Today in History – January 25 – India and World is an article that provides the most important historical events that took place on this very day. While it serves the curious history buffs perfectly, the primary intention of creating the article was to provide a study aid for those who are preparing for civil services examinations in India. So, let us begin and see what happened on this day in history.
What Happened On This Day in History – January 25
Today in History – January 25: “India”
1824: Michael Madhusudan Dutta – Bengali poet and playwright was born on this day.
1924: Ramabai Ranade – activist of women’s rights and social worker – died on this day.
1950: Election Commission of India was established on this day.
1954: Manabendranath Roy – Indian communist leader until independence of India in 1947 – died on this day in Dehra Dun.
1980: Mother Teresa was awarded Bharat Ratna.
Today in History – January 25: “World”
1494: Alfonso II became the King of Naples.
1515: Francis I of France’s coronation took place on this day.
1554: In Brazil, the city of São Paulo was founded.
1704: In Florida, most of the Spanish Missions were destroyed because of the Battle of Ayubale.
1791: Constitutional Act of 1791 was passed by the British Parliament. The act divided the old Province of Quebec into Lower and Upper Canada.
1879: Bulgarian National Bank was founded on this day.
1881: Oriental Telephone Company was formed by Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison.
1915: U.S. transcontinental telephone service was inaugurated by Alexander Graham Bell. He spoke from New York to Thomas Watson located in San Francisco.
1918: Independence was declared by Ukrainian People’s Republic from Bolshevik Russia.
1942: During WWII, war was declared on United Kingdom and United States by Thailand.