Today is Monday, Jan. 25, the 25th day of 2010. There are 340 days left in the year.
On Jan. 25, 1890, reporter Nellie Bly of the New York World completed a round-the-world journey in 72 days, 6 hours and 11 minutes.
ON THIS DATE
In 1915, Alexander Graham Bell inaugurated U.S. transcontinental telephone service between New York and San Francisco.
In 1947, American gangster Al Capone died in Miami Beach, Fla., at age 48.
In 1959, American Airlines began jet flights between New York and Los Angeles on the Boeing 707.
In 1961, President John F. Kennedy held the first presidential news conference carried live on radio and television.
In 1971, Charles Manson and three women followers were convicted in Los Angeles of murder and conspiracy in the 1969 slayings of seven people, including actress Sharon Tate.
In 1990, an Avianca Boeing 707 ran out of fuel and crashed in Cove Neck, Long Island, N.Y.; 73 of the 158 people aboard were killed.
In 2000, under government orders, the Florida relatives of Elian Gonzalez agreed to make the boy available for a meeting with his Cuban grandmothers at a neutral site.
In 2005, a videotape showed Roy Hallums, an American kidnapped in Baghdad the previous November, pleading for his life. (Hallums was rescued by coalition troops on September 7, 2005.)
In 2009, Jeremy Abbott won his first title at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Cleveland.