About July 25

July 25, 2021 is the 206th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 159 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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Leo is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 191 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On July 25

  • 864
    The Edict of Pistres of Charles the Bald orders defensive measures against the Vikings.
  • 1139
    Battle of Ourique: The Almoravids, led by Ali ibn Yusuf, are defeated by Prince Afonso Henriques.
  • 1536
    Sebastián de Belalcázar on his search of El Dorado founds the city of Santiago de Cali.
  • 1567
    Don Diego de Losada founds the city of Santiago de Leon de Caracas, modern-day Caracas, the capital city of Venezuela.
  • 1788
    Wolfgang Mozart completes his Symphony No. 40 in G minor (K550).
  • 1795
    The first stone of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is laid.
  • 1799
    At Aboukir in Egypt, Napoleon I of France defeats 10,000 Ottomans under Mustafa Pasha.
  • 1824
    Costa Rica annexes Guanacaste from Nicaragua.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: The United States Congress passes the Crittenden-Johnson Resolution, stating that the war is being fought to preserve the Union and not to end slavery.
  • 1869
    The Japanese daimyō begin returning their land holdings to the emperor as part of the Meiji Restoration reforms. (Traditional Japanese Date: June 17, 1869).
  • 1909
    Louis Blériot makes the first flight across the English Channel in a heavier-than-air machine from (Calais to Dover) in 37 minutes.
  • 1934
    The Nazis assassinate Austrian Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss in a failed coup attempt.
  • 1946
    At Club 500 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis stage their first show as a comedy team.
  • 1946
    Operation Crossroads: an atomic bomb is detonated underwater in the lagoon of Bikini atoll.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1984
    Salyut 7 cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya becomes the first woman to perform a space walk.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2010
    Wikileaks publishes classified documents about the War in Afghanistan, one of the largest leaks in U.S. military history.

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