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January 25, 2016

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January 25 is the 25th day of the year. 

There are 341 days remaining until the end of the year 2016

Today Monday, 25th of January of 2016, 

the sun will rise at 7:19 am 

and sunset will be at 5:26 pm. 

Today we will have 10 hours and 7 minutes of sun. 

the first high tide was at 12:56 am 
and the next high tide will be at 11:53 am. 

The first low tide was at 5:53 am 
and the next low tide at 6:25 pm.

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Today is Opposite Day (no it isn't)

  Today is:

 
National Opposite Day

National Irish Coffee Day

Burns Night (Scotland and Scottish community)

National Police Day (Egypt)

National Voters' Day (India)

Tatiana Day (Russia, Eastern Orthodox)

If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday!  You get to share cake with:

1759Robert Burns (d. 1796)  Scottish national poet, born in Alloway.

1874W. Somerset Maugham (d. 1965)English novelist/playwright

1882 – Virginia Woolf, English novelist, essayist, short story writer, and critic (d. 1941)

1886 – Wilhelm Furtwängler, German conductor and composer (d. 1954)

1899 – Sleepy John Estes, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1977)

1915 – Ewan MacColl, English singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (d. 1989)

1919 – Edwin Newman, American journalist and author (d. 2010)

1927 – Antônio Carlos Jobim, Brazilian singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1994)

1928 – Eduard Shevardnadze, Georgian general and politician, 2nd President of Georgia (d. 2014)

1931 – Dean Jones, American actor and singer (d. 2015)

1933 – Corazon Aquino, Filipino politician, 11th President of the Philippines (d. 2009)

1938 – Etta James, American singer-songwriter (d. 2012)

1938 – Vladimir Vysotsky, Russian singer-songwriter, actor, and poet (d. 1980)

1981 -- Alicia Keys, (Alicia Augello Cook), American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress.

On this day in history…

1533England's King Henry VIII secretly married Anne Boleyn, his second wife.

1890The United Mine Workers of America was founded in Columbus, Ohio.

1858 – The Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn is played at the marriage of 
Queen Victoria's daughter, Victoria, and Friedrich of Prussia, and becomes a popular 
wedding processional.

1915 – Alexander Graham Bell inaugurates U.S. transcontinental telephone service, 
speaking from New York to Thomas Watson in San Francisco.

1946 – The United Mine Workers rejoins the American Federation of Labor.

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1947 – Thomas Goldsmith Jr. files a patent for a "Cathode Ray Tube Amusement 
Device", the first ever electronic game.

1959American Airlines opened the jet age in the United States with the first scheduled transcontinental flight of a Boeing 707.

1960 – The National Association of Broadcasters reacts to the "payola" scandal by 
threatening fines for any disc jockeys who accept money for playing particular 
records.

1961 – In Washington, D.C., President John F. Kennedy delivers the first live 
presidential television news conference.

1979 – Pope John Paul II starts his first official papal visits outside Italy to The 
Bahamas, Dominican Republic and Mexico.

1980 – Mother Teresa is honored with India's highest civilian award, the Bharat
Ratna

1988Vice President George Bush and Dan Rather clashed on "The CBS Evening News" as the anchorman attempted to question the Republican presidential candidate about his role in the Iran-Contra affair.

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

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, inspired by events in Tunisia, to demand the end of President Hosni Mubarak's rule.