January 25

This Day in History

1947

Scarface – The Al Capone story

The most infamous gangster in the history of the United States, Alphonse Gabriel ‘Al Capone’ was the head of a multi million dollar criminal empire in Chicago known as ‘The Outfit’. This organisation … (more...)

1924

First Winter Olympics

Winter sports take off in style as the first Winter Olympiad is staged in Chamonix, France. The previously unknown sport of ski jumping thrilled spectators, as did 12 other events involving a total of … (more...)

1885

Bethungra floods details train killing seven

Heavy rain had fallen over a period of several days across the south-west region of New South Wales, and swiftly flowing water from the resulting flash floods had washed away the culvert and railway … (more...)