July 25


Events

Today's Trivia July 25, 1984: First Woman to Walk in Space

1984 First Woman to Walk in Space Soviet cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya conducts and EVA outside the Salyut 7 space station for 3 hours and 35 minutes.



Today's Trivia July 25, 1909: First Airplane Flight Across the English Channel

1909 First Airplane Flight Across the English Channel By French aviator Louis Blériot. See video



Today's Trivia July 25, 1976: Face on Mars

1976 Face on Mars Viking I takes the famous "Face on Mars" photo.


1965 Dylan Goes Electric Bob Dylan, renowned for his acoustic folk music, plugs in at the Newport Folk Festival. The audience responds with loud booing. Folk music legend Pete Seeger said at the time, "if I had an axe, I'd cut the cable right now."


Births

Today's Trivia July 25, 1978: Louise Joy Brown

1978 Louise Joy Brown British woman, the world's first test tube baby. The process, known as in vitro fertilization (IVF) actually took place in a Petri dish, not a test tube . Her sister was also conceived through IVF four years later.



Today's Trivia July 25, 1894: Gavrilo Princip

1894 Gavrilo Princip d. 1918 Bosnian Serb revolutionary. He assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife the Duchess of Hohenberg, in Sarajevo in 1914. In retaliation, Austria-Hungary then invaded Serbia, which led to World War I.
Too young to receive the death penalty, he was sentenced to 20 years in prison, where he died of tuberculosis.



 


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