Events in History on June 25

  • 253 St Lucius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 524 Battle of Vézeronce, the Franks defeat the Burgundians
  • 841 Battle at Fontenay: Louis & Charles beat their brother Lotharius I
  • 1080 Wibbert of Ravenna chosen as anti-pope Clemens III
  • 1096 1st Crusade slaughter Jews of Werelinghofen Germany
  • 1139 Battle of Ourique: Afonso Henriques (later Afonso I of Portugal) defeats Moors

Historic Event

1183 Peace of Konstanz signed between Hohenstaufen Emperor Frederick Barbarossa and Italian Lombard League

  • 1243 Sinibaldo dei Fieschi elected as Pope Innocentius IV
  • 1298 Rindfleisch Persecutions, 250 Jews killed in Rothenburg, Germany

Historic Event

1483 The House of Lords and Commons declares King Edward V of England as illegitimate based on his parent's alleged bigamous marriage

  • 1500 Pope Alexander VI accept Treaty of Granada
  • 1526 Diet of Speyer convenes, resulting in the Edict of Speyer, which temporarily suspends the 1521 Edict of Worms (a Papal ban on Luther's teachings); allows Lutheranism and other "reforms" to propagate unimpeded throughout Germany

Historic Event

1530 The Augsburg Confession where Germany's Protestant princes force Holy Roman Emperor Charles V to hear their Confession of Faith

  • 1580 Book of Concord, standards of Lutheran Church, 1st published
  • 1607 Mentally ill Emperor Rudolf II signs Treaty of Lieben, giving up Austria, Hungary and Moravia
  • 1621 French government army occupies Fort St Jean d'Angély at La Rochelle
  • 1630 Fork introduced to American dining by Governor Winthrop
  • 1638 Lunar eclipse is 1st astronomical event recorded in the American Colonies
  • 1646 Thomas Fairfax's New Model Army occupies Oxford
  • 1658 Spanish garrison at Dunkirk surrenders to French and English
  • 1672 1st recorded monthly Quaker meeting in US held at Sandwich, Massachusetts
  • 1675 Battle at Rathenow: Brandenburgers beat Sweden

Historic Event

1678 Venetian Elena Cornaro Piscopia is awarded a doctorate of philosophy from the University of Padua, 1st woman to receive a university doctoral degree or PhD

  • 1716 Eugenius of Savoye named land guardian of Austrian Netherlands
  • 1749 General fast because of drought in Massachusetts
  • 1794 French troops occupy Charleroi
  • 1798 US passes Alien Act allowing president to deport dangerous aliens
  • 1834 Pope Gregory XVI's encyclical "Singulari nos" published
  • 1835 1st building constructed at Yerba Buena (now San Francisco)
  • 1862 Battle of Oak Grove, Virginia (Orchard, Henrico, French's Field) (Kings's Schoolhouse) Day 1 of 7 Days
  • 1863 US General George Meade replaces General Hooker to be more aggressive
  • 1864 Battle of Petersburg: Union forces begin digging tunnels under Confederate lines
  • 1864 Horse tramway in The Hague, Netherlands opens
  • 1867 1st barbed wire patented by Lucien B. Smith of Ohio
  • 1868 Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina readmitted to US
  • 1868 US President Andrew Johnson passes a law that government workers would work 8 hr day

Custer's Last Stand

1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn: US 7th Cavalry under Brevet Major General George Armstrong Custer wiped out by Sioux and Cheyenne warriors led by Chiefs Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull in what has become famously known as "Custer's Last Stand"

Presidential Convention

1888 Republican Convention in Chicago nominates Benjamin Harrison

  • 1894 American Railway Union under Eugene V Debs goes on strike

Meeting of Interest

1894 Boer leader Paul Kruger meets British High Commissioner, Sir Henry Loch, on Pretoria station in South Africa and accompanies him to his hotel to discuss the grievances of the Uitlanders (Foreigners)

