January 25

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  • 1791: Real World - The province of Quebec is split into Upper and Lower Canada by an act of the British Parliament.
  • 1890: Real World - Journalist Nellie Bly completes her trip around the world, beating Jules Verne's literary record (her trip took 72 days).
  • 1949: Real World - David Ben-Gurion becomes the first elected Prime Minister of Israel. The first Emmy Awards are presented.
  • 1995: Real World - Russia almost launches a nuclear strike after a Norwegian missile launch is misinterpreted as an attack.
  • 2006: Real World - Palestinian Legislative Council elections are held; Hamas wins a majority of seats.

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