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Events and People Who Made History on July 25

9th Century

841 - Battle at Fontenay: Louis and Charles beat their brother Lotharius I

12th Century

1139 - Count Alfonso I of Portugal becomes king

13th Century

1215 - Frederik II (20) crowned king of German
1261 - Byzantium Emperor Michael VIII recaptures Constantinople

14th Century

1360 - Jews are expelled from Breslau Silesia

16th Century

1511 - Portugese assault on city Malakka attack
1519 - San Cristobal de la Habana forms in Cuba
1521 - About 300 heretics burned in Vrijdagmarkt Gent
1564 - Maximilian II succeeds his father Ferdinand II as RC emperor
1570 - Battle at Arnay-le-Duc Bourgundy: Huguenots-French government army
1585 - Amsterdam bans 45 roman catholics
1593 - France's Protestant King Henri IV converts to Roman Catholic

17th Century

1652 - Nikita Minin becomes patriarch of Russian-orthodox church
1670 - Austrian Emperor Leopold I expels 4,000 Jews from Vienna
1670 - Don Juan Domingo Zuniga y Fonseca becomes Governor-General of Southern Netherlands
1670 - Vienna Austria expels Jews
1689 - France declares war on England

18th Century

1729 - North Carolina becomes a royal colony
1759 - British capture Fort Niagara from French (7 Years' War)
1775 - Maryland issues currency depicting George III trampling Magna Carta
1792 - Dutch patriots exiles finds "Bataafs Legion"
1799 - French-Egyptian forces under Napolean I beat Turks at Battle of Abukir

19th Century

1814 - Battle of Niagara Falls, Lundy's Lane, ; Americans defeat British
1814 - George Stephenson introduced the 1st steam locomotive
1822 - General Agustin de Iturbide crowned Agustin I, 1st emperor of Mexico
1832 - 1st railroad accident in U.S., Granite Railway, Quincy, Mass-1 dies
1835 - Ibrahim Pasha's army attacks Jewish settlers of Hebron Palestine
1848 - 1st battle at Custozza: Austrians under Radetzky beat Italian
1850 - Gold discovered in Oregon, Rogue River
1860 - 1st U.S. intercollegiate billiard match, Harvard vs. Yales
1861 - Skirmish at Fort Fillmore, New Mexico Terr - Rebels attack Union troops
1861 - Washington D.C. - Crittenden resolution is passed stating that the war is to be fought to preserve union and uphold the Constitution, not to alter slavery
1863 - Skirmish at Barbee's Crossroads, Virginia
1866 - 25th Postmaster General: Alexander W Randall of Wis takes office
1866 - David Faragut appointed as 1st Admiral of U.S. Navy
1866 - U.S. Grant named 1st general of Army
1868 - U.S. Congress forms Wyoming Territory (Dakota, Utah and Idaho)
1871 - Carousel patents by Wilhelm Schneider, Davenport, Iowa
1898 - 1st U.S. troops land and occupy Puerto Rice, at Guanica Bay

