July 25: Day of the Week
July 25, 2018 was the 206th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 159 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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Here’s the July calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
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.
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July 25 Historical Event(s)
- 306Constantine I is proclaimed Roman emperor by his troops.
- 1261The city of Constantinople is recaptured by Nicaean forces under the command of Alexios Strategopoulos, re-establishing the Byzantine Empire.
- 1593Henry IV of France publicly converts from Protestantism to Roman Catholicism.
- 1609The 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.
- 1795The first stone of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is laid.
- 1814War 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.
- 1908Ajinomoto is founded. Kikunae Ikeda of the Tokyo Imperial University discovers that a key ingredient in Konbu soup stock is monosodium glutamate (MSG), and patents a process for manufacturing it.
- 1925Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union (TASS) is established.
- 1944World War II: Operation Spring – one of the bloodiest days for the First Canadian Army during the war: 1,500 casualties, including 500 killed.
- 1993The Saint James Church massacre occurs in Kenilworth, Cape Town, South Africa.
Who were born on July 25?
- 1421Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland, English politician (d. 1461)
- 1658Archibald Campbell, 1st Duke of Argyll, Scottish privy councillor (d. 1703)
- 1894Gavrilo Princip, Serbian assassin (d. 1918)
- 1907Johnny Hodges, American saxophonist (d. 1970)
- 1926Whitey Lockman, American baseball player
- 1934Claude Zidi, French film director and screenwriter
- 1941Peter Suschitzky, Polish-British cinematographer
- 1954Lynne Frederick, British Actress (d. 1994)
- 1966Lynda Lemay, French Canadian singer
- 1985Gaël Clichy, French footballer
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