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Notable Historical Events for July 25th

1866Ulysses S. Grant named 1st general of Army

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

19331st Dutch live radio concert: Duke Ellington

1941FDR bans selling benzine/gasoline to Japan

1547Henry II of France is crowned.

1902james j jeffries KOs Bob Fitzsimmons in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

1966Mao Zedong swims Yangtse River

1797Horatio Nelson loses more than 300 men and his right arm during the failed conquest attempt of Tenerife (Spain).

1965Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Tournament

1603James VI of Scotland is crowned James I of English uniting kingdoms of England and Scotland

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Notable Birthdays on July 25th

1914Woody Strode, actor (Posse, Cotton Club, Vigilante, Scream)

1954Walter Payton, Columbia Mississippi, NFL running back (Chicago Bears)

1923Estelle Getty, New York City, New York, American actress (Golden Girls, The Golden Palace)

1941Emmett Till, Chicago Illinois, American lynching victim

1884Davidson Black, Canada, Paleoanthropologist and doctor of anatomy (identified Peking Man)

1967Matt LeBlanc, Newton Massachusetts, actor (Joey Tribbiani-Friends)

1941Nate Thurmond, Akron Ohio, NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers)

1920Rosalind Franklin, English scientist (d. 1958)

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Notable Weddings on July 25th

1839British PM William Gladstone (29) weds Catherine Glynne (27) in England

1986Four-time tennis player champ Hana Mandlikova (24) weds restaurateur Jan Sedlak at Prague's old town hall

July 25th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on July 25th

1973Louis St. Laurent, 12th Prime Minister of Canada, dies of natural causes at 91

1997Ben Hogan, golfer (Masters, Brit Open, US Open-1953), dies at 84

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