Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Today in History - Jan. 25

by Jan Shoop

Today is Terrific Tuesday and time for Today in History. Listed below are great topics for writing assignments or research topics that will fit in with United States and World History studies.
Today in history January 25: (www.history.com)
In 1905, the world’s largest diamond was found in Pretoria, South Africa. The diamond was 3,106 carats and was named the “Cullinan.”

In 1919, the League of Nations is formally established in Paris.

In 1924, the first Winter Olympics was held in Chamonix in the French Alps. The Winter Olympics included 14 events with a total of six sports.

In 1949, the first Emmy award ceremony was held by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at the Hollywood Athletic Club in Los Angeles

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy held the first live television news conference.