July 25: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

Learn about the most intriguing events and historical facts that occurred on July 25 throughout history. The 206th day of the Gregorian calendar is July 25th. Napoleon Bonaparte conquered the Ottomans in 1799. Puerto Rico became a self-governing commonwealth of the United States in 1952. Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France for the second time in 1999.

Leo is the zodiac sign for July 25. On this day, Walter Payton and Matt LeBlanc were born. The 25th is National Wine and Cheese Day, as well as National Hot Fudge Sundae Day.


(July 25, 1908)
Ajinomoto is established. Kikunae Ikeda of Tokyo Imperial University discovers that monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a significant element in kombu soup stock and patents a method for its production.


(July 25, 1909)
In 37 minutes, Louis Blériot flies the first heavier-than-air aircraft across the English Channel from Calais, France to Dover, England, United Kingdom.

(July 25, 1946)
The Crossroads Baker device is the first nuclear bomb test conducted underwater.

Happy Birthday! (July 25, 1978)
Louise Brown, the world's first "test tube baby," is born.

(July 25, 1992)
The 1992 Summer Olympics opened on Saturday, July 25, 1992, at the Estadi Olmpic Llus Companys in Barcelona, Spain.

(Died on July 25, 2020)
Peter Green, English blues rock guitarist, singer-songwriter and founder of Fleetwood Mac (b. 1946).

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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