On This Day

Historical Events on July 25 (Part 2)

  • 2010 97th Tour de France won by Andy Schleck of Luxembourg

Golf Tournament

2010 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Carnoustie: Bernhard Langer of Germany wins by 1 stroke from American Corey Pavin

  • 2012 Italy's credit rating is downgraded to CCC+ by Egan-Jones
  • 2012 Ivica Dačić is sworn in as Prime Minister of Serbia
  • 2012 The 2012 Summer Olympics begin (Opening ceremony 27th)
  • 2012 The UK economy returns to recession with a fall of 0.2% in GDP in the first quarter of 2012 following a fall of 0.3% in the last quarter of 2011
  • 2012 The double dip recession in the UK economy continues with a fall of 0.7% in GDP in the second quarter of 2012
  • 2014 Israeli airstrike kills leader of Islamic Jihad's military wing, Salah Abu Hassanein
  • 2014 Palestinian officials call for a "Day of Rage" in the West Bank and within Israel against Israel's operation against Gaza; Israeli Defence Force prepares for protests

Historic Event

2014 Both Israel and Hamas review US Secretary of State John Kerry's proposal for an immediate ceasefire and meetings in Cairo

  • 2015 UCI BMX Supercross series: Niek Kimmann & Stefany Hernandez win the world title
  • 2016 Verizon announces $4.83 billion purchase of Yahoo
  • 2016 England fast bowler Jimmy Anderson becomes first quick to take 50 wickets against all other 7 major Test cricket-playing nations during 2nd Test against Pakistan in Manchester
  • 2017 Sperm counts have halved in last 40 years says research published in "Human Reproduction Update" journal
  • 2017 167 African migrants rescued by NGO Proactiva Open Arms off the coast of Libya, 13 perish
  • 2017 Wildfires on France's Mediterranean coast near Bormes-les-Mimosas prompts evacuation of 12,000 people
  • 2017 Israeli authorities remove new metal detectors from Temple Mount / Haram al-Sharif after Palestinian protests amid rising tensions in Jerusalem
  • 2017 Ram Nath Kovind becomes 14th President of India
  • 2018 Liquid lake found on Mars under its South Pole by European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter reported in "Science"

Film & TV History

2018 Georgian representative James Spencer resigns after being fooled into saying racial slurs on Sacha Baron Cohen's "Who is America" TV series

  • 2018 Multiple suicide bombings and attacks by the Islamic State in Sweida and surrounding areas of Syria kill more than 200
  • 2018 Somalia’s attorney general announces country's first prosecution of female genital mutilation after death of a 10-year-old girl

Election of Interest

2018 Party of former cricketer Imran Khan, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), wins the most votes but not a majority in Pakistan's Pakistan general election, which are marred by violence and a bomb that kills 31 people

  • 2019 Scandal-hit Governor of Puerto Rico Ricardo Rosselló resigns
  • 2019 High temperature records set across Europe just one day after previous records set, Paris 42.6C (108.7F), Germany 42.6C (108.6F), Netherlands 40.7C (105.2F), Belgium 40.6C (105.2F)
  • 2019 Worst Mediterranean migrant drownings this year when boat carrying 250 people capsizes off Libyan coast, with over 100 feared drowned
  • 2019 US Justice department announces it is resuming the death penalty, scheduling five executions
  • 2019 "City killer" Asteroid 2019 OK passes by almost undetected at 187 to 427 feet (57 to 130 meters) just 45,000 miles away from earth, closer than the Moon
  • 2019 Highest ever UK temperature of 38.7C (101.6F) recorded in Cambridge, England
  • 2020 North Korea reports first 'suspected' case of COVID-19 in city of Kaesong
  • 2020 Hurricane Hanna, 1st of the 2020 season, makes landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast as a category 1 storm
  • 2020 Cargo ship MV Wakashio runs aground off the coast of Mauritius and begins leaking oil
  • 2021 Typhoon In-Fa (Yanhua) makes landfall in the city of Zhoushan on China's east coast
  • 2021 USA's men's basketball team see their 25-game Olympic winning streak end; beaten 83-76 by France in first round match in Tokyo
  • 2021 Australia wins women's 4 x 100m relay for third straight Olympics as Bronte Campbell, Meg Harris, Emma McKeon, Cate Campbell set new WR 3:29.69 in Tokyo
  • 2021 Japanese judokas Uta Abe (women's 52kg) and brother Hifumi (men's 66kg) make history as first siblings to win Olympic gold medals in different events on same day at the Tokyo Games
  • 2021 Japanese skateboarder Yuto Horigome wins the sport's inaugural Olympic gold medal in the men's street section at the Tokyo Games
  • 2021 Evian Championship Women's Golf, Evian Resort GC: Australian Minjee Lee recovers from 7 shots behind to beat South Korea’s Lee6 Jeongeun in a play-off for her first major title
  • 2021 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Sunningdale: Welshman Stephen Dodd wins his first major title with a 1 stroke victory over Miguel Ángel Jiménez of Spain