25th July Historic events and Highlights: Things that you need to know

What happened on 25 July?  

Everything that happened on 25 July is highlighted in the blog below. What were the major events and challenges of this day? Who all people gave their contribution?

History- International 


1956 – USA Ocean Liners Collide

On July 25, 1956, The Italian ocean liner Andrea Doria and the Swedish ocean liner Stockholm collide in a heavy Atlantic fog off on the New England coast. Fifty-one passengers and crew were killed in the collision and 1,660 survivors were rescued from the ship before it sunk.

1939 – England IRA Bomb

On July 25, 1939, a bomb planted in a baggage room on a London Railway station by the IRA. It injured 14 people. The bomb is believed to have been planted by the Irish Republican Army (IRA).

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1997 – First Human Stem Cells

On July 25, 1997, Scientists announce the first human stem cells to be cultured in a laboratory using tissue taken from aborted human embryos.

1944 – World War II

On July 25, 1944, Operation Spring brought one of Canada’s bloodiest days. There were 18,444 casualties and 5,021 were killed. `

1814 – First steam locomotive – Blucher

On July 25, 1814, English engineer George Stephenson introduces his first steam locomotive, a traveling engine designed for hauling coal on the Killingworth wagonway named Blucher.

First steam locomotive

Births- International 

Emperor Albert I, Duke of Bavaria

On July 25, 1336, Albert I, Duke of Bavaria, a feudal ruler of the counties of Holland, Hainaut, and Zeeland in the Low Countries were born.

Composer Tom Dawes

On July 25, 1943, Tom Dawes, an American rock musician, and composer, was born. He wrote music for some of the advertising’s best-known commercial jingles, including “Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz” and “7Up, the Uncola”.

Novelist Elias Canetti

On July 25, 1905, Elias Canetti, a German-language author, was born. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1981.

Cricketer Bill Bowes

Born on July 25, 1908, Bill Bowes, an English professional cricketer was born. He was a right-arm fast bowler and a right-handed tail-end batsman. He took 1,639 wickets with the best performance of nine for 121 and completed ten wickets in a match 27 times.

Actor Woody Strode

Born on July 25, 1914, Woody Strode, a decathlete and football star who became a popular film actor was born. He was was nominated for a Golden Globe award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in “Spartacus”.

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History- Indian


2017 – Building crash in Mumbai

On July 25, 2017, In India, a five-story building came crashing down in Mumbai killing 17 people and injuring 9 others. The next day police arrested the owner of several apartments in the four-story building.

2007 – India’s First Female President 

On July 25, 2007, Pratibha Patil is sworn in as India’s 1st female President. She promised to fight for the rights of women and an end to the widespread practice of aborting female fetuses.

2006 – Tata Motors and Fiat Group’s Joint Venture

On July 25, 2006, India’s Tata Motors Ltd. and Italian carmaker Fiat Group announced they have signed an agreement for a joint-venture in India to make passenger vehicles, engines, and transmissions for Indian and overseas markets.

2005 – Indian Army shot militants

On July 25, 2005, the Indian army said it had shot dead five militants in Kupwara district of Kashmir when they were trying to sneak into India from the Pakistani side.

1997 – India’s 10th President

On July 25, 1997, In India Kocheril Raman Narayanan sworn in as India’s 10th president, becoming the first member of the “untouchable” Dalits caste to do so.

Births- Indian

Actor Jayan

On July 25, 1939, Master Chief Petty Officer Krishnan Nair, better known by his stage name Jayanwas born. He was an Indian film actor, naval officer, stunt performer, and cultural icon of the 1970s.

Somnath Chatterjee

On July 25, 1929, Somnath Chatterjee, an Indian Politician was born. He was the Speaker of the Lok Sabha and he was associated with the Communist Party of India (Marxist) for most of his life.

Cricketer Kartik Kakade

On July 25, 1995, Kartik Kakade, an Indian cricketer was born. He made his first-class debut for Baroda, Ranji Trophy on 9 November 2017.

Composer Ram Sampath

On July 25, 1977, Ram Sampath, an Indian composer, music producer, and musician was born. His composed pop albums like Tanha Dil by Shaan, before composing for films like Khakee, Delhi Belly, Talaash, Raees, etc.

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