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Sunday, January 27, 2013

January 25 - The Day in History

January 25 : General Interest
1905: World's largest diamond found

On January 25, 1905, at the Premier Mine in Pretoria, South Africa, a 3,106-carat diamond is discovered during a routine inspection by the mine's superintendent... read more


American Revolution
1776 : First national memorial is ordered by Congress
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-national-memorial-is-ordered-by-congress

Automotive
2003 : Italian auto baron Gianni Agnelli dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/italian-auto-baron-gianni-agnelli-dies

Civil War
1863 : Union General Burnside relieved of command
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/burnside-relieved-of-command

Cold War
1956 : Khrushchev declares that Eisenhower is "striving for peace"
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/khrushchev-declares-that-eisenhower-is-striving-for-peace

Crime
2005 : BTK killer sends message
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/btk-killer-sends-message

Disaster
1968 : Israeli sub vanishes
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/israeli-sub-vanishes

General Interest
1924 : First Winter Olympics
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-winter-olympics
1971 : Manson and followers convicted
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/manson-and-followers-convicted
1981 : Mao's widow sentenced to death
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/maos-widow-sentenced-to-death
1995 : Near launching of Russian nukes
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/near-launching-of-russian-nukes

Hollywood
1949 : Inaugural Emmy awards ceremony
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/inaugural-emmy-awards-ceremony

Literary
1759 : Robert Burns' birthday
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/robert-burns-birthday

Music
1980 : Paul McCartney is released from a Tokyo jail and deported from Japan
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/paul-mccartney-is-released-from-a-tokyo-jail-and-deported-from-japan

Old West
1869 : Pat Garrett leaves Louisiana
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pat-garrett-leaves-louisiana

Presidential
1961 : Kennedy holds first live television news conference
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/kennedy-holds-first-live-television-news-conference

Sports
1924 : First Winter Olympics begin in Chamonix, France
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-winter-olympics-begin-in-chamonix-france

Vietnam War
1969 : First plenary session of the formal Paris Peace talks is held
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-plenary-session-of-the-formal-paris-peace-talks-is-held
1972 : Nixon reveals information about secret negotiations
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-reveals-information-about-secret-negotiations

World War I
1919 : Formal commission is established on the League of Nations
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/formal-commission-is-established-on-the-league-of-nations

World War II
1942 : Thailand declares war on the United States and England
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/thailand-declares-war-on-the-united-states-and-england
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