Today in History- 25th January

International Events:

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.
Indian Events:

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.