On My Birthday, All these things happened. I thought you might find them interesting too!
On This Day: Sunday July 25, 2010
This is the 206th day of the year, with 159 days remaining in 2010.
Feast day of St. Christopher, Saints Thea, Valentina and Paul, St. James the Greater, and St. Magnericus.
Spain: St. James Day.
Costa Rica: Guanacaste Day.
Puerto Rico: Constitution Day.
Tunisia: Republic Day.
1832 – The first recorded railroad accident in U.S. history occurred, on the Granite Railway near Quincy, Massachusetts.
1866 – Ulysses S. Grant was named General of the Army, the first officer to hold the rank.
1868 – The U.S. Congress passed an act creating the Wyoming Territory.
1898 – During the Spanish-American War, U.S. forces launched their invasion of Puerto Rico.
1909 – Louis Bleriot first crossed the English Channel in an airplane.
1917 – Margaretha Zelle, the Dutch spy known as Mata Hari, was sentenced to death.
1943 – Benito Mussolini was forced to resign as Dictator of Italy, bringing an end to the Fascist regime.
1952 – Puerto Rico became a self-governing commonwealth of the United States.
1956 – The Italian liner Andrea Doria sank after colliding with the Swedish ship Stockholm, 45 miles south of Nantucket Island; 51 people died.
1978 – Louise Joy Brown, the first test-tube baby, was born in Oldham, England; she’d been conceived through in-vitro fertilization.
1978 – Schnik was Born
1984 – Soviet cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya became the first woman to walk in space.
2000 – A New York-bound Air France Concorde crashed outside Paris shortly after takeoff, killing all 109 people on board and four people on the ground.
2004 – Lance Armstrong won a record sixth Tour de France bicycle race, in an amazing comeback after his bout with cancer.
2007 – Pratibha Patil is sworn in as India’s first woman president.
2007 – Jeremy Clarkson and James May become the first people to reach the magnetic North Pole in a car.
1844 – Thomas Eakins, American painter.
1937 – Colin Renfrew, British archaeologist.
1954 – Walter Payton, American football player.
1958 – Thurston Moore, American musician.
1967 – Matt LeBlanc, American actor.
1843 – Charles Macintosh, Scottish chemist and inventor.
1973 – Louis Stephen St. Laurent, 12th Prime Minister of Canada.
1997 – Ben Hogan, American golfer.
2003 – John Schlesinger, British film director.