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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan, 25, 2022

On Jan. 25, 1947, gangster Al "Scarface" Capone died at age 48 after suffering from syphilis.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan, 25, 2022
Amanda Bailey with the Missouri History Museum adjusts a cutout figure of Al Capone in St. Louis on April 22, 2014. On January 25, 1947, Capone died at age 48 after suffering from syphilis. File Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI | License Photo

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 25, the 25th day of 2022 with 340 to follow.

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

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Those born on this date are under the sign of Aquarius. They include Scottish poet Robert Burns in 1759; soap maker/philanthropist William Colgate in 1783; author W. Somerset Maugham in 1874; author Virginia Woolf in 1882; Hall of Fame broadcaster Ernie Harwell in 1918; football Hall of Fame member Lou Groza in 1924; former Philippine President Corazon Aquino in 1933; singer Etta James in 1938; football Hall of Fame member Carl Eller in 1942 (age 80); actor Leigh Taylor-Young in 1945 (age 77); track star Steve Prefontaine in 1951; actor Dinah Manoff in 1956 (age 66); actor Jenifer Lewis in 1957 (age 65); Charlene, princess of Monaco, in 1978 (age 44); singer Alicia Keys in 1981 (age 41); actor Michael Trevino in 1985 (age 37); actor Hartley Sawyer in 1985 (age 37); actor Dustin Ingram in 1990 (age 32); actor Ariana DeBose in 1991 (age 31); actor Pauline Chalamet in 1992 (age 30); musician Calum Hood in 1996 (age 26).

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On this date in history:

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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 at the marriage of Friedrich of Prussia and England's Princess Victoria, the daughter of Queen Victoria. It became a standard theme for weddings.

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In 1890, Nellie Bly, a young New York reporter, completed a trip around the world that lasted 72 days, 6 hours and 11 minutes.

In 1909, President-elect William Howard Taft sailed for Panama to plot a course forward following the completion of the canal.

In 1915, transcontinental phone service was inaugurated by Alexander Graham Bell in a hookup between New York and San Francisco.

In 1924, the first Winter Olympic Games opened in Chamonix, France.

In 1947, gangster Al "Scarface" Capone died at age 48 after suffering from syphilis.

In 1959, the first scheduled transcontinental passenger jet flight took place, a non-stop American Airlines trip from California to New York.

In 1961, newly inaugurated U.S. President John Kennedy had the first televised presidential news conference.

In 1993, a man with a rifle opened fire near the main CIA gate in Langley, Va., killing two agency employees and injuring three others.

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In 2004, Opportunity, the second of two NASA robot explorers, landed on Mars, joining its twin to explore the planet.

In 2006, the militant Islamic group Hamas, calling for destruction of Israel, scored a stunning victory in the Palestinian parliamentary election.

In 2010, the man known as "Chemical Ali" -- Ali Hassan al-Majid, cousin and aide to Saddam Hussein -- was executed in Iraq for his role in a poison-gas attack in which 5,000 Kurds were killed.

In 2011, thousands of Egyptian citizens, expressing their dissatisfaction with the government, clashed with riot police in Cairo, Alexandria, and other cities throughout the country. This rebellion, locally referred to as the January 25 Revolution, would lead to the ousting of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak less than three weeks later.

In 2021, Janet Yellen was confirmed as the first woman to head the Treasury Department. She was sworn in a day later.


A thought for the day: President George H.W. Bush said, "In the wake of the Cold War, in a world where we are the only remaining superpower, it is the role of the United States to marshal its moral and material resources to promote a democratic peace. It is our responsibility, it is our opportunity to lead. There is no one else."

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