All of the events below took place on the same day of the month, July 25.
1603: James VI of Scotland is crowned King of England and Ireland on the death of Elizabeth I.
1866: Congress authorizes the rank of General of the Army, which is first bestowed upon Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant.
1894: Actor and recording artist Walter Brennan is born in Lynn, Massachusetts.
1946: Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis perform at Club 500 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, their first show as a comedy team.
1965: Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan shocks many in the crowd at the Newport Folk Festival by going electric.
1978: Louise Brown, the world's first test tube baby, is born in Oldham, England.
1995: Singer-songwriter and pianist Charlie Rich dies in Hammond, Louisiana at age 62.
2000: Concorde Air France Flight 4590 crashes shortly after takeoff from Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. All 113 on board are killed.