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1941FDR bans selling benzine/gasoline to Japan

306Constantine I is proclaimed Roman emperor by his troops.

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

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

1866Ulysses S. Grant named 1st general of Army

1547Henry II of France is crowned.

1990KC Royal George Brett hits for the cycle

1966Mao Zedong swims Yangtse River

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

1997Autumn Jackson, found guilty of trying to extort $40M from Bill Cosby

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1965Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Tournament

19331st Dutch live radio concert: Duke Ellington

July 25th Historical Events
Date Event
306
Constantine I is proclaimed Roman emperor by his troops. 
864
The Edict of Pistres of Charles the Bald orders defensive measures against the Vikings. 
1139
Count Alfonso I of Portugal proclaimed King 
1261
Constantinople recaptured by Nicaean forces under Alexios Strategopoulos for Emperor Michael VIII, re-establishing Byzantine Empire. 
1360
Jews are expelled from Breslau, Silesia 
1511
Portuguese forces under Afonso de Albuquerqu first assault the properous trading city of Malacca, Malay Penninsula 
1519
San Cristobal de la Habana forms in Cuba 
1521
About 300 heretics burned in Vrijdagmarkt Gent 
1536
Sebastián de Belalcázar on his search of El Dorado founds the City of Santiago de Cali. 
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. 
1547
Henry II of France is crowned. 
1564
Maximilian II succeeds his father Ferdinand I as Holy Roman Emperor 
1567
Don Diego de Losada founds the city of Santiago de Leon de Caracas, modern-day Caracas, the capital city of Venezuela. 
1570
Battle at Arnay-le-Duc Bourgundy: Huguenots-French government army 
1585
Amsterdam bans 45 roman catholics 
1593
France's Protestant King Henri IV converts to Roman Catholic faith 
1603
James VI of Scotland is crowned James I of English uniting kingdoms of England and Scotland 
1652
Nikita Minin becomes patriarch of Russian-orthodox church 
1670
Austrian Emperor Leopold I expels 4,000 Jews from Vienna 
1670
Don Juan Domingo Zuniga y Fonseca becomes gov-gen of Southern Neth 
1689
France declares war on England 
1693
Ignacio de Maya founds the Real Santiago de las Sabinas, now known as Sabinas Hidalgo, Nuevo León, México. 
1722
The Three Years War begins along the Maine and Massachusetts border. 
1729
North Carolina becomes a royal colony 
1745
Bonnie Prince Charlie lands on Eriskay, Hebrides in the last Jacobite Rebellion 
1758
Seven Years' War: the island battery at Fortress Louisbourg in Nova Scotia is silenced and all French warships are destroyed or taken. 
1759
British capture Fort Niagara from French (7 Years' War) 
1775
Maryland issues currency depicting George III trampling Magna Carta 
1792
Dutch patriots exiles finds "Bataafs Legion" 
1792
The Brunswick Manifesto issued to population of Paris promising vengeance if French Royal Family harmed. 
1795
The first stone of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is laid. 
1797
Horatio Nelson loses more than 300 men and his right arm during the failed conquest attempt of Tenerife (Spain). 
1799
French-Egyptian forces under Napoleon I beat Turks at Battle of Abukir 
1814
Battle of Niagara Falls (Lundy's Lane); Americans defeat British 
1814
George Stephenson introduced the 1st steam locomotive 
1822
General Agustin de Iturbide crowned Agustin I, 1st Emperor of Mexico 
1824
Costa Rica annexes Guanacaste from Nicaragua. 
1832
1st railroad accident in US, Granite Railway, Quincy, Mass-1 dies 
1835
Ibrahim Pasha's army attacks Jewish settlers of Hebron Palestine 
1837
The first commercial use of an electric telegraph was successfully demonstrated by William Cooke and Charles Wheatstone on 25 July 1837 between Euston and Camden Town in London. 
1848
1st battle at Custozza: Austrians under Radetzky beat Italian 
1850
Gold discovered in Oregon (Rogue River) 
1853
Joaquin Murietta, the famous Californio bandit known as "Robin Hood of El Dorado", is killed. 
1854
