July 25th Events

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July 25th, 2007 (July 25 2007)EventPratibha Patil is sworn in as India s first woman president
July 25th, 2000 (July 25 2000)EventAir 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 25th, 1997 (July 25 1997)EventK.R. Narayanan is sworn-in as India s 10th president and the first Dalit- formerly called "untouchable"- to hold this office.
July 25th, 1995 (July 25 1995)EventA gas bottle exploded in station Saint Michel of line B of the RER (Paris regional train network). Eight were killed and 80 wounded.
July 25th, 1994 (July 25 1994)EventIsrael and Jordan sign the Washington Declaration, which formally ends the state of war that has existed between the nations since 1948.
July 25th, 1993 (July 25 1993)EventIsrael launches a massive attack against Lebanon in what the Israelis call Operation Accountability, and the Lebanese call Seven-Day War.
July 25th, 1993 (July 25 1993)EventThe St James Church massacre occurs in Kenilworth, Cape Town, South Africa.
July 25th, 1984 (July 25 1984)EventSalyut 7 Cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya becomes the first woman to perform a space walk.
July 25th, 1983 (July 25 1983)EventBlack July: 37 Tamil political prisoners at the Welikada high security prison in Colombo were massacred by the fellow Sinhalese prisoners.
July 25th, 1978 (July 25 1978)EventThe Cerro Maravilla Incident occurs.
July 25th, 1973 (July 25 1973)EventSoviet Mars 5 space probe launched.
July 25th, 1969 (July 25 1969)EventVietnam War: US President Richard Nixon declares the Nixon Doctrine, stating that the United States now expects its Asian allies to take care of their own military defense. This was the start of the "Vietnamization" of the war.
July 25th, 1961 (July 25 1961)EventJohn F. Kennedy speech emphasizes that any attack on Berlin is an attack on NATO.John F. Kennedy Quotes
July 25th, 1958 (July 25 1958)EventThe African Regroupment Party (PRA) holds its first congress in Cotonou.
July 25th, 1956 (July 25 1956)Event45 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 25th, 1952 (July 25 1952)EventThe 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 25th, 1946 (July 25 1946)EventOperation Crossroads: An atomic bomb is detonated underwater in the lagoon of Bikini atoll.
July 25th, 1946 (July 25 1946)EventAt Club 500 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis stage their first show as a comedy team.
July 25th, 1944 (July 25 1944)EventWorld War II: Operation SpringOne of the bloodiest days for Canadians during the war: 18,444 casualties, including 5,021 killed.
July 25th, 1943 (July 25 1943)EventWorld War II: Benito Mussolini is forced out of office by his own Italian Grand Council and is replaced by Pietro Badoglio.Pietro Badoglio Quotes
July 25th, 1940 (July 25 1940)EventGeneral Guisan orders the Swiss Army to resist German invasion and make surrender illegal.
July 25th, 1934 (July 25 1934)EventNazis assassinate Austrian Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss in a failed coup attempt.
July 25th, 1925 (July 25 1925)EventTelegraph Agency of the Soviet Union (TASS) is established.
July 25th, 1920 (July 25 1920)EventTelecommunications: First transatlantic two-way radio broadcast takes place.
July 25th, 1917 (July 25 1917)EventSir Thomas Whyte introduces the first income tax in Canada as a "temporary" measure (lowest bracket is 4% and highest is 25%).
July 25th, 1909 (July 25 1909)EventLouis Bleriot makes the first flight across the English Channel in a heavier-than-air machine (Calais to Dover) in 37 minutes.
July 25th, 1908 (July 25 1908)EventAjinomoto is foundedied in 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 25th, 1907 (July 25 1907)EventKorea becomes a protectorate of Japan.
July 25th, 1898 (July 25 1898)EventThe United States invasion of Puerto Rico begins with U.S. troops landing at harbor of Guanica, Puerto Rico [The land invasion, proper, began that day: Sea-based bombardment and shelling of the capital city of San Juan had been occurring since May 1898].
July 25th, 1897 (July 25 1897)EventWriter Jack London sails to join the Klondike Gold Rush where he will write his first successful stories.Jack London Quotes
July 25th, 1894 (July 25 1894)EventThe First Sino-Japanese War begins when the Japanese fire upon a Chinese warship.
