Thursday 25 July 1940
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include John Pennel and Richard Ballantine.
Le Jour se Leve, directed by Marcel Carn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
while Kitty Foyle by Christopher Morle was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 25 July 1940 ?
- St. Thea
- Roman festivals - Furinalia
- Cuba - Eve of Revolution Day
- Mexico - Anniversary of the Foundation of Santiago de QuerTtaro
- Puerto Rico - Constitution Day (1952)
- Tunisia - Republic Day (1957)
- Virgin Islands - Hurricane Supplication Day
- Inca - festival in honor of Ilyap'a
- Ebernoe Horn Fair, Sussex, England
- St. Valentine
- St. Paul
- St. Nissen
- St. Cucufas/Cougat
- St. Christopher
- Costa Rica - Anniversary of the Annexation of Guanacaste Province
- Galiza - National Day (Dia da Patria Galega).
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 7 saints: St. Saint James the Great, the patron saint of Spain.
- John Pennel: American track & field champion, pole vaulter, and four-time world record holder.
- Richard Ballantine: American-English journalist and author (d. 2013).
- John Sigmund begins swimming for 89 hours 46 minutes in the Mississippi River
- General Guisan orders the Swiss Army to resist German invasion and makes surrender illegal.
- General Henri Guisan addresses the officer corps of the Swiss army at Rütli resolving to resist any invasion of the country.
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