July 25 Events in History - July 25 Birthdays - July 25 Deaths
2015 Two animal rights activists are placed under house arrest, awaiting trial for acts of terrorism against the fur industry; in 2013, Joseph Buddenberg and Nicole Kissane released minks from mink farms and vandalized fur businesses across the U.S.
2014 Bose has filed a lawsuit against Beats Electronics for violating various patents related to noise-cancellation technology
2014 Dutch and Australian police are headed to eastern Ukraine in the continuing search for bodies and evidence in the missile strike of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17; separatists have been accused of tampering with evidence and hindering investigations
2013 Scientists in Britain identify the mechanism causing human allergy to cats; they believe a general cure for the condition could be available in the next five years
2013 In the midst of an increasing industrial slowdown, China institutes business tax breaks and export liberalization in an effort to boost its economic growth
2012 The Egan-Jones Ratings Company projects Italy has a one-year default probability of 22%, downgrading the country to CCC+ from B+
2012 Ivica Dacic is officially sworn in as Prime Minister of Serbia
2011 Former Cuban President Fidel Castro makes his first appearance outside of Havana since leaving office in 2006, visiting a mausoleum in Artemisa
2011 Cyclist Alberto Contador wins the 2010 Tour de France while seven-time winner of the event, Lance Armstrong, makes his final appearance
2010 U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner declares his interest in allowing the set of tax cuts in the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003 to expire at the end of 2010
2009 Dozens are killed and injured when wildfires spread across France, Spain, Sardinia and Greece
2000 A Concorde jet crashes outside of Paris after takeoff killing 113 passengers
1999 54th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship
1997 Autumn Jackson, found guilty of trying to extort $40M from Bill Cosby
1997 Carroll O'Connor found not guilty of slandering Harry Perzigian
1997 Howard Stern is fired from radio station, KEGL Dallas, Texas
1997 Quarterback Brett Favre, re-signs with Green Bay Packers for $50M for 7 yrs
1997 Rocker Rick Danko gets suspended sentence in Japan for drug smuggling
1997 Vincent "The Chin" Gigante found guilty of racketeering in New York City
1996 Kim LaPlante of Washington state crowned Mrs. United States
1994 Jordan and Israeli end 46 year state of war
1993 31st Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats Australia in Frankfurt Germany (3-0)
1993 48th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Lauri Merten
1993 Designer Claude Montana (44) weds his model Wallis Franken (44)
1993 Israeli offensive against terrorist bases in South Lebanon
1993 Miguel Indurain wins his 3rd Tour de France
1992 25th Olympic Summer games opens in Barcelona, Spain
1992 Army refused to overturn 127 year old conviction against Dr. Mudd
1991 Howard Stern adds a 4th radio market (KLSX FM-97.1 Los Angeles)
1991 Seattle Jay Buhner hits a 479' home run in Yankee Stadium
1991 Pittsburgh Steelers guard Terry Long treated for an apparent suicide attempt after he learned he tested positive for steroid use
1990 "Les Miserables," opens at Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver
1990 Kansas City Royal George Brett hits for the cycle
1990 Nadezhda Ryashkina of U.S.S.R. sets 10K walk woman's record (41:56.23)
1990 Roseanne Barr sings National Anthem at San Diego Padre game
1990 U.S. Ambassador tells Iraq, U.S. won't take sides in Iraq - Kuwait dispute
1990 U.S. performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1989 Brandi Sherwood, of Idaho, crowned 7th Miss Teen USA
1988 Mindy Duncan, 16, of Oregon, crowned 6th Miss Teen USA
1988 Pedro Delgado wins Tour de France
1987 Sherri Martel beats Fabulous Moolah for WWF Woman's Championship Belt
1987 U.S.S.R. launches Kosmos 1870, 15-ton Earth-study satellite
1986 Sikhs extremist kill 16 hindus in Muhktsar India
1985 Spokeswoman for Rock Hudson confirmed he had AIDS
1985 U.S. performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1985 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1985 Uganda suspends constitution following coup
