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This Day in History for July 25

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

 

1814 – English engineer George Stephenson introduces the 1st steam engine.

 

1832 – 1st railroad accident in US, Granite Railway, Quincy, Mass-1 dies.

 

1850 – Gold discovered in Oregon (Rogue River)

 

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

 

1866 – Ulysses S. Grant named 1st General of Army.

 

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

 

1913 – Pirates Max Carey goes hitless, but scores 5 runs against Phillies.

 

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

 

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

 

1941 – FDR bans selling benzene/gasoline to Japan.

 

1943 – 1st warship named after an African-American launched – USS Leonard Roy Harman, a Buckley class destroyer.

 

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

 

1952 – Puerto Rico becomes a self-governing US commonwealth (Constitution Day)

 

1961 – Walt Disney’s animated film “101 Dalmations”, based on the novel by Dodie Smith and directed by Clyde Geronimi and Hamilton Luske is released in the US.

 

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

 

1969 – Edward Kennedy pleads guilty to leaving the 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.

 

1985 – Spokeswoman for Rock Hudson confirmed he had AIDS.

 

1997 – QB Brett Favre, re-signs with Green Bay Packers for $50M for 7 years.

 

2014 – Both Israel and Hamas review US Secretary of State John Kerry’s proposal for an immediate ceasefire and meets in Cairo.

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