What Happened on July 25, 1908

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 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.

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Bowes, English cricketer (Bodyline bowler, 68 wkts for England), born in Elland, Yorkshire, England (d. 1987)
  • Jack Gilford, American actor (Save the Tiger, Cocoon, Arthur 2), born in NYC, New York (d. 1990)
  • Joseph Mitchell, American writer (Joe Gould's Secret), born in Fairmont, North Carolina (d. 1996)
  • Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, Indian Carnatic vocalist, born in Tirukkodikaval, Thanjavur District, India (d. 2003)