Today in History- 25th January

International Events: 25th January
Year Event
1881 Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell form the Oriental Telephone Company.
1915 Alexander Graham Bell inaugurated transcontinental telephone service.
1924 The first Winter Olympic Games starts at Chamonix, France.
1971 General Idi Amin seizes power from President Milton Obote.
1971 Himachal Prdesh becomes the 18th State.
1980 Mother Teresa is honored with Bharat Ratna.
2005 340 people were killed in a stampede at Mandhar Devi temple Satara district, Maharashtra.