Wikipedia defines history as the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about past events. It came from the Greek word ‘historia’ – which means ‘inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation’.

Did you know? There are many who claim Herodotus, a fifth century BC Greek historian, as the “father of history”.

This website utilizes pages from Wikipedia to extract historical events from 3761 BC up to the present. There are 105,062 records in the database that include events, births and deaths of popular individuals. The present day Gregorian calendar was adopted to show dates of interest.

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What are the important events that happened on July 25? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

July 25: Facts & Myths About This Day

July 25 is the 207th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 159 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 12, 2016 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 408,168 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaheptagon’ day.

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Leo is the zodiac 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 187 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,312 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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July 25 Historical Events

  • 315
    The Arch of Constantine is completed near the Colosseum at Rome to commemorate Constantine’s victory over Maxentius at the Milvian Bridge.
  • 1722
    Dummer’s War begins along the Maine-Massachusetts border.
  • 1797
    Horatio Nelson loses more than 300 men and his right arm during the failed conquest attempt of Tenerife (Spain).
  • 1934
    The Nazis assassinate Austrian Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss in a failed coup attempt.
  • 2007
    Pratibha Patil is sworn in as India’s first female president.

Who were born on July 25?

  • 1753
    Santiago de Liniers, viceroy of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata (d. 1810)
  • 1927
    Daniel Ceccaldi, French actor (d. 2003)
  • 1977
    Kenny Thomas, American basketball player
  • 1980
    Scott Waldrom, New Zealand All Black rugby player
  • 1987
    Michael Welch, American actor

Who died on July 25?

  • 1471
    Thomas à Kempis, German priest and mystic (b. 1380)
  • 1843
    Charles Macintosh, Scottish chemist and inventor (b. 1766)
  • 1992
    Alfred Drake, American actor and singer (b. 1914)
  • 2005
    Albert Mangelsdorff, German jazz trombonist (b. 1928)
  • 2007
    Jesse Marunde, American strongman competitor (b. 1979)

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