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Ephemeris of July 25:

In the Gregorian Calendar, July 25 is the 206th
(Two-hundredth sixth) day of the year.

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Quote of the Day…

All the things that one has forgotten cry out for help in dreams.

— Elias Canetti
Bulgarian thinker and German-language writer (born July 25, 1905)

Events that Happened “A Day as Today”

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Events that Happened “Such a Day as Today” / Image Credit: Gerd Altmann

July 25 – A Day as Today – Events

  • 285: in Rome, the Emperor Diocletian appoints Maximian as co-leader Caesar.
  • 306: Constantine I is proclaimed Roman Emperor by his troops.
  • 315: near the Colosseum, in the city of Rome (Italy) the Arch of Constantine is inaugurated to commemorate the victory of Constantine I over Magencio on the Ponte Milvio.
  • 864: the Edict of Pistres of Carlos the Bald orders defensive measures against the Vikings.
  • 1139: in Baixo Alentejo (Portugal) the Portuguese defeat the Almoravids in the battle of Ourique and proclaim Afonso Henriques king, who four years later will be recognized as monarch of Portugal by Alfonso VII, the Leonese emperor.
  • 1261: the city of Constantinople is recaptured by the forces of the Nicene Empire under the orders of Alejo Strategópulos, reestablishing the Byzantine Empire.
  • 1278: in Algeciras – in the framework of the Spanish Reconquest – the Emirate of Granada and the Maránid dynasty defeat the kingdom of Castile in the battle of Algeciras.
  • 1467: in Molinella, near Bologna (Italy), the Battle of Riccardina is fought, which is the first battle in Italy in which many firearms were used.
  • 1492: in Rome, according to the chronicler Stefano Infessura, Pope Innocent VIII, sick, drinks the blood of three ten-year-old children; this causes the death of the children by hemorrhagic shock and later of the pope. Some authors consider it the first known case of blood transfusion. However, there is no evidence that this event occurred and it is often considered to be a tendentious story.
  • 1496: the conquest of Tenerife, and that of the Canary Islands, by the Castilians ends. In the current municipality of Los Realejos a chapel is erected (the current Main Parish of the Apostle Santiago).
  • 1510: in what is now Libya (North Africa), the Spanish Armada conquers the town of Tripoli.
  • 1512: Castilian troops, sponsored by Fernando el Católico and commanded by Fadrique Álvarez de Toledo, conquer Pamplona.
  • 1523: in present-day Mexico, the Spanish conqueror Gonzalo de Sandoval founds the town of Colima.
  • 1524: in present-day Guatemala, the Spanish conqueror Pedro de Alvarado founded the village of Santiago de los Caballeros de Guatemala (present-day Iximché (south of the city of Tecpan Guatemala).
  • 1526: the expedition of García Jofre de Loaísa departs from Spain to ensure Spanish dominion over the Moluccas.
  • 1531: the village of Santiago de Querétaro is founded in Mexico.
  • 1536: in present-day Colombia, the Spanish conqueror Sebastián de Belalcázar founds the village of Santiago de Cali (current city of Cali, with three million inhabitants).
  • 1540: in Peru, the Spanish explorer Juan Pérez de Guevara founded the Moyobamba village on the orders of the Spanish conqueror Alonso de Alvarado.
  • 1547: in present-day Ecuador, the Spanish conqueror Francisco de Orellana founds the village of Santiago de Guayaquil.
  • 1553: in Argentina, the Spanish conqueror Francisco de Aguirre founds the village of Santiago del Estero.
  • 1554: In Winchester Cathedral, the English Queen María Tudor marries the future King Felipe II of Spain.
  • 1561: in France the Edict of July is published, which prohibits holding public or private assemblies and administering the holy sacraments outside the traditional method.
  • 1567: in Venezuela, the Spanish conqueror Diego de Losada founded the village of Santiago de León de Caracas.
  • 1577: in Coahuila (Mexico) the Villa del Santiago de Saltillo (today Saltillo) is founded.
  • 1581: Philip II of Spain solemnly enters Lisbon (Portugal) and is crowned King of Portugal.
  • 1582: the Marquis of Santa Cruz obtains a decisive naval victory for Spain on Terceira Island against the supporters of Don Antonio, prior of Crato, self-proclaimed King of Portugal against Felipe II.
  • 1593: in France, Enrique IV decides to renounce Protestantism to achieve the throne.
  • 1609: the English ship Sea Venture, en route to the Virginia colony, is swept south by a storm. The settlers found a new colony on the Bermuda Islands.
  • 1643: The King of Spain Felipe IV establishes Santiago as the patron saint of Spain and orders that on this date an annual offering of 1000 escudos be made to the Archbishopric of Santiago de Compostela.
  • 1668: in Shandong (China) at 20:00 local time, a very violent earthquake of magnitude 8.5 on the Richter seismological scale leaves a balance of 47,615 victims (See Earthquakes before the 20th century).
