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Thursday 25 January 2018 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Events

  • 2011 – The first wave of the Egyptian revolution begins throughout the country, marked by street demonstrations, rallies, acts of civil disobedience, riots, labour strikes, and violent clashes.
  • 1979 – Pope John Paul II starts his first official papal visits outside Italy to The Bahamas, Dominican Republic and Mexico.
  • 1964 – Blue Ribbon Sports is founded by University of Oregon track and field athletes, which would later become Nike.
  • 1961 – In Washington, D.C., President John F. Kennedy delivers the first live presidential television news conference.
  • 1949 – The first Emmy Awards are presented; the venue is the Hollywood Athletic Club.
  • 1947 – Thomas Goldsmith Jr. files a patent for a "Cathode Ray Tube Amusement Device", the first ever electronic game.
  • 1946 – The United Mine Workers rejoins the American Federation of Labor.
  • 1944 – Florence Li Tim-Oi is ordained in China, becoming the first woman Anglican priest.
  • 1942 – World War II: Thailand declares war on the United States and United Kingdom.
  • 1879 – The Bulgarian National Bank is founded.
  • 1792 – The London Corresponding Society is founded.
  • 1765 – Port Egmont, the first British settlement in the Falkland Islands at the southern tip of South America, is founded.
  • 1575 – Luanda, the capital of Angola, is founded by the Portuguese navigator Paulo Dias de Novais.

Births

  • 1985 – Brent Celek, American football player
  • 1985 – Patrick Willis, American football player
  • 1981 – Alicia Keys, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actress
  • 1978 – Derrick Turnbow, American baseball player
  • 1976 – Stephanie Bellars, American wrestler and manager
  • 1973 – Geoff Johns, American author, screenwriter, and producer
  • 1971 – Ana Ortiz, American actress
  • 1970 – Chris Mills, American basketball player
  • 1970 – Milt Stegall, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1970 – Stephen Chbosky, American author, screenwriter, and director
  • 1966 – Chet Culver, American educator and politician, 41st Governor of Iowa
  • 1964 – Billy Andrade, American golfer
  • 1963 – Molly Holzschlag, American computer scientist and author
  • 1962 – Chris Chelios, American ice hockey player and manager
  • 1958 – Dinah Manoff, American actress
  • 1957 – Andrew Harris, American commander, physician, and politician
  • 1957 – Jenifer Lewis, American actress
  • 1952 – Timothy White, American journalist, author, and critic (d. 2002)
  • 1951 – Steve Prefontaine, American runner (d. 1975)
  • 1950 – Gloria Naylor, American novelist (d. 2016)
  • 1946 – Doc Bundy, American race car driver and technician
  • 1945 – Leigh Taylor-Young, American actress
  • 1943 – Tobe Hooper, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2017)
  • 1942 – Carl Eller, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1941 – Buddy Baker, American race car driver and sportscaster (d. 2015)
  • 1938 – Etta James, American singer (d. 2012)
  • 1936 – Diana Hyland, American actress (d. 1977)
  • 1935 – Conrad Burns, American soldier, journalist, and politician (d. 2016)
  • 1931 – Dean Jones, American actor and singer (d. 2015)
  • 1929 – Benny Golson, American saxophonist and composer
  • 1929 – Elizabeth Allen, American actress and singer (d. 2006)
  • 1925 – Gordy Soltau, American football player and sportscaster (d. 2014)
  • 1924 – Lou Groza, American football player and coach (d. 2000)
  • 1924 – Speedy West, American guitarist and producer (d. 2003)
  • 1923 – Sally Starr, American actress and television host (d. 2013)
  • 1923 – Shirley Ardell Mason, American psychiatric patient (d. 1998)
  • 1921 – Samuel T. Cohen, American physicist and academic (d. 2010)
  • 1919 – Edwin Newman, American journalist and author (d. 2010)
  • 1916 – Pop Ivy, American football player and coach (d. 2003)
  • 1914 – William Strickland, American conductor and organist (d. 1991)
  • 1913 – Luis Marden, American photographer and journalist (d. 2003)
  • 1901 – Mildred Dunnock, American actress (d. 1991)
  • 1899 – Sleepy John Estes, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1977)
  • 1895 – Florence Mills, American singer, dancer, and actress (d. 1927)
  • 1878 – Ernst Alexanderson, Swedish-American engineer (d. 1975)
  • 1860 – Charles Curtis, American lawyer and politician, 31st Vice President of the United States (d. 1936)
  • 1822 – Charles Reed Bishop, American businessman, philanthropist, and politician, founded the Bishop Museum (d. 1915)
  • 1813 – J. Marion Sims, American gynecologist and physician (d. 1883)
  • 1783 – William Colgate, English-American businessman and philanthropist, founded Colgate-Palmolive (d. 1857)

Deaths

  • 2017 – Harry Mathews, American novelist and poet (b. 1930)
  • 2017 – Mary Tyler Moore, American actress, dancer, and producer (b. 1936)
  • 2017 – Robert Garcia, American politician (b. 1933)
  • 2015 – Bill Monbouquette, American baseball player and coach (b. 1936)
  • 2015 – John Leggett, American author and academic (b. 1917)
  • 2015 – Richard McBrien, American priest, theologian, and academic (b. 1936)
  • 2014 – Arthur Doyle, American singer-songwriter, saxophonist, and flute player (b. 1944)
  • 2014 – Dave Strack, American basketball player and coach (b. 1923)
  • 2012 – Robert Sheran, American lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1916)
  • 2009 – Eleanor F. Helin, American astronomer (b. 1932)
  • 2009 – Kim Manners, American director and producer (b. 1951)
  • 2005 – Philip Johnson, American architect, designed the PPG Place and Crystal Cathedral (b. 1906)
  • 2005 – William Augustus Bootle, American lawyer and judge (b. 1902)
  • 2003 – Samuel Weems, American lawyer and author (b. 1936)
  • 2003 – Sheldon Reynolds, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1923)
  • 2001 – Alice Ambrose, American philosopher and logician (b. 1906)
  • 1999 – Robert Shaw, American conductor (b. 1916)
  • 1999 – Sarah Louise Delany, American author and educator (b. 1889)
  • 1997 – Dan Barry, American author and illustrator (b. 1923)
  • 1996 – Jonathan Larson, American playwright and composer (b. 1960)
  • 1994 – Stephen Cole Kleene, American mathematician, computer scientist, and academic (b. 1909)
  • 1990 – Ava Gardner, American actress (b. 1922)
  • 1988 – Colleen Moore, American actress (b. 1899)
  • 1987 – Frank J. Lynch, American lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1922)
  • 1981 – Adele Astaire, American actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1896)
  • 1960 – Diana Barrymore, American actress (b. 1921)
  • 1958 – Robert R. Young, American businessman and financier (b. 1897)
  • 1957 – Ichizō Kobayashi, Japanese businessman, founded Hankyu Hanshin Holdings (b. 1873)
  • 1947 – Al Capone, American gangster and mob boss (b. 1899)
  • 1910 – W. G. Read Mullan, American Jesuit and academic (1860)
  • 1881 – Konstantin Thon, Russian architect, designed the Grand Kremlin Palace and Cathedral of Christ the Saviour (b. 1794)
  • 1872 – Richard S. Ewell, American general (b. 1817)
  • 1751 – Paul Dudley, American lawyer, jurist, and politician (b. 1675)
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