Today in history (Jan. 25)

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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 25, the 25th day of 2022. This is today in history.

World news

  • In 1945, the World War II Battle of the Bulge ended as German forces were pushed back to their original positions.
  • In 1945, Grand Rapids, Michigan, became the first community to add fluoride to its public water supply.
  • In 1971, Charles Manson and three women followers were convicted in Los Angeles of murder and conspiracy in the 1969 slayings of seven people, including actor Sharon Tate.

Local news

  • In 2013, The Missouri Board of Education President resigned after a second lawsuit accused him of using his position as a pastor to engage in sexual misconduct.
  • In 2017, Carthage Police reported 818 crimes in the previous year, making it 17 fewer than the year before.
  • In 2018, some Galena residents voiced their disapproval toward the idea of a new gentleman’s club in the town.

Entertainment

  • In 1924, the first Winter Olympic Games opened in Chamonix (shah-moh-NEE’), France.
  • In 1994, maintaining his innocence, singer Michael Jackson settled a child molestation lawsuit against him; terms were confidential, although the monetary figure was reportedly $22 million.
  • In 2010, “Avatar” passed “Titanic” as the highest-grossing film of all time.

Politics

  • In 2012, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona returned to Congress to officially tender her resignation a year after she was shot and severely wounded in her home district.
  • In 2017, Donald Trump moved aggressively to tighten the nation’s immigration controls, signing executive actions to jumpstart construction of his promised U.S.-Mexico border wall and cut federal grants for immigrant-protecting “sanctuary cities.”
  • In 2020, President Donald Trump’s defense team opened its arguments at his first Senate impeachment trial.

Birthdays

Country singer Claude Gray is 90. Actor Leigh Taylor-Young is 78. Actor Jenifer Lewis is 65. Country musician Mike Burch (River Road) is 56. R&B singer Kina is 53. Actor China Kantner is 51. Actor Ana Ortiz is 51. Drummer Joe Sirois (sih-ROYS’) (Mighty Mighty Bosstones) is 50. Musician Matt Odmark (OHD’-mark) (Jars of Clay) is 48. Actor Mia Kirshner is 47. Actor Christine Lakin is 43. R&B singer Alicia (ah-LEE’-shuh) Keys is 42. Actor Michael Trevino is 37. Pop musician Calum Hood (5 Seconds to Summer) is 26. Actor Olivia Edward is 15.

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