On This Day

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)

Person of interestLord Mountbatten

Louis Mountbatten, British naval officer and statesman, last Viceroy of India (1947), born in Windsor, England (d. 1979)

Supreme Allied Commander and Last Viceroy of India Lord Mountbatten
Supreme Allied Commander and Last Viceroy of India
Lord Mountbatten