On this day: January 25

POSTED: 11:01 AM PST Jan 24, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 24, 2016 

The Winter Olympics are born, the Battle of the Bulge comes to an end, Charles Manson is found guilty, the Iran hostages arrive home, and Egypt begins rising up, all on this day.

OTD January 25 - Shays' Rebellion
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1787: The largest confrontation of the Shays' Rebellion, outside the Springfield Armory in Massachusetts, results in the killing of four rebels and the wounding of 20 more. The rebellion, an armed uprising of Massachusetts farmers that started in August 1786, was in response to high debt and tax burdens. Named for Daniel Shays, a veteran of the American Revolutionary War and one of the rebel leaders, the uprising would ultimately prove unsuccessful.


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