25 July

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!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • National Hot Fudge Sundae Day
  • National Thread The Needle Day
  • National Wine and Cheese Day
  • Culinarians Day

Historic Events

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.

Famous Birthdays

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

Heartbreaking Deaths

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

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