On This Day..... July 25

 

JULY 25TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL WINE AND CHEESE DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL HOT FUDGE SUNDAE DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL HIRE A VETERAN DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • ESTELLE GETTY (1923-2008)
  • WALTER PAYTON (1954-1999)
 
  • ROGER CLINTON (1957, 61)
  • MATT LEBLANC (1967, 51)
 
  • BRAD RENFRO (1982-2008)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 306, CONSTANTINE IS PROCLAIMED HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR
  • IN 1593, FRENCH KING HENRY IV CONVERTS FROM PROTESTANT TO CATHOLIC
  • IN 1722, THE THREE YEARS WAR, ALSO KNOWS AS THE DUMMER’S WAR,  IS FOUGHT ALONG THE NORTHERN MASSACHUSETTS BORDER (NOW MAINE AND VERMONT).
 
  • IN 1729, NORTH CAROLINA IS CHARTERED AS A COLONY
  • IN 1758, DURING THE SEVEN YEARS WAR BETWEEN THE BRITISH COLONIES AND FRENCH CANADA, ALL FRENCH WARSHIPS AT NOVA SCOTIA ARE BURNED OR TAKEN AND NOVA SCOTIA BECOMES A BRITISH TERRITORY
  • IN 1759, THE BRITISH TAKE FORT NIAGRA FROM THE FRENCH IN THE SEVEN YEARS WAR
 
  • IN 1775, THE COLONY OF MARYLAND ISSUES ITS OWN CURRENCY DEPICTING KING GEORGE III TRAMPLING OVER THE MAGNA CARTA
  • IN 1792, FRANCE ISSUES THE BRUNSWICK MANIFESTO, WHICH PROMISES VIOLENT RETALIATION ON FRENCH CITIZENS IF HARM COMES TO THE ROYAL FAMILY
 
  • IN 1797, BRITISH ADMIRAL HORATIO NELSON LOSES 300 TROOPS AND HIS OWN ARM IN A FAILED ATTEMPT TO ATTACK TENERIFE, SPAIN
  • IN 1799, NAPOLOEN’S COMBINED FRENCH AND EGYPTIAN FORCES CONQUER TURKEY
  • IN 1814, THE AMERICANS DEFEAT THE BRITISH IN THE BATTLE OF NIAGRA FALLS DURING THE WAR OF 1812
  • IN 1814, BRITISH ENGINEER GEORGE STEPHENSON DEBUTS THE STEAM LOCOMOTIVE
 
  • IN 1832, THE FIRST RAILROAD ACCIDENT IN THE U.S. ON THE GRANITE RAILWAY IN QUINCY, MASS KILLS ONE PERSON
  • IN 1850, GOLD IS DISCOVERED IN OREGON
  • IN 1853, “ROBIN HOOD OF THE EL DORADO” JOAQUIN MURRIETTA IS KILLED BY CALIFORNIA RANGERS
 
  • IN 1854, THE FIRST U.S. PATENT ISSUED TO WALTER HUNT FOR HIS PAPER SHIRT COLLAR
  • IN 1861, THE CRITTENDON RESOLUTION IS PASSED WHICH STATES THAT THE U.S. WILL GO TO WAR TO PRESERVE THE UNION, NOT TO ALTER SLAVERY
  • IN 1866, ULYSSES GRANT IS NAMED THE FIRST GENERAL OF THE ARMY AND DAVID FARAGUT IS NAMED THE FIRST ADMIRAL OF THE NAVY
 
  • IN 1868, THE WYOMING TERRITORY IS FORMED, ENCOMPASSING WHAT IS NOW THE DAKOTAS, UTAH AND IDAHO
  • IN 1871, WILLHELM SCHNEIDER OF DAVENPORT, IOWA PATENTS THE CAROUSEL
  • IN 1897, JACK LONDON SAILS TO THE KLONDIKE TO WRITE “CALL OF THE WILD”
 
  • IN 1898, U.S. TROOPS LAND ON AND OCCUPY PUERTO RICO
  • IN 1917, SIR THOMAS WHITE INTRODUCES A “TEMPORARY” INCOME TAX IN CANADA WITH BRACKETS RANGING FROM 4-25%
  • IN 1941, PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT BANS SELLING GASOLINE TO JAPAN
  • IN 1943, KING VICTOR EMMANUEL III OF ITALY DISMISSES BENITO MUSSOLINI AS PREMIER AND HAS HIM ARRESTED
 
  • IN 1944, OPERATION COBRA BEGINS A MAJOR AIR OFFENSIVE IN NORMANDY FOR THE U.S. WHILE CANADA LOSES OVER 18,000 MEN IN OPERATION SPRING
  • IN 1946, JERRY LEWIS AND DEAN MARTIN PERFORM TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME AT THE 500 CLUB IN ATLANTIC CITY
 
  • IN 1952, PUERTO RICO BECOMES A SELF GOVERNING COMMONWEALTH OF THE U.S.
  • IN 1956, ITALIAN CRUISE SHIP ANDREA DORIA COLLIDES WITH SWEDISH CRUISE SHIP STOCKHOLM KILLING 52 PEOPLE AND SINKING 12 HOURS LATER
  • IN 1960, WOOLWORTH'S ASKS THREE BLACK EMPLOYEES TO ORDER LUNCH AT THE COUNTER IN GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA OFFICIALLY DESEGREGATING IT AFTER 70,000 PEOPLE PROTESTED THE “GREENSBORO FOUR” BEING DENIED SERVICE IN FEB.
 
