What Happened on July 25

Significant Events

  • 306 Constantine I is proclaimed Roman Emperor by his troops
  • 1814 English engineer George Stephenson introduces his first steam locomotive, a travelling engine designed for hauling coal on the Killingworth wagonway named Blücher
  • 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
  • 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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July 25 in Film & TV

  • 1946 At Club 500 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis stage their first show as a comedy team

July 25 in Music

  • 1965 Bob Dylan is booed by sections of the crowd at the Newport Folk Festival for performing with an electric guitar, beginning of folk-rock

July 25 in Sport

  • 1999 86th Tour de France: Lance Armstrong wins 1st of 7 consecutive Tour de France titles but is later disqualified for drug cheating

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


Would You Believe?

Sperm counts have halved in last 40 years says research published in "Human Reproduction Update" journal

On July 25, 2017

Famous Weddings

  • 1554 Mary I of England (37) marries Prince Philip of Spain (27) (later Philip II) at Winchester Cathedral, England
  • 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 Grand Slam winning tennis player Hana Mandlíková (24) weds restaurateur Jan Sedlak at Prague's old town hall
  • 1993 Designer Claude Montana (44) weds his model Wallis Franken (44)

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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