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    • July 25, 0306 Constantine I proclaimed Roman emperor by his troops.

    • July 25, 0864 Edict of Pistres of Charles the Bald orders defensive measures against the Vikings.

    • July 25, 1261 "The city of Constantinople is recaptured by Nicaean forces under the command of Michael VIII Palaeologus, thus re-establishing the Byzantine Empire. The Byzantines also succeed in capturing Thessalonica and the rest of the Latin Empire."

    • July 25, 1536 Sebastin de Belalczar on his search of El Dorado found the City of Santiago de Cali.

    • July 25, 1547 Henry II (France) crowned.

    • July 25, 1567 "Don Diego de Losada founds the city of Santiago de Leon de Caracas, modern-day Caracas, the capital city of Venezuela."

    • July 25, 1593 France's Protestant King Henri IV converts to Roman Catholic

    • July 25, 1593 Henry IV of France publicly converts from Protestantism to Roman Catholicism.

    • July 25, 1603 James VI of Scotland is crowned first king of Great Britain.

    • July 25, 1693 "Ignacio de Maya founds the Real Santiago de las Sabinas, actual Sabinas Hidalgo, Nuevo Len, Mxico."

    • July 25, 1722 Three Years War begins along Maine and Massachusetts border.

    • July 25, 1729 North Carolina becomes royal colony

    • July 25, 1755 "The decision to deport the Acadians takes place in Halifax. Thousands of Acadians are sent to the British Colonies in America, France and England. Some later moved to Louisiana, while others later resettled in New Brunswick."

    • July 25, 1758 Seven Years' War: The island battery at Fortress Louisbourg in Nova Scotia is silenced and all French warships are destroyed or taken.

    • July 25, 1759 British capture Fort Niagara from French (7 Years' War)

    • July 25, 1775 Maryland issues currency depicting George III trampling Magna Carta

    • July 25, 1792 The Brunswick Manifesto is issued to the population of Paris promising vengeance if the French Royal Family is harmed.

    • July 25, 1795 The first stone of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is laid.

    • July 25, 1797 Horatio Nelson loses more than 300 men and his right arm during the failed conquest attempt of Tenerife Island (Spain).

    • July 25, 1799 "At Aboukir in Egypt, Napoleon I of France defeats 10,000 Ottomans under Mustafa Pasha."

    • July 25, 1799 French-Egyptian forces under Napolean I beat Turks at Battle of Abukir

    • July 25, 1814 Battle of Niagara Falls (Lundy's Lane); Americans defeat British

    • July 25, 1822 "Gen Agust­n de Iturbide crowned Agust­n I, first emperor of M?xico"

    • July 25, 1824 Costa Rica annexes Guanacaste from Nicaragua.

    • July 25, 1832 "The first recorded railroad accident in U.S. history occurred when four people were thrown off a vacant car on the Granite Railway near Quincy, Massachusetts. 1 killed."

    • July 25, 1837 The first commercial use of an electric telegraph was successfully demonstrated by William Cooke and Charles Wheatstone on 25 July 1837 between Euston and Camden Town in London.

    • July 25, 1853 "Joaquin Murietta, famous Californio bandit known as ""Robin Hood of El Dorado"", is killed."

    • July 25, 1860 The first US intercollegiate billard match (Harvard vs Yales)

    • July 25, 1866 US Grant named first general of Army

    • July 25, 1868 Territory of Wyoming created

    • July 25, 1868 Wyoming becomes a United States territory.

    • July 25, 1869 "The Japanese daimy begin returning their land holdings to the emperor as part of the Meiji Restoration reforms. (Traditional Japanese Date: June 17, 1869)."

    • July 25, 1871 "Carrousel patented by Wilhelm Schneider, Davenport, Iowa"

    • July 25, 1897 Writer Jack London sails to join the Klondike Gold Rush where he will write his first successful stories.

    • July 25, 1898 "During the Spanish-American War, U.S. forces launched their invasion of Puerto Rico, a 108-mile long, forty-mile-wide island that was one of Spain's two principle possessions in the Caribbean."

    • July 25, 1898 "The first US troops land & occupy Puerto Rice, at Guanica Bay"

    • July 25, 1903 Castle on top of Telegraph Hill closes

    • July 25, 1907 Korea becomes a protectorate of Japan.

    • July 25, 1908 "Ajinomoto is founded. Kikunae Ikeda of the Tokyo Imperial University discovers that a key ingredient in Konbu soup stock is monosodium glutamate (MSG), and patents a process for manufacturing it."

    • July 25, 1909 "France's Louis Bl?riot, makes first airplane flight across Engl Channel"

    • July 25, 1909 Louis Blriot makes the first flight across the English Channel in a heavier-than-air machine (Calais to Dover) in 37 minutes.

    • July 25, 1912 Comoros proclaimed a French colonies

    • July 25, 1916 Explosion at Lake Erie & Cleveland Waterworks

    • July 25, 1917 "Sir Thomas Whyte introduces the first income tax in Canada as a ""temporary"" measure (lowest bracket is 4% and highest is 25%)."

    • July 25, 1918 "Annette Adams sworn in as first woman district attorney of US, Calif"

    • July 25, 1918 Race riot in Chester Pennsylvania (3 blacks & 2 whites killed)

    • July 25, 1920 Telecommunications: First transatlantic two-way radio broadcast takes place.

    • July 25, 1925 Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union (TASS) is established.

    • July 25, 1934 Nazis assassinate Austrian Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss in a failed coup attempt.

    • July 25, 1940 General Guisan orders the Swiss Army to resist German invasion and make surrender illegal.

