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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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)
- 1547Henry II of France is crowned.
- 1593Henry IV of France publicly converts from Protestantism to Roman Catholicism.
- 1758Seven Years’ War: the island battery at Fortress Louisbourg in Nova Scotia is silenced and all French warships are destroyed or taken.
- 1788Wolfgang Mozart completes his Symphony No. 40 in G minor (K550).
- 1797Horatio Nelson loses more than 300 men and his right arm during the failed conquest attempt of Tenerife (Spain).
- 1837The first commercial use of an electric telegraph is successfully demonstrated by William Cooke and Charles Wheatstone on 25 July 1837 between Euston and Camden Town in London.
- 1898After over two months of sea-based bombardment, the United States invasion of Puerto Rico begins with U.S. troops led by General Nelson Miles landing at harbor of Guánica, Puerto Rico.
- 1915RFC Captain Lanoe Hawker becomes the first British military aviator to earn the Victoria Cross, for defeating three German two-seat observation aircraft in one day, over the Western Front.
- 1978Louise Brown, the world’s first “test tube baby” is born.
- 1993The Saint James Church massacre occurs in Kenilworth, Cape Town, South Africa.
Who were born on July 25?
- 1860Princess Louise Margaret, Duchess of Connaught (d. 1917)
- 1923Maria Gripe, Swedish writer (d. 2007)
- 1925Benny Benjamin, Motown session drummer (d. 1969)
- 1934Claude Zidi, French film director and screenwriter
- 1935Larry Sherry, American baseball player (d. 2006)
- 1958Alex Filippenko, American astrophysicist
- 1966Christine C. Quinn, American politician
- 1971Billy Wagner, American baseball player
- 1988Heather Marks, Canadian model
- 1989Francisco Ferreira, Portuguese journalist
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