Today in History for 25th January 2020

Historical Events

1579 – Treaty of Utrecht signed, marks beginning of Dutch Republic
1861 – Arsenal Augustaseized by Confederacy in Georgia (US Civil War)
1956 – 96.5 cm (38.0″) of rainfall, Kilauea Plantation, Hawaii (state record)
1961 – Walt Disney’s animated film “101 Dalmatians”, based on the novel by Dodie Smith and directed by Clyde Geronimi and Hamilton Luske is released in the US
1991 – Soap opera “Generation’s” last episode after a 2½ year run
2013 – Islamist forces are driven out of Hombori by the Malian army

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Famous Birthdays

1917 – Ilya Prigogine, Russian scientist and Nobel laureate, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2003)
1933 – Corazon Aquino, 11th President of the Philippines (1986-92), born in Paniqui, Tarlac, Philippines (d. 2009)
1935 – António Ramalho Eanes, 17th President of Portugal, born in Castelo Branco Municipality, Portugal
1953 – The Honky Tonk Man [Wayne Farris], American professional wrestler, born in Bolivar, Tennessee
1957 – Jeff Gossett, American football punter (Oakland Raiders), born in Charleston, Illinois
1964 – Bob Sweeney, American NHL center (NY Islanders, Calgary Flames), born in Concord, Massachusetts

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Famous Deaths

1844 – Horace H. Hayden, 1st American licensed dentist and cofounds 1st dental college, dies at 74
1896 – Frederic Leighton, President of the Royal Academy (1878-96), dies
1907 – René Pottier, French racing cyclist (Tour de France 1906), dies at 27
1943 – Spencer Charters, American actor (3 Faces West, Big Town Girl, St Louis Kid), dies at 67
1957 – Kiyoshi Shiga, Japanese physician and bacteriologist (b. 1871)
1988 – Colleen Moore, actress (These Girls Won’t Talk), dies at 87

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