    • July 25, 1940 John Sigmund begins swimming for 89 hrs 46 mins in the Mississippi R

    • July 25, 1943 Benito Mussolini dismissed as premier of Italy during WW II

    • July 25, 1943 "With American and British forces racing across Sicily, Italian King Emmanuel III, acting under the recommendation of the Fascist Grand Council, dismissed Fascist leader Benito Mussolini and placed him under arrest"

    • July 25, 1943 World War II: Benito Mussolini is forced out of office by his own Italian Grand Council and is replaced by Pietro Badoglio.

    • July 25, 1944 The breakout from the Normandy beaches begins.

    • July 25, 1944 The first jet fighter used in combat (Messerschmitt 262)

    • July 25, 1946 "At Club 500 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis stage their first show as a comedy team."

    • July 25, 1946 Operation Crossroads: An atomic bomb is detonated underwater in the lagoon of Bikini atoll.

    • July 25, 1946 The first bikini is shown at a Paris fashion show

    • July 25, 1946 US detonates underwater A-bomb at Bikini (5th atomic explosion)

    • July 25, 1947 "US Air Force, Navy & War Dept form US Dept of Defense"

    • July 25, 1952 Commonwealth of Puerto Rico created (Constitution Day)

    • July 25, 1952 "The U.S. non-incorporated colonial territory of Puerto Rico adopts a ""constitution"" of local-limited powers, approved by the United States Congress in contravention of then-current International Law."

    • July 25, 1956 "’One hour before midnight on July 25, 1956, the Swedish ocean liner Stockholm collided with the Italian liner Andrea Doria off the coast of Nantucket,later the Andrea Doria sank"

    • July 25, 1956 "45 miles south of Nantucket Island, the Italian ocean liner SS Andrea Doria collides with the MS Stockholm in heavy fog and sinks the next day, killing 51."

    • July 25, 1956 Italian liner Andrea Doria sank after colliding with the Stockholm

    • July 25, 1956 Jordanians attack UN Palestine truce

    • July 25, 1957 Monarchy in Tunisa abolished in favor of a republic

    • July 25, 1958 """Sensational"" Sherri Martel wins wrestling's WWF woman's title"

    • July 25, 1958 The African Regroupment Party (PRA) holds its first congress in Cotonou.

    • July 25, 1961 John F. Kennedy speech emphasizes that any attack on Berlin is an attack on NATO.

    • July 25, 1961 "Maris hits home runs 37, 38, 39 & 40 in a double header"

    • July 25, 1963 "US, Russia & England sign nuclear test ban treaty"

    • July 25, 1964 Race riot in Rochester NY

    • July 25, 1965 "Folk-rock begins, Dylan uses electricity at Newport Folk Festival"

    • July 25, 1966 "Supremes release ""You Can't Hurry Love"""

    • July 25, 1968 H Wroblewski discovers asteroid #1993 Guacolda

    • July 25, 1969 "70,000 attend Seattle Pop Festival"

    • July 25, 1972 US health officials concede blacks were used as guinea pigs in 40 year syphillis experiment

    • July 25, 1973 "George Harrison pays ?1,000,000 tax on his Bangladesh concert & album"

    • July 25, 1973 Soviet Mars 5 space probe launched.

    • July 25, 1973 USSR launches Mars 5

    • July 25, 1975 """A Chorus Line,"" longest-running Broadway show (6,137), premiers"

    • July 25, 1976 The infamous Face on Mars and pyramids were photographed.

    • July 25, 1978 The Cerro Maravilla Incident occurs.

    • July 25, 1981 Voyager 2 encounters Saturn

    • July 25, 1983 Black July: 37 Tamil political prisoners at the Welikada high security prison in Colombo were massacred by the fellow Sinhalese prisoners.

    • July 25, 1983 "The first nonhuman primate (baboon) conceived in a lab dish, San Antonio"

    • July 25, 1983 Washington Public Power Supply System defaulted $2.25 billion

    • July 25, 1984 Cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya became first woman to walk in space

    • July 25, 1984 Salyut 7 Cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya becomes the first woman to perform a space walk.

    • July 25, 1985 Spokeswoman for Rock Hudson confirmed he had AIDS

    • July 25, 1987 Number one hit on UK music charts - Madonna - Who's That Girl

    • July 25, 1987 Sherri Martel beats Fabulous Moolah for WWF Woman's Championship Belt

    • July 25, 1987 "USSR launches Kosmos 1870, 15-ton Earth-study satellite"

    • July 25, 1990 Roseanne Barr sings the National Anthem at San Diego Padre game

    • July 25, 1990 "US Ambassador tells Iraq, US won't take sides in Iraq-Kuwait dispute"

    • July 25, 1991 Howard Stern adds a 4th radio market (Los Angeles)

    • July 25, 1993 "Israel launches a massive attack against Lebanon in what the Israelis call Operation Accountability, and the Lebanese call Seven-Day War."

    • July 25, 1993 "The St James Church massacre occurs in Kenilworth, Cape Town, South Africa."

    • July 25, 1994 "Israel and Jordan sign the Washington Declaration, which formally ends the state of war that has existed between the nations since 1948."

    • July 25, 1995 A gas bottle exploded in station Saint Michel of line B of the RER (Paris regional train network). Eight were killed and 80 wounded.

    • July 25, 1997 "K.R. Narayanan is sworn-in as India's 10th president and the first Dalit formerly called ""untouchable"" to hold this office."

    • July 25, 2000 "Air France Flight 4590, a Concorde supersonic passenger jet, F-BTSC, crashes just after takeoff from Paris killing all 109 aboard and 4 on the ground."

    • July 25, 2007 Jeremy Clarkson and James May reached the North Pole by driving a Toyota Pick-up truck

    • July 25, 2007 Pratibha Patil is sworn in as India's first woman president

    • July 25, 2008 "Randy Pausch died of pancreatic cancer. He was an american professor of computer science and human-computer interaction and design at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania."







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