On This Day in History, January 25

During this timeline, many people participate in festivals and events. For example, the Sundance film festival, which is held each year in Utah. January 25th is a day like any other yet holds many events that made it to the books of history.

Here, read on to find out!

  • 1924 – The first Winter Olympics games took place in the French Alps on this day.
  • 1933 -Many state emergency work relief bureaus were cutting the hourly rate for laborers from 40 cents per hour to 35 cents per hour and implementing a five-day week.
  • 1942 – During World War II, Thailand declared war on the United States and the United Kingdom.
  • 1947 – The first arcade game was patented.
  • 1949 – The first Emmy Awards were presented at the Hollywood Athletic Club.
  • 1955 – The Soviet Union ends the state of war with Germany.
  • 1959 – The first Boeing 707 Internal US Flight.
  • 1961 – 1st live, nationally televised presidential news conference with JFK.
  • 1980 – Mother Teresa was honored with the Indian highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna.
  • 1987 – Neil Diamond performed the US National Anthem for Superbowl XXI in Pasadena, CA.
  • 1989 – Michael Jordan scored his 10,000th NBA point in his 5th season.
  • 1999 – Six members of the International Olympic Committee face expulsion following an inquiry into corruption during the awarding of the 2002 Winter Games to Salt Lake City, in Utah.
  • 1999 – An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale killed more than 1,000 people in Colombia.
  • 2005 – The BTK killer sends a postcard to a Wichita, Kansas TV Station that led to police discovering a Post Toasties cereal box that had been altered to contain the letters BTK.
  • 2008 – President Bush and House leaders agreed to a $150 billion stimulus package.
  • 2010 – Arnold Schwarzenegger suggested that he will send California prison inmates to Mexican jails.
  • 2011 – Noshir Gowadia, an Indian-born engineer in the United States, was sentenced to thirty-two years in prison for selling the United States military secrets to China.
  • 2012 – Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords officially resigned from the US House of Representatives in order to complete her recovery after being shot.
  • 2013 – A 4.8 magnitude earthquake struck near the city of Lucca, Italy.
  • 2014 – Unrest continued in Ukraine as protesters and police clashed in the capital Kiev.

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