Do you enjoy learning new, interesting historical facts and trivia? When I’m not selling houses in San Jose, Cupertino and Santa Clara, Calif., so do I. Courtesy of Wikipedia, here are 9 odd but true events from July 25.
- 306 – Constantine I is proclaimed Roman emperor by his troops. Nine years later in 315, the Arch of Constantine is completed near the Colosseum in Rome to commemorate Constantine I's victory over Maxentius at the Milvian Bridge.
- 1603 – James VI of Scotland is crowned king of England (James I of England), bringing the Kingdom of England and Kingdom of Scotland into personal union. political union would occur in 1707.
- 1788 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completes his Symphony No. 40 in G minor (K550).
- 1837 – The first commercial use of an electrical telegraph is successfully demonstrated by William Cooke and Charles Wheatstone on July 25, 1837 between Euston and Camden Townin London.
- 1853 – Joaquin Murrieta, the famous Californio bandit known as "Robin Hood of El Dorado", is killed.
- 1920 – The first transatlantic two-way radio broadcast takes place.
- 1965 – Bob Dylan goes electric as he plugs in at the Newport Folk Festival, signaling a major change in folk and rock music.
- 1978 – Louise Brown, the world's first "test tube baby" is born.
- 2007 – Pratibha Patil is sworn in as India's first female president.
Thank you for reading "Odd But True Events From July 25”.