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306Constantine I is proclaimed Roman emperor by his troops.

1547Henry II of France is crowned.

1603James VI of Scotland is crowned James I of English uniting kingdoms of England and Scotland

1797Horatio Nelson loses more than 300 men and his right arm during the failed conquest attempt of Tenerife (Spain).

1822General Agustin de Iturbide crowned Agustin I, 1st Emperor of Mexico

1866Ulysses S. Grant named 1st general of Army

1902james j jeffries KOs Bob Fitzsimmons in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

19331st Dutch live radio concert: Duke Ellington

1941FDR bans selling benzine/gasoline to Japan

1943Benito Mussolini dismissed as Italian Premier and arrested on authority King Victor Emmanuel II

1946At Club 500 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis stage their first show as a comedy team.

1949St Louis Cardinal Stan Musial hits for the cycle beating Bkln 14-1

1961In a speech John F. Kennedy emphasizes that any attack on Berlin is an attack on NATO.

1965Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Tournament

1966Mao Zedong swims Yangtse River

1973George Harrison pays £1,000,000 tax on his Bangladesh concert & album

1978Bob Dylan booed off Newport Folk Festival for using electric guitar

1978Cin Red Pete Rose sets NL record hitting in 38 consecutive games

1990KC Royal George Brett hits for the cycle

1990Roseanne Barr sings National Anthem at Cincinnati Reds-San Diego Padres game

On This Day In History
Date Event
Jul 25, 306
Constantine I is proclaimed Roman emperor by his troops. 
Jul 25, 864
The Edict of Pistres of Charles the Bald orders defensive measures against the Vikings. 
Jul 25, 1139
Count Alfonso I of Portugal proclaimed King 
Jul 25, 1261
Constantinople recaptured by Nicaean forces under Alexios Strategopoulos for Emperor Michael VIII, re-establishing Byzantine Empire. 
Jul 25, 1360
Jews are expelled from Breslau, Silesia 
Jul 25, 1511
Portuguese forces under Afonso de Albuquerqu first assault the properous trading city of Malacca, Malay Penninsula 
Jul 25, 1519
San Cristobal de la Habana forms in Cuba 
Jul 25, 1521
About 300 heretics burned in Vrijdagmarkt Gent 
Jul 25, 1536
Sebastián de Belalcázar on his search of El Dorado founds the City of Santiago de Cali. 
Jul 25, 1538
The City of Guayaquil is founded by the Spanish Conquistador Francisco de Orellana and given the name Muy Noble y Muy Leal Ciudad de Santiago de Guayaquil. 
Jul 25, 1547
Henry II of France is crowned. 
Jul 25, 1564
Maximilian II succeeds his father Ferdinand I as Holy Roman Emperor 
Jul 25, 1567
Don Diego de Losada founds the city of Santiago de Leon de Caracas, modern-day Caracas, the capital city of Venezuela. 
Jul 25, 1570
Battle at Arnay-le-Duc Bourgundy: Huguenots-French government army 
Jul 25, 1585
Amsterdam bans 45 roman catholics 
Jul 25, 1593
France's Protestant King Henri IV converts to Roman Catholic faith 
Jul 25, 1603
James VI of Scotland is crowned James I of English uniting kingdoms of England and Scotland 
Jul 25, 1652
Nikita Minin becomes patriarch of Russian-orthodox church 
Jul 25, 1670
Austrian Emperor Leopold I expels 4,000 Jews from Vienna 
Jul 25, 1670
Don Juan Domingo Zuniga y Fonseca becomes gov-gen of Southern Neth 
Jul 25, 1689
France declares war on England 
Jul 25, 1693
Ignacio de Maya founds the Real Santiago de las Sabinas, now known as Sabinas Hidalgo, Nuevo León, México. 
Jul 25, 1722
The Three Years War begins along the Maine and Massachusetts border. 
Jul 25, 1729
North Carolina becomes a royal colony 
Jul 25, 1745
Bonnie Prince Charlie lands on Eriskay, Hebrides in the last Jacobite Rebellion 
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