Today in history – 1.25.2019

1533 – Henry VIII of England secretly married Anne Boleyn, his second wife.

1890 – Journalist Nellie Bly completed a trip around the world that lasted 72 days.

1915 – Alexander Graham Bell inaugurates transcontinental telephone service, speaking from New York to Thomas Watson in San Francisco.

1924 – The first Winter Olympic Games opened in Chamonix, France.

1959 – The first scheduled transcontinental passenger jet flight took place, a non-stop trip from California to New York.

1961 – President John F. Kennedy delivers the first live presidential news conference.