January 25th is officially Irish Coffee Day and Opposite Day.
We’re 25 days into the year already – is it just me or is time flying by so far this year?
To get you inspired we have put together a real mixed bag of events and fun facts that all happened January 25 including, major technological advances and historic events throughout history!
Did you know that on this day in 1961, Walt Disney’s animation “101 Dalmatians” was released in theaters? Its initial run grossed $14 million in the US and Canada.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about January 25th in history!
What memorable events happened on January 25 in history? Keep reading to find out!
The world’s largest twin-engine airliner completed its first trip.
The Boeing 777x flew from Washington to Seattle.
The 2011 Egyptian revolution began after years of police brutality and corruption.
The revolution, which saw countless violent clashes between protestors and President Hosni Mubarak’s government, took place over 17 days. Ultimately, the President stepped down, and the military took over until elections could be held.
Spilled coconut water caused a stampede that killed more than 258 people in India.
The event happened at the Mandher Devi temple in Maharashtra, India. Three hundred thousand people attended the temple as part of an annual pilgrimage where pilgrims slipped on coconut water underfoot, causing fire and panic.
NASA launched the Echo 2 experimental communications satellite.
Echo 2 was the second launch of NASA’s first communications satellite project. It was essentially a 135-foot (41.1 m) shiny balloon that was able to reflect communication signals. It differed significantly from later satellites not just because of its shape but because it could not amplify signals on its own.
Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Alicia Keys? See what other famous people were born on this day.
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New York, USA
73 years old
Mar 28, 1941 (Age 59)
Who said what today throughout history? Here are the most famous things people have said on this day.
I can control my destiny, but not my fate. Destiny means there are opportunities to turn right or left, but fate is a one-way street. I believe we all have the choice as to whether we fulfil our destiny, but our fate is sealed.
The smallest seed of faith is of more worth than the largest fruit of happiness.
Henry David Thoreau
If you’ve got a few minutes spare today, why not celebrate these special holidays.
The January blues are well and truly upon us, but we’ve finally got some respite – it’s Opposite Day! Today is all about embracing your inner-child, and playing pretend, that yes is no, up is down, hot is cold, or whatever thing you feel like switching with its opposite… or is it?
National Irish Coffee Day
Most of us love to start the day off with a steamy cup of coffee to get us going. But today is different, so let’s switch things up a little by adding a spritz of whiskey and a big dollop of cream to celebrate National Irish Coffee Day!
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Fun Fact Of The Day
Both Motel 6 and Super 8 got their names from the original prices of the rooms. Motel 6 started at $6 in 1962, and Super 8 at $8.88 in 1974.
Birthday & Zodiac
People who were born on this day share the Aquarius zodiac sign.
Being a lone thinker can make Aquarians somewhat detached from their world, and the world everybody else lives in.
Anyone born in January has the Garnet birthstone. This birthstone provides love and loyal friendships into people’s lives while also giving them good health.
If you were born on this day, you were likely conceived on the week of May 4th in the previous year.
The due date for a baby conceived on this day is around October 18th, 2023.