Historical Events for 25th January 2019

1494 – Alfonso II succeeds his father as king of Naples
1858 – Felix Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March” first played, at wedding of Queen Victoria’s daughter Princess Victoria, to crown prince of Prussia
1914 – An Indian mass meeting in Durban unanimously endorse the agreement between General J.C. Smuts and Mahatma Gandhi regarding voluntary registration, poll tax, recognition of Indian marriages and other matters
1960 – Wilt Chamberlain scores 58 points, the most ever by an NBA rookie, as Philadelphia Warriors beat Detroit Pistons, 127-117 at Bethlehem, PA
1974 – Ray Kroc, CEO of McDonald’s buys San Diego Padres baseball team for $12 million
1979 – 1st documented case of a robot killing a human in US
1992 – Australian Open Women’s Tennis: Monica Seles beats American Mary Joe Fernandez 6-2, 6-3 for her 5th career Grand Slam title
1992 – Dan Jansen skates world record 500m in 36.41″
1998 – Helen Alfredsson wins Office Depot LPGA tournament
2018 – Doomsday clock moved by 30 seconds to 2 minutes to midnight by Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, closest since 1950s

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