Benedict Arnold Born, Ukraine Splits, Arab Spring Born

On this day: January 25
Daniel Shays leads rebellion to seize Federal arsenal to protest debtor's prisons (1787)

The Ukrainian people declare independence from Bolshevik Russia (1918)

The League of Nations is founded (1919)

Soviet Union ends state of war with Germany (1955)

President B. Hussein Obama hosts the 2009 NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers at the White House (2010)

The so-called Egyptian Revolution begins, with a series of street demonstrations, marches, rallies, acts of civil disobedience, riots, labor strikes, and violent clashes in Cairo, Alexandria, and throughout other cities (2011)

b: Benedict Arnold (1741), Christina Tchen (1956); d: Manabendra Nath Roy (1954), Erhard Milch (1972), Mikhail Suslov (1982)

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