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

  • 1139
    Battle of Ourique: The Almoravids, led by Ali ibn Yusuf, are defeated by Prince Afonso Henriques.
  • 1837
    The first commercial use of an electric telegraph is successfully demonstrated by William Cooke and Charles Wheatstone on 25 July 1837 between Euston and Camden Town in London.
  • 1909
    Louis Blériot makes the first flight across the English Channel in a heavier-than-air machine from (Calais to Dover) in 37 minutes.
  • 1917
    Sir Robert Borden introduces the first income tax in Canada as a “temporary” measure (lowest bracket is 4% and highest is 25%).
  • 1920
    France captures Damascus.

Who were born on July 25?

  • 1925
    Jerry Paris, American actor (d. 1986)
  • 1950
    Mark Clarke (musician), British musician, bass player and singer
  • 1966
    Lynda Lemay, French Canadian singer
  • 1973
    Kevin Phillips, English footballer
  • 1986
    Barbara Meier, German model

Who died on July 25?

  • 1472
    Charles of Artois, Count of Eu, French military leader (b. 1394)
  • 1952
    Herbert Murrill, English composer (b. 1909)
  • 2000
    Rudi Faßnacht, German football manager (b. 1934)
  • 2003
    John Schlesinger, British film director (b. 1926)
  • 2010
    Redford White, Filipino comedian (b. 1955)

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