Historical Events on 25th July

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306 - Constantine I is proclaimed Roman emperor by his troops.
864 - The Edict of Pistres of Charles the Bald orders defensive measures against the Vikings.
1139 - Count Alfonso I of Portugal proclaimed King
1261 - Constantinople recaptured by Nicaean forces under Alexios Strategopoulos for Emperor Michael VIII, re-establishing Byzantine Empire.
1360 - Jews are expelled from Breslau, Silesia
1511 - Portuguese forces under Afonso de Albuquerqu first assault the properous trading city of Malacca, Malay Penninsula
1519 - San Cristobal de la Habana forms in Cuba
1521 - About 300 heretics burned in Vrijdagmarkt Gent
1536 - Sebastián de Belalcázar on his search of El Dorado founds the City of Santiago de Cali.
1538 - The City of Guayaquil is founded by the Spanish Conquistador Francisco de Orellana and given the name Muy Noble y Muy Leal Ciudad de Santiago de Guayaquil.
1547 - Henry II of France is crowned.
1564 - Maximilian II succeeds his father Ferdinand I as Holy Roman Emperor
1567 - Don Diego de Losada founds the city of Santiago de Leon de Caracas, modern-day Caracas, the capital city of Venezuela.
King of France Henry IIKing of France Henry II 1570 - Battle at Arnay-le-Duc Bourgundy: Huguenots-French government army
1585 - Amsterdam bans 45 roman catholics
1593 - France's Protestant King Henri IV converts to Roman Catholic faith
1652 - Nikita Minin becomes patriarch of Russian-orthodox church
1670 - Austrian Emperor Leopold I expels 4,000 Jews from Vienna
1670 - Don Juan Domingo Zuniga y Fonseca becomes gov-gen of Southern Neth
1693 - Ignacio de Maya founds the Real Santiago de las Sabinas, now known as Sabinas Hidalgo, Nuevo León, México.
1722 - The Three Years War begins along the Maine and Massachusetts border.
1729 - North Carolina becomes a royal colony
1745 - Jacoibite Rising Bonnie Prince Charlie lands on Eriskay, Hebrides
1758 - Seven Years' War: the island battery at Fortress Louisbourg in Nova Scotia is silenced and all French warships are destroyed or taken.
1759 - British capture Fort Niagara from French (7 Years' War)
The Magna Carta, written in iron gall ink on parchment in medieval LatinThe Magna Carta, written in iron gall ink on parchment in medieval Latin

1775 - Maryland issues currency depicting George III trampling Magna Carta
1792 - Dutch patriots exiles finds "Bataafs Legion"
1792 - The Brunswick Manifesto issued to population of Paris promising vengeance if French Royal Family harmed.
1795 - The first stone of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is laid.
British Admiral Horatio NelsonBritish Admiral Horatio Nelson 1797 - Horatio Nelson loses more than 300 men and his right arm during the failed conquest attempt of Tenerife (Spain).
1799 - French-Egyptian forces under Napoleon I beat Turks at Battle of Abukir
1814 - Battle of Niagara Falls (Lundy's Lane); Americans defeat British
1814 - George Stephenson introduced the 1st steam locomotive
1822 - General Agustin de Iturbide crowned Agustin I, 1st Emperor of Mexico
1824 - Costa Rica annexes Guanacaste from Nicaragua.
1832 - 1st railroad accident in US, Granite Railway, Quincy, Mass-1 dies
1835 - Ibrahim Pasha's army attacks Jewish settlers of Hebron Palestine
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.
1848 - 1st battle at Custozza: Austrians under Radetzky beat Italian
1850 - Gold discovered in Oregon (Rogue River)
1st Emperor of Mexico Agustín de Iturbide1st Emperor of Mexico Agustín de Iturbide 1853 - Joaquin Murietta, the famous Californio bandit known as "Robin Hood of El Dorado", is killed.
1854 - Walter Hunt is awarded the first U.S. patent for a paper shirt collar
1860 - 1st US intercollegiate billiard match (Harvard vs Yales)
1861 - Washington, D.C. - Crittenden resolution is passed stating that the war is to be fought to preserve union & uphold the Constitution, not to alter slavery
1861 - Skirmish at Fort Fillmore, NM Terr - Rebels attack Union troops
1863 - Skirmish at Barbee's Crossroads, Virginia
1866 - 25th US Postmaster General: Alexander W Randall of Wisconsin takes office
1866 - David Faragut appointed as 1st admiral in US Navy
1866 - Ulysses S. Grant named 1st general of Army
1868 - US Congress forms Wyoming Territory (Dakota, Utah & Idaho)
US President & Union General Ulysses S. GrantUS President & Union General Ulysses S. Grant 1871 - Carousel patents by Wilhelm Schneider, Davenport, Iowa
1897 - Writer Jack London sails to join the Klondike Gold Rush where he will write his first successful stories.
1898 - 1st US troops land & occupy Puerto Rice, at Guanica Bay
1900 - Gilbert Jessop hits his 2nd 100 before lunch in same cricket match
1901 - Emily Hobhouse addresses public meetings in Britain on the concentration camps during the South African War
1902 - James J Jeffries KOs Bob Fitzsimmons in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
1903 - Castle on top of Telegraph Hill closes
1907 - Korea becomes a protectorate of Japan.
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.
1909 - France's Louis Bleriot, makes 1st airplane flight across English Channel
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. JeffriesBoxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries 1912 - Comoros proclaimed a French colonies
1913 - Carl Weilman strikes out 6 times in a 15 inning game
1913 - Pirates Max Carey goes hitless, but scores 5 runs against Phillies
1913 - A meeting in Johannesburg, called by the South African Native National Congress, now African National Congress, is attended by a large number of people from South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, and Swaziland
1914 - Germany Socialist-Democrat Party declares: "No German blood for Austrian tyrant" in response to German support of Austria-Hungary
1914 - Last day of club cricket for W G Grace at age 66: he made 69 runs
1914 - Serbia meets the deadlines of Austria-Hungary's ultimatum and gives a conciliatory reply, though Serbia is mobilizing
1916 - Explosion at Lake Erie & Cleveland Waterworks
1917 - Sir Thomas Whyte introduces the first income tax in Canada as a "temporary" measure (lowest bracket is 4% and highest is 25%).
1918 - Annette Adams sworn in as 1st woman district attorney of US, Calif
1918 - Race riot in Chester Pennsylvania (3 blacks & 2 whites killed)
1920 - Red Sox turn triple-play, but Ruth's 35th HR leads Yanks to 8-2 win
1922 - AT&T begins broadcasting on WBAY (NYC-later WEAF, WNBC, WRCA & WFAN)
1923 - German mark devalued to 600,000 Mark=$1
1930 - Phila Athletics triple steal in 1st & 4th innings vs Cleveland
Jazz-orchestra leader, Composer, Pianist Duke EllingtonJazz-orchestra leader, Composer, Pianist Duke Ellington 1933 - 1st Dutch live radio concert: Duke Ellington
1934 - Failed nazi coup in Austria
1936 - 115 acre Orchard Beach opens in the Bronx
1937 - 31st Tour de France won by Roger Lapebie of France
1938 - Jewish artisans not allowed in Germany
1938 - Revolutionary offensive of Ebro Spain (Hollander Piet)
1939 - 5th & last Dutch government of Colijn, forms
1939 - NY Yankee Atley Donald sets AL rookie record with 12 consecutive win
1940 - John Sigmund begins swimming for 89 hrs 46 mins in the Mississippi River
1941 - FDR bans selling benzine/gasoline to Japan
1941 - Red Sox Lefty Grove becomes 12th to win 300 games (his last victory)
1942 - German troops strike at Tsym Lyanskaja
1943 - 1st warship named after an African American launched - USS Leonard Roy Harmon, a Buckley class destroyer
1943 - Benito Mussolini dismissed as Italian Premier and arrested on authority King Victor Emmanuel II
Italian Dictator Benito MussoliniItalian Dictator Benito Mussolini 1943 - Opposition group Zwaantje forms in Delfzijl
1943 - RAF bombs Fokker airplane factory in Amsterdam
1944 - -26] Japanse banzai-attack on Guam
1944 - 1st jet fighter used in combat (Messerschmitt 262)
1944 - Allied jailbreak at St-Lo (behind German lines)
1944 - US troop march into Guam
1944 - USAAF kills 136 and wounds 621 GI's at St-Lo
1944 - World War II: Operation Spring - one of the bloodiest days for Canadians during the war: 18,444 casualties, including 5,021 killed.