Walter Hunt is awarded the first U.S. patent for a paper shirt collar 
1860
1st US intercollegiate billiard match (Harvard vs Yales) 
1861
Washington DC - Crittenden resolution is passed stating that the war is to be fought to preserve union & uphold the Constitution, not to alter slavery 
1861
Skirmish at Fort Fillmore, NM Terr - Rebels attack Union troops 
1863
Skirmish at Barbee's Crossroads, Virginia 
1866
25th US Postmaster General: Alexander W Randall of Wisconsin takes office 
1866
David Faragut appointed as 1st admiral in US Navy 
1866
Ulysses S. Grant named 1st general of Army 
1868
US Congress forms Wyoming Territory (Dakota, Utah & Idaho) 
1871
Carousel patents by Wilhelm Schneider, Davenport, Iowa 
1897
Writer Jack London sails to join the Klondike Gold Rush where he will write his first successful stories. 
1898
1st US troops land & occupy Puerto Rice, at Guanica Bay 
1900
Gilbert Jessop hits his 2nd 100 before lunch in same cricket match 
1901
Emily Hobhouse addresses public meetings in Britain on the concentration camps during the South African War 
1902
james j jeffries KOs Bob Fitzsimmons in 8 for heavyweight boxing title 
1903
Castle on top of Telegraph Hill closes 
1907
Korea becomes a protectorate of Japan. 
1908
Ajinomoto is founded. Kikunae Ikeda of the Tokyo Imperial University discovers that a key ingredient in Konbu soup stock is monosodium glutamate (MSG), and patents a process for manufacturing it. 
1909
France's Louis Bleriot, makes 1st airplane flight across English Channel 
1912
Comoros proclaimed a French colonies 
1913
Carl Weilman strikes out 6 times in a 15 inning game 
1913
Pirates Max Carey goes hitless, but scores 5 runs against Phillies 
1913
A meeting in Johannesburg, called by the South African Native National Congress, now African National Congress, is attended by a large number of people from South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, and Swaziland 
1914
Germany Socialist-Democrat Party declares: "No German blood for Austrian tyrant" in response to German support of Austria-Hungary 
1914
Last day of club cricket for W G Grace at age 66: he made 69 runs 
1914
Serbia meets the deadlines of Austria-Hungary's ultimatum and gives a conciliatory reply, though Serbia is mobilizing 
1916
Explosion at Lake Erie & Cleveland Waterworks 
1917
Sir Thomas Whyte introduces the first income tax in Canada as a "temporary" measure (lowest bracket is 4% and highest is 25%). 
1918
Annette Adams sworn in as 1st woman district attorney of US, Calif 
1918
Race riot in Chester Pennsylvania (3 blacks & 2 whites killed) 
1920
Red Sox turn triple-play, but Ruth's 35th HR leads Yanks to 8-2 win 
1922
AT&T begins broadcasting on WBAY (NYC-later WEAF, WNBC, WRCA & WFAN) 
1923
German mark devalued to 600,000 Mark=$1 
1930
Phila Athletics triple steal in 1st & 4th innings vs Cleveland 
1933
1st Dutch live radio concert: Duke Ellington 
1934
Failed nazi coup in Austria 
1936
115 acre Orchard Beach opens in the Bronx 
1938
Jewish artisans not allowed in Germany 
1938
Revolutionary offensive of Ebro Spain (Hollander Piet) 
1939
5th & last Dutch government of Colijn, forms 
1939
NY Yankee Atley Donald sets AL rookie record with 12 consecutive win 
1940
John Sigmund begins swimming for 89 hrs 46 mins in the Mississippi River 
1941
FDR bans selling benzine/gasoline to Japan 
1941
Red Sox Lefty Grove becomes 12th to win 300 games (his last victory) 
1942
German troops occupy Rostov 
1942
German troops strike at Tsym Lyanskaja 
1943
1st warship named after an African American launched - USS Leonard Roy Harmon, a Buckley class destroyer 
1943
Benito Mussolini dismissed as Italian Premier and arrested on authority King Victor Emmanuel II 
1943
Opposition group Zwaantje forms in Delfzijl 
1943
RAF bombs Fokker airplane factory in Amsterdam 
1944
-26] Japanse banzai-attack on Guam 
1944
1st jet fighter used in combat (Messerschmitt 262) 
1944
Allied jailbreak at St-Lo (behind German lines) 
1944
US troop march into Guam 
1944
USAAF kills 136 and wounds 621 GI's at St-Lo 
1944
World War II: Operation Spring - one of the bloodiest days for Canadians during the war: 18,444 casualties, including 5,021 killed. 
1946