  • 1693: in the current state of Nuevo León (Mexico), the Spanish Ignacio de Maya founded the village of Real Santiago de las Sabinas (current Sabinas Hidalgo).
  • 1788: in Vienna (Austria), the composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completes his Symphony No. 40 in G minor (K550).
  • 1792: The Brunswick Manifesto is published in Paris, promising revenge if any member of the royal family is harmed.
  • 1794: in France the poet André Chénier is executed by guillotine.
  • 1797: the Canary Islands Militias, under the command of General Antonio Gutiérrez de Otero. they victoriously repelled the attack of a powerful British fleet commanded by Horatio Nelson, who tried to seize Santa Cruz de Tenerife. In this action, Nelson loses more than 300 soldiers, and his right arm.
  • 1798: in Cairo (Egypt) Napoleon Bonaparte enters triumphant.
  • 1812: in San Mateo, the head of the Venezuelan independence forces, Francisco de Miranda, capitulates before the advance of the royalist troops of General Monteverde.
  • 1819: in the vicinity of Bonza (Boyacá) the battle of Pantano de Vargas is fought. Simón Bolívar exclaims the famous phrase “Colonel, save the Homeland” causing the defeat of the royalist troops of General Barreiro and causing the Battle of Boyacá.
  • 1824: in Costa Rica, the Nicoya Party is annexed to Costa Rican territory under its own will
  • 1834: the exclusion of the Carlist suitor Carlos María Isidro de Borbón from the succession to the Spanish Crown is decreed.
  • 1837: in London, William Cooke and Charles Wheatstone demonstrated for the first time the commercial use of the telegraph between the neighborhoods of Euston and Camden Town.
  • 1851: in Ecuador, General José María Urbina takes power and issues a decree to free the slaves. A year later, the Constituent Assembly ratified the decree and provided the necessary funds for the manumission.
  • 1853: Joaquín Murrieta, the famous Californian bandit, known as the Robin Hood of El Dorado, is killed in California.
  • 1855: about 40 km southeast of Montreaux (Switzerland, 46.1, 7.2) an earthquake of magnitude 8.5 on the Richter seismological scale occurs.
  • 1868 – The Wyoming region becomes a territory of the United States.
  • 1885: the new diocese of Madrid-Alcalá is established, created by the Concordat of 1851.
  • 1889: La Gaceta de Madrid publishes the corrected edition of the Civil Code.
  • 1893: the Corinth Canal is inaugurated in the Gulf of Corinth (Greece).
  • 1893: in Managua (Nicaragua), the liberal troops of General José Santos Zelaya López enter, triumphing the Liberal Revolution that fourteen days before, on July 11, had broken out in León.
  • 1894: the Japanese open fire on the Chinese warship Gaosheng. The first Sino-Japanese War begins.
  • 1898: After two months of bombardment from the sea, US forces under General Nelson Miles invade the island of Puerto Rico through the port of Guánica, without the Spanish troops putting up much resistance.
  • 1901: Emilio Aguinaldo, a supporter of Philippine independence, leads an insurrection against the United States.
  • 1902: the Club Olimpia is founded in Paraguay.
  • 1903: Perrin and Palacios are prosecuted for the representation of their satirical and political magazine El Trueno Gordo.
  • 1905: in Björkök, Wilhelm II of Germany and Nicholas II of Russia sign a treaty.
  • 1908: In Japan, the chemist Kikunae Ikeda of the Imperial University of Tokyo discovers that the key ingredient in kombu soup is monosodium glutamate and patents a process to manufacture it. The Ajinomoto company is founded.
  • 1909: Tragic Week begins in Barcelona.
  • 1909: French aviation pioneer Louis Bleriot, aboard the Bleriot XI biplane, manages to cross the English Channel from Calais to Dover in 37 minutes. He is the first human being to cross a body of water in an artifact heavier than air (he had already crossed in a hot air balloon before).
  • 1911: in the Plaza de Córdoba, the bullfighter Angelillo suffers a serious abuse.
  • 1914: the Austro-Hungarian Empire breaks diplomatic relations with the Kingdom of Serbia. Three days later he will invade it, which will trigger the First World War. The Russian Empire makes it known that it will not tolerate any attack on the sovereignty of Serbia.
  • 1915: off the coast of Ireland, German submarines sink two American merchant ships.
  • 1915: In World War I, Captain Lanoe Hawker of the RFC becomes the first British military aviator to obtain the Victory Cross, for shooting down three Luftstreitkräfte (German two-seater observation aircraft) in a single day, over the western front.
  • 1917: In Canada, Prime Minister Robert Borden introduces the first income tax as a temporary measure (the lowest rate is 4% and the highest is 25%).
  • 1920: in Syria, the French army captures Damascus.
