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Thursday, July 31, 2014

July 25 - This Day in History

July 25 : General Interest
1978: World's first "test tube baby" born

On this day in 1978, Louise Joy Brown, the world's first baby to be conceived via in vitro fertilization (IVF) is born at Oldham and District General Hospital in Manchester, England, to parents Lesley and Peter Brown. The healthy baby was delivered shortly before midnight by... read more


American Revolution
1780 : General Gates takes command of the southern arm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/general-gates-takes-command-of-the-southern-army


Automotive
1941 : Henry Ford writes fan letter to Mahatma Gandhi
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/henry-ford-writes-fan-letter-to-mahatma-gandhi


Civil War
1861 : Congress passes Crittenden-Johnson Resolution
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/congress-passes-crittenden-johnson-resolution


Cold War
1969 : The Nixon Doctrine is announced
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-nixon-doctrine-is-announced


Crime
1853 : Head of frontier bandit placed on display
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/head-of-frontier-bandit-placed-on-display

1988 : A young man turns the death of his parents into a game
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/a-young-man-turns-the-death-of-his-parents-into-a-game


Disaster
2000 : Concorde jet crashes
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/concorde-jet-crashes


General Interest
1832 : The first railroad accident
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-first-railroad-accident

1898 : Puerto Rico invaded
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/puerto-rico-invaded

1956 : Ships collide off Nantucket
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ships-collide-off-nantucket

1965 : Dylan appears at Newport Folk Fest
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/dylan-appears-at-newport-folk-fest



Hollywood
1985 : Rock Hudson announces he has AIDS
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/rock-hudson-announces-he-has-aids


Literary
1897 : Jack London sails for the Klondike
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jack-london-sails-for-the-klondike


Music
1965 : Dylan goes electric at the Newport Folk Festival
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/dylan-goes-electric-at-the-newport-folk-festival


Old West
1853 : California Rangers kill Joaquin Murrieta
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/california-rangers-kill-joaquin-murrieta


Presidential
1945 : Truman drops hint to Stalin about a terrible new weapon
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/truman-drops-hint-to-stalin-about-a-terrible-new-weapon


Sports
1992 : Opening of the XXV Olympiad in Barcelona
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/opening-of-the-xxv-olympiad-in-barcelona


Vietnam War
1964 : Joint Chiefs propose air strikes
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/joint-chiefs-propose-air-strikes

1969 : Nixon announces new doctrine
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-announces-new-doctrine


World War I
1917 : Mata Hari sentenced to die
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mata-hari-sentenced-to-die


World War II
1943 : Mussolini falls from power
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mussolini-falls-from-power
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