1946 - US detonates underwater A-bomb at Bikini (5th atomic explosion)
1946 - At Club 500 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis stage their first show as a comedy team.
1948 - 35th Tour de France won by Gino Bartali of Italy
1949 - St Louis Cardinal Stan Musial hits for the cycle beating Bkln 14-1
MLB Legend Stan MusialMLB Legend Stan Musial 1952 - Puerto Rico becomes a self-governing US commonwealth (Constitution Day)
1953 - NYC transit fare rises from 10 cents to 15 cents, 1st use of subway tokens
1954 - Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Fort Wayne Golf Open
1956 - 38th PGA Championship: Jack Burke at Blue Hill CC Boston
1956 - Italian liner Andrea Doria sinks after colliding with the Stockholm
1956 - Jordan attacks UN Palestine force
1957 - Monarchy in Tunisia abolished in favor of a republic
1957 - Peter Loader takes a cricket hat-trick for England v WI at Headingley
1957 - US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1958 - The African Regroupment Party (PRA) holds its first congress in Cotonou.
1959 - SR-N1 hovercraft crosses the English Channel from Calais to Dover in just over 2 hours.
1960 - Companie Industrielle et Forestere (Indufor) forms in Brussels
1961 - Maris hits home runs 37, 38, 39 & 40 in a doubleheader
35th US President John F. Kennedy35th US President John F. Kennedy 1961 - In a speech John F. Kennedy emphasizes that any attack on Berlin is an attack on NATO.
1961 - disney animated film "101 Dalmations", based on the novel by Dodie Smith and directed by Clyde Geronimi and Hamilton Luske is released in the US
1963 - Belgian Senate accept Law on language regulations
1963 - US, Russia & Britain sign nuclear Test ban treaty
1964 - "Here's Love" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 338 performances
1964 - Beatles' album "A Hard Day's Night" goes #1 & stays #1 for 14 weeks
1964 - Bob Simpson out for 311 at Old Trafford
1964 - Race riot in Rochester NY
1965 - Folk-rock begins, Dylan uses electric guitar at Newport Folk Festival
1965 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Tournament
1966 - Brian Jones final perfomance as a Rolling Stone
1966 - Eric Clapton records guitar tracks for Harrison's "While My Guitar..."
Chinese Communist Revolutionary Mao ZedongChinese Communist Revolutionary Mao Zedong 1966 - Mao Zedong swims Yangtse River
1966 - Supremes release "You Can't Hurry Love"
1966 - Yankee manager Casey Stengel elected to Hall of Fame
1967 - Construction begins on SF MUNI METRO (Market Street subway)
1968 - Pope Paul VI encyclical against On regulation of birth
1969 - 1st performance of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (Fillmore East, NY)
1969 - 70,000 attend Seattle Pop Festival
1969 - Edward Kennedy pleads guilty to leaving scene of an accident a week after the Chappaquiddick car accident that killed Mary Jo Kopechne
1970 - "(They Long to Be) Close to You" reaches #1
1970 - 9th British Commonwealth Games close in Edinburgh, Scotland
1971 - Judy Kimball wins LPGA O'Sullivan Ladies Golf Open
1972 - 43rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-3 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stad
1972 - All star MVP: Joe Morgan (Cin Reds)
1972 - US health officials concede African American were used as guinea pigs in 40 year syphilis experiment
Singer-Songwriter George HarrisonSinger-Songwriter George Harrison 1973 - George Harrison pays £1,000,000 tax on his Bangladesh concert & album
1973 - USSR launches Mars 5
1975 - "A Chorus Line", longest-running Broadway show (6,137), premieres
1976 - Annegret Richter runs 100m (11.01)
1976 - Susie Berning wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
1978 - Bob Dylan booed off Newport Folk Festival for using electric guitar
1978 - Bob Lemon replaces Billy Martin as Yankee manager
1978 - Cin Red Pete Rose sets NL record hitting in 38 consecutive games
1978 - John Lydon forms rock group Public Ltd Image
1978 - The Cerro Maravilla Incident occurs.
