Events in History on June 25

  • 253 St Lucius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 524 Battle of Vézeronce, the Franks defeat the Burgundians.
  • 841 Battle at Fontenay: Louis & Charles beat their brother Lotharius I
  • 1080 Wibbert of Ravenna chosen as anti-pope Clemens III
  • 1096 1st Crusade slaughter Jews of Werelinghofen Germany
  • 1139 Battle of Ourique: Afonso I defeats Moors
  • 1178 5 Canterbury monks report something exploding on Moon

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1183 Peace of Konstanz signed between Hohenstaufen Emperor Frederick Barbarossa and Italian Lombard League

Holy Roman Emperor Frederick Barbarossa
Holy Roman Emperor
Frederick Barbarossa
  • 1243 Sinibaldo dei Fieschi elected as Pope Innocentius IV
  • 1298 Rindfleisch Persecutions-250 Jews killed in Rothenburg Germany
  • 1500 Pope Alexander VI accept Treaty of Granada

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1530 The Augsburg Confession where Germany's Protestant princes force Holy Roman emperor Charles V to hear their Confession of Faith

Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V
  • 1580 Book of Concord, standards of Lutheran Church, 1st published
  • 1606 Alkmaarse clergy asks "Great Dertelheyt"
  • 1606 St Jansday is forbidden
  • 1607 Mentally ill emperor Rudolf II signs Treaty of Lieben, giving up Austria, Hungary & Moravia
  • 1621 French government army occupies Fort St Jean d'Angély at La Rochelle
  • 1630 Fork introduced to American dining by Gov Winthrop
  • 1638 Lunar eclipse is 1st astronomical event recorded in the American Colonies
  • 1646 Thomas Fairfax's New Model Army occupies Oxford
  • 1658 Spanish garrison at Dunkirk surrenders to French & English
  • 1667 1st blood transfusion performed by French Doctor Jean-Baptiste Denys
  • 1672 1st recorded monthly Quaker meeting in US held, Sandwich, Mass
  • 1675 Battle at Rathenow: Brandenburgers beat Sweden
  • 1678 Elena Cornaro Piscopia, a Venetian, is awarded a doctorate of philosophy - first woman to receive a university doctoral decree
  • 1716 Eugenius of Savoye named land guardian of Austrian Netherlands
  • 1749 General fast because of drought in MA

AgreementConstitution of the United States

1788 Virginia becomes 10th state to ratify US constitution

  • 1794 French troops occupy Charleroi
  • 1798 US passes Alien Act allowing president to deport dangerous aliens
  • 1834 Pope Gregory XVI's encyclical "Singulari nos" published
  • 1835 1st building constructed at Yerba Buena (now SF)
  • 1861 Western Virginia campaign
  • 1862 Battle of Oak Grove, VA (Orchard, Henrico, French's Field) (Kings's Schoolhouse) Day 1 of 7 Days
  • 1863 US General George Meade replaces General Hooker to be more aggressive
  • 1864 Horse tramway at the Hague, opens
  • 1864 Petersburg Campaign-Federals begin digging tunnels under Reb lines
  • 1867 1st barbed wire patented by Lucien B Smith of Ohio
  • 1868 FL, AL, LA, GA, NC & SC readmitted to US
  • 1868 US President Andrew Johnson passes a law that government workers would work 8 hr day

BattleBattle of Interest

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

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

1888 Republican Convention in Chicago nominates Benjamin Harrison

23rd US President Benjamin Harrison
23rd US President
Benjamin Harrison
  • 1894 American Railway Union under Eugene V Debs goes on strike
  • 1894 Boer leader Paul Kruger meets the British High Commissioner, Sir Henry Loch, on Pretoria station in South Africa and accompanies him to his hotel to discuss the grievances of the Uitlanders (Foreigners)
  • 1900 Russia mobilizes its army in eastern Siberia preparatory to acting against the Chinese, but also in an attempt to diminish the influence of Japan on the Asian mainland
  • 1905 Warsaw & Lodz revolt against Russian occupation
  • 1909 George Sargent wins US Open golf tournament
  • 1910 Mann Act passed (no women across state lines for immoral purposes)
  • 1913 Dutch Parliamentary election (confess party looses majority)
  • 1913 American Civil War veterans begin arriving at the Great Reunion of 1913.
  • 1916 Russian Tsar Nicolaas II fires minister of Foreign affairs Sasonov
  • 1918 Baku-Turkish communist party forms
  • 1919 1st advanced monoplane airliner flight (Junkers F13)
  • 1919 Revolt of Spartacus in Hamburg
  • 1920 League of Nations places Internationall Court of Justice in Hague
  • 1921 Charlie McCartney scores 300 in 205 mins Aust v Notts
  • 1925 Military putsch under Gen Theodorus Pangulos in Greece
  • 1928 NY Giant Fred Lindstrom ties record of 9 hits in a doubleheader

