This Day in History on 25 July

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 25 July. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

306: Constantine I was proclaimed Roman emperor by his troops.

1648: Shahaji Raje was imprisoned by Baji Ghorpade under the orders of Mohammed AdilShah.

1759: French and Indian War: In Western New York, British forces capture Fort Niagara from the French, who subsequently abandon Fort Rouillé.

1894: The First Sino-Japanese War began when the Japanese fired upon a Chinese warship.

1978: Birth of Louise Joy Brown, the first human to have been born after conception by in vitro fertilization, or IVF.

1984: Svetlana Savitskaya of the Soviet Union became the first female astronaut to walk in space.

1994: Israel and Jordan sign the Washington Declaration, which formally ended the state of war that had existed between the nations since 1948.

1997: K R Narayanan became the 10th and first Malayalee President of India.

2007: Pratibha Patil was sworn in as the first woman President of India.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

Jim Corbett

1875: Jim Corbett, a British hunter, tracker, naturalist, and author.

1922: Vasant Bapat, a Marathi poet from Maharashtra, India.

1929: Somnath Chatterjee, an Indian politician.

1966: Harsimrat Kaur Badal, an Indian politician.

Death/ Death Anniversary

R. S. Gavai

1880: Ganesh Vasudeo Joshi, a lawyer, social reformer, and political activist.

2012: B. R. Ishara, Indian director and screenwriter (b. 1934)

2015: R. S. Gavai, Indian lawyer and politician, 18th Governor of Kerala (b. 1929)

Further Reading

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