's worst snowstorm since 1954
kills 133, delays traffic, and causes massive power outages in central and southern parts of the country.
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Tuesday, January 25, 2005
Saturday, January 25, 2003
The Internet was attacked by very high traffic caused by a self-replicating software worm program called SQL Slammer. This attacked Microsoft SQL servers, causing them to spray the Internet with more copies of the worm program. This was made possible by a security vulnerability in Microsoft SQL Server. The worm attack had the side effect of causing a distributed denial-of-service attack on the rest of the Internet.
Thursday, January 25, 2001
Wednesday, January 25, 1995
Tuesday, January 25, 1994
Thursday, January 25, 1990
Saturday, January 25, 1986
's National Resistance Army Rebel group takes over Uganda
after leading a successful 5-year guerrilla war in which up to half a million people are believed to have been killed. They will later use January 26 as the official date to avoid a coincidence of dates with Dictator Idi Amin
's 1971 coup.
Wednesday, January 25, 1978
Thursday, January 25, 1973
Tuesday, January 25, 1972
Yugoslavian air stewardess Vesna Vulović is the only survivor when her plane crashes in Czechoslovakia. She survives after falling 10,160 meters (33,330 feet) in the tail section of the aircraft.
Thursday, January 25, 1968
i submarine "INS Dakar
" sinks in the Mediterranean Sea, killing 69.
Pope John XXIII announces that the Second Vatican Council will be convened in Rome.
Wednesday, January 25, 1956
Tuesday, January 25, 1955
The foreign ministers of the United States, Britain, France and the Soviet Union meet at the Berlin Conference
Thursday, January 25, 1951
Dutch author Anne de Vries releases the first volume of her novel "Journey Through the Night" ("Reis door de nacht") set during World War II.
Saturday, January 25, 1947
A Philippine plane crashes in Hong Kong
, with $5 million worth of gold and money.
The United Mine Workers rejoins the American Federation of Labor.
declares war on the United States and United Kingdom.
Wednesday, January 25, 1939
Refik Saydam forms the new government of Turkey. (11 th government)
In Paris, French Foreign Minister Georges Bonnet
, in response to rumours (which are true) that he is seeking to end the French alliance system in Eastern Europe, gives a speech highlighting his government's commitment to the "cordon sanitaire"
Tuesday, January 25, 1938
A brilliant aurora borealis
described variously as a curtain of fire and a huge blood-red beam of light startles people across Europe and is visible as far south as Gibraltar
German War Minister Field Marshal Werner von Blomberg
resigns, following the revelation that his new wife had previously posed for pornographic photos.
Mohandas Gandhi is released again in India.
Saturday, January 25, 1919
The Ukrainian People's Republic declares independence from Bolshevik Russia.
Tuesday, January 25, 1881
Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell form the Oriental Telephone Company.
The "Wedding March" by Felix Mendelssohn becomes a popular wedding recessional after it is played on this day at the marriage of Queen Victoria's daughter Victoria, Princess Royal to Prince Friedrich of Prussia in St. James's Palace, London.
Tuesday, January 25, 1791
Saturday, January 25, 1755
Tuesday, January 25, 1628
Thursday, January 15, 1573 (Julianian calendar)
Monday, January 15, 1554 (Julianian calendar)
Wednesday, January 15, 1533 (Julianian calendar)
26 January - Thomas Audley, 1st Baron Audley of Walden appointed Lord Chancellor of England
Tuesday, January 16, 1498 (Julianian calendar)
John Cabot leaves Bristol on an expedition, never to be seen again.
Thursday, January 16, 1494 (Julianian calendar)
May ndash Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, recognises Perkin Warbeck as rightful King of England.
Saturday, January 16, 1479 (Julianian calendar)
Treaty of Istanbul between the Ottoman Empire and Republic of Venice according to which Venice will cede Argo, Negroponte, Lemnos and Shkodër, and pay an annual tribute of 10,000 golden ducati. The surrender of Shkodër, after a fifteen-month siege, brings all of Albania under the Ottoman Empire.
Wednesday, January 17, 1308 (Julianian calendar)
Wednesday, January 18, 1139 (Julianian calendar)
Tuesday, January 19, 1003 (Julianian calendar)
Wednesday, January 21, 817 (Julianian calendar)
Monday, January 24, 477 (Julianian calendar)
This year is the earliest date for the oldest known painted depiction of a horse collar
, on a cave mural
, during the Northern Wei Dynasty.
Xiao Wen Di sets up the Three Leaders system, under which native hamlet
, village and district officers are responsible for taxation
, Byzantine military commander ("magister militum"), is killed by order of emperor Zeno
. He is murdered by his own friend Onoulphus
after supporting the rebellion of his uncle Basiliscus
Friday, January 27, 41 (Julianian calendar)
An attack across the Rhine
by the Germans
is stopped by the Romans.
After a night of negotiation, Claudius is accepted as Emperor by the Senate
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The death of Caligula
saves the Jewish people from being punished for resisting orders to worship his statue in the Temple of Jerusalem