On Your Birthday: July 25



1850 – Gold was discovered in the Rogue River in OR.

1866 – Ulysses S. Grant was named General of the Army. He was the first American officer to hold the rank.

1871 – Seth Wheeler patented perforated wrapping paper. (I’ve never heard of “perforated wrapping paper”!)

1946 – Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis worked as a team for the first time in Atlantic City, NJ.

1956 – The Italian liner Andrea Doria sinks after a collision with the Swedish ship Stockholm off Nantucket.

1969 – Ted Kennedy pleads guilty to leaving the scene of an accident in Chappaquiddick.

1978 – Louise Joy Brown, the world’s first test-tube baby, was born in England. She had been conceived through invitro fertilization.

1978 – Pete Rose (Cincinnati Reds) gets a hit in his 38th straight game to break the National League record for consecutive base hits.

1985 – It’s confirmed that Rock Hudson has AIDS.

1990 – Rosanne Barr sang the National Anthem in San Diego before a Padres baseball game. She was booed for her performance.

1999 – Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France. He was only the second American to win the race.

2010 – WikiLeaks leaked more than 90,000 internal reports to the public.



Jim McCarty 1943 – Musician (Yardbirds)

Verdine White 1951 – Musician (Earth, Wind & Fire)

Walter Payton -1954 – Football Player (NFL)

Roger Clinton 1957 – President Clinton’s brother

Iman 1955 – model, actress (“Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country”) was married to David Bowie

Matt LeBlanc 1967 – Actor (TV’s, “Joey”, “Friends”, movies “Lost in Space”, “Charlie’s Angels”)



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