  • 1921: the mortal remains of El Cid Campeador are transferred from the Town Hall to the Burgos Cathedral.
  • 1921: in Spain prior censorship is established on matters relating to Morocco.
  • 1925: The Franco-Spanish Conference in Madrid on Morocco concludes with satisfactory results.
  • 1925: the TASS agency (Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union) is founded in the Soviet Union.
  • 1928: by royal decree a national lottery is established to obtain resources destined to the construction of the University City of Madrid.
  • 1932: the Soviet Union and Japan sign a non-aggression treaty.
  • 1934: in Vienna (Austria), the Austrian democratic chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss, dies assassinated during an attempt, aborted, of coup d’etat of the Nazis.
  • 1936: Spain, Civil War, the Ascaso Column leaves Barcelona towards the Aragon front with about 2000 militiamen.
  • 1938: in the Ebro river (Spain) the Republican Army launches a furious offensive against the Francoists. The famous battle of the Ebro begins.
  • 1943: in Italy – after the Allied landing in Sicily – Benito Mussolini is overthrown by his own Great Council and imprisoned along with his collaborators. He is replaced by Pietro Badoglio.
  • 1944: in World War II, Operation Cobra begins. The Panzer Lehr Division receives the brunt of the attack
  • 1946: In the Bikini Atoll lagoon (in the middle of the Pacific Ocean), the United States detonates the Baker atomic bomb underwater (the fifth nuclear detonation in human history, and the second after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945). Due to the amount of unintentional contamination, it is considered the first nuclear disaster. In 1968, the United States will reinstall 4,000 natives on the atoll who had lived there until 1946, but due to disease they will have to expel them to other more distant islands.
  • 1946: the London conference is held, a frustrated attempt by the British to reunite David Ben Gurion and Hadj Amin to peacefully solve the coexistence between Jews and Palestinians.
  • 1946: in Bolivia, Néstor Guillén is elected president of the new Government.
  • 1946: At the 500 Club in Atlantic City, New Jersey, actors Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis perform for the first time as a comedy duo.
  • 1947: in Ecuador, President José María Velasco Ibarra resigns from office in favor of coup colonel Mancheño.
  • 1948: the Quito conference is inaugurated in Ecuador, in which Colombia, Ecuador, Panama and Venezuela study how to constitute a single political and economic unit.
  • 1950: Walter Ulbricht is elected general secretary of the Unified Socialist Party of Germany.
  • 1952: the Constitution of Puerto Rico is promulgated as the Commonwealth of the United States.
  • 1953: in the Montserrat massif (Spain) a collision of three rack railway trains causes 6 deaths and 107 injuries.
  • 1956: the Italian ocean liner SS Andrea Doria sinks after colliding in dense fog with the Swiss-flagged ship MS Stockolm. She sinks the next day, and 51 people die.
  • 1957: in Tunisia the republic is proclaimed after 250 years of monarchy.
  • 1958: in the United States, Luz Marina Zuluaga is crowned Miss Universe, being the first Colombian to win the pageant.
  • 1958: the first congress of the PRA (Party of African Regrouping) is held in Cotonou.
  • 1959: The SR.N1 hovercraft crosses the English Channel between Calais (France) and Dover (England) in two hours.
  • 1961: In a speech, US President John F. Kennedy threatens that any attack on Berlin would represent an attack on NATO.
  • 1965: At the Newport Folk Festival, American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan stops playing “acoustic” and performs an “electric” performance, giving rock and folk music a momentous turn. Folk-rock is born.
  • 1968: in Vatican City, Pope Paul VI publishes the encyclical Humanae Vitae.
  • 1970: the United States Senate examines the agreements with Spain and reduces financial aid to increase defense support.
  • 1972: in the United States, the Washington Star newspaper unveils the Tuskegee experiment: since 1932 the Government has kept 400 families from Macon (Alabama) deceived, suffering from syphilis, providing them with placebos instead of treatment.
  • 1973: the Soviet Union launches the Mars 5 space probe towards the planet Mars.
  • 1975: Turkey regains control of all US bases to protest the arms embargo.
  • 1975: in Guipúzcoa and Vizcaya (Spain) the state of exception ends.
  • 1976: As part of the Viking program, the Viking 1 spacecraft takes the famous photograph of Cydonia, unleashing on Earth a phenomenon of pareidolia (the visualization of the “face” on Mars).
  • 1977: the day of the Galician fatherland is instituted.
  • 1978: The first “test tube baby”, Louise Brown, is born in a hospital in England.
  • 1978: 40,000 people gather in Santiago de Compostela on Galician National Day.
