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

  • 285
    Diocletian appoints Maximian as Caesar, co-ruler.
  • 315
    The Arch of Constantine is completed near the Colosseum at Rome to commemorate Constantine’s victory over Maxentius at the Milvian Bridge.
  • 1554
    Mary I marries Philip II of Spain at Winchester Cathedral
  • 1755
    British governor Charles Lawrence and the Nova Scotia Council order the deportation of the Acadians. Thousands of Acadians are sent to the British Colonies in America, France and England. Some later move to Louisiana, while others resettle in New Brunswick.
  • 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.
  • 1894
    The First Sino-Japanese War begins when the Japanese fire upon a Chinese warship.
  • 1898
    After over two months of sea-based bombardment, the United States invasion of Puerto Rico begins with U.S. troops led by General Nelson Miles landing at harbor of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
  • 1934
    The Nazis assassinate Austrian Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss in a failed coup attempt.
  • 1944
    World War II: Operation Spring – one of the bloodiest days for the First Canadian Army during the war: 1,500 casualties, including 500 killed.
  • 1957
    The Republic of Tunisia is proclaimed.
  • 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.
  • 1969
    Vietnam War: U.S. 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 is the start of the “Vietnamization” of the war.
  • 1978
    Louise Brown, the world’s first “test tube baby” is born.
  • 1984
    Salyut 7 cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya becomes the first woman to perform a space walk.
  • 1994
    Israel and Jordan sign the Washington Declaration, which formally ends the state of war that had existed between the nations since 1948.
  • 1996
    In a military coup in Burundi, Pierre Buyoya deposes Sylvestre Ntibantunganya.
  • 2007
    Pratibha Patil is sworn in as India’s first female president.
  • 2010
    Wikileaks publishes classified documents about the War in Afghanistan, one of the largest leaks in U.S. military history.

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