Historical Events Happened In January - 25
Wednesday, 22 May 2013
1996 Leilani Muir awarded $750,000 by Alberta judge; she was wrongly diagnosed as mentally disabled and sterilized by the province's Eugenics Board in 1959 on this day in history.
1996 On this day in history jonathan Larson, composer, dead Aortic aneurysm at 35
1997 On this day in history 71st Australian Women's Tennis Martina Hingis beat Mary Pierce (62 62)
1997 A cyclone sweeps across the island nation of Madagascar, spawning floods that leave 100 people missing and thousands homeless on this day in history.
1997 Herbert Eugene Caen, columnist, dies at 80 on this day in history.
1998 On this day in history "Grease," closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater New York City NY after 1,503 performance
1998 On this day in history britain's Queen Mother, 97, gets an emergency hip replacement
1998 Spice Girl Victoria Adams (Posh) &soccer David Beckham gets engaged on this day in history.
1998 Two US tourists, Thomas and Eileen Lonergan, are left behind by a scuba diving operator on a reef off Port Douglas, north Queensland. They are never found on this day in history.
1998 On this day in history mohammad Yusuf Khan, prime minister of Afganistan in (1963-65), dies
1999 More than one thousand people are killed when an eartquake rocks the South American country of Colombia on this day in history.
1999 On this day in history the first hand transplant in the U.S. takes place in Louisville, Kentucky.
2005 On this day in history a stampede at Mandher Devi temple in Mandhradevi during a religious pilgrimage in India kills at least 215, mostly women and small children.
2006 Deus Caritas Est, the first encyclical of Pope Benedict XVI, is promulgated on this day in history.
2006 Hamas wins the majority of seats in the Palestinian Legislative Council elections on this day in history.
2007 On this day in history the President of Israel, Moshe Katsav, takes a temporary leave of absence due to a sex scandal.
2010 Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409 crashes into the Mediterranean Sea shortly after take-off from Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, killing all 90 people on-board on this day in history.
2011 Egyptian Revolution of 2011 begins in Egypt, with a series of street demonstrations, marches, rallies, acts of civil disobedience, riots, labour strikes, and violent clashes in Cairo, Alexandria, and throughout other cities in Egypt on this day in history.