Tuesday, July 25, 2017
History for July 25 - On-This-Day.com
Morris Raphel Cohen 1880, Walter Brennan 1894, Eric Hoffer 1902
Walter Payton (NFL) 1954, Illeana Douglas 1965, Matt LeBlanc 1967 - Actor ("Friends")
1805 - Aaron Burr visited New Orleans with plans to establish a new country, with New Orleans as the capital city.
1861 - The Crittenden Resolution, which called for the American Civil War to be fought to preserve the Union and not for slavery, was passed by the U.S. Congress.
1866 - Ulysses S. Grant was named General of the Army. He was the first American officer to hold the rank.
1907 - Korea became a protectorate of Japan.
1909 - French aviator Louis Bleriot flew across the English Channel in a monoplane. He traveled from Calais to Dover in 37 minutes. He was the first man to fly across the channel.
1924 - Greece announced the deportation of 50,000 Armenians.
1946 - The U.S. detonated an atomic bomb at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific. It was the first underwater test of the device.
1978 - Louise Joy Brown, the first test-tube baby, was born in Oldham, England. She had been conceived through in-vitro fertilization.