January 25 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2008: The Bush Hills sinkhole was discovered.
- 1951: A fire destroyed the original Thompson High School building.
- 1856: The institution that would become Birmingham-Southern College was chartered.
- 1987: NFL and Alabama Crimson Tide player Andre Smith with born.
- 1961: Artist and civic volunteer Claud Cotten was born.
- 1899: Jefferson County Personnel Board president Howard Yeilding was born in Birmingham.
- 2016: Artist Thornton Dial died at home in McCalla.
- 2009: Episcopal priest Martin Bell died in Petoskey, Michigan.
- 1929: U.S. Representative Oscar Underwood died.
- 1928: Miner Henry Higginbotham died at Norwood Hospital.
- 1905: Merchant Charles Hooper died in Birmingham.