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July 25 Historical Events

The following events took place on July 25. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 77 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 285
    Diocletian appoints Maximian as Caesar, co-ruler.
  • 306
    Constantine I is proclaimed Roman emperor by his troops.
  • 315
    The Arch of Constantine is completed near the Colosseum in Rome to commemorate Constantine I’s victory over Maxentius at the Milvian Bridge.
  • 864
    The Edict of Pistres of Charles the Bald orders defensive measures against the Vikings.
  • 1137
    Eleanor of Aquitaine married Prince Louis, later King Louis VII of France, at the Cathedral of Saint-André in Bordeaux.
  • 1139
    Battle of Ourique: The Almoravids, led by Ali ibn Yusuf, are defeated by Prince Afonso Henriques who is proclaimed King of Portugal.
  • 1261
    The city of Constantinople is recaptured by Nicaean forces under the command of Alexios Strategopoulos, re-establishing the Byzantine Empire.
  • 1278
    The naval Battle of Algeciras takes place in the context of the Spanish Reconquista resulting in a victory for the Emirate of Granada and the Maranid Dynasty over the Kingdom of Castile.
  • 1467
    The Battle of Molinella: The first battle in Italy in which firearms are used extensively.
  • 1536
    Sebastián de Belalcázar on his search of El Dorado founds the city of Santiago de Cali.
  • 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.
  • 1547
    Henry II of France is crowned.
  • 1554
    Mary I marries Philip II of Spain at Winchester Cathedral.
  • 1567
    Don Diego de Losada founds the city of Santiago de Leon de Caracas, modern-day Caracas, the capital city of Venezuela.
  • 1593
    Henry IV of France publicly converts from Protestantism to Roman Catholicism.
  • 1603
    James VI of Scotland is crowned king of England (James I of England), bringing the Kingdom of England and Kingdom of Scotland into personal union. Political union would occur in 1707.
  • 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.
  • 1693
    Ignacio de Maya founds the Real Santiago de las Sabinas, now known as Sabinas Hidalgo, Nuevo León, Mexico.
  • 1722
    Dummer’s War begins along the Maine-Massachusetts border.
  • 1755
    British governor Charles Lawrence and the Nova Scotia Council order the deportation of the Acadians. Thousands of Acadians are sent to the British Colonies in America, France and England. Some later move to Louisiana, while others resettle in New Brunswick.
  • 1759
    French and Indian War: In Western New York, British forces capture Fort Niagara from the French, who subsequently abandon Fort Rouillé.
  • 1783
    American Revolutionary War: The war’s last action, the Siege of Cuddalore, is ended by a preliminary peace agreement.
  • 1788
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completes his Symphony No. 40 in G minor (K550).
  • 1792
    The Brunswick Manifesto is issued to the population of Paris promising vengeance if the French royal family is harmed.
  • 1795
    The first stone of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is laid.
  • 1797
    Horatio Nelson loses more than 300 men and his right arm during the failed conquest attempt of Tenerife (Spain).
  • 1799
    At Abu Qir in Egypt, Napoleon I of France defeats 10,000 Ottomans under Mustafa Pasha.
  • 1814
    War of 1812: Battle of Lundy’s Lane: Reinforcements arrive near Niagara Falls for General Riall’s British and Canadian forces and a bloody, all-night battle with Jacob Brown’s Americans commences at 18.00; the Americans retreat to Fort Erie.
  • 1824
    Costa Rica annexes Guanacaste from Nicaragua.
  • 1837
    The first commercial use of an electrical telegraph is successfully demonstrated by William Cooke and Charles Wheatstone on July 25, 1837 between Euston and Camden Town in London.

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