  • 1978: in the Cerro Maravilla (Puerto Rico), the Puerto Rican police assassinate two young independentistas (Case of the Cerro Maravilla).
  • 1979: in Nicaragua, the socialist government nationalizes the banking and financial companies.
  • 1979: Israel returns 6000 hectares of the Sinai Peninsula to Egypt.
  • 1980: Back in Black by the Australian Hard Rock band AC / DC is released. It would become the third best-selling album in history.
  • 1980: in Honduras, the National Assembly elects General Policarpo Paz García, as interim president.
  • 1982: in ten Spanish provinces the “red alert” is decreed due to the drought.
  • 1984: Soviet cosmonaut Svetlana Savítskaya becomes the first woman to walk through space.
  • 1985: in the United States it is published that the actor Rock Hudson suffers from AIDS.
  • 1988: General Ne Win resigns in Burma, in power since 1962.
  • 1989: the Spanish socialist deputy Enrique Barón is elected president of the European Parliament.
  • 1991: in Santiago de Querétaro (Mexico), the Government of Guatemala and the guerrillas sign an agreement to achieve the democratization of the country.
  • 1992: in Madrid (Spain), King Juan Carlos I inaugurates the Casa de América, in the presence of 19 heads of State and Government.
  • 1992: the XXV Olympic Games are inaugurated at the Barcelona Olympic Stadium.
  • 1993: Israel launches a massive attack against Lebanon – Operation Accountability (according to Israel) or Seven Day War (according to the Lebanese) -.
  • 1993: in the South African city of Kenilworth (Cape Town) the massacre of the Saint James Church takes place.
  • 1993: the cyclist Miguel Induráin wins the Tour de France for the third consecutive year.
  • 1993: Bolivia takes away the historic unbeaten from Brazil in the World Cup qualifiers by winning 2-0.
  • 1994: King Hussein of Jordan and Israeli Prime Minister Isaac Rabin sign a historic reconciliation in Washington that ends 46 years of war between the two countries.
  • 1995: a gas cylinder explodes at the Saint Michel station on line B of the RER (Paris regional rail network). 8 people die and 80 are injured.
  • 1996: in Burundi, Pierre Buyoya deposed Sylvestre Ntibantunganya.
  • 1996: Los Realejos (Canary Islands) celebrates the fifth centenary of the erection of the Matriz Parroquia del Apóstol Santiago, which was the first Christian temple in the islands, ordered to be built by the Spanish Alonso Fernández de Lugo when the invasion of the island on July 25, 1496.
  • 1998: to the east of Algeria, the army kills one hundred fundamentalists within the operation initiated against members of the GIA (Armed Islamic Group).
  • 2000: in France, a Concorde plane crashes (Air France Flight 4590). All 109 people on board die, and 4 on land.
  • 2000: At the Camp David Peace Summit, sponsored by US President Bill Clinton, Palestinians and Israelis do not reach agreements on the future of the region.
  • 2001: in front of the door of her house, in New Delhi (India) the deputy Phoolan Devi, the legendary ex-criminal “queen of bandits”, who had become a parliamentarian, is assassinated.
  • 2002: in Manchester (England) the Etihad Stadium is inaugurated.
  • 2003: Argentine President Néstor Kirchner repeals the decree that prevented the extradition of torturers from the military dictatorship.
  • 2003: at the Barcelona Swimming Championships, the Japanese Kosure Kitajima sets a new world record in the 100-meter breaststroke (59.78 s).
  • 2004: the CES (Economic and Social Center) warns that the Spanish Government’s plans to comply with the Kyoto Protocol may negatively affect employment.
  • 2004: Portugal requests international help to control the fires that devastate the country.
  • 2004: More than 100,000 Israelis demonstrate against Ariel Sharon’s plan to withdraw from the Gaza Strip.
  • 2004: a railway accident claims 14 victims in Turkey.
  • 2004: Santander Group formalizes an offer to acquire Abbey National Bank; sixth British bank.
  • 2005: Tens of thousands of Filipinos demand the resignation of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on the streets of Manila.
  • 2007: In India, Pratibha Patil becomes the first female president.
  • 2009: Regional elections are held in the Kurdistan Autonomous Region (in Iraq). In the elections the president of the Kurdish Autonomous Region (by direct vote) and the regional Parliament are elected; The elections are another important milestone in Iraq’s normalization and pacification process, and are important in defining relations between the Kurdish community and the rest of the country.
  • 2010: WikiLeaks publishes the secret documents on the Afghanistan War, one of the largest leaks in US military history.
  • 2018: the As-Suwayda attacks take place, a series of terrorist attacks by the Islamic State in that governorate, inside Syria. It was the worst attack of the year, leaving 315 dead (including 7 suicide bombers and another 56 murdered) and more than 200 injured.