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1929 President Hoover authorizes building of Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam)

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • 1934 Hedley Verity takes 15 wickets v Australia (7-61 & 8-43)
  • 1937 Cub Augie Galan becomes 1st player to switch hit HRs in a game
  • 1938 Federal minimum wage law guarantees workers 25 cents per hour (rising to 40 cents by 1945) and a maximum 44 hour working week

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1940 Adolf Hitler views Eiffel tower & grave of Napoleon in Paris, France

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1941 -26] Soviet counter attack at Rovno

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1941 FDR issues Executive Order 8802 forbidding discrimination

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1941 Fair Employment Practices Commission established
  • 1941 Finland declares war on Soviet Union
  • 1941 Germans invade Dubno Poland, giving permission to Ukrainians to do whatever they want to 12,000 Jews living there
  • 1942 British RAF staged a 1,000 bomb raid on Bremen Germany (WW II)

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1942 British premier Winston Churchill travels from US to London

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill

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1942 Maj Gen Dwight Eisenhower appointed commander of US forces in Europe

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1943 Crematorium 3 at Birkenau is finished
  • 1943 Racial unrest in Detroit
  • 1943 Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Reichskommissar in the Netherlands, orders mass arrests of Dutch physicians
  • 1944 British assault at Caen, Normandy
  • 1945 Allied landing at Ternate Molukkas
  • 1945 Imperial General Headquarters in Tokyo announce fall of Okinawa

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1947 1st version of Anne Frank's diary "Het Achterhuis" published in The Netherlands

Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank
Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust
Anne Frank

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1948 Harry Truman signs Displaced Persons Bill (205,000 Europeans to US)

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • 1949 Presidential election in Syria (some women allowed to vote)
  • 1950 Israeli airline El Al begins service
  • 1950 Johnny Pramesa (Reds) & Hank Thompson (Giants) hit inside the park HRs
  • 1950 Korean conflict begins; North Korea invades South Korea
  • 1950 UN member states begin using integrated forces against North Korea
  • 1952 Dutch social democratic party wins 2nd-Parliamentary election
  • 1953 1st passenger to fly commercially around the world < 100 hours
  • 1953 86°F in Anchorage Alaska
  • 1956 51 die in collision of "Andrea Doria" & "Stockholm" (Cape Cod)
  • 1960 Earthquake in NE Belgium
  • 1960 Madagascar gains independence from France
  • 1960 Somaliland is granted independence by British government
  • 1961 Iraq announces that Kuwait is a part of Iraq (Kuwait disagrees)
  • 1962 İnönü government forms in Turkey
  • 1962 Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO) forms
  • 1962 Supreme Court rules NY school prayer unconstitutional
  • 1963 JFK speaks at Pauls Church in Frankfurt
  • 1963 South Africa worker's union leader Curnick Ndlovu arrested
  • 1963 Curnick Ndlovu, South African Trade Unionist and African National Congress Leader, is arrested
  • 1964 Prince A Taylor becomes 1st black methodist bishop (NJ)
  • 1965 Gyula Kallai succeeds Janos Kádár as premier of Hungary
  • 1965 15th Berlin International Film Festival: "Alphaville" wins the Golden Bear
  • 1966 Kosmos 122, 1st Soviet weather satellite, launched
  • 1967 Mohammed Ali (Cassius Clay) sentenced to 5 years
  • 1969 19th Berlin International Film Festival: "Early Works" wins the Golden Bear
  • 1973 John Dean begins testimony before Senate Watergate Committee
  • 1973 Russian communist party leader Brezhnev visits France
  • 1973 Udo Beyer of East Germany puts the shot a record 20.47 m
  • 1975 After a prolonged liberation struggle against Portuguese colonial rulers, Mozambique becomes independent as People Republic of Mozambique.
  • 1976 The Soweto Uprising in South Africa leaves 174 blacks and two whites dead following 10 days of rioting
  • 1976 "The Omen" premieres in the US

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1976 26th Berlin International Film Festival: "Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson" wins the Golden Bear