US detonates underwater A-bomb at Bikini (5th atomic explosion) 
1946
At Club 500 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis stage their first show as a comedy team. 
1947
US Air Force, Navy & War Dept form US Department of Defense 
1947
US Department of Army created 
1949
St Louis Cardinal Stan Musial hits for the cycle beating Bkln 14-1 
1952
Puerto Rico becomes a self-governing US commonwealth (Constitution Day) 
1953
NYC transit fare rises from 10 cents to 15 cents, 1st use of subway tokens 
1954
Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Fort Wayne Golf Open 
1956
38th PGA Championship: Jack Burke at Blue Hill CC Boston 
1956
Italian liner Andrea Doria sinks after colliding with the Stockholm 
1956
Jordan attacks UN Palestine force 
1957
Monarchy in Tunisia abolished in favor of a republic 
1957
Peter Loader takes a cricket hat-trick for England v WI at Headingley 
1957
US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site 
1958
The African Regroupment Party (PRA) holds its first congress in Cotonou. 
1959
SR-N1 hovercraft crosses the English Channel from Calais to Dover in just over 2 hours. 
1960
Companie Industrielle et Forestere (Indufor) forms in Brussels 
1961
Maris hits home runs 37, 38, 39 & 40 in a doubleheader 
1961
In a speech John F. Kennedy emphasizes that any attack on Berlin is an attack on NATO. 
1963
Belgian Senate accept Law on language regulations 
1963
US, Russia & Britain sign nuclear Test ban treaty 
1964
"Here's Love" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 338 performances 
1964
Beatles' album "A Hard Day's Night" goes #1 & stays #1 for 14 weeks 
1964
Bob Simpson out for 311 at Old Trafford 
1964
Race riot in Rochester NY 
1965
Folk-rock begins, Dylan uses electric guitar at Newport Folk Festival 
1965
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Tournament 
1966
Brian Jones final perfomance as a Rolling Stone 
1966
Eric Clapton records guitar tracks for Harrison's "While My Guitar..." 
1966
Mao Zedong swims Yangtse River 
1966
Supremes release "You Can't Hurry Love" 
1966
Yankee manager Casey Stengel elected to Hall of Fame 
1967
Construction begins on SF MUNI METRO (Market Street subway) 
1968
Pope Paul VI encyclical against On regulation of birth 
1969
1st performance of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (Fillmore East, NY) 
1969
70,000 attend Seattle Pop Festival 
1969
Edward Kennedy pleads guilty to leaving scene of an accident a week after the Chappaquiddick car accident that killed Mary Jo Kopechne 
1970
"(They Long to Be) Close to You" reaches #1 
1971
Judy Kimball wins LPGA O'Sullivan Ladies Golf Open 
1972
43rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-3 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stad 
1972
All star MVP: Joe Morgan (Cin Reds) 
1972
US health officials concede African American were used as guinea pigs in 40 year syphilis experiment 
1973
George Harrison pays £1,000,000 tax on his Bangladesh concert & album 
1973
USSR launches Mars 5 
1975
"A Chorus Line", longest-running Broadway show (6,137), premieres 
1976
Annegret Richter runs 100m (11.01) 
1976
Susie Berning wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open 
1978
Bob Dylan booed off Newport Folk Festival for using electric guitar 
1978
Bob Lemon replaces Billy Martin as Yankee manager 
1978
Cin Red Pete Rose sets NL record hitting in 38 consecutive games 
1978
John Lydon forms rock group Public Ltd Image 
1978
The Cerro Maravilla Incident occurs. 
1978
Louise Brown, the world's first test tube baby is born at Oldham General Hospital England 
1979
109 cm rainfall at Alvin Texas (state record) 
1980
Train crash at Winsum, 9 die 
1980
US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site 
1981
Voyager 2 encounters Saturn 
1981
Anti-apartheid protesters in Hamilton, New Zealand, force the cancellation of a rugby test between New Zealand's All Blacks and South Africa's Springboks by invading the pitch during the game. 
1982
20th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Germany in Santa Clara USA (3-0) 
1982
37th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Janet Anderson 
1982