20th Century

1900 - Gilbert Jessop hits his 2nd 100 before lunch in same cricket match
1902 - James J. Jeffries KOs Bob Fitzsimmons in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
1903 - Castle on top of Telegraph Hill closes
1909 - France's Louis Bleriot, makes 1st airplane flight across English Channel
1912 - Comoros proclaimed a French colonies
1913 - Carl Weilman strikes out 6 times in a 15 inning game
1913 - Pirates Max Carey goes hitless, but scores 5 runs against Phillies
1914 - Germany soc-democrat "No German blood for Austrian tyrant"
1914 - Last day of club cricket for W G Grace at age 66 He made 69
1916 - Explosion at Lake Erie and Cleveland Waterworks
1918 - Annette Adams sworn in as 1st woman district attorney of U.S., California
1918 - Race riot in Chester Pennsylvania (3 blacks and 2 whites killed)
1920 - Red Sox turn triple-play, but Ruth's 35th home run leads Yankees to 8-2 win
1922 - AT&T begins broadcasting on WBAY (NYC-later WEAF, WNBC, WRCA and WFAN)
1923 - German mark devalued to 600,000 Dmark=$1
1930 - Philadelphia Athletics triple steal in 1st and 4th innings vs Cleveland
1933 - 1st Dutch live radio concert: Duke Ellington
1934 - Failed nazi coup in Austria
1936 - 115 acre Orchard Beach opens in the Bronx
1938 - Jewish artisans not allowed in Germany
1938 - Revolutionary offensive of Ebro Spain (Hollander Piet)
1939 - 5th and last Dutch government of Colijn, forms
1939 - New York Yankee Atley Donald sets AL rookie record with 12 consecutive win
1940 - John Sigmund begins swimming for 89 hours 46 minutes in the Mississippi River
1941 - Franklin D. Roosevelt bans selling benzine/gasoline to Japan
1941 - Red Sox Lefty Grove becomes 12th to win 300 games (his last victory)
1942 - German troops occupy Rostov
1942 - German troops strike at Tsym Lyanskaja
1943 - 1st warship named for a Black person, USS Leonard Roy Harmon, launched
1943 - Benito Mussolini captured, dismissed as premier of Italy during WW II
1943 - Opposition group Zwaantje forms in Delfzijl
1943 - RAF bombs Fokker airplane factory in Amsterdam
1944 - 1st jet fighter used in combat, Messerschmitt 262
1944 - Allied jailbreak at St-Lo, behind German lines
1944 - Japanse banzai-attack on Guam
1944 - U.S. troop march into Guam
1944 - USAF kills 136, wounds 621 GI's at St-Lo
1946 - 1st bikini is shown at a Paris fashion show
1946 - U.S. detonates underwater A-bomb at Bikini, 5th atomic explosion
1947 - U.S. Air Force, Navy and War Department form U.S. Department of Defense
1947 - U.S. Department of Army created
1949 - St. Louis Cardinal Stan Musial hits for the cycle beating Brooklyn 14-1
1952 - Commonwealth of Puerto Rico created (Constitution Day)
1952 - Puerto Rico becomes a self-governing U.S. commonwealth
1953 - New York City transit fare rises from 10 cents to 15 cents, 1st use of subway tokens
1954 - Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Fort Wayne Golf Open
1956 - 38th PGA Championship: Jack Burke at Blue Hill CC Boston
1956 - Italian liner Andrea Doria sinks after colliding with the Stockholm
1956 - Jordan attacks United Nations Palestine force
1957 - Monarchy in Tunisia abolished in favor of a republic
1957 - Peter Loader takes a cricket hat-trick England vs. WI Headingley
1957 - U.S. performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1960 - Company Industrielle et Forestere (Indufor) forms in Brussels
1960 - U.S. Republican convention nominates Nixon as presidential candidate
1961 - Maris hits home runs 37, 38, 39 and 40 in a doubleheader
1962 - House passes bill requiring equal pay for equal work regardless of sex
1963 - Belgian Senate accept Law on language regulations
1963 - U.S., Russia and England sign nuclear Test ban treaty
1964 - Beatles' "Hard Day's Night, A," album goes #1 and stays #1 for 14 weeks
1964 - Bob Simpson out for 311 at Old Trafford
1964 - "Here's Love" closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 338 performances
1964 - Race riot in Rochester, New York
1965 - Bob Dylan booed off Newport Folk Festival for using electric guitar
1965 - Folk-rock begins, Dylan uses electricity at Newport Folk Festival
1965 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Tournament
1966 - Brian Jones final perfomance as a Rolling Stone
1966 - Eric Clapton records guitar tracks for Harrison's "While My Guitar..."
1966 - Mao Tse Tung swims Yangtse River
1966 - Supremes release "You Can't Hurry Love"
1966 - Yankee manager Casey Stengel elected to Hall of Fame
1967 - Construction begins on San Francisco MUNI METRO (Market Street subway)
