Today in History: Saturday, July 25, 2015
1593- France’s King Henry IV converted from Protestantism to Roman Catholicism.
1868- Congress passed an act creating the Wyoming Territory.
1952- Puerto Rico became a self-governing commonwealth of the United States.
1956- The Italian liner Andrea Doria collided with the Swedish ship Stockholm off the New England coast, claiming the lives of 51 people.
1965- Bob Dylan shocked his fans at the Newport Folk Festival by playing electric guitar.
1975- The musical “A Chorus Line” opened on Broadway.
1978- The first baby conceived by in-vitro fertilization was born in Oldham, England.
1984- Soviet cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya became the first woman to walk in space.
1994- Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Jordan’s King Hussein signed a declaration at the White House ending their countries’ 46-year state of war.
2000- Texas Gov. George W. Bush selected Dick Cheney to be his running mate on the Republican presidential ticket.
2008- California became the first state to ban trans fats from restaurant food.
Model-actress Iman turns 60 years old today.
Barbara Harris, Actress, 80
Nate Thurmond, Basketball Hall of Famer, 74
Verdine White, Rock musician (Earth, Wind and Fire), 64
Illeana Douglas, Actress, 50
Matt LeBlanc, Actor (“Friends”), 48
D.B. Woodside, Actor, 46
Former World Bank President Robert Zoellick turns 62 years old today.