2021 January

January 25: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on January 25

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?

People who were born on this day share the Aquarius zodiac sign.

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 interesting facts about January 25th in history!

What Happened On January 25 In History?

2020

The world’s largest twin-engine airliner completed its first trip.

The Boeing 777x flew from Washington to Seattle.
Source ITV
2005

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. 300,000 people attended the temple as part of an annual pilgrimage where pilgrims slipped on coconut water underfoot causing fire and panic.
1998

David Beckham & Victoria Beckham got engaged.

1979

Robert Williams became the first recorded person to be killed by a robot in the US.

On this day a one-ton mechanical arm struck him while working at the Ford Motor Company in Michigan.
1964

Nike was founded.

OTD in 1964: Nike was founded.
The company was originally called Blue Ribbon Sports, and officially became Nike, Inc. on May 30, 1971.
1964

Cash Box Top 100 placed The Beatles “I Want to Hold Your Hand” at #1.

This meant it was The Beatles very first single to top the charts in the US.
1961

Walt Disney’s animation “101 Dalmatians” was released in theaters.

1949

The first ever Emmy Awards were presented at the Hollywood Athletic Club in Los Angeles.

1945

Grand Rapids, Michigan became the 1st US state to add fluoride to its water supply in a bid to improve oral health.

Source Wired
1924

The world’s first Winter Olympics took place in Chamonix, France.

Sixteen nations from across the world took part in the games, with Germany being banned from entering. It is generally accepted that the ban was due to French occupation of the Ruhr and the Rheinland at the time.
1840

Antarctica was discovered by Charles Wilkes during an American Naval Expedition.

OTD in 1840: Antarctica was discovered by Charles Wilkes during an American Naval Expedition.
41

Claudius became the Roman Emperor.

Did you know that in full, his birth name is Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus?

Did you know that on this day, January 25th 1961, Walt Disney's animation “101 Dalmatians” was released in theaters?