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What happened on June 25? There are more than 258 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About June 25

June 25 is the 176th day of the year 2018. There are 189 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday. This day falls under the 26th week of the year 2018.

On this day in Holmesville, Nebraska 68374 sunrise will occur at 10:58 AM and sunset will occur at 02:00 AM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Cancer. The modern birthstone for this month is Pearl while the mystical birthstone is Moonstone.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 225 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 5, 2019).

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Historical Events For June 25

  • 253
    Pope Cornelius is executed (beheaded) at Centumcellae.
  • 524
    The Franks defeat the Burgundians in the Battle of Vézeronce.
  • 841
    In the Battle of Fontenay-en-Puisaye, forces led by Charles the Bald and Louis the German defeat the armies of Lothair I of Italy and Pepin II of Aquitaine.
  • 1530
    At the Diet of Augsburg the Augsburg Confession is presented to the Holy Roman Emperor by the Lutheran princes and Electors of Germany.
  • 1678
    Venetian Elena Cornaro Piscopia is the first woman awarded a doctorate of philosophy when she graduates from the University of Padua.
  • 1741
    Maria Theresa of Austria is crowned Queen of Hungary.
  • 1786
    Gavriil Pribylov discovers St. George Island of the Pribilof Islands in the Bering Sea.
  • 1788
    Virginia becomes the 10th state to ratify the United States Constitution.
  • 1876
    Battle of the Little Bighorn and the death of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer.
  • 1906
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania millionaire Harry Thaw shoots and kills prominent architect Stanford White.
  • 1910
    The United States Congress passes the Mann Act, which prohibits interstate transport of females for “immoral purposes”; the ambiguous language would be used to selectively prosecute people for years to come.
  • 1913
    American Civil War veterans begin arriving at the Great Reunion of 1913.
  • 1935
    Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Colombia are established.
  • 1938
    Dr. Douglas Hyde is inaugurated as the first President of Ireland.
  • 1944
    The final page of the comic Krazy Kat was published, exactly two months after its author George Herriman died.
  • 1944
    World War II: The Battle of Tali-Ihantala, the largest battle ever fought in the Nordic Countries, begins.
  • 1947
    The Diary of a Young Girl (better known as The Diary of Anne Frank) is published.
  • 1948
    The Berlin airlift begins.
  • 1949
    Long-Haired Hare, starring Bugs Bunny, is released in theaters.
  • 1950
    The Korean War begins with the invasion of South Korea by North Korea.
  • 1960
    Two cryptographers working for the United States National Security Agency left for vacation to Mexico, and from there defected to the Soviet Union.
  • 1967
    Broadcasting of the first live global satellite television program: Our World
  • 1975
    Mozambique achieves independence.
  • 1975
    The State of Emergency is declared in India.
  • 1976
    Missouri Governor Kit Bond issues an executive order rescinding the Extermination Order, formally apologizing on behalf of the state of Missouri for the suffering it had caused to the members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
  • 1978
    The rainbow flag representing gay pride is flown for the first time in the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade.
  • 1981
    Microsoft is restructured to become an incorporated business in its home state of Washington.
  • 1982
    Greece abolishes the head shaving of recruits in the military.
  • 1991
    Croatia and Slovenia declare their independence from Yugoslavia.
  • 1993
    Kim Campbell is chosen as leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada and becomes the first female Prime Minister of Canada.
  • 1996
    The Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia kills 19 U.S. servicemen.
  • 1997
    An unmanned Progress spacecraft collides with the Russian space station Mir.
  • 1997
    The Soufrière Hills volcano in Montserrat erupts resulting in the death of 19 people.
  • 1998
    In Clinton v. City of New York, the United States Supreme Court decides that the Line Item Veto Act of 1996 is unconstitutional.
  • 2006
    Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier, is kidnapped by Palestinian militants in a cross-border raid from the Israeli territory.

Who Were Born On June 25?

