January 25 in Pop Culture History

25January 25 in Pop Culture History
1533 – Henry VIII of England married his second wife Anne Boleyn.

1858 – The Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn was played at the marriage of Queen Victoria’s daughter, Victoria, and Friedrich of Prussia.

1881 – Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell formed the Oriental Telephone Company.

1937 – The Guiding Light debuted on NBC radio from Chicago.

1939 – Joe Louis KO’d John Henry Lewis in one round for the World Heavyweight boxing title.

1945 – Grand Rapids, Michigan, became the first US city to begin fluoridating the drinking water.

1955 – Columbia University scientists developed an atomic clock accurate to within one second in 300 years.

1961 – President Kennedy held the first live presidential press conference.

1985 – The Falcon and the Snowman was released in theaters.

2002 – The Mothman Prophecies debuted in theaters.

2004 – Opportunity rover (MER-B) landed on the surface of Mars.

2008 – Meet the Spartans, Rambo and Untraceable debuted in theaters.

2013 – Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters debuted in theaters.

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