July 25 is the 206th day of the year (207th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 159 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Thursday or Friday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Sunday (56).
+1866 – The United States Congress passes legislation authorizing the rank of General of the Army. Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant becomes the first to be promoted to this rank.
+1868 – Wyoming becomes a United States territory
+1961 – In a speech John F. Kennedy emphasizes that any attack on Berlin is an attack on NATO.
+1965 – Bob Dylan goes electric at the Newport Folk Festival, signaling a major change in folk and rock music.
( Births )
+1915 – Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., American lieutenant and pilot (d. 1944)
+1962 – Doug Drabek, American baseball player and coach
+1967 – Matt LeBlanc, American actor and producer