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Thursday, January 25, 2001


You got us. I don't know how you guys did it, but you got us.

Texas prison escapee Patrick Murphy Jr., to police officers who had located Murphy and fellow fugitive Donald Newbury at a Colorado Springs, Colorado, motel.


today's events

  • The World Economic Forum is scheduled to meet in Davos, Switzerland.
  • The U.S. Senate Budget Committee is to hold a hearing on fiscal challenges facing the new administration.
  • Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl is scheduled to testify before a parliamentary committee investigating alleged corruption during his 16 years in office.
  • Opening statements are scheduled in the trial of rapper Sean "Puffy" Combs on gun and bribery charges stemming from nightclub shooting.

on the horizon

  • On Friday, January 26, "Angel of Death" defendant Efren Saldivar, accused of killing six elderly hospital patients in California, is to be arraigned.
  • On Saturday, January 27, representatives are scheduled to meet at a North Korean border city to discuss the North's demand for 500,000 kilowatts of electricity a year from South Korea.
  • On Sunday, January 28, the National Football League's Super Bowl will be played in Tampa, Florida.
  • On Monday, January 29, Sweden hosts an international forum to combat intolerance, in Stockholm.
  • On Tuesday, January 30, the Federal Open Market Committee, the U.S. Federal Reserve's top policymaking group, is scheduled to meet in Washington.


Learn more about the World Economic Forum. Click here.


  • Former Philippines President Corazon Aquino is 68.
  • Actress Christine Lakin is 22.
  • Journalist Edwin Newman is 82.
  • Actress China Kantner is 30.

on this day

  • In 1494, Alfonso II ascended to the throne of Naples after the death of Ferdinand I.
  • In 1544, Sir Thomas Wyatt began assembling an army in England to oppose the marriage of Queen Mary I.
  • In 1579, the Dutch Republic was created when the Union of Utrecht was signed by Holland, Zealand, Utrecht, Celderland, Friesland, Croningen and Overyssel.
  • In 1802, Napoleon Bonaparte of France became president of the Italian Republic.
  • In 1831, Poland declared its independence from Russia.
  • In 1944, the battle for Cassino began in Italy in World War II.
  • In 1992, Russian President Boris Yeltsin said Russia would stop aiming its nuclear missiles at U.S. cities.
  • In 1999, an earthquake in Colombia killed at least 940 people and left hundreds of thousands homeless.


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