  • 1242
    Beatrice of England, Duchess of Brittany (d. 1275)
  • 1328
    William Montacute, 2nd Earl of Salisbury, English military leader (d. 1397)
  • 1560
    Wilhelm Fabry, German surgeon (d. 1634)
  • 1612
    John Albert Vasa, Polish bishop (d. 1634)
  • 1715
    Joseph-François Foulon, French politician (d. 1789)
  • 1726
    Thomas Pennant, British naturalist (d. 1798)
  • 1755
    Princess Natalia Alexeievna of Russia (d. 1776)
  • 1814
    Gabriel Auguste Daubrée, French geologist (d. 1896)
  • 1852
    Antoni Gaudí, Spanish architect (d. 1926)
  • 1858
    Georges Courteline, French dramatist (d. 1929)
  • 1860
    Gustave Charpentier, French composer (d. 1956)
  • 1863
    Emile Francqui, Belgian soldier and diplomat (d. 1935)
  • 1864
    Walther Nernst, German chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1941)
  • 1865
    Robert Henri, American painter (d. 1929)
  • 1884
    Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, German art promoter (d. 1979)
  • 1886
    General Henry “Hap” Arnold, American General of the Army and of the Air Force (d. 1950)
  • 1887
    Frigyes Karinthy, Hungarian writer and journalist (d. 1938)
  • 1887
    George Abbott, American playwright (d. 1995)
  • 1894
    Hermann Oberth, German physicist (d. 1989)
  • 1900
    Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, British Viceroy of India (d. 1979)
  • 1901
    Harold Roe Bartle, American lawyer, and politician, mayor of Kansas City, MO (d. 1974)
  • 1902
    Yasuhito, Prince Chichibu of Japan, brother of Emperor Hirohito (Emperor Shōwa) (d. 1953)
  • 1903
    Anne Revere, American actress (d. 1990)
  • 1903
    George Orwell, British writer (d. 1950)
  • 1907
    J. Hans D. Jensen, German physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1973)
  • 1908
    Willard Van Orman Quine, American philosopher (d. 2000)
  • 1911
    William Howard Stein, American chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1980)
  • 1912
    William T. Cahill, Governor of New Jersey (d. 1996)
  • 1913
    Cyril Fletcher, British comedian (d. 2005)
  • 1921
    Celia Franca, Canadian ballet dancer (d. 2007)
  • 1923
    Nicholas Mosley, British writer
  • 1923
    Sam Francis, America painter (d. 1994)
  • 1924
    Sidney Lumet, American film director (d. 2011)
  • 1925
    June Lockhart, American actress
  • 1926
    Ingeborg Bachmann, Austrian writer (d. 1973)
  • 1927
    Chuck Smith, senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa
  • 1928
    Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov, Russian physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1928
    Bill Russo, American jazz composer (d. 2003)
  • 1928
    Michel Brault, Quebec film director, screenwriter and producer
  • 1928
    Peyo, Belgian illustrator (d. 1992)
  • 1929
    Eric Carle, American author
  • 1930
    George Murdock, American actor
  • 1930
    Mary Beth Peil, American singer
  • 1932
    Peter Blake, British pop artist
  • 1933
    Álvaro Siza Vieira, Portuguese architect
  • 1933
    James Meredith, American civil rights activist
  • 1934
    Beatriz Sheridan, Mexican actress and director (d. 2006)
  • 1934
    Jack W. Hayford, fourth president of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel
  • 1935
    Eddie Floyd, American soul singer
  • 1936
    Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie, Indonesian politician, President (1998-1999)
  • 1939
    Allen Fox, American tennis player
  • 1939
    Harold Melvin, American singer (Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes) (d. 1997)
  • 1940
    A.J. Quinnell, British writer (d. 2005)
  • 1940
    Clint Warwick, English bassist (The Moody Blues) (d. 2004)
  • 1941
    Denys Arcand, Canadian film director
  • 1942
    Michel Tremblay, Canadian playwright
  • 1942
    Nikiforos Diamandouros, Greek academic and European Ombudsman
  • 1942
    Willis Reed, American basketball player
  • 1944
    Robert Charlebois, Canadian singer
  • 1945
    Carly Simon, American singer and songwriter
  • 1946
    Ian McDonald, English saxophonist (King Crimson, Foreigner)
  • 1946
    Roméo Dallaire, Dutch-born Canadian senator
  • 1947
    Jimmie Walker, American actor
  • 1949
    Patrick Tambay, French racing driver
  • 1950
