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January 25 in Pop Culture History

January 25th is…
Burns Dinner
Florida Day
Fluoride Day
Irish Coffee Day
National Opposite Days

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 in Chicago.

1939 – Joe Louis KO’d John Henry Lewis in One round to win the World Heavyweight Boxing Title.

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

1955 – Columbia University scientists developed an atomic clock accurately 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: Carpenters – Thank you 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 – Prophecies of the Mothman debuted in theaters.

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

2008 – Meet the Spartans. Meet Rambo  Untraceable debuted in theaters.

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