Today In History
Today In History
July, 25th 2016
1593: France's King Henri IV a Protestant converted to Roman Catholicism.
1729: NC becomes royal colony.
1814: Battle of Niagara Falls (Lundy's Lane); Americans defeat British.
1866: US Grant named 1st general of Army
1868: Wyoming Territory created.
1903: Castle on top of Telegraph Hill closes
1909: Louis Bl riot makes 1st airplane flight across the English Channel.
1920: Red Sox turn a triple play but Ruth's 35 HR leads Yanks 8-2 win
1943: Benito Mussolini was dismissed as premier of Italy during WW II
1952: Commonwealth of Puerto Rico created.
1956: Italian liner Andrea Doria sank after collided with the Stockholm
1956: Andrea Dorea sinks off Nantucket Island after collision.
1961: Maris hits home runs 37 38 39 & 40 in a double header
1963: US Russia & England sign nuclear test ban treaty
1966: Yankee manager Casey Stengel elected to Hall of Fame
1967: Construction begins on SF MUNI METRO (Market Street subway)
1973: USSR launches Mars 5
1973: USSR launches Mars 5
1978: Bob Lemon replaces Billy Martin as Yankee manager
1981: Voyager 2 encounters Saturn.
1984: Cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya became 1st woman to walk in space
1986: Movie director Vincente Minnelli died in Los Angeles at age 76.
1987: USSR launches Kosmos 1870 15-ton earth-study satellite.
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