Wednesday, January 25, 2012

25th of January

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.

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