Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/July 25

This is a list of selected July 25 anniversaries that appear in 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 will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

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National Day in Galicia, Spain; refimprove
Constitution Day in Puerto Rico (1952) unreferenced section
1536Spanish 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 section
1567Caracas, today the capital and largest city of Venezuela, was founded as Santiago de Leon de Caracas by Spanish explorer Diego de Losada. refimprove section
1609 – During a hurricane, the English sailing ship Sea Venture became grounded on the reefs of Bermuda, which is widely believed to have inspired Shakespeare's The Tempest. refimprove section
1722Samuel Shute, Governor of Massachusetts, declared war on the Abenaki people to begin Dummer's War. refimprove sections
1792French Revolutionary Wars: Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick 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: needs more footnotes, expansion; Manifesto: needs more footnotes
1799French invasion of Egypt: Napoleon's decisive victory over a combined Ottoman–British force in the Battle of Abukir temporarily secured Egypt for France. unreferenced sections
1814War of 1812: In present-day Niagara Falls, Ontario, the United States and Great Britain engaged in the Battle of Lundy's Lane, one of the deadliest ever fought on Canadian soil. refimprove section
1909 – French aviator Louis Blériot crossed the English Channel in a heavier-than-air flying machine, flying from near Calais, France, to Dover, England. refimprove section
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. expansion
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.
1957 – More than a year after obtaining independence from France, Tunisia abolished its monarchy and became a republic. refimprove section
1976 – In a classic example of pareidolia, the Viking 1 spacecraft took a photo of what appeared to be a face on Mars. refimprove section
1978Louise Brown, the world's first baby conceived through in vitro fertilisation, was born in Oldham, England. unreferenced section
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. refimprove



July 25: Feast day of Saint James the Great (Western Christianity)

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