1984 Cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya becomes 1st woman to walk in space
1983 1st non-human primate, baboon, conceived in a lab dish, San Antonio
1983 Washington Public Power Supply System defaulted $2.25 billion
1982 20th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Germany in Santa Clara USA (3-0)
1982 37th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Janet Anderson
1982 France performs nuclear Test
1981 Voyager 2 encounters Saturn
1980 Train crash at Winsum, 9 die
1980 U.S. performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1979 109 cm rainfall at Alvin Texas (state record)
1978 Bob Lemon replaces Billy Martin as Yankee manager
1978 Cincinnati Red Pete Rose sets NL record hitting in 38 consecutive games
1978 John Lydon forms rock group Public Ltd Image
1976 Annegret Richter runs 100m (11.01)
1976 Susie Berning wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
1975 "A Chorus Line," longest-running Broadway show (6,137), premieres
1973 George Harrison pays 1,000,000 pounds tax on his Bangladesh concert and album
1973 U.S.S.R. launches Mars 5
1972 43rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-3 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stad
1972 All star MVP: Joe Morgan (Cincinnati Reds)
1971 Judy Kimball wins LPGA O'Sullivan Ladies Golf Open
1970 "(They Long to Be) Close to You" reaches #1
1969 1st performance of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (Fillmore East, New York)
1969 70,000 attend Seattle Pop Festival
1969 Edward Kennedy pleads guilty to leaving scene of an accident a week after the Chappaquiddick car accident that killed Mary Jo Kopechne
1968 Pope Paul VI encyclical against On regulation of birth
1967 Construction begins on San Francisco MUNI METRO (Market Street subway)
1966 Brian Jones final perfomance as a Rolling Stone
1966 Eric Clapton records guitar tracks for Harrison's "While My Guitar..."
1966 Mao Tse Tung swims Yangtse River
1966 Supremes release "You Can't Hurry Love"
1966 Yankee manager Casey Stengel elected to Hall of Fame
1965 Bob Dylan booed off Newport Folk Festival for using electric guitar
1965 Folk-rock begins, Dylan uses electricity at Newport Folk Festival
1965 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Tournament
1964 "Here's Love" closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 338 performances
1964 Beatles' "Hard Day's Night, A," album goes #1 and stays #1 for 14 weeks
1964 Bob Simpson out for 311 at Old Trafford
1964 Race riot in Rochester, New York
1963 Belgian Senate accept Law on language regulations
1963 U.S., Russia and England sign nuclear Test ban treaty
1962 House passes bill requiring equal pay for equal work regardless of sex
1961 Maris hits home runs 37, 38, 39 and 40 in a doubleheader
1960 Company Industrielle et Forestere (Indufor) forms in Brussels
1960 U.S. Republican convention nominates Nixon as presidential candidate
1957 Monarchy in Tunisia abolished in favor of a republic
1957 Peter Loader takes a cricket hat-trick England vs. WI Headingley
1957 U.S. performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1956 38th PGA Championship: Jack Burke at Blue Hill CC Boston
1956 Italian liner Andrea Doria sinks after colliding with the Stockholm
1956 Jordan attacks United Nations Palestine force
1954 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Fort Wayne Golf Open
1953 New York City transit fare rises from 10 cents to 15 cents, 1st use of subway tokens
1952 Commonwealth of Puerto Rico created (Constitution Day)
1952 Puerto Rico becomes a self-governing U.S. commonwealth
1949 St. Louis Cardinal Stan Musial hits for the cycle beating Brooklyn 14-1
1947 U.S. Air Force, Navy and War Department form U.S. Department of Defense
1947 U.S. Department of Army created
1946 1st bikini is shown at a Paris fashion show
1946 U.S. detonates underwater A-bomb at Bikini, 5th atomic explosion
1944 Japanse banzai-attack on Guam
1944 1st jet fighter used in combat, Messerschmitt 262
1944 Allied jailbreak at St-Lo, behind German lines
1944 U.S. troop march into Guam
1944 USAF kills 136, wounds 621 GI's at St-Lo
1943 1st warship named for a Black person, USS Leonard Roy Harmon, launched
