July 25 in History

July 25 in Pop Culture History

July 25th is…
World Day Against Pet Abandonment
Hire a Veteran Day
Hot Fudge Sundae Day
Merry-Go-Round Day
Red Shoe Day
Threading the Needle Day
Wine and Cheese Day

306 – Constantine I (Constantine The Great) was proclaimed Roman emperor by his troops.

1593 – Henry IV of France converted from Protestantism to Roman Catholicism.

1668 (Earthquake) China

1788 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completed his Symphony No. 40 in G minor.

1861 – The United States Congress passed the Crittenden-Johnson Resolution, stating that the war was being fought to preserve the Union and not to end slavery.

1925 – Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union (TASS) was established.

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

1953 – #1 Hit July 25, 1953 – August 7, 1953: Eddie FisherI’m Walking Behind You

1956 – The Italian luxury liner Andrea Doria sank after colliding with the Swedish ship Stockholm in 200 feet of water 50 miles southeast of Nantucket Island, Mass.

1959 – The SR.N1 hovercraft crossed the English Channel from Calais, France to Dover, England in just over two hours.

1965 – Bob Dylan played an electric guitar at the Newport Folk Festival, surprising folk and rock music fans.

1970 – #1 Hit July 25, 1970 – August 21, 1970: The Carpenters(They Long to Be) Close to You

1975 – A Chorus Line (Broadway Musical) Opened on July 25, 1975 and closed on April 28, 1990

1976 – Viking 1 took the now-famous Face on Mars photo.

1978 – Louise Brown, the world’s first “test tube baby” was born at Oldham General Hospital, Oldham, England.

1981 – #1 Hit July 25, 1981 – July 31, 1981: Air SupplyThe One That You Love

1984 – Salyut 7 cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya became the first woman to perform a space walk.

1986 – Heartburn, Maximum Overdrive, Out of Bounds and Haunted Honeymoon debuted in theaters.

1997 – Air Force One and Good Burger were released in theaters.

2003 – Seabiscuit, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life and Spy Kids 3D: Game Over debuted in theaters.

2008 – Step Brothers and The X-Files: I Want to Believe were released in theaters.

2010 – WikiLeaks publishes classified documents about the War in Afghanistan, one of the largest leaks in US military history.

2014 – Lucy and Hercules debuted in theaters.

2015 – #1 Hit July 25, 2015 – August 21, 2015: OMICheerleader