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 - Battle of the Bulge
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1945: Allied forces triumph after six weeks of fighting in the heavily forested Ardennes Mountains of Belgium in the Battle of the Bulge. The battle was the final major German offensive of World War II, pitting thousands of American, British, Canadian, Belgian and French forces against the Nazis. The German forces initially punched through the Allied lines and got approximately half way to Brussels, creating the "bulge" in the American lines that gave the battle its memorable name, before finally being pushed back.

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