Lakota Sioux Chief Sitting Bull
Lakota Sioux Chief
Sitting Bull
  • 1977 Roy C Sullivan of Va is struck by lightning for 7th time!
  • 1979 Failed attack on NATO commander Haig in Obourg, Belgium
  • 1981 Supreme Court upholds male-only draft registration, constitutional
  • 1981 Microsoft is restructured to become an incorporated business in its home state of Washington.
  • 1982 Porn star John Holmes acquitted on murder charges
  • 1982 San Francisco holds its 1st County Fair
  • 1982 US Secretary of State Alexander Haig Jr resigns, replaced by Schultz
  • 1982 Greece abolishes headshaving of recruits in the military.
  • 1982 South African President P.W. Botha issues a new Proclamation again placing Ingwavuma under government control
  • 1984 Lydia Garrett, 24, crowned 17th Miss Black America
  • 1984 STS 41-D launch attempt scrubbed because of computer problem
  • 1985 Fireworks factory near Hallett, OK, explodes (21 die)
  • 1985 Thurman v City of Torrington decides in favor of Tracey Thurman, 1st woman to sue a police dept for violating her civil rights (not protecting against abusive husband).
  • 1986 Former Belgium premier Vanden Boeynants sentenced for fraud

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1987 Pope John Paul II receives Austrian President Kurt Waldheim

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1988 104°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in June
  • 1988 Iceland's President Vigdis Finnbogadóttir elected (90+%)
  • 1988 Kristen Logan, 17, of Mississippi, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • 1989 1st US postmark dedicated to Lesbian & Gay Pride (Stonewall, NYC)
  • 1989 Mets' defense does not record a single assist in a 5-1 win over Phils
  • 1990 120°F in Phoenix Arizona
  • 1990 Supreme Court rules family members cannot end lives of comatose relatives unless those relatives previously made their wishes known
  • 1990 Anti-government riots break out in Lusaka, Zambia

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1990 African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela meets with President George H. W. Bush at the White House

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • 1991 Slovenia & Croatia declare independence from Yugoslavia
  • 1991 Japan lifts its call for voluntary restraint on expanding trade with South Africa
  • 1991 Six persons are killed and eighteen injured when gunmen open fire on a crowded commuter train in Soweto, South Africa
  • 1992 Alexanders Department store closes all 11 stores
  • 1992 STS 50 launches (Columbia)
  • 1993 Parliamentary election in Morocco

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1993 Kim Campbell becomes the 19th Prime Minister of Canada (although she would remain in office for less than five months)

19th Prime Minister of Canada Kim Campbell
19th Prime Minister of Canada
Kim Campbell
  • 1994 105°F (40.5°C) at Albuquerque New Mexico
  • 1994 111°F (43.9°C) at El Paso Texas
  • 1994 Gay Games close in NYC
  • 1994 Japanese premier Tsutomu Hata resigns
  • 1995 Rockies' Andres Galarraga is 4th to HR in 3 consecutive innings
  • 1996 The Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia kills 19 U.S. servicemen.
  • 1997 Christies auctions off Princess Di's clothing for $5.5 million
  • 1997 Galileo, 2nd Callisto Flyby (Orbit 9)
  • 1997 Intelsat 802 Ariane 4 Launch, Successful
  • 1997 Progress M-34 Collides with & damages Mir Space Station
  • 1998 In Clinton v. City of New York, the United States Supreme Court decides that the Line Item Veto Act of 1996 is unconstitutional.
  • 1999 In his first state of the nation address, South African President Thabo Mbeki promises to tackle rampaging crime; the nation's murder rate is the third highest in the world and more than 49,000 cases of rape were reported in 1998
  • 2007 Flooding in parts of Lincolnshire and Yorkshire in the United Kingdom including Louth, Horncastle and worst affected, Hull
  • 2008 Atlantis Plastics shooting, An employee shot and killed five people after an argument, which ended in the gunman's suicide in Henderson, Kentucky.
  • 2009 Colombia enters into recession after witnessing 0.7% contraction in the last quarter of 2008 and 0.6% in the following quarter
  • 2012 33 Syrian army officers defect to Turkey
  • 2013 37 people are killed after a gold mine collapses in the Central African Republic
  • 2014 The US Supreme Court rules that police cannot examine the digital contents of a cell phone without a court order

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2015 Obamacare subsidies in The Affordable Care Act preserved by US Supreme Court Ruling in King v Burwell 6-3

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama