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25/1/2020Greek Olympic gold medalist and world champion shooter Anna Korakaki wins first place in the 10-meter air pistol shooting competition in the ISSF Munich World Cup. Korakaki earned 241.4 points in the final, leaving her Chinese rival Qian Wei in second place with 239.6 points.
25/1/2011Captain, ship owner and founder of Costamare Shipping Co, and the “Greek King of Containers” according to Lloyds List, Vassilis Konstantakopoulos, dies aged 76 years. His company TEMES, constructed in Pylos, Peloponesse, the Costa Navarino resort, a major tourist destination of 1,2 billion euros, which hosted the Aegean Golf ProAm in 2010.???
25/1/200424-year-old Hungarian striker of Benfika Miklos Feher, receives a yellow card by referee Olegario Benquerrenca at the injury time of the televised match against Vitoria Guimaraes, with Benfika leading 1-0. Instantly, he collapses on the rain-sodden pitch and dies, being the second international to die on the field of play in seven months after Cameroon’s Marc Vivien Foe at the Confederations Cup in France last June
25/1/1998Giorgos Vassilakopoulos becomes president of EOK (Greek Basketball Federation) when Zacharias Alexandrou retires after 21 years
25/1/1995Eric Cantona is sent off the game between Crystal Palace and Manchester United when during his exit from the field of play he attacks and kicks a fan of the home team. United’s player, who transferred from France through Leeds on November 1992, will be penalized with a fine of 20.000 pounds and 2 weeks imprisonment
25/1/1992British Steve Backley is the first to throw the new improved type of javelin over 90m in Aukland, New Zealand
25/1/1989Michael Jordan scores his 1000th NBA point
25/1/1988Rickie Green of the Utah Jazz scores NBA's 5.000.000th point
25/1/1949First EMMY Awards presented in Hollywood Athletic Club
25/1/1947Thomas T. Goldsmith, Jr and Estle Ray Mann file a U.S. patent request for an invention they describe as a “cathode ray tube amusement device”. Two years later, on December 14, 1948, the US Patent Office will accept it. The patent details a machine in which a person uses knobs and buttons to manipulate firing at “airplane” targets. Gradually, over the next ten years, William Higinbotham will create a game using an oscilloscope and an analog computer titled “Tennis For Two”.
25/1/1947Alphonse Gabriel Capone, the American gangster, popularly known as “Al Capone” dies at the age of 48. He was one of the first transform his luxurious V16 cylinder Cadillac to a castle by adding bullet proof windows and extra protected steel, thus doubling the weight of the car, which was equipped with weapons, similar to those used in “James Bond” films, like nail throwing and oil spilling to the cars that followed
25/1/1924The first Winter Olympics (initially called Winter Sports Week) open in Chamonix, France. 281 men and 13 women from 16 countries take part in 14 events
25/1/1878First recorded telephonic chess match, F.Thomson vs J. Cooper

 

             
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