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July 25: This Day That Year

July 25

- 1814 - 1st steam locomotive introduced by George Stephenson.

- 1832 - 1st railroad accident in US, Granite Railway, Quincy, Mass -1 dies.

- 1848 - Birthday: Arthur Balfour, British PM and Foreign Secretary (Balfour Declaration), born in Whittingehame House, East Lothian, Scotland (died March 19, 1930, age 81).

- 1920 - Birthday: Rosalind Franklin, English chemist and co-discoverer of the structure of DNA, born in London (died April 16, 1958, age 37).

- 1941 - US President Franklin D. Roosevelt bans selling benzine/gasoline to Japan.

- 1973 - Louis St. Laurent, 12th PM Minister of Canada, dies of natural causes (born February 1, 1882, age 91).

- 1999 - Lance Armstrong was disqualified after winning 86th Tour de France.

- 2004 - Lance Armstrong was disqualified after winning 91st Tour de France.

- 2012 - Ivica Dačić becomes PM of Serbia.

- 2016 - Verizon announces purchase of Yahoo ($4.83 billion).

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