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Famous Events For July 25

Famous Events For July 25 – Today In History

July 25: Today in History – Historical Events

Early Centuries – July 25  Historic Events – Before the 1700s

1. 25th July 1139: In Portugal, Count Alfonso was today proclaimed as King.
2. 25th July 1261: Nicaean forces led by Alexios Strategopoulos recaptured Constantinople for Emperor Michael VIII, re-establishing the Byzantine Empire.
3. 25th July 1360: Jews were expelled from Breslau, Silesia.


4. 25th July 1511: Portuguese forces led by Afonso de Albuquerque assaulted the prosperous trading city of Malacca in the Malay Peninsula.
5. 25th July 1521: About 300 heretics were burned in the city square of Vrijdagmarkt in the city of Ghent.
6. 25th July 1547: Henry II was coroneted today as King of France.
7. 25th July 1564: Maximilian II succeeded his father Ferdinand I as Holy Roman Emperor.
8. 25th July 1567: The city of Santiago de Leon de Caracas (modern-day Caracas) which is the capital city of Venezuela was founded by Don Diego de Losada.
9. 25th July 1585: 45 Roman Catholics were banned in Amsterdam.
10. 25th July 1593: King Henry IV, the President of France, converts to the Roman Catholic faith.
11. 25th July 1652: Nikita Minin became the patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church.
12. 25th July 1670: 4000 Jews were expelled from Vienna by Austrian Emperor Leopold I.


18th Century – What Happened on July 25 – The 1700s

13. 25th July 1729: North Carolina became a Royal Colony.
14. 25th July 1759: The British captured Fort Niagara from the French today.
15. 25th July 1775: Maryland issued currency depicting George III trampling the Magna Carta.
16. 25th July 1792: The Brunswick manifesto promising vengeance if the French Royal Family is harmed, issued to the population of Paris.
17. 25th July 1795: The first stone was laid for the Pontcysylite Aqueduct today.
18. 25th July 1797: During an attempt for the conquest of Tenerife in Spain, Horatio Nelson loses 300 men and also his right arm.
19. 25th July 1799: Turks were beaten at the Battle of Abukir by the French-Egyptian forces led by Napoleon I.


19th Century – July 25 This Day That Year – The 1800s

20. 25th July 1814: Americans defeated the British in the Battle of Niagara Falls (Lundy’s Lane).
21. 25th July 1814: George Stephenson, the English Engineer, introduced his first steam locomotive, a traveling engine designed for hauling coal on the Killingworth wagonway named Blücher.
22. 25th July 1822: In Mexico, General Agustin de Iturbide was crowned Agustin I, 1st Emperor of Mexico.
23. 25th July 1824: Costa Rica annexed Guanacaste from Nicaragua.
24. 25th July 1830: The July Ordinance was signed by Charles X today. Among other things, it also suspended freedom of the press.
25. 25th July 1832: This day records the first railroad accident in the US, Granite Railway, Quincy, Massachusetts in which one person was killed.
26. 25th July 1835: Jewish settlers of Hebron Palestine were attacked by Ibrahim Pasha’s army.
27. 25th July 1837: William Cooke and Charles Wheatstone successfully demonstrated the first commercial use of an electric telegraph between Euston and Camden Town in London.


28. 25th July 1850: Gold reserves discovered in Oregon (Rouge River).
29. 25th July 1854: Walter Hunt was awarded a US patent for a paper shirt collar.
30. 25th July 1860: Inter-collegiate billiards match (Harvard Vs Yale) was played for the first time in the US.
31. 25th July 1861: Crittenden resolution stating that war is to be fought to preserve the Union and uphold the Constitution and not to alter slavery was passed today in Washington DC.
32. 25th July 1866: Alexander W Randall assumed office today as the 25th Post Master General of the US.
33. 25th July 1966: Ulysses S Grant was named as the 1st General of the US army. He later became the President of the US.
34. 25th July 1871: William Schneider was awarded a patent for Carousel in Davenport, Iowa.

20th Century – Important Events On This Day July 25th – The 1900

35. 25th July 1900: Gilbert Jessop scored his second hundred before lunch in the same match.
36. 25th July 1907: Korea became a protectorate of Japan today.
37. 25th July 1909: The first airplane flight across the English Channel was made today by Louis Bleriot of France.
38. 25th July 1912: The islands of Comoros were proclaimed as French Colonies.
39. 25th July 1913: A large number of people from South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, and Swaziland attended a meeting called by the South African Native National Congress, now called the African National Congress, at Johannesburg today.
40. 25th July 1914: On his last day of Club Cricket, W. G. Grace, at the age of 66 scored 69 runs today.
41. 25th July 1917: Income tax was introduced in Canada as a “temporary” measure by Sir Thomas Whyte with the lowest tax bracket at 4% and the highest at 25%.

