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On This Day — July 25th

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July 25th is the 206th day of the year (207th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 159 days remaining until the end of the year.

Events

306 – Constantine the Great was proclaimed Roman emperor by his troops after the death of Constantius Chlorus.

1861 – American Civil War: The United States Congress passed the Crittenden–Johnson Resolution, asserting that the war was solely to prevent the dissolution of the nation, although this was repealed five months later.

1893 – The Corinth Canal, which bisects the narrow Isthmus of Corinth, was formally opened, connecting the Gulf of Corinth with the Aegean Sea’s Saronic Gulf.

1978 – Two Puerto Rican pro-independence activists were killed in a police ambush at Cerro Maravilla in Ponce.

2000 – Air France Flight 4590, a Concorde en route from Paris to New York City, crashed in Gonesse, France, killing all one hundred passengers and nine crew members, as well as four people on the ground.

Celebrity Birthdays

Model Iman turns 63

Actor Matt LeBlanc turns 51

Actor D.B. WOodside turns 49

Wrestler Finn Balor trusn 36

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