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Monday, July 25, 2011

2011 Horn of Africa famine: The World Bank promises $500 million in aid to drought victims in East Africa as a United Nations agency hosts an emergency meeting aimed at fighting famine. //www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2011/07/25/united-nations-drought.html (CBC News)

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Wikileaks, an online publisher of anonymous, covert, and classified material, leaks to the public over 90,000 internal reports about the United States-led involvement in the War in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2010.

Friday, July 25, 2008

A series of seven bomb blasts rock Bangalore, India killing 2 and injuring 20. //timesofindia.indiatimes.com/7_blasts_rock_Bangalore_2_dead_20_wounded/articleshow/3279730.cms (TOI)
A series of seven bomb blasts rock Bangalore, India, killing two and injuring 20 the next day, a series of bomb blasts in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, kills 45 and injures over 160 people.

Tuesday, July 25, 2000

Air France Flight 4590, a Concorde aircraft, crashes into a hotel in Gonesse just after takeoff from Paris, killing all 109 aboard and 4 in the hotel.

Sunday, July 25, 1999

Friday, July 25, 1997

K.R. Narayanan is sworn in as India's 10th president and the first member of the Dalit caste to hold this office.

Thursday, July 25, 1996

The Tutsi-led Burundian army performs a coup and reinstalls previous president Pierre Buyoya, ousting current president Sylvestre Ntibantunganya.

Monday, July 25, 1994

Israel and Jordan sign the Israel-Jordan Treaty of Peace, which formally ends the state of war that has existed between the nations since 1948.
Fire destroys the Norwich Central Library in the United Kingdom, including most of its historical records.
The University of London founds the School of Advanced Study, a group of postgraduate research institutes.

Saturday, July 25, 1992

August 9 – The 1992 Summer Olympics are held in Barcelona, Spain.

Thursday, July 25, 1991

British astronomers announce they have found what appears to be an extrasolar planet.

Saturday, July 25, 1987

Four hundred Iranian pilgrims are killed in clashes with Saudi Arabian security forces in Mecca.
An F4-rated tornado devastates eastern Edmonton, Alberta. Hardest hit are an industrial park and a trailer park. 27 people are killed and hundreds injured, with hundreds more left homeless and jobless.
The East Lancashire Railway, a heritage railway in the North West of England, is opened between Bury and Ramsbottom.
Docklands Light Railway in London, the first driverless railway in Great Britain, is formally opened by Elizabeth II.
The Federal Communications Commission rescinds the Fairness Doctrine, which had required radio and television stations to fairly present controversial issues.
The World Commission on Environment and Development, also known as the Brundtland Commission, publishes its report, "Our Common Future."

Wednesday, July 25, 1984

"Salyut 7": Cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya becomes the first woman to perform a space walk.

Friday, July 25, 1980

The album "Back in Black" is released by the Australian band AC/DC.

Wednesday, July 25, 1973

The Soviet "Mars 5" space probe is launched.
"Skylab 3" (Owen Garriott, Jack Lousma, Alan Bean) is launched, to conduct various medical and scientific experiments aboard "Skylab".
The Summer Jam at Watkins Glen, a massive rock festival featuring The Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers Band and The Band, attracts over 600,000 music fans.

Tuesday, July 25, 1972

U.S. health officials admit that African-Americans were used as guinea pigs in the Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male.

Sunday, July 25, 1971

July 30 ndash Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli records in Munich two Debussy works for Deutsche Grammophon it's his fifth recording.

Friday, July 25, 1969

Vietnam War: U.S. President Richard Nixon declares the Nixon Doctrine, stating that the United States now expects its Asian allies to take care of their own military defense. This starts the Vietnamization of the war.

Thursday, July 25, 1968

Pope Paul VI publishes the encyclical entitled "Humanae Vitae", condemning birth control.

Sunday, July 25, 1965

Bob Dylan elicits controversy among folk purists by going electric at the Newport Folk Festival.

Tuesday, July 25, 1961

U.S. President John F. Kennedy gives a widely watched TV speech on the Berlin crisis, warning we will not be driven out of Berlin. Kennedy urges Americans to build fallout shelters, setting off a four-month debate on civil defense.
At Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, the first All-Star Game tie in major league baseball history occurs, when the game is stopped in the 9th inning due to rain (the only tie until 2002 in MLB All-Star Game history).
Ireland submits the first ever application to join the then European Economic Community.
August ndash USA founds Alliance for Progress.

Monday, July 25, 1960

The Woolworth Company's lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, the location of a sit-in that had sparked demonstrations by Negroes across the Southern United States, serves a meal to its first black customer.
July 28 – In Chicago, the 1960 Republican National Convention nominates Vice-President Richard Nixon as its candidate for President of the United States, and Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., as its candidate to become the new Vice-President.

Saturday, July 25, 1959

The SR-N1 hovercraft crosses the English Channel from Calais to Dover in just over 2 hours, on the 50th anniversary of Louis Blériot's first crossing by heavier-than-air craft.

