On this day: January 25

Published On: Jan 24 2013 01:01:27 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 25 2016 01:00:00 AM CST

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 - Freedom Road
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1981: The 52 Americans held hostage at the former U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran, for 444 days arrive home in the United States when they land at Stewart Air Base in Newburgh, New York. They then were driven to the United States Military Academy, along roads jammed with cheering crowds welcoming them home, where they were reunited with their families. The route they took to West Point is marked today as "Freedom Road."

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