January 25th

2011
Egyptian Revolution of 2011 begins with a series of street demonstrations, rallies, acts of civil disobedience, labor strikes and violent clashes in Cairo, Alexandria and other major cities.
Egyptian revolution of 2011
1977
The world's first solar power plant is opened. The solar furnace in Odeillo, France was the first power plant providing alternative energy.
List of solar thermal power stations
1971
Idi Amin seizes power in Uganda. The dictator's rule (1971 - 1979) was characterized by human right abuse, political repression, and corruption.
Idi Amin
1961
President John F. Kennedy held the first presidential news conference carried live on radio and television.
United States presidential election, 1960
1949
1st Israeli election won by David Ben-Gurion's Mapai party.
Israeli legislative election, 1949
1947
The first arcade game is patented. Thomas Goldsmith's “Cathode ray tube amusement device” is considered the ancestor of video games.
Thomas T. Goldsmith Jr.
1924
The first Winter Olympics begin. The I Olympic Winter Games were held in Chamonix, France.
1924 Winter Olympics
1919
The League of Nations is founded. It is the predecessor of the United Nations and the first international organization devoted to maintaining world peace.
League of Nations
1915
Alexander Graham Bell inaugurated transcontinental telephone service.
First transcontinental telephone call
1890
United Mine Workers of America was founded.
United Mine Workers
1840
American naval expedition under Charles Wilkes is first to identify Antarctica as a new continent.
Charles Wilkes
1565
Battle at Talikota India: Deccan sultanate destroy Vijayanagar's army and the last Hindu kingdom of Southern India.
Vijayanagara Empire
1554
Founding of the city of São Paulo in Brazil.
São Paulo