Historical Events for July 25

0306 – Constantine I proclaimed Roman emperor by his troop
1603 – James VI of Scotland is crowned first king of Great Britain.
1814 – George Stephenson introduced the 1st steam locomotive
1837 – The first commercial use of an electric telegraph was successfully demonstrated by William Cooke and Charles Wheatstone on 25 July 1837 between Euston and Camden Town in London.
1850 – Gold discovered in Oregon, Rogue River
1860 – 1st US intercollegiate billard match (Harvard vs Yales)
1871 – Carrousel patented by Wilhelm Schneider, Davenport, Iowa
1918 – Annette Adams sworn in as 1st woman district attorney of US, Calif
1920 – Telecommunications: First transatlantic two-way radio broadcast takes place.
1936 – 115 acre Orchard Beach opens in the Bronx, New York
1946 – 1st bikini is shown at a Paris fashion show
1952 – Commonwealth of Puerto Rico created (Constitution Day)
1964 – Beatles’ “Hard Day’s Night, A,” album goes #1 & stays #1 for 14 weeks
1965 – Folk-rock begins, Dylan uses electricity at Newport Folk Festival
1966 – Supremes release “You Can’t Hurry Love”
1975 – “A Chorus Line,” longest-running Broadway show (6,137), premiers
2007 – Pratibha Patil is sworn in as India’s first woman president

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