42. 25th July 1918: Annette Adams was today sworn in as the first woman district attorney of the US, California.
43. 25th July 1918: Race riots broke out in Chester Pennsylvania in which 3 blacks and 2 whites were killed.
44. 25th July 1923: German Mark was devalued to 600,000 Marks =US $1.
45. 25th July 1933: In the first Dutch live radio concert given by jazz musician Duke Ellington today.
46. 25th July 1934: An attempted coup by the Nazis in Austria failed.
47. 25th July 1938: Ban on Jewish artisans in Germany.
48. 25th July 1941: Franklin D Roosevelt imposed a ban on the sale of benzene/gasoline to Japan.
49. 25th July 1943: USS Leonard Roy Harmon, a Buckley class destroyer was the 1st warship named after an African American.
50. 25th July 1943: On the authority of King Victor Emmanuel III, the King of Italy, Benito Mussolini was dismissed as Prime Minister and was arrested.

51. 25th July 1943: The Fokker airplane factory in Amsterdam was bombed by the RAF.
52. 25th July 1944: A jet fighter was used for combat for the first time today.
53. 25th July 1944: US forces began a major offensive in Normandy, with air bombardment, code-named Operation Cobra.
54. 25th July 1946: The US detonated an underwater atom bomb at Bikini Island.
55. 25th July 1946: Actors Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis staged their first show as a comedy team at Club 500 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
56. 25th July 1952: Puerto Rico became a self-governing US Commonwealth.
57. 25th July 1953: Transit fares in New York City were increased from 10 cents to 15 cents and Subway tokens were used for the first time.
58. 25th July 1956: Jordan today launched an attack on the UN Palestine force.
59. 25th July 1957: Tunisia abolishes monarchy and favors a republic.
60. 25th July 1957: The US performed a nuclear test at its Nevada test site today.
61. 25th July 1961: US President John F Kennedy in a speech emphasized that any attack on Berlin is an attack on NATO.

62. 25th July 1963: A nuclear test ban treaty was signed by the US, Russia, and Britain today.
63. 25th July 1966: Chinese revolutionary and Chairman of the communist party Mao Zedong swam the Yangtze River.
64. 25th July 1969: The Seattle Pop Festival was attended by 70,000 people.
65. 25th July 1972: US health officials conceded that African Americans were used as guinea pigs in a 40-year syphilis experiment.
66. 25th July 1980: The US today performed a nuclear test at the Nevada test site.
67. 25th July 1982: France performed a nuclear test today.
68. 25th July 1982: In India, Zail Singh was sworn in as the seventh President of India today.
69. 25th July 1984: Cosmonaut Svetlana Savistkaya walks in space and she became the first woman to do so.
70. 25th July 1985: Following a coup, Uganda suspended its constitution today.
71. 25th July 1990: The US ambassador informed Iraq that the US would not take sides in the Iraq-Kuwait dispute.
72. 25th July 1993: Israel launches offensive against terrorist bases in South Lebanon.

21st Century – July 25 This Day In History – The 2000s

73. 25th July 2000: A Concord supersonic passenger jet of Air-France Fight 4590, crashed just after takeoff killing 109 aboard and 4 people on the ground.
74. 25th July 2001: In the face of declining oil prices, OPEC countries decided to cut crude oil production by 4% (1 million barrels a day).
75. 25th July 2007: In India, Prathiba Patil was today sworn in as India’s first female President.
76. 25th July 2012: Egan-Jones downgraded Italy’s credit rating to CCC+.
77. 25th July 2012: With a fall of .2% in the GDP in the first quarter of 2012, following a fall of .3% in the last quarter of 2011, the UK’s economy returns to a recession.
78. 25th July 2017: In India, Ramnath Kovind became the 14th President of India.
79. 25th July 2018: More than 200 people were killed in Sweida and surrounding areas of Syria in multiple suicide bombings and attacks by Islamic State.

80. 25th July 2018: In Pakistan’s general elections, former cricket-turned-politician Imran Khan of Tehreek-e-Insaf won the election by polling the most votes but not by securing a majority.

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