The Daily News | January 25

First US meeting of ALGOL definition committee, 1958
First Emmy Awards, 1949
Shay’s Rebellion (Springfield, Massachusetts), 1787
Alger Hiss convicted of perjury, 1950
Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March” first played, 1858
King Henry VIII married Anne Boleyn, 1533
Americans held hostage in Iran (444 days) returned to the US, 1981
United Mine Workers of America founded, 1890
Robert Burton, writer (“The Anatomy of Melancholy”), died, 1640
Edward III became the English Sovereign, 1327
Charles Manson found guilty of the murder of actress Sharon Tate, 1971
“Life” published its final weekly issue, 1973
Fluoride first added to public drinking water (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1945
First US presidential news conference on TV, 1961
Nellie Bly completed around the world trip (72 days, 6 hours, 11 minutes), 1890
Ornamented soda fountain patented (G.D. Dows), 1870