    Nitza Saul, Israeli actress Jean and Marc V. La Banca (twins)
  • 1952
    Alan Green, Northern Irish BBC Sport broadcaster and commentator
  • 1952
    Tim Finn, New Zealand singer and songwriter
  • 1954
    Daryush Shokof, Iranian filmmaker
  • 1954
    David Paich, American keyboardist, singer and songwriter (Toto)
  • 1954
    Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
  • 1956
    Anthony Bourdain, American chef and author
  • 1956
    Boris Trajkovski, President of the Republic of Macedonia (d. 2004)
  • 1959
    Jari Puikkonen, Finnish ski jumper
  • 1959
    Paris Themmen, American actor
  • 1960
    Craig Johnston, Australian footballer
  • 1961
    Ricky Gervais, English comedian, actor and writer
  • 1961
    Timur Bekmambetov, Kazakh-born director, producer and screenwriter
  • 1962
    Phill Jupitus, English comedian and broadcaster
  • 1963
    Doug Gilmour, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1963
    George Michael, English singer and songwriter
  • 1963
    John Benjamin Hickey, American actor
  • 1963
    Yann Martel, Spanish-born Canadian novelist
  • 1964
    Dell Curry, American basketball player
  • 1964
    Emma Suárez, Spanish actress
  • 1964
    Greg Raymer, American professional poker player
  • 1964
    Johnny Herbert, English race car driver
  • 1964
    Zeng Jinlian, tallest woman ever, at 8 ft. 1.75 in. (d. 1982)
  • 1966
    Dikembe Mutombo, Democratic Republic of the Congo basketball player
  • 1968
    Vaios Karagiannis, Greek footballer
  • 1969
    Matt Gallant, American television host
  • 1969
    Zim Zum, American musician
  • 1970
    Aaron Sele, American baseball player
  • 1970
    Ariel Gore, American journalist and novelist
  • 1970
    Erki Nool, Estonian decathlete
  • 1970
    Lucy Benjamin, British actress
  • 1970
    Roope Latvala, Finnish guitarist (Children of Bodom)
  • 1971
    Angela Kinsey, American actress
  • 1971
    Michael Tucker, American baseball player
  • 1971
    Neil Lennon, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1971
    Santiago de Tezanos, Uruguayan architect
  • 1971
    Scott Maslen, English actor
  • 1972
    Carlos Delgado, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1973
    Jamie Redknapp, English footballer
  • 1973
    Milan Hnilička, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1974
    Jim LaMarca, American bass guitarist (Chimaira)
  • 1974
    Karisma Kapoor, Indian actress
  • 1974
    Nisha Ganatra, Canadian film director
  • 1975
    Albert Costa, Spanish tennis player
  • 1975
    Chenoa, Argentine-born Spanish singer
  • 1975
    Linda Cardellini, American actress
  • 1975
    Michele Merkin, American model
  • 1975
    Natasha Klauss, Colombian actress
  • 1975
    Vladimir Kramnik, Russian chess player
  • 1976
    Carlos Nieto, Argentine-born Italian rugby player
  • 1976
    José Cancela, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1977
    Lola Ponce, Argentine-born Italian singer, actress and model
  • 1978
    Aftab Shivdasani, Indian Bollywood actor
  • 1978
    Aramis Ramirez, Dominican baseball player
  • 1978
    Layla El, British dancer, model and professional wrestler
  • 1978
    Luke Scott, American baseball player
  • 1978
    Marcus Stroud, American football player
  • 1979
    Busy Philipps, American actress
  • 1979
    Hirooki Goto, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1979
    La La, American actress and television personality
  • 1979
    Richard Hughes, Scottish footballer
  • 1980
    Nozomi Takeuchi, Japanese actress
  • 1981
    Pooja Umashanker, Indian actress
  • 1981
    Sheridan Smith, English actress
  • 1981
    Simon Ammann, Swiss ski jumper
  • 1982
    Mikhail Youzhny, Russian tennis player
  • 1982
    Rain, Korean singer and actor
  • 1983
    Todd Cooper, English swimmer
  • 1984
    Indigo, American actress
  • 1984
    Lauren Bush-Lauren, American model and fashion designer
  • 1985
    Daniel Bard, American baseball player
  • 1985
    Karim Matmour, Algerian soccer player
  • 1986
    Aya Matsuura, Japanese singer
  • 1986
    Charlie Davies, American soccer player
  • 1986
    Megan Burns, English actress and singer
  • 1993
    Barney Clark, English actor
  • 2002
    Mason Vale Cotton, American actor

