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It happened on a… January 25

2019

Documentary “Leaving Neverland” detailing singer Michael Jackson’s relationship with two boys premieres at the Sundance Film Festival.

2011

The first wave of the Egyptian revolution begins in Egypt, with a series of street demonstrations, marches, rallies, acts of civil disobedience, riots, labour strikes, and violent clashes in Cairo, Alexandria, and throughout other cities in Egypt.

2004

NASA’s Opportunity rover lands on the surface of Mars.

1996

Ottawa Senators set an NHL record with 16th consecutive home game without a win (0-15-1) in a 4-2 loss to Detroit at the Palladium; old record (15) shared by 1928 Black Hawks & 1939 Canadiens.

1995

The defense gave its opening statement in the O.J. Simpson trial.

1981

52 Americans held hostage by Iran for 444 days arrived back in US.

1971

Charles Manson and three female members of his “family” were found guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit murder and seven counts of murder in the first degree. The sentences were later commuted to life sentences.

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.

1949

The first Emmys were presented at the Hollywood Athletic Club.

1924

The 1st Winter Olympic Games were inaugurated in Chamonix in the French Alps.

1870

Soda fountain patented by Gustavus Dows.

1858

Felix Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March” first played at a wedding.

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