On This Day

Historical Events on June 25 (Part 2)

Television Finale

1993 "Late Night with David Letterman" airs for the last time on NBC-TV

Historic Event

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

Glastonbury Festival

1993 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: The Black Crowes, and The Kinks headline; other performers include Winton Marsalis, Robert Plant, Velvet Underground, Hothouse Flowers, Van Morrison, John Prine, Rolf Harris, Lenny Kravitz, and Barenaked Ladies

  • 1994 FIFA World Cup: 1,500th goal in Cup'd history scored by Caceres of Argentina
  • 1994 105°F (40.5°C) at Albuquerque New Mexico
  • 1994 111°F (43.9°C) at El Paso Texas
  • 1994 Cleveland Indians 18 game home win streak ends to Yanks 11-6
  • 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

Film Premier

1996 "Independence Day" directed by Roland Emmerich and starring Will Smith, Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum premieres in Westwood, California

Album Release

1996 Jay-Z releases his debut studio album "Beyond Reasonable Doubt" with Roc-A-Fella Records and Priority Records

Historic Event

1997 Christies auctions off Princess Diana's clothing for $5.5 million

  • 1997 Galileo, 2nd Callisto Flyby (Orbit 9)
  • 1997 Intelsat 802 Ariane 4 Launch is successful
  • 1997 NHL approves franchises in Nashville, Atlanta, Columbus, and Minnesota-St Paul
  • 1997 Progress M-34 Collides with and damages Mir Space Station
  • 1997 Jamaica issues warrant for singer Sade, who fails to report to court on charges of failure to obey a cop who signaled her to stop

Historic Publication

1997 Danielle Steel’s romantic novel “Special Delivery” is published

Sports History

1997 NBA Draft: Wake Forest power forward Tim Duncan first pick by San Antonio Spurs

  • 1998 In Clinton v. City of New York, the US Supreme Court decides that the Line Item Veto Act of 1996 is unconstitutional
  • 1999 NBA Finals: San Antonio Spurs beat New York Knicks, 78-77 in Game 5 for first title in franchise history; MVP: Tim Duncan

Historic Event

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

  • 1999 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Skunk Anansie, Manic Street Preachers, and R.E.M headline; other performers include Al Green, Billy Bragg, Hole, Blondie, Lenny Kravitz, and Bare Naked Ladies
  • 2000 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, DuPont CC: Juli Inkster goes back-to-back; beats Stefania Croce of Italy on second hole of a sudden-death playoff
  • 2000 WLAF World Bowl 8, Waldstadion, Frankfurt: Rhein Fire beats Scottish Claymores, 13-10

Glastonbury Festival

2004 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Oasis, Paul McCartney, and Muse headline; other performers include Wilco, The Black-Eyed Peas, James Brown, Damien Rice, Toots & The Maytals, and The Rutles

  • 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
  • 2009 NBA Draft: Oklahoma power forward Blake Griffin first pick by Los Angeles Clippers
  • 2010 NHL Draft: Windsor Spitfires (OHL) left wing Taylor Hall first pick by Edmonton Oilers
  • 2012 33 Syrian army officers defect to Turkey
  • 2013 37 people are killed after a gold mine collapses in the Central African Republic

FIFA World Cup

2014 Luis Suárez is charged with biting at the 2014 FIFA World Cup

  • 2014 The US Supreme Court rules that police cannot examine the digital contents of a cell phone without a court order

Glastonbury Festival

2014 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Arcade Fire, and Metallica headline; other performers include The Black Keys; Lana Del Ray; Dolly Parton, Robert Plant, Bryan Ferry, and Ed Sheeran

Historic Event

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

  • 2015 NBA Draft: Kentucky center Karl-Anthony Towns first pick by Minnesota Timberwolves
  • 2017 Tanker carrying fuel bursts into flames near Ahmedpur East, Pakistan, killing more than 200 people
  • 2018 UK House of Commons votes for a controversial third Heathrow runway
  • 2018 General Strike in Argentina in response to austerity measures required by an IMF loan

Historic Event

2018 Californian Governor Jerry Brown declares State of Emergency for wildfire spread over 8,200 acres in Lake County

  • 2018 Motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson announces it plans to move some production abroad in response to EU retaliatory tariffs
  • 2018 Oakland pitcher Edwin Jackson takes the mound in a 5-4 win at Detroit; A's are his 13th MLB club, tying Octavio Dotel's record
  • 2019 NHL Draft: Barrie Colts (OHL) defenceman Aaron Ekblad first pick by Florida Panthers
  • 2019 Mirazur on the French Riveria crowned the world's best restaurant at ceremony in Singapore
  • 2019 San Francisco is the first major US city to ban e-cigarettes
  • 2019 Stephanie Grisham appointed US White House press secretary and communications director
  • 2020 WHO declares the Ebola outbreak in the Congo over. The second worst outbreak, it killed 2,280 people over 2 years
  • 2020 US Center of Disease Control estimates 20 million people in America have been infected with COVID-19, 10 times higher than confirmed cases
  • 2020 Australian airline Qantas announces it is cutting 6,000 jobs, a fifth of its workforce because of the pandemic

Music History

2020 American country music band "The Dixie Chicks" change their name to "The Chicks" to remove connotations of Confederate history, two weeks after band "Antebellum" changed their name to "Lady A"

  • 2020 Liverpool FC clinches first EPL soccer title in 30 years with 7 games to spare as Chelsea beats second-placed Manchester City, 2-1 at Stamford Bridge
  • 2021 New type of ancient human announced "Nesher Ramla Homo" 140,000-120,000 years ago, possible Neanderthal ancestors uncovered in Ramla, Israel [1]
  • 2021 Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Aaron Nola ties Tom Seaver's 51-year old MLB league record of 10 consecutive strike outs, in 2-1 loss to the Mets in New York
  • 2021 New species of ancient human announced after finding of massive fossilized skull - Homo longi "Dragon Man" from North East China [1]

Murder of Interest

2021 Former US police officer Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22 years and six months for the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis

Historic Event

2021 WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus confirms the COVID-19 Delta variant is the most transmissible to date, now present in 85 countries and spreading rapidly [1]