  • 1900 Dunhuang manuscripts, including the Diamond Sutra, world's oldest surviving dated book, discovered by Daoist monk Wang Yuanlu in the Mogao Caves, China
  • 1900 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
  • 1905 Warsaw & Lodz revolt against Russian occupation
  • 1910 US Mann Act passed (no women across state lines for immoral purposes)
  • 1913 American Civil War veterans begin arriving at the Great Reunion of 1913
  • 1913 Dutch Parliamentary election (confess party looses majority)
  • 1916 Russian Tsar Nicolaas II fires minister of Foreign affairs Sasonov
  • 1918 Baku-Turkish communist party forms
  • 1919 1st advanced monoplane airliner flight (Junkers F13)
  • 1919 Revolt of Spartacus in Hamburg
  • 1920 League of Nations places Internationall Court of Justice in Hague
  • 1921 Charlie McCartney scores 300 in 205 mins Aust v Notts
  • 1925 Military putsch under General Theodorus Pangulos in Greece

Historic Event

1929 US President Herbert Hoover authorizes building of Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam)

  • 1934 Hedley Verity takes 15 wickets for England v Australia (7-61 & 8-43)
  • 1934 Previously unknown Winchester Manuscript of Sir Thomas Malory's "Le Morte d'Arthur" (1485) announced discovered in the library of Winchester College, England
  • 1937 Cub Augie Galan becomes 1st player to switch hit HRs in a game
  • 1938 US federal minimum wage law guarantees workers 25 cents per hour (rising to 40 cents by 1945) and a maximum 44 hour working week
  • 1941 -26] Soviet counter attack at Rovno, Ukraine
  • 1941 Fair Employment Practices Commission established
  • 1941 Finland declares war on Soviet Union
  • 1941 Finland enters WW2 against the USSR following a massive airstrike the previous day
  • 1941 Germans invade Dubno Poland, giving permission to Ukrainians to do whatever they want to 12,000 Jews living there

Historic Event

1941 James F. Byrnes is admitted to the US Supreme Court

Historic Event

1941 US President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs Executive Order 8802, which forbids racial discrimination in the defense industry

Historic Event

1942 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill travels from US to London

  • 1942 British RAF stages a 1,000 bomb raid on Bremen, Germany (WWII)

Appointment of Interest

1942 Major General Dwight Eisenhower appointed commander of US forces in Europe

  • 1943 Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Reichskommissar in the Netherlands, orders mass arrests of Dutch physicians
  • 1943 Crematorium 3 at Birkenau is finished
  • 1943 Racial unrest in Detroit
  • 1944 British assault at Caen, Normandy
  • 1945 Allied landing at Ternate, capital of the Maluku Islands in modern day Indonesia
  • 1945 Imperial General Headquarters in Tokyo announce fall of Okinawa

Historic Publication

1947 1st version of Anne Frank's diary "Het Achterhuis" published in The Netherlands

Historic Event

1948 Harry Truman signs Displaced Persons Bill (205,000 Europeans to US)

  • 1949 Presidential election in Syria (some women allowed to vote)
  • 1950 Israeli airline El Al begins service
  • 1952 "Wish You Were Here" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 597 performances
  • 1952 Dutch social democratic party wins 2nd-Parliamentary election
  • 1953 1st passenger to fly commercially around the world < 100 hours
  • 1953 86°F in Anchorage, Alaska

Historic Event

1955 Notre Dame du Haut chapel designed by Le Corbusier is consecrated in Ronchamp, France

  • 1960 Earthquake in NE Belgium
  • 1960 Madagascar gains independence from France
  • 1961 Iraq announces that Kuwait is a part of Iraq (Kuwait disagrees)
  • 1962 İnönü government forms in Turkey
  • 1962 Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO) forms
  • 1962 Supreme Court rules NY school prayer unconstitutional
  • 1963 Curnick Ndlovu, South African worker's union leader and African National Congress Leader, is arrested for acts of sabotage