France performs nuclear Test 
1983
1st non-human primate (baboon) conceived in a lab dish, San Antonio 
1983
Washington Public Power Supply System defaulted $2.25 billion 
1984
Cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya becomes 1st woman to walk in space 
1985
Spokeswoman for Rock Hudson confirmed he had AIDS 
1985
Steve Cram runs world record mile (3:46.32) 
1985
US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site 
1985
USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1985
Uganda suspends constitution following coup 
1986
Sikhs extremist kill 16 hindus in Muhktsar India 
1987
Sherri Martel beats Fabulous Moolah for WWF Woman's Championship Belt 
1987
USSR launches Kosmos 1870, 15-ton Earth-study satellite 
1988
Mindy Duncan, 16, of Oregon, crowned 6th Miss Teen USA 
1988
Pedro Delgado wins Tour de France 
1989
Brandi Sherwood of Idaho crowned 7th Miss Teen USA 
1990
"Les Miserables" opens at Princess Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver 
1990
KC Royal George Brett hits for the cycle 
1990
Nadezhda Ryashkina of USSR sets 10K walk woman's record (41:56.23) 
1990
Roseanne Barr sings National Anthem at Cincinnati Reds-San Diego Padres game 
1990
US Ambassador tells Iraq, US won't take sides in Iraq-Kuwait dispute 
1990
US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site 
1991
Howard Stern adds a 4th radio market (KLSX FM-97.1 Los Angeles) 
1991
Seattle Jay Buhner hits a 479' HR in Yankee Stadium 
1991
Pittsburgh Steelers guard Terry Long treated for an apparent suicide attempt after he learned he tested positive for steroid use 
1992
25th Olympic Summer games opens in Barcelona, Spain 
1992
Army refused to overturn 127 year old conviction against Dr Mudd 
1993
31st Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats Australia in Frankfurt Germany (3-0) 
1993
48th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Lauri Merten 
1993
Israeli offensive against terrorist bases in South Lebanon 
1993
Miguel Indurain wins his 3rd Tour de France 
1993
The St James' Church massacre in Kenilworth, Cape Town by Azanian Peoples' Liberation Army 
1994
Jordan & Israeli end 46 year state of war (Wash DC) 
1995
A gas bottle explodes in Saint Michel station of line B of the RER (Paris regional train network). Eight are killed and 80 wounded. 
1996
Kim LaPlante of Washington state crowned Mrs United States 
1997
Autumn Jackson, found guilty of trying to extort $40M from Bill Cosby 
1997
Carroll O'Connor found not guilty of slandering Harry Perzigian 
1997
Howard Stern is fired from radio station, KEGL Dallas 
1997
QB Brett Favre, re-signs with Green Bay Packers for $50M for 7 yrs 
1997
Rocker Rick Danko gets suspended sentence in Japan for drug smuggling 
1997
Vincent "The Chin" Gigante found guilty of racketeering in NYC 
1997
K.R. Narayanan is sworn-in as India's 10th president and the first Dalit— formerly called "untouchable"— to hold this office. 
1997
Scientists announce the first human stem cells to be cultured in a laboratory using tissue taken from aborted human embryos 
1999
54th US Women's Open Golf Championship 
2000
Air France Flight 4590, a Concorde supersonic passenger jet, F-BTSC, crashes just after takeoff from Paris killing all 109 aboard and 4 on the ground. 
2001
Faced with declining oil prices, OPEC ministers agree to cut crude oil production quotas by about 4%, or 1 million barrels per day 
2007
Pratibha Patil is sworn in as India's first woman president 
2012
The 2012 Summer Olympics begin (Opening ceremony 27th) 
2012
Ivica Dačić is sworn in as Prime Minister of Serbia 
2012
Italy's credit rating is downgraded to CCC+ by Egan-Jones 
2012
The UK economy returns to recession with a fall of 0.2% in GDP in the first quarter of 2012 following a fall of 0.3% in the last quarter of 2011 
2012
The double dip recession in the UK economy continues with a fall of 0.7% in GDP in the second quarter of 2012 
2016
Paul Broadhurst Wins Senior British Open at Carnoustie 
2016
Syrian man dies carrying bomb in Germany; 12 injured 
2016
Tour de France 2016: Chris Froome completes third race victory 
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