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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 206 out of 365, and have 159 days left of the year.

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

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 facts about July 25th in history!

What Happened On July 25 In History?

2019

The UK had its hottest day on record.

On this day, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, reached a scorching 38.7 °C (101.7°F).
Source Reuters
2019

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.
2016

Verizon bought Yahoo for $4.8 billion in cash.

Source NPR
2010

Wikileaks published classified information about the war in Afghanistan.

This was one of the largest leaks in US military history.
1999

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.
Source NY Times
1983

Metallica released their album “Kill ‘Em All.”

1965

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".
1854

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

1797

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

On this day, he lost not only 300 or more men, but his arm too.
1564

Maximilian II became emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.

OTD in 1564: Maximilian II became emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
1139

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