Who Died On June 25?

  • 253
    Pope Cornelius
  • 635
    Emperor Gāozǔ, first Emperor of the Chinese Táng Dynasty (b. 566)
  • 1134
    King Niels of Denmark (b. 1064)
  • 1218
    Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester, French crusader (b. 1160)
  • 1291
    Eleanor of Provence, queen consort of Henry III of England (b. abt. 1223)
  • 1483
    Anthony Woodville, 2nd Earl Rivers, English writer
  • 1522
    Franchinus Gaffurius, Italian composer (b. 1451)
  • 1533
    Mary Tudor, English-born Queen consort of Louis XII of France (b. 1496)
  • 1579
    Hatano Hideharu, Japanese warlord and samurai (b. 1541)
  • 1593
    Michele Mercati, Italian physician and gardener (b. 1541)
  • 1634
    John Marston, English playwright (b. 1576)
  • 1638
    Juan Pérez de Montalbán, Spanish writer (b. 1602)
  • 1665
    Archduke Sigismund Francis of Austria (b. 1630)
  • 1669
    François de Vendôme, duc de Beaufort, French soldier (b. 1616)
  • 1671
    Giovanni Battista Riccioli, Italian astronomer (b. 1598)
  • 1673
    Charles de Batz-Castelmore d'Artagnan, Captain-Lieutenant of the Musketeers of the Guard under Louis XIV of France (b. c. 1611)
  • 1686
    Simon Ushakov, Russian painter (b. 1626)
  • 1715
    Jean du Casse, French admiral (b. 1646)
  • 1767
    Georg Philipp Telemann, German composer (b. 1681)
  • 1792
    Thomas Peters, one of the founding fathers of Sierra Leone (b. 1738)
  • 1798
    Thomas Sandby, English architect (b. 1721)
  • 1822
    E. T. A. Hoffmann, German writer (b. 1776)
  • 1838
    François Nicolas Benoît, Baron Haxo, French general (b. 1774)
  • 1861
    Abd-ul-Mejid I, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1823)
  • 1866
    Alexander von Nordmann, Finnish zoologist (b. 1803)
  • 1868
    Carlo Matteucci, Italian physicist (b. 1811)
  • 1870
    David Heaton, American Congressional Representative (b. 1823)
  • 1875
    Antoine-Louis Barye, French sculptor (b. 1796)
  • 1876
    Boston Custer, American guide, forager, packer and scout, brother of George Armstrong Custer (b. 1848)
  • 1876
    George Armstrong Custer, American Army officer (b. 1839)
  • 1876
    James C. Calhoun, American Army Lieutenant, brother-in-law of George Armstrong Custer (b. 1845)
  • 1876
    Myles Keogh, Irish soldier of fortune, veteran of the American Civil War (b. 1840)
  • 1876
    Thomas Custer, American Army officer, two-time Medal of Honor recipient, brother of George Armstrong Custer (b. 1845)
  • 1882
    François Jouffroy, French sculptor (b. 1806)
  • 1884
    Hans Rott, Austrian composer (b. 1858)
  • 1916
    Thomas Eakins, American artist (b. 1844)
  • 1918
    Jake Beckley, American baseball player (b. 1867)
  • 1922
    Satyendranath Dutta, Bengali poet (b. 1882)
  • 1937
    Colin Clive, British actor (b. 1900)
  • 1944
    Lucha Reyes, Mexican mariachi singer (b. 1906)