Who was Born “A Day as Today”?

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Who was Born “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Susanne Jutzeler

July 25 – A Day as Today – Births

  • 1016: Casimir I, Polish aristocrat (d. 1058).
  • 1109: Alfonso I of Portugal, Portuguese King (d. 1185).
  • 1336: Albert I of Bavaria, aristocrat of the Wittelsbach family (d. 1404).
  • 1562: Katō Kiyomasa, Japanese warrior (d. 1611).
  • 1653: Agostino Steffani, Italian diplomat (d. 1728).
  • 1657: Philipp Heinrich Erlebach, German composer (d. 1714).
  • 1658: Archibald Campbell, Scottish aristocrat and chancellor (d. 1703).
  • 1734: Ueda Akinari, Japanese writer (d. 1809).
  • 1750: Henry Knox, American general (d. 1806).
  • 1753: Santiago de Liniers, military man and viceroy of the Río de la Plata (f. 1810).
  • 1782: Mariano Boedo, Argentine lawyer and politician (d. 1819).
  • 1788: Santiago Mariño, Venezuelan military man (d. 1854).
  • 1797: Francisco Javier Echeverría, Mexican politician (d. 1852).
  • 1808: Johann Benedict Listing, German mathematician (d. 1882).
  • 1822: Santiago Arcos Arlegui, Chilean politician and journalist.
  • 1833: Mariano Casanova, Chilean Catholic Archbishop (d. 1908).
  • 1842: Mariano de la Bárcena, Mexican botanist, naturalist and engineer (d. 1901).
  • 1844 – Thomas Eakins, American artist (d. 1916).
  • 1848: Arthur Balfour, British Conservative politician, Prime Minister (d. 1930).
  • 1853: Manuel Florencio Mantilla, Argentine jurist and politician (d. 1909).
  • 1853: David Belasco, American playwright (d. 1931).
  • 1874: Jaime Mendoza Gonzáles, Bolivian physician, poet, philanthropist, writer and geographer (d. 1939).
  • 1878: José Betinotti, Argentine musician and payador (d. 1915).
  • 1880: Benito Lynch, Argentine writer (d. 1951).
  • 1883: Alfredo Casella, Italian composer, conductor and pianist (d. 1947).
  • 1886: Gonzalo Rodríguez Lafora, Spanish neurologist and psychiatrist (d. 1971).
  • 1892: José Monegal, Uruguayan writer and journalist (d. 1968).
  • 1893ː Dorothy Dickson, American actress and singer (d. 1995)
  • 1894: Walter Brennan, American actor and singer, winner of three Oscars (d. 1974).
  • 1894: Gavrilo Princip, Bosnian Serb anarchist who killed Prince Franz Ferdinand of Austria (d. 1918).
  • 1895: Yvonne Printemps, French actress (d. 1977).
  • 1896: Josephine Tey, British writer (d. 1952).
  • 1898: Camilo Daza, the first Colombian to fly an airplane (d. 1975).
  • 1900: Enrique Amorim, Uruguayan writer (f. 1960).
  • 1901: Lila Lee, American actress (d. 1973).
  • 1902: Eric Hoffer, American writer and philosopher (d. 1983).
  • 1905: Elías Canetti, Bulgarian-British writer, Nobel Prize for Literature in 1981 (d. 1994).
  • 1905: Matías Vega Guerra, Spanish politician (d. 1989).
  • 1906: Manuel Díez-Alegría, Spanish military (d. 1987).
  • 1907: Johnny Hodges, American saxophonist and clarinetist (d. 1970).
  • 1908: Jack Gilford, American actor (d. 1990).
  • 1908: Luce Fabbri, Italian-Uruguayan anarchist (d. 2000).
  • 1909: Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Italian conductor and musician (f. 1996).
  • 1914: Woody Strode, American actor (d. 1994).
  • 1915 – Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., American aviator (d. 1944).
  • 1920: Carlos Alconada Aramburú, Argentine radical politician, minister of the dictatorship (f. 2003).
  • 1920: Jean Carmet, French actor (d. 1994).
  • 1920: Rosalind Franklin, British molecular biologist (d. 1958).
  • 1921: Lionel Terray, French mountaineer (d. 1965).
  • 1921: Paul Watzlawick, Austrian psychotherapist (d. 2007).
  • 1922: Elisa Christian Galvé, Argentine actress (f. 2000).
  • 1923: Estelle Getty, American actress (d. 2008).
  • 1923: María Gripe, Swedish writer (d. 2007).
  • 1924: Luis Suárez Fernández, Spanish historian.
  • 1925: Jerry Paris, American actor (d. 1986).
  • 1927: Carlos Romero Galiana, Spanish physician and molinologist (d. 2008).
  • 1928: Dolphy, Filipino actor, singer and producer (d. 2012).
  • 1929: Alba Castillo, Argentine actress (d. 2013).
  • 1930: Maureen Forrester, Canadian alto (d. 2010).
  • 1930: Annie Ross, British jazz singer.
  • 1933: Gustav Embden, German biochemist (b. 1874).
  • 1933: Laly Soldevila, Spanish actress (d. 1979).
  • 1934: Don Ellis, American trumpeter (d. 1978).
  • 1934: Claude Zidi, French director and screenwriter.
  • 1935: Barbara Harris, American actress and singer (d. 2018).
  • 1935: Adnan Khashoggi, Arab businessman.
  • 1935: Santiago Marraco, Spanish politician.
  • 1935: Lars Werner, Swedish politician (d. 2013).
  • 1936: Glenn Murcutt, Australian architect.
  • 1937: Colin Renfrew, British archaeologist.