1968 - Pope Paul VI encyclical against On regulation of birth
1969 - 1st performance of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (Fillmore East, New York)
1969 - 70,000 attend Seattle Pop Festival
1969 - Edward Kennedy pleads guilty to leaving scene of an accident a week after the Chappaquiddick car accident that killed Mary Jo Kopechne
1970 - "(They Long to Be) Close to You" reaches #1
1971 - Judy Kimball wins LPGA O'Sullivan Ladies Golf Open
1972 - 43rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-3 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stad
1972 - All star MVP: Joe Morgan (Cincinnati Reds)
1973 - George Harrison pays 1,000,000 pounds tax on his Bangladesh concert and album
1973 - U.S.S.R. launches Mars 5
1975 - "A Chorus Line," longest-running Broadway show (6,137), premieres
1976 - Annegret Richter runs 100m (11.01)
1976 - Susie Berning wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
1978 - Bob Lemon replaces Billy Martin as Yankee manager
1978 - Cincinnati Red Pete Rose sets NL record hitting in 38 consecutive games
1978 - John Lydon forms rock group Public Ltd Image
1979 - 109 cm rainfall at Alvin Texas (state record)
1980 - Train crash at Winsum, 9 die
1980 - U.S. performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1981 - Voyager 2 encounters Saturn
1982 - 20th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Germany in Santa Clara USA (3-0)
1982 - 37th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Janet Anderson
1982 - France performs nuclear Test
1983 - 1st non-human primate, baboon, conceived in a lab dish, San Antonio
1983 - Washington Public Power Supply System defaulted $2.25 billion
1984 - Cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya becomes 1st woman to walk in space
1985 - Spokeswoman for Rock Hudson confirmed he had AIDS
1985 - U.S. performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1985 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1985 - Uganda suspends constitution following coup
1986 - Sikhs extremist kill 16 hindus in Muhktsar India
1987 - Sherri Martel beats Fabulous Moolah for WWF Woman's Championship Belt
1987 - U.S.S.R. launches Kosmos 1870, 15-ton Earth-study satellite
1988 - Mindy Duncan, 16, of Oregon, crowned 6th Miss Teen USA
1988 - Pedro Delgado wins Tour de France
1989 - Brandi Sherwood, of Idaho, crowned 7th Miss Teen USA
1990 - Kansas City Royal George Brett hits for the cycle
1990 - "Les Miserables," opens at Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver
1990 - Nadezhda Ryashkina of U.S.S.R. sets 10K walk woman's record (41:56.23)
1990 - Roseanne Barr sings National Anthem at San Diego Padre game
1990 - U.S. Ambassador tells Iraq, U.S. won't take sides in Iraq - Kuwait dispute
1990 - U.S. performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1991 - Howard Stern adds a 4th radio market (KLSX FM-97.1 Los Angeles)
1991 - Pittsburgh Steelers guard Terry Long treated for an apparent suicide attempt after he learned he tested positive for steroid use
1991 - Seattle Jay Buhner hits a 479' home run in Yankee Stadium
1992 - 25th Olympic Summer games opens in Barcelona, Spain
1992 - Army refused to overturn 127 year old conviction against Dr. Mudd
1993 - 31st Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats Australia in Frankfurt Germany (3-0)
1993 - 48th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Lauri Merten
1993 - Designer Claude Montana (44) weds his model Wallis Franken (44)
1993 - Israeli offensive against terrorist bases in South Lebanon
1993 - Miguel Indurain wins his 3rd Tour de France
1994 - Jordan and Israeli end 46 year state of war (Washington D.C.)
1996 - Kim LaPlante of Washington state crowned Mrs. United States
1997 - Autumn Jackson, found guilty of trying to extort $40M from Bill Cosby
1997 - Carroll O'Connor found not guilty of slandering Harry Perzigian
1997 - Howard Stern is fired from radio station, KEGL Dallas, Texas
1997 - Quarterback Brett Favre, re-signs with Green Bay Packers for $50M for 7 yrs
1997 - Rocker Rick Danko gets suspended sentence in Japan for drug smuggling
1997 - Vincent "The Chin" Gigante found guilty of racketeering in New York City
1999 - 54th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship

21st Century

2000 - A Concorde jet crashes outside of Paris after takeoff killing 113 passengers
2009 - Dozens are killed and injured when wildfires spread across France, Spain, Sardinia and Greece


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