Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/January 25

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This is a list of selected January 25 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only five to six events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article or picture of the day.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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; Burns Night (Scottish culture) refimprove section
; Dydd Santes Dwynwen in Wales refimprove
1348A massive earthquake struck the Friuli region of Italy and was felt across Europe. refimprove section
1554Jesuit missionaries José de Anchieta and Manoel da Nóbrega established a mission at São Paulo dos Campos de Piratininga, which grew to become São Paulo, Brazil. refimprove section
1576 – Portuguese explorer Paulo Dias de Novais founded the settlement of São Paulo da Assumpção de Loanda on the western coast of Africa, now known as Luanda. refimprove section
1755Russian Empress Elizabeth issued a decree ordering the establishment of what is now Moscow State University, today the largest university in Russia. refimprove section
1918 – The Ukrainian People's Republic, the short-lived predecessor to modern Ukraine, proclaimed its independence. refimprove section
1924 – The first Winter Olympic Games opened at the foot of Mont Blanc in Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, France, attracting more than 200 athletes from 16 nations. needs more footnotes
1937The Guiding Light, the longest-running program in broadcast history, was first aired on the NBC Red radio network. refimprove section
2004 – The Five Cross Flag was restored to official use as the national flag of Georgia after a hiatus of some 500 years. refimprove section



January 25: Feast day of Gregory of Nazianzus (Eastern Orthodox Church); Tatiana Day in Russia

Battle of Mikatagahara
Battle of Mikatagahara

Leo IV the Khazar (b. 750) · Helene Bresslau Schweitzer (b. 1879) · Ali Hassan al-Majid (d. 2010)

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