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January 25th In Pop Culture History

1533 - Henry VIII of England married his second wife Anne Boleyn.

1858 - The Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn was played at the marriage of Queen Victoria's daughter, Victoria, and Friedrich of Prussia.

1881 - Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell formed the Oriental Telephone Company.

1937 - The Guiding Light debuted on NBC radio from Chicago.

1939 - Joe Louis KO'd John Henry Lewis in one round for the World Heavyweight boxing title.

1945 - Grand Rapids, Michigan, became the first US city to begin fluoridating the drinking water.

1955 - Columbia University scientists developed an atomic clock accurate to within one second in 300 years.

1961 - President Kennedy held the first live presidential press conference.

1975 - #1 Hit January 25, 1975 - January 31, 1975: The Carpenters - Please Mr. Postman

1985 - The Falcon and the Snowman was released in theaters.

1992 - #1 Hit January 25, 1992 - January 31, 1992: Color Me Badd - All 4 Love

2002 - The Mothman Prophecies debuted in theaters.

2004 - Opportunity rover (MER-B) landed on the surface of Mars.

January 25, 2008 - Minutemen aired on The Disney Channel

2008 - Meet the Spartans, Rambo and Untraceable debuted in theaters.

2013 - Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters debuted in theaters.

January 25th Celebrity Birthdays

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Virginia Woolf (1882, d.1941)
Dame Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies (1891)
Ace Goodman (1899)
Mildred Dunnock (1900)
"Sleepy" John Estes (1903)
Ken Mayers (1918)
Raymond Baxter (1922)
Rusty Draper (1923, d.2003)
Giorgos Zampetas (1925, d.1992)
Gregg Palmer (1927)
Dean Jones (1931)
Harold Lloyd Jr. (1931)
Elizabeth Allen (1934)
Diana Hyland (1936)
Etta James (1938, d.2012)
Gregory Sierra (1941)
Tobe Hooper (1943)
Anita Pallenberg (1944)
Leigh Taylor-Young (1945)
Ronnie Brandon (1946)
Michael Cotton (1950)
Chris Bell (1951, d.1978)
Whit Stillman (1952)
Malcolm Green (1953)
Richard Finch (1954)
Andy Cox (1956)
Edmund Theodore Sylvers (1957)
Jenifer Lewis (1957)
Martha Elizabeth Thomsen (1957)
Dinah Manoff (1958)
Gary Brian Tibbs (1958)
Michele Tobin (1961)
Carl Fysh (1963)
Chip Foster (1964)
Heidi Wolfgramm (1969)
Jesse Hart (1969)
Kina (1969)
China Kantner (1971)
Ana Ortiz (1971)
Jonathan Bryan Colling (1974)
Robert Budreau (1974)
Mia Kirshner (1975)
Christine Latkin (1979)
Alicia Keys (1981)
Charlie Bewley (1981)
The Dream (1982)
Shawna Waldron (1982)
Andre Watters (1983)
Tina Karol (1985)
Sheryfa Luna (1989)
Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be.

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