January 25 in History
1554January 25, 1554:
The Brazilian city of Sao Paulo is founded by Jesuit missionaries to coincide with the anniversary of St. Paul’s conversion to Christianity.
1905January 25, 1905:
The Cullinan, the world’s largest uncut diamond at the time is found in a mine in Pretoria, South Africa.
1924January 25, 1924:
Chamonix in France hosts the first-ever Winter Olympics start.
1949January 25, 1949:
The Emmy Award presentation ceremony was held for the first time.
1961January 25, 1961:
The popular Disney animated film, “One Hundred and One Dalmatians” is released in the US.
1971January 25, 1971:
The American cult leader, Charles Manson gets convicted of numerous murders along with three of his followers.
- January 25, 1971:
Idi Amin leads the Ugandan military in a coup d’état against President Milton Obote’s administration.
1980January 25, 1980:
Former Beatles member Paul McCartney is deported from Japan after being detained for nine days for carrying about 200g of marijuana in his luggage.
1994January 25, 1994:
R. Kelly’s single, “Bump n’ Grind” is released.
2019January 25, 2019:
The documentary about Michael Jackson’s relationship with two boys titled “Leaving Neverland” is premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.