On This Day

On This Day in History for June 25 (Part 2)

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1973 Russian communist party leader Leonid Brezhnev visits France

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
  • 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
  • 1977 Roy C. Sullivan of Virginia is struck by lightning for 7th time!
  • 1978 First use of the rainbow flag, symbol of gay pride, made by Gilbert Baker at a march in San Francisco
  • 1979 Failed attack on NATO commander Alexander Haig Jr. in Obourg, Belgium by German terrorist Rolf Klemens Wagner, a former member of the Red Army Faction
  • 1981 Supreme Court upholds male-only draft registration as 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 George P. Schultz
  • 1982 Greece abolishes headshaving of recruits in the military

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1982 South African President P. W. Botha issues a new Proclamation again placing Ingwavuma under government control

President of South Africa P. W. Botha
President of South Africa
P. W. Botha
  • 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, Oklahoma, explodes killing 21
  • 1985 Thurman v City of Torrington decides in favor of Tracey Thurman, 1st woman to sue a police department for violating her civil rights (not protecting against abusive husband)
  • 1986 Former Belgium premier Vanden Boeynants sentenced for fraud

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1987 Pope John Paul II receives Austrian President Kurt Waldheim

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
4th Secretary-General of the United Nations Kurt Waldheim
4th Secretary-General of the United Nations
Kurt Waldheim
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 Slovenia and Croatia declare independence from Yugoslavia

President of Croatia Franjo Tuđman
President of Croatia
Franjo Tuđman
  • 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 in the US
  • 1992 STS 50 launches (Columbia)
  • 1993 Parliamentary election in Morocco

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Princess of Wales
Diana Spencer
  • 1997 Galileo, 2nd Callisto Flyby (Orbit 9)
  • 1997 Intelsat 802 Ariane 4 Launch is successful
  • 1997 Progress M-34 Collides with and damages Mir Space Station

Book releaseHistoric Publication

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

Novelist Danielle Steel
Novelist
Danielle Steel
  • 1998 In Clinton v. City of New York, the US Supreme Court decides that the Line Item Veto Act of 1996 is unconstitutional

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

President of South Africa Thabo Mbeki
President of South Africa
Thabo Mbeki
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Governor of California Jerry Brown
Governor of California
Jerry Brown
  • 2018 Motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson announces it plans to move some production abroad in response to EU retaliatory tariffs
  • 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
  • 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 New species of ancient human announced after finding of massive fossilized skull - Homo longi "Dragon Man" from North East China [1]

MurderMurder of Interest

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

Victim of Police Brutality George Floyd
Victim of Police Brutality
George Floyd
  • 2021 WHO head says COVID-19 variant Delta is the most transmissible to date, now present in 85 countries and spreading rapidly [1]

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