Today in History, English
Today in History, English

84031July 25Event1992 – Opening ceremony of 1992 Summer Olympics
84032July 25Event1993 – Israel launches a massive attack against Lebanon in what the Israelis call Operation Accountability, and the Lebanese call the Seven-Day War.
84033July 25Event1993 – The Saint James Church massacre occurs in Kenilworth, Cape Town, South Africa.
84034July 25Event1994 – Israel and Jordan sign the Washington Declaration, that formally ends the state of war that had existed between the nations since 1948.
84035July 25Event1995 – A gas bottle explodes in Saint Michel station of line B of the RER (Paris regional train network). Eight are killed and 80 wounded.
84036July 25Event1996 – In a military coup in Burundi, Pierre Buyoya deposes Sylvestre Ntibantunganya.
84037July 25Event2000 – Concorde Air France Flight 4590 crashes at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, killing 113 passengers.
84038July 25Event2002 – A.P.J. Abdul Kalam became the 11th president of India.
84039July 25Event2007 – Pratibha Patil is sworn in as India's first female president.
84040July 25Event2010 – WikiLeaks publishes classified documents about the War in Afghanistan, one of the largest leaks in U.S. military history.
84041July 25Birth1016 – Casimir I the Restorer, Polish son of Mieszko II Lambert (d. 1058)
84042July 25Birth1165 – Ibn Arabi, Andalusian Sufi mystic, poet, and philosopher (d. 1240)
84043July 25Birth1261 – Arthur II, Duke of Brittany (d. 1312)
84044July 25Birth1336 – Albert I, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1404)
84045July 25Birth1404 – Philip I, Duke of Brabant (d. 1430)
84046July 25Birth1421 – Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland, English politician (d. 1461)
84047July 25Birth1562 – Katō Kiyomasa, Japanese warlord (d. 1611)
84048July 25Birth1654 – Agostino Steffani, Italian composer and diplomat (d. 1728)
84049July 25Birth1657 – Philipp Heinrich Erlebach, German composer (d. 1714)
84050July 25Birth1658 – Archibald Campbell, 1st Duke of Argyll, Scottish general (d. 1703)
84051July 25Birth1683 – Pieter Langendijk, Dutch playwright and poet (d. 1756)
84052July 25Birth1750 – Henry Knox, American general and politician, 1st United States Secretary of War (d. 1806)
84053July 25Birth1753 – Santiago de Liniers, 1st Count of Buenos Aires, French-Spanish captain and politician, 10th Viceroy of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata (d. 1810)
84054July 25Birth1797 – Princess Augusta of Hesse-Kassel (d. 1889)
84055July 25Birth1839 – Francis Garnier, French captain and explorer (d. 1873)
84056July 25Birth1844 – Thomas Eakins, American painter, sculptor, and photographer (d. 1916)
84057July 25Birth1848 – Arthur Balfour, Scottish-English lieutenant and politician, 33rd Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1930)
84058July 25Birth1860 – Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia (d. 1917)
84059July 25Birth1865 – Jac. P. Thijsse, Dutch botanist and conservationist (d. 1945)
84060July 25Birth1866 – Frederick Blackman, English physiologist and academic (d. 1947)

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