July 25 is the 206th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 159 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about July 25th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about July 25th in history!
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- National Hot Fudge Sundae Day
- National Thread The Needle Day
- National Wine and Cheese Day
- Culinarians Day
What Happened On This Day – July 25
2007: India gets its first female president
Pratibha Patil, a politician stayed in office as the head of state of the South Asian country for 5 years.
1984: Svetlana Savitskaya becomes the First Woman to Walk in Space
The Soviet cosmonaut was part of the Soyuz T-12 mission, which docked at the Salyut 7 Space station. As part of the mission, she spent 3.5 hours in space testing tools. Savitskaya was also the second woman to go into space and the first to go to space twice.
1978: World’s first test tube baby is born
Louise Joy Brown was the first person to be conceived using in-vitro fertilization or IVF technology, pioneered by doctors Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards.
1976: The famous Face on Mars photo is taken
Viking 1, the first space probe to successfully land on Mars took the famous photo of the Cydonia region on the Red Planet.
1956: Tunisia gains its independence from France
The northernmost African country, became a French protectorate in 1881, under the Treaty of Bardo. The path to independence in the country was marred by civil unrest and conflict and was led by Habib Bourguiba, who became the first president of the independent country.
306: On July 25th 306, Constantine I is proclaimed emperor by his troops.
Births On This Day, July 25
1985: Nelson Piquet, Jr.Brazilian race car driver
1951: Jack Thompson, American lawyer, activist
1941: Emmett Till, American murder victim
1920: Rosalind Franklin, English scientist
1750: Henry Knox, American general
Deaths On This Day, July 25
2009: Harry Patch, British super-centenarian, last survivor of the WWI trenches
1997: Ben Hogan, American golfer
1980: Vladimir Vysotsky, Russian singer-songwriter, actor, poet
1834: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English poet, philosopher
306: Constantius Chlorus, Roman Emperor