What Happened on June 25

Significant Events

  • 1667 1st blood transfusion performed by French Doctor Jean-Baptiste Denys
  • 1678 Elena Cornaro Piscopia, a Venetian, is awarded a doctorate of philosophy - first woman to receive a university doctoral decree
  • 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn: 7th Cavalry under Lieutenant Colonel (sometime Brevet Major General) George Armstrong Custer wiped out by Sioux and Cheyenne, Custer killed
  • 1929 President Hoover authorizes building of Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam)
  • 1950 Korean conflict begins; North Korea invades South Korea
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Did You Know?

1st version of Anne Frank's diary "Het Achterhuis" published in The Netherlands

On June 25, 1947

Famous Weddings

  • 1927 Pediatrician Benjamin Spock (24) weds civil liberties advocate Jane Cheney
  • 1938 Economist Milton Friedman (25) weds Rose Friedman at the Jewish Seminary in New York City
  • 1960 NBA player Oscar Robertson (21) weds teacher Yvonne Crittenden in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1967 MLB pitcher Nolan Ryan (20) weds his high school sweetheart Ruth Holdorff (18)
  • 1976 Actor Peter Lawford (52) weds aspiring actress Deborah Gould (25)

Famous Divorces

  • 1997 "Dumb and Dumber" actress Lauren Holly (33) divorces actor-comedian Jim Carrey (35) due to irreconcilable differences after 9 months of marriage
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