Thursday, July 25, 1957

Tunisia becomes a republic, with Habib Bourguiba its first president.
The 6th World Festival of Youth and Students, a high point of the Khruschev Thaw, kicks off in Moscow.
Heavy rains and mudslides at Isahaya, western Kyūshū, Japan, kill 992.
A strong earthquake shakes Mexico City and Mexican port city Acapulco.

Wednesday, July 25, 1956

south of Nantucket Island, the Italian ocean liner SS \'\'Andrea Doria\'\' sinks after colliding with the Swedish ship SS ''Stockholm'' in heavy fog, killing 51.

Friday, July 25, 1952

Puerto Rico becomes a self-governing commonwealth of the United States.

Tuesday, July 25, 1944

WWII ndash Operation Spring: One of the bloodiest days for Canadians during the war results in 1,550 casualties, including 450 killed.

Sunday, July 25, 1943

In Italy the Gran Consiglio del Fascismo withdraws its support of MussoliniMussolini is arrested and the power is given to Maresciallo d'Italia Gen. Pietro Badoglio.

Friday, July 25, 1941

WWII: In response to the Japanese occupation of French Indo-China, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders the seizure of all Japanese assets in the United States.
WWII: General Douglas MacArthur is named commander of all U.S. forces in the Philippines the Philippines Army is ordered nationalized by President Roosevelt.
The Postal Code system is introduced in Germany.

Thursday, July 25, 1940

General Henri Guisan addresses the officer corps of the Swiss army at Rütli resolving to resist any invasion of the country.

Sunday, July 25, 1937

July 31 ndash Sino-Japanese War: Battle of Beiping-Tianjin, a series of actions fought around Beiping and Tianjin, resulting in Japanese victory.

Thursday, July 25, 1935

August 20 ndash The seventh and last congress of the Comintern is held.

Wednesday, July 25, 1934

Austrian Nazis assassinate chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss during a failed coup attempt.

Friday, July 25, 1930

Laurence Olivier marries Jill Esmond.

Thursday, July 25, 1929

The Geneva Convention addresses the treatment of prisoners of war.
Red Crescent adopted as an additional LORCS emblem.
Pope Pius XI emerges from the Vatican and enters St. Peter's square in a huge procession witnessed by about 250,000 persons, thus ending nearly 60 years of papal self-imprisonment within the Vatican.

Wednesday, July 25, 1928

Tich Freeman becomes the only bowler ever to take 200 first-class wickets before the end of July.
Radclyffe Hall's novel "The Well of Loneliness" is published.
The United States recalls its troops from China.

Saturday, July 25, 1925

The Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union (TASS) is established.

Wednesday, July 25, 1917

Sir William Thomas White introduces the first income tax in Canada as a temporary measure (lowest bracket is 4% and highest is 25%).

Sunday, July 25, 1909

Louis Bleriot is the first man to fly across the English Channel (thus a large open body of water) in a heavier-than-air craft.
August 2 ndash Tragic Week: The city of Barcelona experiences a workers' uprising.

Thursday, July 25, 1907

Korea becomes a protectorate of Japan.

Wednesday, July 25, 1900

Monday, July 25, 1898

Spanish-American War: The United States invasion of Puerto Rico begins with a landing at Guánica Bay.

Sunday, July 25, 1897

Writer Jack London sails to join the Klondike Gold Rush where he will write his first successful stories.

Wednesday, July 25, 1888

Frank Edward McGurrin, a court stenographer from Salt Lake City, Utah, purportedly the only person using touch typing at the time, wins a decisive victory over Louis Traub in a typing contest held in Cincinnati, Ohio. This date can be called the birthday of the touch typing method that is widely used now.

Sunday, July 25, 1886

Robert Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (Conservative Party (UK)) becomes Great Britain's 30th Prime Minister.

Saturday, July 25, 1868

Wyoming becomes a United States territory.

Wednesday, July 25, 1866

The U.S. Congress passes legislation authorizing the rank of General of the Army (now called 5-star general) Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant becomes the first to have this rank.

Thursday, July 25, 1861

American Civil War: The Crittenden-Johnson Resolution is passed by the U.S. Congress, stating that the war is being fought to preserve the Union and not to end slavery.

Monday, July 25, 1853

Outlaw and bandit Joaquin Murietta is killed in California.

Thursday, July 25, 1799

At Aboukir in Egypt, Napoleon defeats 10,000 OttomanMamluk troops under Mustafa Pasha.

Saturday, July 25, 1795

Construction of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in Wales begins.

Wednesday, July 25, 1759

Seven Years' War (French and Indian War): In Canada, British forces capture Fort Niagara from French, who subsequently abandon Fort Rouillé.
Seven Years\\\' War (French and Indian War): In Canada, British forces capture Fort Niagara from French, who subsequently abandon Fort Rouillé.

Tuesday, July 25, 1758

Seven Years' War ndash French and Indian War: The island battery at Fortress Louisbourg is silenced and all French warships are destroyed or taken.

Monday, July 25, 1757

Alexandria de Laryria tried and executed for open rebellion.

