Historical Events For January - 25
Friday, 20 January 2017
1994 On this day in history mine fire at Asansol India, kills 55
1994 On this day in history uS space probe Clementine launched
1994 On this day in history stephen Cole Kleene, mathematician (Regular Expressions), dies at 85
1995 On January - 25 lawyers for the defense make their opening statement in the murder trial of former pro football running back and sports commentator O.J. Simpson.
1995 Peter Black, TV critic, dies at 82 on this day in history.
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 Jonathan Larson, composer, dead Aortic aneurysm at 35 on January - 25.
1997 71st Australian Women's Tennis Martina Hingis beat Mary Pierce (62 62) on this day in history.
1997 On this day in history a cyclone sweeps across the island nation of Madagascar, spawning floods that leave 100 people missing and thousands homeless
1997 Herbert Eugene Caen, columnist, dies at 80 on this day in history.
1998 On January - 25 "Grease," closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater New York City NY after 1,503 performance
1998 Britain's Queen Mother, 97, gets an emergency hip replacement on January - 25.
1998 Spice Girl Victoria Adams (Posh) &soccer David Beckham gets engaged on January - 25.
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 January - 25.
1998 On January - 25 mohammad Yusuf Khan, prime minister of Afganistan in (1963-65), dies
1999 On this day in history more than one thousand people are killed when an eartquake rocks the South American country of Colombia.
1999 The first hand transplant in the U.S. takes place in Louisville, Kentucky on January - 25.
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 On January - 25 hamas wins the majority of seats in the Palestinian Legislative Council elections.
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.
2013 Tropical cyclone Oswald makes landfall in Queensland, Australia, causing mass flooding on January - 25.
2014 Li Na defeats Dominika Cibulková to win the Australian tennis open on this day in history.