  • 1948
    William C. Lee, U.S. Army general, known as the “father of the U.S. Airborne” (b. 1895)
  • 1949
    Buck Freeman, American baseball player (b. 1871)
  • 1950
    Muiris Ó Súilleabháin, Irish author (b. 1904)
  • 1958
    Alfred Noyes, English poet (b. 1880)
  • 1959
    Charles Starkweather, American spree killer (b. 1938)
  • 1960
    Tommy Corcoran, American baseball player (b. 1869)
  • 1971
    John Boyd Orr, 1st Baron Boyd-Orr, Scottish physician, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1880)
  • 1972
    Jan Matulka, American painter (b. 1890)
  • 1974
    Cornelius Lanczos, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1893)
  • 1976
    Johnny Mercer, American songwriter (b. 1909)
  • 1979
    Dave Fleischer, American animator, film director and film producer (b. 1894)
  • 1979
    Philippe Halsman, American photographer (b. 1906)
  • 1983
    Alberto Ginastera, Argentine composer (b. 1916)
  • 1984
    Michel Foucault, French philosopher (b. 1926)
  • 1985
    Morris Mason, American murderer (b. 1954)
  • 1987
    Boudleaux Bryant, American songwriter (b. 1920)
  • 1988
    Hillel Slovak, Israeli-born American guitarist (Anthym, What Is This?, Red Hot Chili Peppers) (b. 1962)
  • 1990
    Ronald Gene Simmons, American mass murderer (b. 1940)
  • 1992
    Jerome Brown, American football player (b. 1965)
  • 1995
    Ernest Walton, Irish physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1903)
  • 1996
    Sir Arthur Snelling, British ambassador (b. 1914)
  • 1997
    Jacques-Yves Cousteau, French explorer (b. 1910)
  • 1998
    Lounès Matoub, Algerian Berber Kabyle singer (b. 1956)
  • 1999
    Fred Feast, English actor (b. 1929)
  • 2002
    Jean Corbeil, Canadian politician (b. 1934)
  • 2003
    Lester Maddox, American politician, 75th Governor of Georgia (b. 1915)
  • 2005
    John Fiedler, American actor (b. 1925)
  • 2005
    Kazım Koyuncu, Laz (in Turkey) musician and revolutionist (b.1971)
  • 2006
    Jaap Penraat, Dutch architect (b. 1918)
  • 2007
    J. Fred Duckett, American sports announcer and teacher (b. 1933)
  • 2007
    Jeeva, Indian film director (b. 1963)
  • 2007
    Mahasti, Iranian singer (b. 1946)
  • 2008
    Lyall Watson, South African anthropologist and writer (b. 1939)
  • 2009
    Anil Wilson, Indian educationist (b. 1947)
  • 2009
    Farrah Fawcett, American actress (b. 1947)
  • 2009
    Michael Jackson, American singer and pop icon (b. 1958)
  • 2009
    Sky Saxon, American singer (The Seeds) (b. 1937)
  • 2009
    Yasmine, Belgian singer (b. 1972)
  • 2010
    Alan Plater, English playwright (b. 1935)
  • 2010
    Richard B. Sellars, American business executive (b. 1915)
  • 2011
    Goff Richards, British brass band music composer/arranger
  • 2011
    Margaret Tyzack, English actress (b. 1931)


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