Friday, July 25, 1755

August ndash The Great Expulsion of the Acadians begins.
The decision to deport the Acadians is made during meetings of the Nova Scotia Council meeting in Halifax. From September 1755 to June 1763 the vast majority of Acadians are deported to one of the following British Colonies in America: Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North and South Carolina and Georgia. Contrary to popular belief, no Acadians are sent to Louisiana. Those sent to Virginia are refused and then sent on to Liverpool, Bristol, Southton and Penryn in England. In 1758 the Fortress of Louisbourg falls and all of the civilian population of Isle Royal (Cape Breton Island) and Isle St. Jean (Prince Edward Island) are repatriated to France. Among them were several thousand Acadians who had escaped the deportation by fleeing into those areas. Very few Acadians successfully escape the deportation and do so only by fleeing into some of the northern sections of present day New Brunswick. The event inspires Longfellow to write the epic poem "Evangeline".

Monday, July 25, 1729

Seven of the original eight Lords Proprietors sell their tracts within the Province of Carolina back to the crown. The Province is permanently divided and reorganized into the Royal Colonies of North Carolina and South Carolina.

Saturday, July 25, 1722

The Three Years War begins along the Maine and Massachusetts border.

Friday, July 25, 1698

English engineer Thomas Savery obtains a patent for a steam pump.

Monday, July 25, 1689

Sunday, July 25, 1666

julian calendar)/August 4 (gregorian calendar) ndash Second Anglo-Dutch War: English fleet defeats the Dutch under Michiel de Ruyter at St. James's Day Battle.

Sunday, July 25, 1621

August ndash Huguenot rebellions: Louis XIII besieges the Huguenot city of Montauban in the Siege of Montauban, but is forced to abandon his siege two months later.
SeptemberndashOctober ndash Battle of Khotyn: Polish troops hold off a large Ottoman army for over a month.
October ndash The Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony and Wanoags celebrate a harvest feast (3 days), later regarded as the First Thanksgiving, noted for peaceful co-existence.
Thirty Years\' War: The Battle of Neu Titschein is fought remnants of the Bohemian army manage to hold off the Imperial advance in Silesia for the moment.

Friday, July 25, 1603

James I is crowned as King of England in Westminster Abbey.ref name=Pocket On This Day/

Sunday, July 15, 1571 (Julianian calendar)

Tuesday, July 15, 1567 (Julianian calendar)

The city of "Santiago de León de Caracas" in Venezuela is founded by Diego de Losada.

Saturday, July 15, 1531 (Julianian calendar)

The city of Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico is founded.

Thursday, July 16, 1467 (Julianian calendar)

Battle of Molinella.

Monday, July 18, 1261 (Julianian calendar)

The city of Constantinople is recaptured by Nicaean forces under the command of Alexios Strategopoulos, thus re-establishing the Byzantine Empire.

Wednesday, July 18, 1162 (Julianian calendar)

Emperor Xiaozong announces he will posthumously rehabilitate Yue Fei.
The Beisi Pagoda of Song Dynasty China is completed.

Tuesday, July 18, 1139 (Julianian calendar)

Battle of Ourique: The independence of Portugal from the Kingdom of León declared after the Almoravids, led by Ali ibn Yusuf, are defeated by Prince Afonso Henriques. He then becomes Afonso I, King of Portugal, after calling the first assembly of the estates-general of Portugal at Lamego, where he is given the Crown from the Bishop of Bragança, to confirm the independence.
Second Council of the Lateran: The Anacletus schism is settled, and priestly celibacy is made mandatory in the Catholic Church.

Friday, July 21, 864 (Julianian calendar)

Louis II marches against Rome but, getting ill, decides to make peace with the Pope.
Edict of Pistres: Charles the Bald orders defensive measures against the Vikings.
Alfonso III of Leon conquers Porto from the diminished Umayyads. This is the final act of the direct Muslim domination of the Douro region.ref name=picard2000
First written reference to Devín Castle, when Louis the German besieges Great Moravian prince Rastislav there.

Sunday, July 24, 315 (Julianian calendar)

The Arch of Constantine is completed near the Colosseum at Rome to commemorate Constantine's victory over Maxentius at the Milvian Bridge. As part of the ceremony Constantine is expected to make a sacrifice to Rome's traditional gods, but he refuses to do so.
The lamb becomes the symbol of Jesus in Christian art.
Constantine I dedicated the Basilica of Maxentius and installs a large statue of himself inside it.
Eusebius becomes bishop of Caesarea (approximate date).
Immense baths are constructed in "Augusta Treverorum" (modern Trier).
A program of assistance to the poor is established in the Roman Empire.
Crucifixion is abolished as punishment in the Roman Empire.

Wednesday, July 24, 306 (Julianian calendar)

Constantius Chlorus dies outside Eboracum (modern York). Constantine I, age 26, is declared Augustus (emperor) by his troops and awaits recognition by Emperor Galerius.
Galerius grants Constantine I the title Caesar and elevates Severus II to co-emperor of the Western Roman Empire.
Source: Wikipedia