THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 25/01


This day in #history 25/01
JANUARY 25TH
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1554 – Founding of São Paulo city , Brazil

1579 – Treaty of Utrecht signed, marks beginning
of Dutch Republic

1721 – Czar Peter the Great ends Russian-
orthodox patriarchy
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1905 – Largest diamond, Cullinan ( 3106 carets ),
found in South Africa

1918 – Russia declared a republic of Soviets

1919 – Founding of League of Nations, 1 st meeting 1 year later

1971 – Military coup in Uganda under Gen Idi Amin Dada

1986 – General Tito Okello’ s government flees
Kampala Uganda

2002 – Wikipedia switches to the new version of
its software (” Phase II”) aka Magnus Manske Day.

2011 – Egyptian Revolution of 2011 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

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS
1980 – Xavi , Catalan Spanish footballer

1981 – Alicia Keys [Cook ], New York NY , singer- songwriter (Fallin , Where Do We Go From Here

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FAMOUS DEATHS

1992 – Mahmoud Riad, sec -gen of Arab League
(1972 -79) , dies

1998 – Mohammad Yusuf Khan , prime minister of
Afganistan in (1963 -65 ), dies

FAMOUS WEDDING
1964 – Comedian and actor Bill Cosby marries
Camille Olivia Hanks

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