July 25: Day of the Week
July 25, 2020 was the 207th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 159 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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)
- 1139Battle of Ourique: The Almoravids, led by Ali ibn Yusuf, are defeated by Prince Afonso Henriques.
- 1788Wolfgang Mozart completes his Symphony No. 40 in G minor (K550).
- 1799At Aboukir in Egypt, Napoleon I of France defeats 10,000 Ottomans under Mustafa Pasha.
- 1893The Corinth Canal in the Gulf of Corinth, Greece is used for the first time.
- 1925Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union (TASS) is established.
- 1934The Nazis assassinate Austrian Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss in a failed coup attempt.
- 1965Bob Dylan goes electric as he plugs in at the Newport Folk Festival, signaling a major change in folk and rock music.
- 1978Louise Brown, the world’s first “test tube baby” is born.
- 1994Israel and Jordan sign the Washington Declaration, which formally ends the state of war that had existed between the nations since 1948.
- 2007Pratibha Patil is sworn in as India’s first female president.
Who were born on July 25?
- 1799David Douglas, Scottish botanist (d. 1834)
- 1905Denys Watkins-Pitchford, writer and illustrator (d. 1990)
- 1920Rosalind Franklin, English scientist (d. 1958)
- 1928Mario Montenegro, Filipino actor (d. 1988)
- 1935Barbara Harris, American actress
- 1941Manny Charlton, rock guitarist
- 1965Illeana Douglas, American actress
- 1975Jody Craddock, English footballer
- 1980Shawn Riggans, American baseball player
- 1981Constantinos Charalambidis, Greek-Cypriot footballer
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