July 25: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on July 25



July 25th is also known as Carousel Day as well as Thread The Needle Day.

We are now on day 207 out of 366, and have 159 days remaining in 2024.

July 25 in history has been an interesting one to say the least! Here you’ll learn something new about the history of this special day, as well as what celebrities were born today.

Did you know that on this day in 1983, Metallica released their album “Kill ‘Em All”? It was described as one of the fastest and heaviest albums ever recorded.

Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about July 25th in history!


What memorable events happened on July 25 in history? Keep reading to find out!


The UK had its hottest day on record.

On this day, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, reached a scorching 38.7 °C (101.7°F).


An asteroid, dubbed “City Killer,” came closer to Earth than the moon and was almost undetected.

Astonished astronomers reported the object flew past the Earth at 15 miles per second and was 43,500 miles from Earth at its closest point.


Verizon bought Yahoo for $4.8 billion in cash.


Wikileaks published classified information about the war in Afghanistan.

OTD in 2010: Wikileaks published classified information about the war in Afghanistan.

This was one of the largest leaks in US military history.


Pratibha Patil was sworn in as India’s first female president.


Lance Armstrong won Tour de France for the 7th consecutive run.

However, on October 22, 2012, he was disqualified from his wins by the Anti-Doping Agency. He was also banned for life from competitive cycling.


Metallica released their album “Kill ‘Em All.”


The first baby was born after being conceived by in vitro fertilization (IVF).

As the world’s first test-tube baby, Louise Brown was famous from birth – at least in the medical world. Although she was born earlier than expected, Louise was a perfectly healthy baby girl. Her parents had struggled to have a child naturally for nine years before signing up for the experimental fertility program.


Bob Dylan performed his first electric concert at the Newport Folk Festival.

OTD in 1965: Bob Dylan performed his first electric concert at the Newport Folk Festival.

Sections of the audience booed the performance, while the rest applauded his performance. Dylan was said to have “electrified one half of his audience, and electrocuted the other.”


Italian Fascist Prime Minister Benito Mussolini was removed from office.

The result came from a decision by Italy’s Grand Council of Fascism, Mussolini’s main body of government. What followed was the establishment of a new government, the arrest of Mussolini, and an end to 21 years of Italian Fascism.


The plastic shirt collar was patented in the US by Walter Hunt.


Rear-Admiral Horatio Nelson’s attempt to conquest Tenerife, Spain, failed.

On this day, he lost 300 or more men as well as his own arm.


Maximilian II became emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.

OTD in 1564: Maximilian II became emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.


After winning the Battle of Ourique, Afonso I became King of Portugal.

Famous Births

Is today your birthday? If so, you share the same birthday with Meg Donnelly. Here are a few other famous people born on this day.


Matt LeBlanc



Matt LeBlanc


56 years old

Born In:

Massachusetts, USA


Meg Donnelly



Meg Donnelly


23 years old

Born In:

New York, USA


James Lafferty



James Lafferty


38 years old

Born In:

California, USA


Andrew Lewis Caldwell



Andrew Lewis Caldwell


34 years old

Born In:

Michigan, USA


Memorable quotes are being said or written every day. Here we have the most notable quote ever said on July 25.


When they go low, we go high.

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

American First Lady


There is no remedy for love but to love more.

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau

American Naturalist

Special Holidays

If you’ve got a few minutes spare today, why not celebrate these special holidays.

July 25: National Thread The Needle Day
United States

National Thread The Needle Day

This phrase may have many meanings, but today we’re celebrating all things to do with sewing! It’s far too common for people to simply throw out a piece of clothing rather than mend it, but that changes today! So go, thread your needles and fix something!

July 25: National Carousel Day
United States

National Carousel Day

The carousel has been spinning children round on horses at amusement parks for over two centuries and is still popular today. On July 25 each year, we celebrate Carousel Day, so why not have a day at your local theme park today?

THe Fact Site’s

Fun Fact Of The Day

The police in Belfast used music from an ice-cream truck to calm down angry teen rioters. The music diffused a tense situation, but the officers were reprimanded for it.

Birthday & Zodiac

Those of you who were born on July 25th share the Leo star sign.

Leo is a fire sign represented by the lion and is associated with light, love, confidence. Leos tend to be dramatic at times, but they’re also very creative, self-confident, and dominant.

Ruby is the birthstone given to people born in July. The color of the ruby gemstone commonly ranges from a deep blood red to a pale rose red. The ruby symbolizes love, passion, and success.

If you were born on July 25th, you would likely have been conceived on or around November 1st of the previous year.

Babies conceived on July 25, 2024, will be due next year around April 17.

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