July 25

Scott Winters, Realtor

TODAY IN HISTORY:

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

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 at Club 500 in Atlantic City, NJ.

1956 – The Italian liner Andrea Doria sank after a collision with the Swedish ship Stockholm, 45 miles south of Nantucket Island, killing 51.

1969 – Ted Kennedy pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident in Chappaquiddick, MA.

1976 – Viking 1 took the famous Face on Mars photograph.

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, of the Cincinnati Reds, had a hit in his 38th straight game to break the National League record for consecutive base hits.

1980 – The band AC/DC released their 7th studio album, “Back in Black”, which became the 2nd best selling album of all time.

1985 – It was confirmed that Rock Hudson had 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 published more than 90,000 internal reports about the War in Afghanistan to the public. It was one of the largest leaks in U.S. military history.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Jim McCarty – 75 years old (1943) – Drummer (Yardbirds)

Verdine White – 67 years old (1951) – Bassist (Earth, Wind & Fire)

Roger Clinton – 62 years old (1956) – Actor, musician, President Clinton’s half-brother

Iman – 63 years old (1955) – Model, actress (“Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country”)

Matt LeBlanc – 51 years old (1967) – Actor (TV’s “Joey”, “Friends”, movies “Lost in Space”, “Charlie’s Angels”)

 

TODAY IS:

Carousel Day

Hot Fudge Sundae Day

Thread the Needle Day

 

For additional information check out websites like: www.on-this-day.comwww.born-today.com, www.famousbirthdays.com, and www.daysoftheyear.com.

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