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This Day in History for July 25

This Day In History1729 – North Carolina becomes a royal colony.

1850 – Gold discovered in Oregon (Rogue River).

1854 – Walter Hunt is awarded the first U.S. patent for a paper shirt collar.

1868 – US Congress forms Wyoming Territory (Dakota, Utah & Idaho).

1922 – AT&T begins broadcasting on WBAY (NYC-later WNBC, WRCA & WFAN).

1933 – 1st Dutch live radio concert: Duke Ellington.

1941 – FDR bans selling benzene/gasoline to Japan.

1946 – At Club 500 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis stage their first show as a comedy team.

1961 – Roger Maris hits home runs 37,38,39 & 40 in a doubleheader.

1961 – In a speech John F. Kennedy emphasizes that any attack on Berlin is an attack on NATO.

1965 – Folk-rock begins, Dylan uses electric guitar at Newport Folk Festival.

1966 – Supremes release “You Can’t Hurry Love.”

1969 – Edward Kennedy pleads guilty to leaving scene of an accident a week after the Chappaquiddick car accident that killed Mary Jo Kopechne.

1975 – “A Chorus Line”, longest-running Broadway show (6,137), premieres.

1978 – Cincinnati Red Pete Rose sets NL record hitting in 38 consecutive games.

1983 – Washington Pubic Power Supply System defaulted $2.25 billion.

1997 – Autumn Jackson, found guilty of trying to extort $40M from Bill Cosby.

2012 – The 2012 Summer Olympics begin (Opening ceremony 27th).

2016 – Verizon announces $4.83 billion purchase of Yahoo.

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