  • 1940: Sergio Faraco, Brazilian writer and translator.
  • 1941: Raúl Ruiz, Chilean filmmaker (d. 2011).
  • 1941: Nate Thurmond, American basketball player.
  • 1942: Bruce Woodley, Australian singer, songwriter and guitarist, of the band The Seekers.
  • 1943: Jim McCarty, British singer and drummer, of the band The Yardbirds.
  • 1943: Erika Steinbach, German politician.
  • 1945: Juan Carlos Cárdenas, Argentine footballer.
  • 1945: Ventura Pons, Spanish filmmaker.
  • 1946: José Areas, Nicaraguan drummer, of the Santana band.
  • 1946: Rita Marley, Cuban singer.
  • 1947: Gabriel Parra, Chilean drummer, of the band Los Jaivas (f. 1988).
  • 1947: Adolfo Rodríguez Saá, Argentine politician, president in 2001.
  • 1948: José María Benegas, Spanish socialist leader.
  • 1948: Zipacná de León, Guatemalan artist (f. 2002).
  • 1951: Verdine White, American bassist, of the band Earth, Wind and Fire.
  • 1952: Eduardo Souto de Moura, Portuguese architect.
  • 1952: Huang Wenyong, Malaysian-Singaporean actor (d. 2013).
  • 1953: Margarita Isabel, Mexican actress.
  • 1953: Robert Zoellick, American banker, former president of the World Bank.
  • 1954: Santiago Auserón, Spanish musician, of the bands Radio Futura and Juan Perro.
  • 1954: Lynne Frederick, British-American actress (d. 1994).
  • 1954: Walter Payton, American footballer (d. 1999).
  • 1955: Iman, Somali model.
  • 1956: Frances Arnold, American scientist.
  • 1957: Steve Podborski, Canadian skier.
  • 1958: Alexei Filippenko, American astrophysicist and educator.
  • 1958: Thurston Moore, American singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer, of the bands Sonic Youth and Ciccone Youth.
  • 1959: Anatoly Onoprienko, Ukrainian assassin (d. 2013).
  • 1959: Nicanor Vélez, Colombian poet (d. 2011).
  • 1963: Julian Hodgson, British chess player.
  • 1964: Anne Applebaum, American journalist and writer.
  • 1965: Illeana Douglas, American actress, director, producer and screenwriter.
  • 1966: Ricardo López, Mexican boxer.
  • 1966: Jaume Fort, Spanish handball player and coach.
  • 1967: Matt LeBlanc, American actor and producer.
  • 1969: Jon Barry, American basketball player and sportscaster.
  • 1970: Ernesto Alterio, Argentine actor.
  • 1970: Jorge Javier Vázquez, Spanish television presenter.
  • 1971: Tracy Murray, American basketball player.
  • 1973: David Denman, American actor.
  • 1973: Mauricio Aspe, Mexican actor.
  • 1973: Dani Filth, British singer, songwriter and actor, from the band Cradle of Filth.
  • 1973: Kevin Phillips, British footballer.
  • 1973: Igli Tare, Albanian footballer.
  • 1973: Guillermo Mota, Dominican baseball player.
  • 1973: Zé María, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1974: Kenzo Suzuki, Japanese professional wrestler.
  • 1974: Lauren Faust, American animator.
  • 1974: Paul Epworth, British musician, composer and record producer.
  • 1975: Jody Craddock, British footballer.
  • 1975: Jean-Claude Darcheville, French footballer.
  • 1975: El Zorro, Mexican wrestler.
  • 1976: Tera Patrick, American porn actress.
  • 1976: Javier Vázquez, Puerto Rican baseball player.
  • 1977: Kenny Thomas, American basketball player.
  • 1978: Louise Brown, first test tube girl, British personality.
  • 1978: Paco Peña (Francisco Peña Romero), Spanish footballer.
  • 1978: Carmen Gloria Bresky, Chilean actress
  • 1979: Margarita Magaña, Mexican actress.
  • 1979: Juan Pablo Di Pace, Argentine actor.
  • 1980: Diam’s, French rap singer.
  • 1980: Samuel Sheinbein, American-Israeli assassin (d. 2014).
  • 1980: Toni Vilander, Finnish racing driver.
  • 1981: Conor Casey, American footballer.
  • 1981: Konstantinos Charalambidis, Cypriot footballer.
  • 1981: Fergal Devitt, Irish professional wrestler.
  • 1982: Brad Renfro, American actor (f. 2008).
  • 1983: Nenad Krstić, Serbian basketball player.
  • 1984: Loukas Mavrokefalidis, Greek basketball player.
  • 1984: Shotta, Spanish rapper.
  • 1985: James Lafferty, American actor.
  • 1985: Nelson Piquet, Jr., Brazilian racing driver.
  • 1985: Hugo Rodallega, Colombian footballer.
  • 1985: Shantel VanSanten, American actress and model.
  • 1986: Barbara Meier, German model.
  • 1986: Hulk, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1987: Michael Welch, American actor.
  • 1988: Sarah Geronimo, Filipino singer, songwriter, dancer and actress.
  • 1988: Heather Marks, Canadian model.
  • 1988: Paulinho, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1988: Anthony Stokes, Irish footballer.
  • 1989: Andrew Caldwell, American actor.
  • 1990: Carlos Carbonero, Colombian soccer player.
  • 1990: Wakaso Mubarak, Ghanaian footballer.
  • 1993: Karol Mészáros, Slovak footballer.
  • 2002: Adam Hložek, Czech footballer.

