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What happened on July 25th


  • July 25, 0306 Constantine I proclaimed Roman emperor by his troops.
  • July 25, 0864 Edict of Pistres of Charles the Bald orders defensive measures against the Vikings.
  • July 25, 1261 “The city of Constantinople is recaptured by Nicaean forces under the command of Michael VIII Palaeologus, thus re-establishing the Byzantine Empire. The Byzantines also succeed in capturing Thessalonica and the rest of the Latin Empire.”
  • July 25, 1536 Sebastin de Belalczar on his search of El Dorado found the City of Santiago de Cali.
  • July 25, 1547 Henry II (France) crowned.
  • July 25, 1567 “Don Diego de Losada founds the city of Santiago de Leon de Caracas, modern-day Caracas, the capital city of Venezuela.”
  • July 25, 1593 France’s Protestant King Henri IV converts to Roman Catholic
  • July 25, 1593 Henry IV of France publicly converts from Protestantism to Roman Catholicism.
  • July 25, 1603 James VI of Scotland is crowned first king of Great Britain.
  • July 25, 1693 “Ignacio de Maya founds the Real Santiago de las Sabinas, actual Sabinas Hidalgo, Nuevo Len, Mxico.”
  • July 25, 1722 Three Years War begins along Maine and Massachusetts border.
  • July 25, 1729 North Carolina becomes royal colony
  • July 25, 1755 “The decision to deport the Acadians takes place in Halifax. Thousands of Acadians are sent to the British Colonies in America, France and England. Some later moved to Louisiana, while others later resettled in New Brunswick.”
  • July 25, 1758 Seven Years’ War: The island battery at Fortress Louisbourg in Nova Scotia is silenced and all French warships are destroyed or taken.
  • July 25, 1759 British capture Fort Niagara from French (7 Years’ War)
  • July 25, 1775 Maryland issues currency depicting George III trampling Magna Carta
  • July 25, 1792 The Brunswick Manifesto is issued to the population of Paris promising vengeance if the French Royal Family is harmed.
  • July 25, 1795 The first stone of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is laid.
  • July 25, 1797 Horatio Nelson loses more than 300 men and his right arm during the failed conquest attempt of Tenerife Island (Spain).
  • July 25, 1799 “At Aboukir in Egypt, Napoleon I of France defeats 10,000 Ottomans under Mustafa Pasha.”
  • July 25, 1799 French-Egyptian forces under Napolean I beat Turks at Battle of Abukir
  • July 25, 1814 Battle of Niagara Falls (Lundy’s Lane); Americans defeat British
  • July 25, 1822 “Gen Agust­n de Iturbide crowned Agust­n I, first emperor of M?xico”
  • July 25, 1824 Costa Rica annexes Guanacaste from Nicaragua.