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Today In History

Here are some interesting facts ih history happened on 25 July.

  1. France's King Henri IV a Protestant converted to Roman Catholicism.

  2. NC becomes royal colony.

  3. Battle of Niagara Falls (Lundy's Lane); Americans defeat British.

  4. US Grant named 1st general of Army

  5. Wyoming Territory created.

  6. Castle on top of Telegraph Hill closes

  7. Louis Bl‚riot makes 1st airplane flight across the English Channel.

  8. Red Sox turn a triple play but Ruth's 35 HR leads Yanks 8-2 win

  9. Benito Mussolini was dismissed as premier of Italy during WW II

  10. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico created.

  11. Italian liner Andrea Doria sank after collided with the Stockholm

  12. Andrea Dorea sinks off Nantucket Island after collision.

  13. Maris hits home runs 37 38 39 & 40 in a double header

  14. US Russia & England sign nuclear test ban treaty

  15. Yankee manager Casey Stengel elected to Hall of Fame

  16. Construction begins on SF MUNI METRO (Market Street subway)

  17. USSR launches Mars 5

  18. USSR launches Mars 5

  19. Bob Lemon replaces Billy Martin as Yankee manager

  20. Voyager 2 encounters Saturn.

  21. Cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya became 1st woman to walk in space

  22. Movie director Vincente Minnelli died in Los Angeles at age 76.

  23. USSR launches Kosmos 1870 15-ton earth-study satellite.

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Birthdays

These famous people were born on 25 July.

  1. 1848 - Earl Balfour, (C), British prime minister (1902-05) and Author.

  2. 1902 - Eric Hoffer, US longshoreman, author (The True Believer).

  3. 1905 - Elias Canetti, Bulgarian writer (Nobel 1981).

  4. 1907 - Jack Gilford

  5. 1924 - Frank Church, (D), former US senator from Idaho.

  6. 1924 - Estelle Getty

  7. 1932 - Paul J. Weitz, US astronaut (Skylab 2, STS-6).

  8. 1935 - Barbara Harris

  9. 1943 - Janet Margolin, Actress (Take the Money and Run)

  10. 1945 - Donna Theodore, Bdwy singer

  11. 1954 - Walter Payton, NFL running back (Chicago Bears).

  12. 1978 - Louise Brown, in Lancashire England - World's 1st 'test tube baby'

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