Today is the 25th day of the year, with only 340 days remaining until the new year.
41 - After one night of negotiation, Claudius is accepted as Roman Emperor by the Senate.
1787 - American Daniel Shays leads a rebellion to seize a Federal arsenal to protest debtor's prisons.
1858 - The Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn becomes a popular wedding recessional after it is played on this day at the marriage of Queen Victoria's daughter, Victoria and Friedrich of Prussia.
1881 - Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell form the Oriental Telephone Company.
1890 - Nellie Bly completes her round-the-world journey in 72 days.
1919 - The League of Nations is founded.
1945 - The famous Battle of the Bulge ends.
1949 - At the Hollywood Athletic Club, the first Emmy Awards are presented.
1961 - In Washington, D.C., John F. Kennedy, delivers the first live presidential television news conference.
1971 - Charles Manson and three female "family" members are found guilty of the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders.
1996 - Billy Bailey becomes the last person to be hanged in the United States of America.