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’.

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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, 24,490,080 minutes 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

  • 1799
    At Aboukir in Egypt, Napoleon I of France defeats 10,000 Ottomans under Mustafa Pasha.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Who were born on July 25?

  • 1894
    Gavrilo Princip, Serbian assassin (d. 1918)
  • 1923
    Maria Gripe, Swedish writer (d. 2007)
  • 1925
    Benny Benjamin, Motown session drummer (d. 1969)
  • 1984
    Loukas Mavrokefalidis, Greek basketball player
  • 1990
    Andi Eigenmann, Filipina actress

Who died on July 25?

  • 1409
    King Martin I of Sicily
  • 1472
    Charles of Artois, Count of Eu, French military leader (b. 1394)
  • 1934
    Engelbert Dollfuss, Chancellor of Austria (assassinated) (b. 1892)
  • 1980
    Vladimir Vysotsky, Russian poet, singer, and actor (b. 1938)
  • 2006
    Ezra Fleischer, Romanian dissident, later Israeli writer (b. 1928)

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