On This Day in History for July 25

Events in History

  • 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
  • 1120 Large fire in church of Saint Madeleine of Vézelay, France, kills a thousand pilgrims and seriously damages the church
  • 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
  • 1446 Foundation stone laid for King's College Chapel in Cambridge by King Henry VI, one of England's finest medieval buildings (main structure complete 1515) [1]
  • 1510 Spanish conquest of Tripoli by Pedro Navarro for Aragon crown; over 3,000 killed and more than 5,000 inhabitants enslaved
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Weddings in History

  • 1554 Mary I of England (37) marries Prince Philip of Spain (27) (later Philip II) at Winchester Cathedral, England
  • 1814 Inventor Charles Babbage (21) weds Georgina Whitmore at St. Michael's Church in Devon, England
  • 1839 British PM William Gladstone (29) weds Catherine Glynne (27) in England

Divorces in History

  • 1988 Heiress Julia Stimson Thorne (43) divorces politician John Kerry (44) after 18 years of marriage

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