Historical Events On This Day–25 January
1977 The world’s first solar power plant is opened
The solar furnace in Odeillo, France was the first power plant providing alternative energy.
1971 Idi Amin seizes power in Uganda
The dictator’s rule (1971 – 1979) was characterized by human right abuse, political repression, and corruption.
1947 The first arcade game is patented
Thomas Goldsmith’s “Cathode ray tube amusement device” is considered the ancestor of video games.
1924 The first Winter Olympics begin
The I Olympic Winter Games were held in Chamonix, France.
1919 The League of Nations is founded
It is the predecessor of the United Nations and the first international organization devoted to maintaining world peace.