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 This day in History - January 25
393 Historic Events for January 25
1939

Joe Louis KOs John Henry Lewis in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

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1940

Nazi decrees establishment of Jewish ghetto in Lodz Poland

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1941

Elzie "Buddy" Baker, race-car driver

Birth
1942

Lt General Rommels African corps reaches Msus

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1942

Eugene Samuel-Holeman, composer, dies at 78

Death
1945

NY Yankees sold by Ruppert estate to Larry MacPhail, Dan Topping, and

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1945

Grand Rapids, Michigan becomes 1st US city to fluoridate its water

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1945

Dan Topping, Del Webb and Larry MacPhail purchase NY Yanks for $2.8 mil

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1945

Leigh Taylor-Young, Wash DC, actress (Peyton Place, Alice B Toklas)

Birth
1945

Japanese occupiers of Batavia arrest Indo-European youths

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1945

West Africa 82nd division occupies Myohaung, Burma

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1946

Richard Strauss' "Metamorphosis," premieres in Zurich

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1946

Silvio Blatter, writer

Birth
1946

United Mine Workers union rejoins American Federation of Labor

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1946

Ronnie Brandon, rocker (McCoys)

Birth
1946

Josephine M Verspaget, sociologist/Dutch MP (PvdA)

Birth
1947

Al Capone, Chicago gangster, dies of syphilis at 48

Death
1947

Grace Moore, soprano/actress (One Night of Love), dies at 45

Death
1949

Emil Axman, composer, dies at 61

Death
1949

1st Emmy Awards: Shirley Dinsdale and Pantomime Quiz (KTLA) win

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1949

1st Israeli election - Ben-Gurion's Mapai party wins

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1950

Gloria Naylor, US author (Women of Brewster Place)

Birth
1950

Michael Cotton, rocker (Tubes)

Birth
1950

73øF (23øC) highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in January

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1951

UN begins counter offensive in Korea

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