On This Day

What Happened on June 25, 1900

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)

Lord Mountbatten

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


1900 Highlights

About June 25, 1900

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 121 years, 6 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer