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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.