1943 Benito Mussolini captured, dismissed as premier of Italy during WW II
1943 Opposition group Zwaantje forms in Delfzijl
1943 RAF bombs Fokker airplane factory in Amsterdam
1942 German troops occupy Rostov
1942 German troops strike at Tsym Lyanskaja
1941 Franklin D. Roosevelt bans selling benzine/gasoline to Japan
1941 Red Sox Lefty Grove becomes 12th to win 300 games (his last victory)
1940 John Sigmund begins swimming for 89 hours 46 minutes in the Mississippi River
1939 5th and last Dutch government of Colijn, forms
1939 New York Yankee Atley Donald sets AL rookie record with 12 consecutive win
1938 Jewish artisans not allowed in Germany
1938 Revolutionary offensive of Ebro Spain (Hollander Piet)
1936 115 acre Orchard Beach opens in the Bronx
1934 Failed nazi coup in Austria
1933 1st Dutch live radio concert: Duke Ellington
1930 Philadelphia Athletics triple steal in 1st and 4th innings vs Cleveland
1923 German mark devalued to 600,000 Dmark=$1
1922 AT&T begins broadcasting on WBAY (NYC-later WEAF, WNBC, WRCA and WFAN)
1920 Red Sox turn triple-play, but Ruth's 35th home run leads Yankees to 8-2 win
1918 Annette Adams sworn in as 1st woman district attorney of U.S., California
1918 Race riot in Chester Pennsylvania (3 blacks and 2 whites killed)
1916 Explosion at Lake Erie and Cleveland Waterworks
1914 Germany soc-democrat "No German blood for Austrian tyrant"
1914 Last day of club cricket for W G Grace at age 66 He made 69
1913 Carl Weilman strikes out 6 times in a 15 inning game
1913 Pirates Max Carey goes hitless, but scores 5 runs against Phillies
1912 Comoros proclaimed a French colonies
1909 France's Louis Bleriot, makes 1st airplane flight across English Channel
1903 Castle on top of Telegraph Hill closes
1902 James J. Jeffries KOs Bob Fitzsimmons in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
1900 Gilbert Jessop hits his 2nd 100 before lunch in same cricket match
1898 1st U.S. troops land and occupy Puerto Rice, at Guanica Bay
1871 Carousel patents by Wilhelm Schneider, Davenport, Iowa
1868 U.S. Congress forms Wyoming Territory (Dakota, Utah and Idaho)
1866 25th Postmaster General: Alexander W Randall of Wis takes office
1866 David Faragut appointed as 1st Admiral of U.S. Navy
1866 U.S. Grant named 1st general of Army
1863 Skirmish at Barbee's Crossroads, Virginia
1861 Washington D.C. - Crittenden resolution is passed stating that the war is to be fought to preserve union and uphold the Constitution, not to alter slavery
1861 Skirmish at Fort Fillmore, New Mexico Terr - Rebels attack Union troops
1860 1st U.S. intercollegiate billiard match, Harvard vs. Yales
1850 Gold discovered in Oregon, Rogue River
1848 1st battle at Custozza: Austrians under Radetzky beat Italian
1835 Ibrahim Pasha's army attacks Jewish settlers of Hebron Palestine
1832 1st railroad accident in U.S., Granite Railway, Quincy, Mass-1 dies
1822 General Agustin de Iturbide crowned Agustin I, 1st emperor of Mexico
1814 Battle of Niagara Falls, Lundy's Lane, ; Americans defeat British
1814 George Stephenson introduced the 1st steam locomotive
1799 French-Egyptian forces under Napolean I beat Turks at Battle of Abukir
1792 Dutch patriots exiles finds "Bataafs Legion"
1775 Maryland issues currency depicting George III trampling Magna Carta
1759 British capture Fort Niagara from French (7 Years' War)
1729 North Carolina becomes a royal colony
1689 France declares war on England
1670 Austrian Emperor Leopold I expels 4,000 Jews from Vienna
1670 Don Juan Domingo Zuniga y Fonseca becomes Governor-General of Southern Netherlands
1670 Vienna Austria expels Jews
1652 Nikita Minin becomes patriarch of Russian-orthodox church
1593 France's Protestant King Henri IV converts to Roman Catholic
1585 Amsterdam bans 45 roman catholics
1570 Battle at Arnay-le-Duc Bourgundy: Huguenots-French government army
1564 Maximilian II succeeds his father Ferdinand II as RC emperor
1521 About 300 heretics burned in Vrijdagmarkt Gent
1519 San Cristobal de la Habana forms in Cuba
1511 Portugese assault on city Malakka attack
1360 Jews are expelled from Breslau Silesia
1261 Byzantium Emperor Michael VIII recaptures Constantinople
1215 Frederik II (20) crowned king of German
1139 Count Alfonso I of Portugal becomes king
841 Battle at Fontenay: Louis and Charles beat their brother Lotharius I