History January 25th

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  1. JcMinJapan

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    0844 - Gregory IV begins and ends his reign as Catholic Pope

    1139 - Godfried II the Young becomes duke of Brabant

    1327 - King Edward III accedes to British throne

    1494 - Alfonso II replaces his father as king of Naples

    1579 - Treaty of Utrecht signed, marks beginning of Dutch Republic

    1721 - Czar Peter the Great ends Russian-orthodox patriarchy

    1799 - 1st US patent for a seeding machine, Eliakim Spooner, Vermont

    1802 - Napoleon elected president of Italian (Cisalpine) Republic

    1870 - Soda fountain patented by Gustavus Dows

    1905 - Largest diamond, Cullinan (3106 carets), found in South Africa

    1915 - Alexander Graham Bell in NY calls Thomas Watson in SF

    1918 - Russia declared a republic of Soviets

    1924 - 1st Winter Olympic games open in Chamonix, France

    1955 - US and Panama sign canal treaty

    1955 - Columbia U scientists develope an atomic clock accurate to within one second in 300 years

    1959 - 1st transcontinental coml jet flight (American) (LA to NY for $301)

    1961 - Walt Disney's "101 Dalmations" released

    1970 - Robert Altman's "M*A*S*H," premieres

    1980 - Bani Sadr elected president of Iran

    1983 - Infrared telescope satellite launched into polar orbit

    1992 - Hubble space telescope optics finds NGC3862/3C264

    1994 - US space probe Clementine launched