On This Day – January 25
Posted on: Thu 25 Jan 2018
On this day in 1881 writer Virginia Woolf was born. She was one of the most well-known modernist writers. She set the bar high for literature in the 20th century.
The Mars Opportunity Rover landed on the Red Planet on this day in 2004. Opportunity has exceeded its expected lifespan and it is still rolling around on mars.
Today marks the beginning of the Egyptian Revolution in 2011. Tens of thousands of Egyptians hit the streets protesting the government of President Hosni Mubarak who had been in power since 1981.
Finally, on this day in 1776 writer Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann was born. A writer of horror, fantasy, and science fiction. Hoffmann is best known for penning the novella that inspired Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Nutcracker.
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