History & Quotes / Knowledge

A thought for the day

A thought for the day: It has often been said that power corrupts. But it is perhaps equally important to realize that weakness, too, corrupts. Power corrupts the few, while weakness corrupts the many. Hatred, malice, rudeness, intolerance and ...

Other Notable Events for January 25

On this date in history:

In 1533, Henry VIII of England secretly married Anne Boleyn, his second wife.

In 1554, the city of Sao Paulo was established in Brazil.

In 1858, Mendelssohn's The Wedding March was played ...

Notable Birthdays for January 25

Those born on this date include:

- Scottish poet Robert Burns in 1759
- soap maker and philanthropist William Colgate in 1783
- Confederate Gen. George Pickett in 1825
- author W. Somerset Maugham in 1874
- author...

Astronomy

Today is Sunday, Jan. 25, the 25th day of 2015 with 340 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter and Saturn. Evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Uranus and Venus.