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      This Day in History: January 25

      Featured Biography

      Corazon Aquino
      president of Philippines
      1981
      Alicia Keys
      American musician
      1980
      Xavi
      Spanish athlete
      1938
      Etta James
      American singer
      1933
      Corazon Aquino
      president of Philippines
      1882
      Virginia Woolf
      British writer

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      Philip C. Johnson
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      1961
      One Hundred and One Dalmatians
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      1949
      Emmy Award statuettes
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      1882
      Virginia Woolf
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      1874
      W. Somerset Maugham
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      Michael Ochs Archives/Venice, Calif.
      1759
      Robert Burns
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      Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, London
      1554
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      1533
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