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 (d. 1987)
  • Jack Gilford, American actor (Save the Tiger, Cocoon, Arthur 2), born in NYC, New York (d. 1990)
  • Joseph Mitchell, writer
  • Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, Indian musician (d. 2003)