1978 - Louise Brown, the world's first test tube baby is born at Oldham General Hospital England
1979 - 109 cm rainfall at Alvin Texas (state record)
1980 - Train crash at Winsum, 9 die
MLB Player and Manager Pete RoseMLB Player and Manager Pete Rose 1980 - US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1981 - Voyager 2 encounters Saturn
1981 - Anti-apartheid protesters in Hamilton, New Zealand, force the cancellation of a rugby test between New Zealand's All Blacks and South Africa’s Springboks by invading the pitch during the game.
1982 - 20th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Germany in Santa Clara USA (3-0)
1982 - 37th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Janet Anderson
1982 - France performs nuclear Test
1982 - 69th Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France
1983 - 1st non-human primate (baboon) conceived in a lab dish, San Antonio
1983 - Washington Public Power Supply System defaulted $2.25 billion
1984 - Cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya becomes 1st woman to walk in space
1985 - Spokeswoman for Rock Hudson confirmed he had AIDS
1985 - Steve Cram runs world record mile (3:46.32)
1985 - US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1985 - USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1985 - Uganda suspends constitution following coup
1986 - Sikhs extremist kill 16 hindus in Muhktsar India
1987 - Sherri Martel beats Fabulous Moolah for WWF Woman's Championship Belt
1987 - USSR launches Kosmos 1870, 15-ton Earth-study satellite
1988 - Mindy Duncan, 16, of Oregon, crowned 6th Miss Teen USA
1989 - Brandi Sherwood of Idaho crowned 7th Miss Teen USA
1990 - "Les Miserables" opens at Princess Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver
MLB Third Baseman George BrettMLB Third Baseman George Brett 1990 - KC Royal George Brett hits for the cycle
1990 - Nadezhda Ryashkina of USSR sets 10K walk woman's record (41:56.23)
1990 - Roseanne Barr sings National Anthem at Cincinnati Reds-San Diego Padres game
1990 - US Ambassador tells Iraq, US won't take sides in Iraq-Kuwait dispute
1990 - US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1991 - Howard Stern adds a 4th radio market (KLSX FM-97.1 Los Angeles)
1991 - Seattle Jay Buhner hits a 479' HR in Yankee Stadium
1991 - Pittsburgh Steelers guard Terry Long treated for an apparent suicide attempt after he learned he tested positive for steroid use
1992 - Army refused to overturn 127 year old conviction against Dr Mudd
1992 - 25th Olympic Games opens in Barcelona, Spain
1993 - 31st Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats Australia in Frankfurt Germany (3-0)
1993 - 48th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Lauri Merten
Comedienne and Actress Roseanne BarrComedienne and Actress Roseanne Barr 1993 - Israeli offensive against terrorist bases in South Lebanon
1993 - The St James' Church massacre in Kenilworth, Cape Town by Azanian Peoples' Liberation Army
1993 - 80th Tour de France won by Miguel Indurain of Spain
1994 - Jordan & Israeli end 46 year state of war (Wash DC)
1995 - A gas bottle explodes in Saint Michel station of line B of the RER (Paris regional train network). Eight are killed and 80 wounded.
1996 - Kim LaPlante of Washington state crowned Mrs United States
1997 - Autumn Jackson, found guilty of trying to extort $40M from Bill Cosby
1997 - Carroll O'Connor found not guilty of slandering Harry Perzigian
1997 - Howard Stern is fired from radio station, KEGL Dallas
1997 - QB Brett Favre, re-signs with Green Bay Packers for $50M for 7 yrs
1997 - Rocker Rick Danko gets suspended sentence in Japan for drug smuggling
1997 - Vincent "The Chin" Gigante found guilty of racketeering in NYC
Actor/Comedian Bill CosbyActor/Comedian Bill Cosby 1997 - K.R. Narayanan is sworn-in as India's 10th president and the first Dalit— formerly called "untouchable"— to hold this office.
1997 - Scientists announce the first human stem cells to be cultured in a laboratory using tissue taken from aborted human embryos

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