What Happened on July 25

Historical Events

  • 306 Constantine I is proclaimed Roman Emperor by his troops
  • 1814 English engineer George Stephenson introduces the 1st steam locomotive
  • 1943 Benito Mussolini dismissed as Italian Premier and arrested on the authority of King Victor Emmanuel III
  • 1944 World War II: Operation Spring - one of Canada's bloodiest days, 18,444 casualties and 5,021 killed
  • 1978 Louise Brown, the world's first test tube baby is born at Oldham General Hospital in England
  • 1997 Scientists announce the first human stem cells to be cultured in a laboratory using tissue taken from aborted human embryos
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Did You Know?

Ajinomoto Co. is founded. Kikunae Ikeda of the Tokyo Imperial University discovers a key ingredient in Konbu soup stock is monosodium glutamate (MSG), patents a process for manufacturing it.

On July 25, 1908

Famous Weddings

  • 1814 Inventor Charles Babbage (21) weds Georgina Whitmore at St. Michael's Church in Devon, England
  • 1839 British PM William Gladstone (29) weds Catherine Glynne (27) in England
  • 1986 Four-time tennis player champ Hana Mandlikova (24) weds restaurateur Jan Sedlak at Prague's old town hall
  • 1993 Designer Claude Montana (44) weds his model Wallis Franken (44)
  • 2009 "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" actor Marc Blucas (37) weds journalist Ryan Haddon (38) in Erie, Pennsylvania

Famous Divorces

  • 1988 Heiress Julia Stimson Thorne (43) divorces politician John Kerry (44) after 18 years of marriage
  • 2012 Actress Sunny Mabrey (36) divorces "Brotherhood" actor Ethan Embry (34) due to irreconcilable differences after almost 7 years marriage
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