What happened today in history?
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January 25

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
1999 The first hand transplant in the US takes place in Louisville, Kentucky.
1999 More than one thousand people are killed when an earthquake rocks the South American country of Colombia.
1995 Lawyers for the defense make their opening statement in the murder trial of former pro football running back and sports commentator O.J. Simpson.

Ava Gardner (St. Martin's Griffin)
Actress Ava Gardner dies in London, at age 67.
(photo credit: St. Martin's Griffin)

1990 Seventy-three people are killed when an Avianca 707 jet crashes after running out of fuel in Cove Neck, NY.
1981 The 52 American hostages held by Iran for 444 days arrive back in the US.
1980 Finance Minister Abolhassan Bani-Sadr is elected president of Iran.

John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy makes history by holding the first US presidential news conference simulcast live on radio and TV.
(photo credit: NARA)

1959 American Airlines begins the first scheduled transcontinental US passenger air service featuring the new Boeing 707 jetliner.

Al Capone
 Mobster Al Capone dies in Miami Beach, Florida, at age 48.

 (photo credit: FBI)


1946 The United Mine Workers union rejoins the American Federation of Labor.
Did you know? The United Mine Workers of America was founded on this day on 1890.

1915 Transcontinental long-distance telephone service arrives in the US.
1890 New York World reporter Nellie Bly returns home after completing an around the world journey in just 72 days, six hours and eleven minutes.
1858 Mendelssohn's Wedding March is performed for the first time in public, as the daughter of Britain's Queen Victoria marries the Prussian Crown Prince.
1533   King Henry VIII of England secretly marries Anne Boleyn (his second of what would eventually total six marriages).

Born today:

1971  China Kantner - actress

1969  Kina Cosper - R&B singer (Brownstone)

1956  Andy Cox - guitarist (Fine Young Cannibals)

1954  Richard Finch - bassist, songwriter (KC and the Sunshine Band)

1955  Mike Burch - country drummer (River Road)

1958  Dinah Manoff - actress

1957  Jenifer Lewis - actress

1944  Eugene Washington - NFL wide receiver

1942  Carl Eller - NFL defensive end

1941  Buddy Baker - NASCAR racer, Daytona 500 winner

1938  Etta James - blues singer

1937  Don Maynard - NFL wide receiver

1936  Diana Hyland - actress

1934  Elizabeth Allen - actress, singer

1933  Corazon Aquino - former President of the Philippines

1931  Dean Jones - actor (The Love Bug; Beethoven)

1928  Eduard Shevardnadze - Georgian President

1926  Dick McGuire - NBA Hall of Famer, coach

1925  Lee Van Cleef - actor (The Good, The Bad and The Ugly)

1924  Lou Groza - ABC radio sportscaster

1919  Edwin Newman - former NBC TV news journalist

1874  W. Somerset Maugham - author

1860  Charles Curtis - US Vice President under Herbert Hoover (1929-33)

1759  Robert Burns - poet


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