What Happened on June 25, 1900

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Dunhuang manuscripts, including the Diamond Sutra, world's oldest surviving dated book, discovered by Daoist monk Wang Yuanlu in the Mogao Caves, China
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

  • I. D. du Plessis, South African writer and director (3rd World), born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 1981)
  • Louis Mountbatten, of Burma, British naval officer and statesman, last Viceroy of India (1947), born in Windsor, England (d. 1979)