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Saturday, January 25, 2014

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

2003 : Italian auto baron Gianni Agnelli dies

Civil War
1863 : Union General Burnside relieved of command

Cold War
1956 : Khrushchev declares that Eisenhower is "striving for peace"

2005 : BTK killer sends message

1968 : Israeli sub vanishes

General Interest
1924 : First Winter Olympics
1971 : Manson and followers convicted
1981 : Mao's widow sentenced to death
1995 : Near launching of Russian nukes

1949 : Inaugural Emmy awards ceremony

1759 : Robert Burns' birthday

1980 : Paul McCartney is released from a Tokyo jail and deported from Japan

Old West
1869 : Pat Garrett leaves Louisiana

1961 : Kennedy holds first live television news conference

1924 : First Winter Olympics begin in Chamonix, France

Vietnam War
1969 : First plenary session of the formal Paris Peace talks is held
1972 : Nixon reveals information about secret negotiations

World War I
1919 : Formal commission is established on the League of Nations

World War II
1942 : Thailand declares war on the United States and England


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