On January 25th...
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1554 São Paulo,
Brazil, was founded.
Chemist Robert Boyle was born.
1715 Surveyor and
explorer Thomas Walker was born.
Poet Robert Burns was born.
Businessman William Colgate was born.
Eliakim Spooner received the first U.S. patent
for a seeding machine.
1810 Clarina Irene Howard
suffrage advocate, was born.
Rensselaer Polytechnic, the first
engineering college in the United States, opened.
1840 An American
naval expedition under Charles Wilkes became the
first to identify Antarctica as a continent.
William Colgate died.
Mendelssohn's "Wedding March" was first
played, at the wedding of Queen Victoria's
daughter Princess Victoria to the Crown Prince of
Charles Curtis, U.S.
Congressman, Senator, and Vice-President, was
Quaker preacher Rufus Matthew Jones.
The soda fountain was patented by Gustavus
1874 Author W.
Somerset Maugham was born.
Congress determined the presidential
election between Hayes-Tilden.
Edison and Alexander Graham Bell formed the
Oriental Telephone Company.
Virginia Woolf was born.
1890 The United
Mine Workers of America was formed.
1915 Alexander Graham Bell placed the first transcontinental
Television journalist Edwin Newman was born.
The 1st Winter Olympic Games opened in
1931 Actor Dean
Jones was born.
Corazon Aquino, President of the Philippines, was
"Guiding Light" premiered on NBC Radio.
1937 Comedian Garrett Morris was
Singer Etta James was born.
Gangster Al Capone died.
1949 The first
Emmy Awards were presented.
John F. Kennedy held the first
nationally televised live news conference.
1961 Walt Disney's 101
Dalmatians was released.
the movie, premiered.
Idi Amin seized control of the government of
1971 Charles Manson and three of
his female followers were convicted of the
Carl T. Hayden, the longest-serving United States
Senator in history, died.
Missionary Eli Stanley Jones died.
Dancer Adele Astaire died.
Actress Ava Gardner died.
Astrologer Jeane Dixon died.
The Opportunity rover landed on Mars.
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