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1/25/2023 12:01:00 AM
Today In History - January 25

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Today in History in 1870 the soda fountain was patented by Gustavus Dows; in 1961 “101 Dalmations” was released by Walt Disney; and in 1970 Robert Altman’s M*A*S*H premiered.

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 1327 - King Edward III accedes to the English throne
  • 1554 - Founding of São Paulo city, Brazil.
  • 1565 - Battle at Talikota India: the Deccan sultanate destroy Vijayanagar's army and the last Hindu kingdom of Southern India
  • 1721 - Tsar Peter the Great ends Russian-orthodox patriarchy
  • 1840 - American naval expedition under Charles Wilkes first to identify Antarctica as a new continent
  • 1870 - Soda fountain patented by Gustavus Dows
  • 1949 - 1st Israeli election - Ben-Gurion's Mapai party wins
  • 1961 - Walt Disney's "101 Dalmations" released
  • 1969 - US-North Vietnamese peace talks begin in Paris
  • 1970 - Robert Altman's M*A*S*H premieres
  • 1971 - Charles Manson & 3 women followers convicted of Tate-LaBianca murders
  • 1988 - VP George Bush & Dan Rather clash on "CBS Evening News" as Rather attempts to question Bush about his role in Iran-Contra affair
  • 1989 - Michael Jordan scores his 10,000th NBA point in his 5th season
  • 1993 - Sears announces it is closing its catalog sales department after 97 years
  • 1998 - Spice Girl Victoria Adams (Posh) and soccer player David Beckham get engaged
  • 2011 - Egyptian Revolution of 2011 begins in Egypt, with a series of street demonstrations, marches, rallies, acts of civil disobedience, riots, labor strikes, and violent clashes in Cairo, Alexandria, and throughout other cities in Egypt.

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1759 - Robert Burns, Alloway Scotland, poet (Auld Lang Syne), (d. 1796)
  • 1860 - Charles Curtis, (R) 31st US VP (1929-33)
  • 1882 - Virginia Woolf [Adeline], author (Jacob's Room, To Lighthouse), born in London, England (d. 1941)
  • 1931 - Dean Jones, Decatur Ala, actor (Ensign O'Toole, Company, Love Bug)
  • 1931 - Harold Lloyd Jr, actor (Frankenstein's Daughter)
  • 1933 - Corazon Aquino, 11th President of the Philippines (1986-92)
  • 1936 - Diana Hyland, Cleve Hgts Ohio, actress (Peyton Place, 8 is Enough)
  • 1941 - Elzie "Buddy" Baker, race-car driver
  • 1981 - Alicia Keys [Cook], New York NY, singer-songwriter (Fallin, Where Do We Go From Here)

Famous Weddings

  • 1533 - England's King Henry VIII marries Anne Boleyn (approximate date), his 2nd wife
  • 1871 - US President William McKinley (27) weds Ida Saxton (23) at the First Presbyterian Church in Canton
  • 1964 - Comedian and actor Bill Cosby marries Camille Olivia Hanks
  • 1964 - MLB outfielder Pete Rose (22) weds first wife Karolyn Englehardt
  • 1981 - Actor Bill Murray (30) weds Margaret Kelly on Super Bowl Sunday in Las Vegas

Famous Deaths

  • 1947 - Al Capone, Chicago gangster, dies of neurosyphilis at 48
  • 1969 - Irene Castle, English dancer (b. 1887)
  • 1990 - Ava Gardner, actress (Barefoot Contessa), dies of pneumonia at 67

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