  • IN 1960, ROY ORBISON PEAKS AT #2 WITH HIS FIRST HIT “ONLY THE LONELY”
  • IN 1961 PRES. KENNEDY DECLARES THAT AN ATTACK ON BERLIN IS AN ATTACK ON NATO
  • IN 1964, THE BEATLES GO TO #1 WITH “A HARD DAY’S NIGHT”
 
  • IN 1965, THE ERA OF “FOLK ROCK” BEGINS WHEN BOB DYLAN IS BOOED AT THE NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL FOR PERFORMING WITH AN ELECTRIC GUITAR
  • IN 1966, CHINESE LEADER MAO ZEDONG SWIMS THE YANGTZE RIVER
  • IN 1966, THE SUPREMES RELEASE “YOU CAN’T HURRY LOVE”
 
  • IN 1968, POPE PAUL VI RELEASES AN ENCYCLICAL ON THE REGULATION OF BIRTH
  • IN 1969, TED KENNEDY PLEADS GUILTY TO LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT AFTER CRASHING HIS CAR AT CHAPPAQUIDDICK
  • IN 1969, NEIL YOUNG PERFORMS WITH CROSBY, STILLS & NASH FOR THE FIRST TIME
  • IN 1970, THE CARPENTERS GO TO #1 WITH “CLOSE TO YOU”
 
  • IN 1972, THE U.S. OFFICIALLY ACKNOWLEDGES USING AFRICAN AMERICANS AS GUINEA PIGS IN 40 YEARS OF SYPHILLIS EXPERIMENTS
  • IN 1973, PRESIDENT NIXON DEFIED THE SUPREME COURT AND REFUSES TO RELEASE HIS WHITE HOUSE TAPES TO THE WATERGATE SPECIAL PROSECUTOR
  • IN 1975, DAVID BOWIE RELEASES “FAME”
 
  • IN 1975, “A CHORUS LINE” DEBUTS ON BROADWAY. IT GOES ON TO BE THE LONGEST RUNNING BROADWAY SHOW AT 6,137 PERFORMANCES
  • IN 1978, LOUISE JOY BROWN, THE FIRST “TEST TUBE BABY”, IS BORN USING IVF
  • IN 1980, AC/DC RELEASES “BACK IN BLACK”
 
  • IN 1981, AIR SUPPLY GOES TO #1 WITH “THE ONE I LOVE”
  • IN 1983, METALLICA RELEASES THEIR FIRST ALBUM “KILL EM ALL”
  • IN 1984, COSMONAUT SVETLANA SAVITSKAYA IS THE FIRST WOMAN TO WALK IN SPACE
  • IN 1985, ROCK HUDSON CONFIRMS THAT HE HAS AIDS
 
  • IN 1986, VINCENT MINNELLI DIES AT 76
  • IN 1988, JULIA STIMSON THORNE DIVORCES JOHN KERRY AFTER 18 YEARS
  • IN 1990, ROSEANNE BARR “SINGS” THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AT A PADRES GAME AND IS BOOED, GRABS HER CROTCH AND SPITS
 
  • IN 1991, SCIENTISTS DISCOVER THE FIRST PLANET OUTSIDE OUR SOLAR SYSTEM
  • IN 1992, THE 25TH OLYMPICS BEGIN IN BARCELONA, SPAIN
  • IN 1994, JORDAN AND ISRAEL OFFICIALLY END A 46 YEAR STATE OF WAR
  • IN 1997, AUTUMN JACKSON IS FOUND GUILTY OF TRYING TO EXTORT $40 MILLION FROM BILL COSBY
 
  • IN 1997, ACTOR CARROLL O’CONNOR IS FOUND NOT GUILTY OF SLANDERING HARRY PERZIGIAN, A DRUG DEALER WHO HAD PROVIDED THE DRUGS THAT HIS SON OVERDOSED AND DIED ON. O’CONNOR LOBBIED AND WON THE DRUG DEALER CIVIL LIABILITY ACT OF CALIFORNIA WHICH ALLOWS FOR SUING A DRUG DEALER
  • IN 1997, SCIENTISTS ANNOUNCE THAT THEY HAVE CULTURED THE FIRST HUMAN STEM CELLS FROM ABORTED HUMAN EMBRYOS IS A LABORATORY
 
  • IN 1999, LANCE ARMSTRONG WINS HIS FIRST OF SEVEN TOURS DE FRANCE
  • IN 2000, THE CONCORDE AIR FRANCE 4590 CRASHES JUST AFTER TAKE OFF KILLING 113
  • IN 2012, CREDITORS DOWNGRADE ITALY’S CREDIT RATING TO CCC+
  • IN 2012, THE 30TH SUMMER OLYMPICS OPEN IN LONDON
 
  • IN 2014, SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY PRESIDES OVER MEETINGS FOR AN IMMEDIATE CEASE FIRE BETWEEN ISRAEL AND HAMAS IN CAIRO
  • IN 2016, VERIZON ANNOUNCES IT HAS PURCHASED YAHOO FOR $4.83 BILLION
  • IN 2017, WILDFIRES ON THE SOUTHERN COAST OF FRANCE FORCE 12,000 TO EVACUATE
 

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