Historic Event

1963 JFK speaks at Pauls Church in Frankfurt

  • 1964 Prince A Taylor becomes first African American methodist bishop (NJ)
  • 1965 Gyula Kallai succeeds Janos Kádár as premier of Hungary
  • 1966 Kosmos 122, 1st Soviet weather satellite, launched
  • 1973 John Dean begins testifying before Senate Watergate Committee

Historic Event

1973 Russian communist party leader Leonid Brezhnev visits France

  • 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 Soweto Uprising: in South Africa leaves an estimated 200 to 700 blacks and 2 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

Historic Event

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 Microsoft is restructured to become an incorporated business in its home state of Washington
  • 1981 Supreme Court upholds male-only draft registration as constitutional
  • 1982 Greece abolishes headshaving of recruits in the military
  • 1982 Porn star John Holmes acquitted on murder charges
  • 1982 San Francisco holds its 1st County Fair

Historic Event

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

  • 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
  • 1988 104°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in June
  • 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

Meeting of Interest

1990 African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela meets with President George H. W. Bush at the White House

  • 1990 Anti-government riots break out in Lusaka, Zambia
  • 1990 Supreme Court rules family members cannot end lives of comatose relatives unless those relatives previously made their wishes known
  • 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

Historic Event

1991 Slovenia and Croatia declare independence from Yugoslavia

  • 1992 Alexanders Department store closes all 11 stores in the US
  • 1992 STS 50 launches (Columbia)

Historic Event

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

  • 1993 Parliamentary election in Morocco
  • 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

Historic Event

1997 Christies auctions off some of the wardrobe of Diana, Princess of Wales, for $5.5 million

Historic Publication

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

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

Historic Event

1998 New building for The British Library at Kings Cross, designed by Colin St John Wilson, is opened by Queen Elizabeth II in London

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

  • 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

Historic Event

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

  • 2017 Tanker carrying fuel bursts into flames near Ahmedpur East, Pakistan, killing more than 200 people

Historic Event

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

  • 2018 General Strike in Argentina in response to austerity measures required by an IMF loan
  • 2018 Motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson announces it plans to move some production abroad in response to EU retaliatory tariffs
  • 2018 UK House of Commons votes for a controversial third Heathrow runway
  • 2019 Mirazur on the French Riviera crowned the world's best restaurant at ceremony in Singapore
  • 2019 San Francisco, California is the first major US city to ban e-cigarettes
  • 2019 Stephanie Grisham replaces Sarah Sanders as US White House press secretary and communications director - 1st in American history to hold no press conferences; serves until April 2020
  • 2020 Australian airline Qantas announces it is cutting 6,000 jobs, a fifth of its workforce because of the pandemic
  • 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 WHO declares the Ebola outbreak in the Congo over. The second worst outbreak, it killed 2,280 people over 2 years

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

  • 2021 New species of ancient human announced after finding of massive fossilized skull - Homo longi "Dragon Man" from North East China [1]
  • 2021 New type of ancient human announced "Nesher Ramla Homo" lived 140,000-120,000 years ago, a possible ancestor of Neanderthals, uncovered in Ramla, Israel [1]

COVID-19 Pandemic

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]

  • 2022 30,000-year-old intact remains of a baby wooly mammoth found frozen in permafrost in Klondike gold fields in the Yukon, Canada [1]
  • 2022 Eastern Ukrainian city of Severodonetsk falls to Russian forces after weeks of fighting in the area [1]
  • 2022 Japan records its highest-ever temperature in June of 104.36 degrees (40.2 C) in Isezaki, north west of Tokyo [1]

Historic Event

2022 US President Joe Biden signs the "Bipartisan Safer Communities Act" into law, creating greater background checks for gun purchasers, funding for mental health programs and the closure of some existing seller loopholes