On This Day

On This Day in History for July 25 (Part 2)

Events in History

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1966 Mao Zedong swims the Yangtze River

Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party Mao Zedong
Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party
Mao Zedong
  • 1967 Construction begins on San Francisco MUNI METRO (Market Street subway)

BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

1968 Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical "Humanae vitae (Of Human Life)" which rejects any artificial forms of birth control

Pope Paul VI
Paul VI
  • 1969 Edward Kennedy pleads guilty to leaving scene of an accident a week after the Chappaquiddick car accident that killed Mary Jo Kopechne
  • 1972 US health officials concede African American were used as guinea pigs in 40 year syphilis experiment
  • 1973 USSR launches Mars 5
  • 1976 Annegret Richter runs 100m (11.01)
  • 1978 The Cerro Maravilla Incident occurs.
  • 1979 109 cm rainfall at Alvin Texas (state record)
  • 1980 Train crash at Winsum, 9 die
  • 1980 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1982 France performs nuclear Test
  • 1982 Zail Singh is sworn in as the seventh President of India
  • 1983 1st non-human primate (baboon) conceived in a lab dish, San Antonio
  • 1983 Washington Public Power Supply System defaulted $2.25 billion
  • 1984 Cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya becomes 1st woman to walk in space
  • 1985 Steve Cram runs world record mile (3:46.32)
  • 1985 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1985 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1985 Uganda suspends constitution following coup
  • 1986 Sikhs extremist kill 16 hindus in Muhktsar India
  • 1987 USSR launches Kosmos 1870, 15-ton Earth-study satellite
  • 1987 R. Venkataraman becomes the eighth President of India
  • 1990 Nadezhda Ryashkina of USSR sets 10K walk woman's record (41:56.23)
  • 1990 US Ambassador tells Iraq, US won't take sides in Iraq-Kuwait dispute
  • 1990 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1991 Howard Stern adds a 4th radio market (KLSX FM-97.1 Los Angeles)
  • 1992 Army refused to overturn 127 year old conviction against Dr Mudd
  • 1993 Israeli offensive against terrorist bases in South Lebanon
  • 1993 The St James' Church massacre in Kenilworth, Cape Town by Azanian Peoples' Liberation Army
  • 1994 Jordan and Israeli end 46 year state of war (Washington, D.C.)
  • 1995 A gas bottle explodes in Saint Michel station of line B of the RER (Paris regional train network). Eight are killed and 80 wounded.
  • 1996 Kim LaPlante of Washington state crowned Mrs United States
  • 1997 Carroll O'Connor found not guilty of slandering Harry Perzigian
  • 1997 Howard Stern is fired from radio station, KEGL Dallas
  • 1997 Vincent "The Chin" Gigante found guilty of racketeering in NYC
  • 1997 K. R. Narayanan is sworn-in as India's 10th president and the first Dalit, formerly called "untouchable" to hold the office
  • 1997 Scientists announce the first human stem cells to be cultured in a laboratory using tissue taken from aborted human embryos
  • 2000 Air France Flight 4590, a Concorde supersonic passenger jet, F-BTSC, crashes just after takeoff from Paris killing all 109 aboard and 4 on the ground.
  • 2001 Faced with declining oil prices, OPEC ministers agree to cut crude oil production quotas by about 4%, or 1 million barrels per day
  • 2002 17th Commonwealth Games open in Manchester, England
  • 2007 Pratibha Patil is sworn in as India's 1st female President
  • 2012 Italy's credit rating is downgraded to CCC+ by Egan-Jones
  • 2012 Ivica Dačić is sworn in as Prime Minister of Serbia
  • 2012 The UK economy returns to recession with a fall of 0.2% in GDP in the first quarter of 2012 following a fall of 0.3% in the last quarter of 2011
  • 2012 The double dip recession in the UK economy continues with a fall of 0.7% in GDP in the second quarter of 2012
  • 2014 Israeli airstrike kills leader of Islamic Jihad's military wing, Salah Abu Hassanein
  • 2014 Palestinian officials call for a "Day of Rage" in the West Bank and within Israel against Israel's operation against Gaza; Israeli Defence Force prepares for protests

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2014 Both Israel and Hamas review US Secretary of State John Kerry's proposal for an immediate ceasefire and meetings in Cairo

US Secretary of State John Kerry
US Secretary of State
John Kerry
  • 2016 Verizon announces $4.83 billion purchase of Yahoo
  • 2017 Sperm counts have halved in last 40 years says research published in "Human Reproduction Update" journal
  • 2017 167 African migrants rescued by NGO Proactiva Open Arms off the coast of Libya, 13 perish
  • 2017 Wildfires on France's Mediterranean coast near Bormes-les-Mimosas prompts evacuation of 12,000 people
  • 2017 Israeli authorities remove new metal detectors from Temple Mount / Haram al-Sharif after Palestinian protests amid rising tensions in Jerusalem
  • 2017 Ram Nath Kovind becomes 14th President of India
  • 2018 Liquid lake found on Mars under its South Pole by European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter reported in "Science"
  • 2018 Multiple suicide bombings and attacks by the Islamic State in Sweida and surrounding areas of Syria kill more than 200
  • 2018 Somalia’s attorney general announces country's first prosecution of female genital mutilation after death of a 10-year-old girl
  • 2019 Scandal-hit Governor of Puerto Rico Ricardo Rosselló resigns
  • 2019 High temperature records set across Europe just one day after previous records set, Paris 42.6C (108.7F), Germany 42.6C (108.6F), Netherlands 40.7C (105.2F), Belgium 40.6C (105.2F)
  • 2019 Worst Mediterranean migrant drownings this year when boat carrying 250 people capsizes off Libyan coast, with over 100 feared drowned
  • 2019 US Justice department announces it is resuming the death penalty, scheduling five executions
  • 2019 "City killer" Asteroid 2019 OK passes by almost undetected at 187 to 427 feet (57 to 130 meters) just 45,000 miles away from earth, closer than the Moon
  • 2019 Highest ever UK temperature of 38.7C (101.6F) recorded in Cambridge, England
  • 2020 North Korea reports first 'suspected' case of COVID-19 in city of Kaesong
  • 2020 Hurricane Hanna, 1st of the 2020 season, makes landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast as a category 1 storm
  • 2020 Cargo ship MV Wakashio runs aground off the coast of Mauritius and begins leaking oil
  • 2021 Typhoon In-Fa (Yanhua) makes landfall in the city of Zhoushan on China's east coast

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