician (d. 2003)
- 1928Jérôme Choquette, Quebec lawyer and politician
- 1933Corazon Aquino, 11th President of the Philippines (d. 2009)
- 1947Ángel Nieto, Spanish motorcycle racer
- 1961Vivian Balakrishnan, Singaporean politician
- 1971China Kantner, American actress
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