What Happened On This Day – July 25
2007 India gets its first female president
Pratibha Patil, a politician stayed in office as the head of state of the South Asian country for 5 years.
1984 Svetlana Savitskaya becomes the First Woman to Walk in Space
The Soviet cosmonaut was part of the Soyuz T-12 mission, which docked at the Salyut 7 Space station. As part of the mission, she spent 3.5 hours in space testing tools. Savitskaya was also the second woman to go into space and the first to go to space twice.
1978 World's first test tube baby is born
Louise Joy Brown was the first person to be conceived using in-vitro fertilization or IVF technology, pioneered by doctors Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards.
1976 The famous Face on Mars photo is taken
Viking 1, the first space probe to successfully land on Mars took the famous photo of the Cydonia region on the Red Planet.
1956 Tunisia gains its independence from France
The northernmost African country, became a French protectorate in 1881, under the Treaty of Bardo. The path to independence in the country was marred by civil unrest and conflict and was led by Habib Bourguiba, who became the first president of the independent country.
Births On This Day – July 25
1985 Nelson Piquet, Jr.
Brazilian race car driver
1951 Jack Thompson
American lawyer, activist
1941 Emmett Till
American murder victim
1920 Rosalind Franklin
1750 Henry Knox
Deaths On This Day – July 25
2009 Harry Patch
British super-centenarian, last survivor of the WWI trenches
1997 Ben Hogan
1980 Vladimir Vysotsky
Russian singer-songwriter, actor, poet
1834 Samuel Taylor Coleridge
English poet, philosopher
306 Constantius Chlorus