Who Left Us “A Day as Today”?

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Who Left Us “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Katrina

July 25 – A Day as Today – Deaths

  • 306: Constantius Chlorus, Roman Emperor (b. 250).
  • 851: Teodomiro, Mozarabic martyr, natural and patron of the city of Carmona.
  • 1409: Martin the Younger, Sicilian King (b.1374).
  • 1471: Thomas à Kempis, German priest and mystic (b.1380).
  • 1472: Carlos de Artois, French aristocrat and military man (b. 1394).
  • 1492: Innocent VIII (Giovanni Battista Cybo), Italian pope (b.1432).
  • 1564: Ferdinand I of Habsburg, German Emperor (b.1503).
  • 1572: Isaac Luria, rabbi and Ottoman mystic (b. 1534).
  • 1608: Pomponio Nenna, Italian composer (b.1556).
  • 1616: Andreas Libavius, German physicist and chemist (b. 1550).
  • 1790: Johann Bernhard Basedow, German educator and reformer (b. 1723).
  • 1794: André Chénier, French poet (b. 1762).
  • 1834: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, British poet, critic and philosopher (b. 1772).
  • 1842: Dominique-Jean Larrey, French surgeon (b. 1766).
  • 1843 – Charles Macintosh, Scottish inventor and chemist (b. 1766).
  • 1853: Joaquín Murrieta, Mexican criminal (b. 1829).
  • 1854: José Lino Matute, Honduran politician, president of his country (b. 1780).
  • 1887: John Taylor, American Mormon leader (b.1808).
  • 1912: Fernando Álvarez de Sotomayor y Flores, Spanish military man and inventor (b. 1844).
  • 1918: Carlos Guido Spano, Argentine poet (b.1827).
  • 1934: Engelbert Dollfuß, Austrian Chancellor, assassinated by the Nazis (b. 1892).
  • 1934: Nestor Makhno, Ukrainian anarchist (b. 1889).
  • 1943: Tomás Rueda Vargas, Colombian writer and educator (b. 1879).
  • 1949: Guillermo Tell Villegas Pulido, Venezuelan journalist and politician (b. 1854).
  • 1959 – Wolfram Hirth, German pilot and aeronautical engineer (b.1900).
  • 1963: Ugo Cerletti, Italian neurologist (b. 1877).
  • 1966: Frank O’Hara, American poet (b.1926).
  • 1969: Otto Dix, German painter (b.1891).
  • 1972: Américo Castro, Spanish historian (b. 1885).
  • 1980: Vladimir Vysotsky, Russian poet, singer and actor (b. 1938).
  • 1982: Hal Foster, American cartoonist of comic (b. 1892).
  • 1984: Big Mama Thornton, American singer, drummer and songwriter (b.1926).
  • 1984: José Mauro de Vasconcelos, Brazilian writer (b.1920).
  • 1985: Santiago Montero Díaz, Spanish historian (b. 1911).
  • 1986: Vincente Minnelli, American filmmaker (b.1903).
  • 1988: Josep Raich, Spanish footballer (b.1913).
  • 1988: Judith Barsi (10), American actress, murdered by her father (b. 1978).
  • 1989: Steve Rubell, owner of the night club Studio 54 (b.1943).
  • 1991: Lazar Kaganovich, Soviet politician (b. 1893).
  • 1991: Román Perpiñá Grau, Spanish economist (b.1902).
  • 1991: Eduardo de Guzmán, Spanish writer (b. 1908).
  • 1992: Alfred Drake, American actor and singer (b. 1914).
  • 1992: Clemente Vargas Jr., Venezuelan radio announcer and disc jockey (b. 1935).
  • 1995: Toru Kumon, Japanese mathematician (b.1914).
  • 1995: Osvaldo Pugliese, Argentine pianist, conductor and composer (b.1905).
  • 1997: Ben Hogan, American golfer (b.1912).
  • 1998: Tal Farlow, American jazz guitarist (b.1921).
  • 1998: Evangelos Papastratos, Greek businessman, co-founder of the Papastrata cigar company (b.1910).
  • 2001: Phoolan Devi, Indian politician (b.1963).
  • 2001: Carmen Portinho, Brazilian civil engineer, urban planner and feminist (b.1903).
  • 2002: Abdel Rahman Badawi, Egyptian philosopher and poet (b.1917).
  • 2002: Rudi Dornbusch, German economist (b.1942).
  • 2003: Ludwig Bölkow, German aeronautical engineer (b.1912).
  • 2003: Erik Brann, American singer and guitarist, of the band Iron Butterfly (b.1950).
  • 2003: John Schlesinger, British filmmaker (b.1926).
  • 2005: Albert Mangelsdorff, German jazz trombonist (b.1928).
  • 2005: Bernd Jakubowski, German goalkeeper (b.1952).
  • 2006: Carl Brashear, dive master and American military man (b.1931).
  • 2007: Bernd Jakubowski, German footballer (b.1952).
  • 2007: Jesse Marunde, strongman and American weightlifter (b. 1979).
  • 2008: Randy Pausch, American professor of computer science (b. 1960).
  • 2009: Harry Patch, British supercentennial soldier (b.1898).
  • 2010: Vasco de Almeida e Costa, Portuguese military man, Prime Minister in 1976 (b.1932).
  • 2010: José Antonio Corrales, Spanish architect (b. 1921).
  • 2010: José Segú, Spanish cyclist (b.1935).
  • 2011: Michael Cacoyannis, Cypriot filmmaker and screenwriter (b.1922).
  • 2012: Franz West, Austrian painter and sculptor (b. 1947).
  • 2013: Steve Berrios, American drummer (b.1945).
  • 2013: Hugh Huxley, British-American biologist (b.1924).
  • 2013: Bernadette Lafont, French actress (b.1938).
  • 2013: Kongar-ol Ondar, Russian singer (b.1962).
  • 2018 Sergio Marchionne, Italian businessman (b.1952).
  • 2019: Béji Caïd Essebsi, Tunisian politician and lawyer, President of Tunisia between 2014 and 2019 (b.1926).
  • 2020: John Saxon, American actor (b.1935).
  • 2020: Juan Carlos Ricci, Argentine actor and director (b.1950).
  • 2021: Claudio Valdés, Chilean gypsy singer (b.1992).

