July 25

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January 23, 2022

July 25 is the two hundred and sixth day of the year in the Gregorian calendar and the one hundred and two hundred and seventh in leap years. There are 159 days remaining until the end of the year.

Events

Catalan countries 1713 - Barcelona A siege of the Bourbon troops begins on Barcelona. The Catalan resistance lasted 413 days, until September 11, 1714. 1835 - Barcelona - Burning of convents. 1836 - Albaida (Albaida Valley): The Carlists lose the battle of Albaida in the first Carlist War. 1938 - Catalonia: During the morning, the Republican troops cross the river Ebro and the battle of the Ebro begins, the bloodiest of the Spanish Civil War. 1980 - Public birth of the Terra Lliure organization. 1992 - Barcelona: The XXV Summer Olympics are inaugurated. 2008 - Club Bàsquet Girona leaves the ACB Basketball League due to financial problems after 20 years of participating. 2014 - Barcelona: Jordi Pujol publicly confesses that he has had undeclared money outside Spain for more than thirty years. Rest of the world 1799 - Abukir (Egypt): French army wins Abukir battle against Ottoman and British forces during the Napoleonic campaign in Egypt and Syria. 1917 - Tokyo (Japan): Founding of the Nikon Corporation. 2000 - Paris (France): 113 people die when a Concorde d'Air France crashes while taking off from Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Births

Catalan countries1888, Lleida: Jaume Agelet i Garriga, diplomat in Spain and poet. 1933, Barcelona: Laly Soldevila, Catalan actress. 1944, Barcelona: Maria Rosa Ribas i Monné, Catalan composer and pianist. 1945, Barcelona: Ventura Pons, Catalan film director, screenwriter and producer. 1946, Barcelona: Susana Solano Rodríguez, Catalan sculptor. 1947, Poble Nou (Valencia): Fernando Roig Alfonso, Valencian businessman, president of Villarreal CF. 1959, Tavernes de la Valldigna, la Safor: César Ferrando Jiménez, footballer and coach of Valencian football. 1986, Arenys de Munt, Maresmeː Maria Majó Merino, Catalan roller hockey and roller derby player, and also doctor. Rest of the world1016, Krakow, Poland: Casimir I of Poland (The Restorer), Polish aristocrat, Duke of Poland. 1512, Toledo, Spain: Diego Covarrubias y Leiva, bishop and Castilian politician 1654, Castelfranco Veneto, Republic of Venice: Agostino Steffani, Italian composer 1848, Whitingehame, East Lothian, Scotland: Arthur Balfour, Scottish politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1902-1905) (d. 1930). 1894, Swampscott, Massachusetts, USA: Walter Brennan, American actor. 1905, Ruschuk, Austro-Hungarian Empire: Elias Canetti, German-language writer, 1981 Nobel Prize in Literature. 1920, London, England: Rosalind Franklin, a British scientist who obtained the images that led to the discovery of the structure of DNA. 1923, Vaxholm, Sweden: Maria Gripe, Swedish writer. 1930, Montreal, Canada: Maureen Forrester, Canadian contralt (d. 2010). 1935, Evanston: Barbara Harris, American actress of theater and cinema (m. 2018). 1940, Mexico City: Lourdes Grobet Argüelles, contemporary Mexican photographer. 1946, Santiago de Cubaː Rita Marley, Jamaican reggae singer. 1956, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA): Frances Arnold, American scientist, 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. 1966, Portneuf, Quebec, Canada: Lynda Lemay, Quebec singer. 1976, Brno, Czechoslovakia: Nikita Denise, porn actress 1978, Oldham (city of England): Louise Brown, first "test tube boy".

Obituaries

Catalan countries 1911 - Sabadell: Josep Santanac i Camps, first owner to build in the Hostafrancs district of Sabadell, in 1883. 1978 - Sabadell: Lluís Creus i March, promoter of hiking and Catalan cultural activist. 1982 - Barcelona: Jordi Rubió i Balaguer, Catalan scholar, librarian, philologist and historian (b. 1887). 1994 - Vilanova i

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