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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, 1,469,404,800 seconds 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

  • 1538
    The city of Guayaquil is founded by the Spanish Conquistador Francisco de Orellana and given the name Muy Noble y Muy Leal Ciudad de Santiago de Guayaquil.
  • 1609
    The English ship Sea Venture, en route to Virginia, is deliberately driven ashore during a storm at Bermuda to prevent its sinking; the survivors go on to found a new colony there.
  • 1792
    The Brunswick Manifesto is issued to the population of Paris promising vengeance if the French Royal Family is harmed.
  • 1976
    Viking program: Viking 1 takes the famous Face on Mars photo.
  • 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.

Who were born on July 25?

  • 1926
    Whitey Lockman, American baseball player
  • 1954
    Ken Greer, pedal steel guitarist (Red Rider)
  • 1958
    Thurston Moore, American musician (Sonic Youth)
  • 1975
    Jody Craddock, English footballer
  • 1986
    Abraham Guié Guié, Ivorian footballer

Who died on July 25?

  • 1676
    François Hédelin, abbé d'Aubignac, French writer (b. 1604)
  • 1681
    Urian Oakes, English-born President of Harvard University (b. 1631)
  • 1791
    Isaac Low, American Continental Congressman (b. 1735)
  • 1794
    André Chénier, French writer (b. 1762)
  • 1973
    Louis Stephen St. Laurent, 12th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1882)

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