July 25th, 1869 (July 25 1869)EventThe Japanese daimyo begin returning their land holdings to the emperor as part of the Meiji Restoration reforms. (Traditional Japanese Date: June 17, 1869).
July 25th, 1868 (July 25 1868)EventWyoming becomes a United States territory.
July 25th, 1866 (July 25 1866)EventThe U.S. Congress passes legislation authorizing the rank of General of the Army (now called "5-star general"). Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant becomes the first to have this rank.Ulysses S. Grant Quotes
July 25th, 1861 (July 25 1861)EventAmerican Civil War: The Crittenden-Johnson Resolution is passed by the U.S. Congress stating that the war is being fought to preserve the Union and not to end slavery.
July 25th, 1853 (July 25 1853)EventJoaquin Murietta, famous Californio bandit known as "Robin Hood of El Dorado", is killed.
July 25th, 1837 (July 25 1837)EventThe 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 25th, 1824 (July 25 1824)EventCosta Rica annexes Guanacaste from Nicaragua.
July 25th, 1814 (July 25 1814)EventWar of 1812: Battle of Lundy s LaneReinforcements arrive near Niagara Falls for General Riall s British and Canadian forces and a bloody, all-night battle with Jacob Brown s Americans commences at 18.00; Americans retreat to Fort Erie.
July 25th, 1799 (July 25 1799)EventAt Aboukir in Egypt, Napoleon I of France defeats 10,000 Ottomans under Mustafa Pasha.
July 25th, 1797 (July 25 1797)EventHoratio Nelson loses more than 300 men and his right arm during the failed conquest attempt of Tenerife Island (Spain).Horatio Nelson Quotes
July 25th, 1795 (July 25 1795)EventThe first stone of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is laid.
July 25th, 1792 (July 25 1792)EventThe Brunswick Manifesto is issued to the population of Paris promising vengeance if the French Royal Family is harmed.
July 25th, 1759 (July 25 1759)EventFrench and Indian War: In Western New York, British forces capture Fort Niagara from French, who subsequently abandon Fort Rouille.
July 25th, 1758 (July 25 1758)EventSeven Years War: The island battery at Fortress Louisbourg in Nova Scotia is silenced and all French warships are destroyed or taken.
July 25th, 1755 (July 25 1755)EventThe decision to deport the Acadians takes place in Halifax. Thousands of Acadians are sent to the British Colonies in America, France and Englandied in Some later moved to Louisiana, while others later resettled in New Brunswick.
July 25th, 1722 (July 25 1722)EventThree Years War begins along Maine and Massachusetts border.
July 25th, 1693 (July 25 1693)EventIgnacio de Maya founds the Real Santiago de las Sabinas, actual Sabinas Hidalgo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
July 25th, 1603 (July 25 1603)EventJames VI of Scotland is crowned first king of Great Britain.
July 25th, 1593 (July 25 1593)EventHenry IV of France publicly converts from Protestantism to Roman Catholicism.
July 25th, 1567 (July 25 1567)EventDon Diego de Losada founds the city of Santiago de Leon de Caracas, modern-day Caracas, the capital city of Venezuela.
July 25th, 1547 (July 25 1547)EventHenry II (France) crowned.
July 25th, 1536 (July 25 1536)EventSebastian de Belalcazar on his search of El Dorado found the City of Santiago de Cali.
July 25th, 1261 (July 25 1261)EventThe city of Constantinople is recaptured by Nicaean forces under the command of Alexios Strategopoulos, thus re-establishing the Byzantine Empire.
July 25th, 1139 (July 25 1139)EventBattle of Ourique: The independence of Portugal from the Kingdom of Leon and Castile declared after the battle against the Almoravids.
July 25th, 0864 (July 25 0864)EventEdict of Pistres of Charles the Bald orders defensive measures against the Vikings.
July 25th, 0306 (July 25 0306)EventConstantine I proclaimed Roman emperor by his troops.
July 25th, 0285 (July 25 0285)EventDiocletian appoints Maximian as Caesar, co-ruler.

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