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This Day In History: Jan. 25

Today is the 25th day of 2008 and the 35th day of winter.

TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1533, King Henry VIII of England married Anne Boleyn. In 1787, Shay's Rebellion broke out in Massachusetts. In 1915, Alexander Graham Bell made the first transcontinental telephone call from New York to San Francisco. In 1961, a few days after his inauguration, President John F. Kennedy held the first televised presidential news conference.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Robert Burns (1759-1796), poet; W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1964), novelist; Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), novelist/essayist; Etta James (1938- ), singer, is 70; Paul Nurse (1949- ), biochemist, is 59; Chris Chelios (1962- ), hockey player, is 46; Alicia Keys (1981- ), singer, is 27.

TODAY'S SPORTS In 1924, the first ever Winter Olympics began in Chamonix, France.

TODAY'S QUOTE: "Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top." - Virginia Woolf

TODAY'S FACT: In the first Winter Olympics, the Canadian ice hockey team trounced their opponents, winning all 5 games and outscoring the competition 110-3.

TODAY'S NUMBER: 6 - number of wives of King Henry VIII, two of which he ordered executed by beheading.

TODAY'S MOON: Between full moon (January 22) and last quarter (January 30).


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