What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”?

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What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Sakkanan Norkaew

July 25 – A Day as Today – Celebration

  • Argentina:
    • Mendoza Province
      • Patronal feast and provincial non-working holiday in honor of Santiago Apóstol. K
  • Chile:
    • Chilean Drummer and Percussionist Day
  • Mexico:
    • Anniversary of Saltillo (Mexico).
    • Anniversary of Querétaro (Mexico)
  • Spain:
    • Patronal feast, in honor of Santiago Apóstol.
    • Galicia – National Day of Galicia
    • Cebrecos (Burgos) – Santiago and Santa Ana
    • La Solana (Ciudad Real) – Santiago and Santa Ana
    • Granátula de Calatrava (Ciudad Real) – Santiago, Santa Ana and San Pantaleón
    • Navezuelas – Santiago Apóstol
    • Vitoria – Blouse Day
  • Dominican Republic:
    • Yaque del Norte river day
  • Guatemala:
    • San Cristobal Verapaz
      • Patronal feast, in honor of Cristóbal de Licia and Santiago Apóstol.
    • Antigua Guatemala
      • Patronal Festival, in honor of Santiago Apóstol.
  • Bolivia:
    • Feast of Santiago, Toro Toro
  • Peru:
    • Patronal feast, in honor of Santiago Apóstol.
  • Venezuela:
    • Foundation of the City of Santiago de León de Caracas by Don Diego de Losada.
  • Colombia:
    • Foundation of the City of Santiago de Cali.
    • Departmental Day of the Llanero in Arauca.
  • Ecuador:
    • Foundation of the city of Santiago de Guayaquil by Francisco de Orellana in 1547.
  • Costa Rica:
    • Annexation of the Nicoya Party.

Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today”

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Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today” / Image Credit: Peter H

July 25 – A Day as Today – Catholic Santoral

  • Saint James the Greater, Apostle
  • Saint Carmen Salles
  • Saint Glodesindis
  • Saint Magneric of Trier
  • Saint Olympiad of Nicomedia
  • Saint Teodomiro de Córdoba
  • Blessed Antonio Lucci de Bobino
  • Blessed John Soreth
  • Blessed Maria Teresa Kowalska
  • Blessed Miguel Ludovico Brulard
  • Blessed Pedro by Mogliano Corradini.

What Sign of the Zodiac Rules those Born “A Day as Today”?

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Prediction your zodiac sign with Dorian / Image Credit: p2722754

July 25 – A Day as Today – Zodiac Sign

♌ Leo:

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