On July 25th...
links will open in a new window
I was proclaimed Emperor of Rome by his troops.
Carolina became a royal colony.
1814 George Stephenson demonstrated
his first successful steam locomotive.
Agustin de Iturbide was crowned Augustin I, 1st
emperor of Mexico.
1832 The first
railroad accident in the U.S. occurred on the
Granite Railway at Quincy, Massachusetts.
statesman Arthur Balfour was born.
1850 Gold was
discovered in Oregon's Rogue River.
1866 David Farragut was appointed as
the first Admiral of the U.S. Navy.
carousel was patented by Wilhelm Schneider.
1909 Louis Blériot made the first
successful airplane flight across the English
Garrett Morgan and three other
men, all wearing breathing devices invented by
Morgan, rescued men trapped in a tunnel.
1932 Astronaut Paul J. Weitz was born.
The first warship named for a Black
person, the USS Leonard Roy Harmon, was
Italian dictator Benito Mussolini was overthrown.
United States forces broke out of Normandy.
1946 The United States
conducted the second of two atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll.
1946 The world's first bikini
was shown at a Paris fashion show.
The United States Department of Defense was
Puerto Rico became a Commonwealth of the United
The Italian liner Andrea Doria
sank after colliding with the Stockholm.
Habib Bourguiba was named the
first President of Tunisia.
The United States, Russia and England
signed a nuclear test ban treaty.
Bob Dylan was booed off the Newport Folk
Festival for using an electric guitar.
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young performed for the
first time, at the Fillmore East in New York
A Chorus Line debuted on Broadway.
Cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya became the
first woman to walk in space.
Professional golfer Ben Hogan died.
A Concorde jet crashed in France.
Questions or comments about