Today in History January 25: From National Voters Day to First Winter Olympics in France, list of 10 most important events happened today

Publish Date: 25 Jan, 2023
Today in History January 25: From National Voters Day to First Winter Olympics in France, list of 10 most important events happened today

This Day in History: According to the Gregorian calendar, January 25 is the 25th day of the year and the 25th day in a leap year.

On this day let’s see some important events and anniversaries. We have compiled a list of some monumental events that happened all around the world on 25 January as well as birthdays of famous people.


10 Major Events Happened Today in History

  1. Michael Madhusudan Dutt Birthday

On this day in 1824, Bengali poet and playwright, Michael Madhusudan Dutt was born. Dutt was greatly influenced by the literary works of William Wordsworth and John Milton. He became the face of the Bengal Renaissance.

  1.  Kavita Krishnamurthy Birthday

Born in 1958, Kavita Krishnamurthy is an Indian film playback singer who has sung many songs in Hindi, Telugu, Marathi, English, Tamil, Malayalam, Gujarati, Kannada and Urdu. 

  1. Cheteshwar Pujara Birthday

Cheteshwar Pujara is an Indian international cricketer who plays Test cricket for Indian national team. He represents Saurashtra in domestic cricket. 

  1. First Winter Olympics in France

In 1924 in Chamonix, the first Winter Olympics was held in Chamonix, France.It is officially known as the I Olympic Winter Games.the sports were held at the foot of Mont Blanc in Chamonix, and Haute-Savoie, France between 25 January and 5 February 1924.

  1. Himachal Pradesh became 18th state of India

 In 1971,  Himachal Pradesh became a full-fledged 18th Indian union state. The State of Himachal Pradesh Act was passed by Parliament and the new state came into being on 25 January 1971. Thus Himachal was the eighteenth state of the Indian Union.

  1. Acharya Vinobha Bhave got Bharat Ratna 

Vinayak Narahari "Vinoba" Bhave was an Indian advocate of nonviolence and human rights. He is best known for the Bhoodan Movement. He is considered a National Teacher of India and the spiritual successor of Mahatma Gandhi. In 1983, he got Bharat Ratna India’s highest award.

  1. National Tourism Day

This day is celebrated as the National Tourism Day in India. This day has been marked by the government in order to promote tourism in the nation. It is dedicated to educate and inform people about the vital role of tourism in the country and how it plays a crucial role in the Indian economy

  1. National Voters Day

25th January is the foundation day of the Election Commission of India (ECI) which came into existence in 1950. This day was first celebrated in 2011 to encourage young voters to take part in the electoral process. No doubt it is the day to celebrate the right to vote and also the democracy of India. Election Commission's main objective is to increase the enrolment of voters, especially the eligible ones.

  1. First Emmy Awards Presented

In 1949, the first Emmy Awards were presented. Initially, there were only six categories, and nominated shows were limited to those that aired in Los Angeles, USA.

  1. Virginia Woolf Birthday

Virginia Woolf was a British writer, who made an original contribution to the form of the novel and was one of the most-distinguished critics of her time.

Above are the 10 most important events that happened in the history of India and the whole world. It includes major birthdays, death anniversaries, fun facts and important historical events that occurred in India as well as globally. 

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