Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/July 25
This is a list of selected July 25 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.
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|1536 – Spanish conquistador Sebastián de Belalcázar founded Santiago de Cali in present-day western Colombia while on his search for the mythical city of El Dorado.||refimprove, cleanup required|
|1567 – Caracas, today the capital and largest city of Venezuela, was founded as Santiago de Leon de Caracas by Spanish explorer Diego de Losada.||refimprove section|
|1792 – French Revolutionary Wars: Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel issued the Brunswick Manifesto to the population of Paris, promising vengeance if King Louis XVI and other members of the French Royal Family were harmed.||Charles refimprove, Manifesto has no footnotes|
|1799 – French invasion of Egypt: Napoleon's decisive victory over a combined Ottoman–British force in the Battle of Abukir temporarily secured Egypt for France.||needs more footnotes|
|1948 – In Test cricket, Australia set a world record for the highest successful run-chase in history during the Fourth Test of The Ashes series against England.||Is this record important? List of Test cricket records doesn't include it. If it's not an important record, then it wouldn't belong here.|
|2000 – Air France Concorde Flight 4590, en route from Paris to New York City, crashed in Gonesse, France, killing all 100 passengers and nine crew members, as well as four people on the ground.||refimprove section|
- 306 – Constantine the Great was proclaimed Roman emperor by his troops after the death of Constantius Chlorus.
- 1261 – Alexios Strategopoulos led the Nicaean forces of Michael VIII Palaiologos to recapture Constantinople, re-establish the Byzantine Empire, and end the Latin Empire.
- 1722 – Samuel Shute, Governor of Massachusetts, declared war on the Abenaki people to begin Father Rale's War.
- 1814 – War of 1812: In present-day Niagara Falls, Ontario, the United States and Great Britain engaged in Battle of Lundy's Lane, one of the deadliest ever fought on Canadian soil.
- 1861 – American Civil War: The United States Congress passed the Crittenden–Johnson Resolution, asserting that the war was solely to prevent the dissolution of the nation.
- 1893 – The Corinth Canal was formally opened, connecting the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth in the Aegean Sea.
- 1909 – French aviator Louis Blériot (pictured) crossed the English Channel in a heavier-than-air flying machine, flying from near Calais, France, to Dover, England.
- 1943 – The Grand Council of Fascism voted a motion of no confidence against Benito Mussolini, who was arrested the same day by King Victor Emmanuel III and replaced by Pietro Badoglio.
- 1969 – Vietnam War: U.S. President Richard Nixon announced that the United States would not "undertake all the defense of the free nations of the world", beginning the Vietnamization of the war.
- 1978 – Two Puerto Rican pro-independence activists were killed in a police ambush at Cerro Maravilla in Ponce.
- 1978 – Louise Brown, the world's first baby conceived through in vitro fertilisation, was born in Oldham, England.
- 1993 – Israeli forces launched a week-long attack against Lebanon to make it difficult for Hezbollah to use southern Lebanon as a base for striking Israel.
- 2010 – WikiLeaks published 75,000 classified documents about the War in Afghanistan, one of the largest leaks in U.S. military history.
- 1139 – Prince Afonso Henriques led Portuguese troops to victory over the Almoravid Moors at the Battle of Ourique.
- 1609 – During a hurricane, the crew of the English sailing ship Sea Venture grounded her on the reefs of Bermuda, which is widely believed to have inspired Shakepeare's The Tempest.
- 1898 – Spanish–American War: After over two months of sea-based bombardment, the United States invaded Puerto Rico.
- 1957 – More than a year after obtaining independence from France, Tunisia abolished its monarchy, the Husainid Dynasty, and became a republic.
- 2007 – Pratibha Patil was sworn in as the first female President of India.
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