25th June, on this day

253 St Lucius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
524 Battle of Vézeronce, Franks defeat Burgundians.
841 Battle of Fontenay.
1530 The Augsburg Confession is presented at the Diet of Augsburg to the Holy Roman Emperor by the Lutheran princes and Electors of Germany.
1630 Fork introduced to American dining by Gov Winthrop
1638 A lunar eclipse becomes the 1st astronomical event recorded in US
1646 The English Civil War: the Royalist city of Oxford surrenders to the Parliamentary forces - effectively bringing the war to an end
1672 1st recorded monthly Quaker meeting in US held, Sandwich, Mass
1678 Elena Cornaro Piscopia is the first woman awarded a doctorate of philosophy.
1749 General fast because of drought in MA
1788 Virginia becomes the 10th state within the American Union
1797 English Admiral Horatio Nelson is shot and wounded in the right arm and has it amputated later in the day
1798 US passes Alien Act allowing president to deport dangerous aliens
1862 Day 1 of the 7 Days begins with fighting at Oak Grove
1864 Petersburg Campaign-Federals begin digging tunnels under Reb lines
1868 FL, AL, LA, GA, NC and SC readmitted to US
1876 Custer's Last Stand. George Armstrong Custer, commander of the 7th US Cavalry and 260 troopers are killed by Sioux Indians, led by Crazy Horse, at the Battle of Little Big Horn in Montana
1891 The first episode of an Arthur Conan Doyle novel involving fictional detective Sherlock Holmes is printed in the Strand Magazine in London
1905 Cullinan Diamond, the largest rough gem-quality diamond known, is discovered by Frederick Wells.
1917 World War I: The first American troops, commanded by Field Marshal Pershing, disembark on the French coast
1919 1st advanced monoplane airliner flight (Junkers F13)
1921 Jack Hutchinson becomes 1st American to win golf's British Open
1929 President Hoover authorizes building of Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam)
1938 Dr. Douglas Hyde is inaugurated the first President of Ireland.
1941 FDR issues Executive Order 8802 forbidding discrimination
1942 British RAF staged a 1,000 bomb raid on Bremen, Germany (WW II)
1944 The Battle of Tali-Ihantala, the largest battle ever fought in the Nordic Countries begins.
1945 Official founding of the United Nations organisation
1947 The Diary of Anne Frank is published.
1950 Israeli airline El Al begins service
1950 Start of the Korean War when North Korean troops invade the South
1951 1st color TV broadcast-CBS' Arthur Godfrey from NYC to 4 cities
1953 1st passenger to fly commercially around the world < 100 hours
1954 The highest-scoring match in the final stages of football's World Cup occurs in the quarter-finals of the competition in Lausanne when host nation Switzerland are beaten 7-5 by Austria
1956 51 die in collision of "Andrea Doria" and "Stockholm" (Cape Cod)
1959 Swedish boxer Ingemar Johansson stops American Floyd Patterson in the third round of their title bout in Madison Square Garden, New York, to become the heavyweight champion of the world
1961 Iraq announces that Kuwait is a part of Iraq (Kuwait disagrees)
1966 Beatles' "Paperback Writer," single goes to 1 and stays for 2 weeks
1966 Kosmos 122, 1st Soviet weather satellite, launched
1967 400 million watch Beatles "Our World" TV special
1969 Longest tennis match in Wimbeldon history, Pancho Gonzalez beats
Charles Pasarell in 112 game (5hr12m) marathon
1973 John Dean begins testimony before Senate Watergate Committee
1975 Mozambique gains independence from Portugal
1975 Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declares Emergency in India, suspending civil liberties and elections.
1976 Ugandan dictator Idi Amin, appoints himself President for life
1977 LBJ denies report he had a cancer during his presidency
1977 Roy C Sullivan of Va is struck by lightening for 7th time!
1981 Supreme Court upholds male-only draft registration, constitutional
1982 Porn star John Holmes acquitted on murder charges
1982 Secretary of State Alexander Haig Jr resigns, replaced by Schultz
1985 Fireworks factory near Hallett, OK explodes (21 die)
1987 Pope John Paul II receives Austrian President Kurt Waldheim
1989 1st US postmark dedicated to Lesbian and Gay Pride (Stonewall, NYC)
1990 NBC decides to air episodes of "Quantum Leap" for 5 straight days
1991 Slovenia and Croatia declare independence from Yugoslavia
1996 The Khobar Towers bombing leaves 19 U.S. servicemen dead in Saudi Arabia.
1997 An unmanned Progress spacecraft collided with the Russian Space station, Mir
2007 2007 United Kingdom floods, parts of Lincolnshire flood including Louth and Horncastle

25th June 2006

Iraq PM unveils unity proposals

Gun battle near Gaza border post

Anti-Taleban offensive 'kills 48'

25th June 2007

Hamas airs 'first Shalit message'

BBC captive in 'bomb vest' video

Baghdad blast kills Sunni leaders

25th June 2008

Saudis hold 520 terror suspects

US factory worker in gun rampage

Landmark Florida Everglades deal

25th June 2009

Iraq rocked by more bomb attacks

Iran's Mousavi defies crackdown

US billionaire pleads not guilty

25th June 2010

German court legalises euthanasia

Afghanistan hails mineral wealth

Sex domain gets official approval

Birthdates which occurred on 25th June :

1852 Antonio Gaud¡ Spanish architect (Sagrada Familia, Barcelona)
1864 Walther Hermann Nernst Prussian physical chemist (Nobel 1920)
1865 Robert Henri US painter, leader of the Ashcan school
1886 Henry (Hap) Arnold commanding general, US Army Air Force in WW II
1887 George Abbott Forestville NY, producer (Damn Yankees, Pajama Game)
1893 Charlotte Greenwood Phila, actress (Oklahoma, Moon over Miami)
1894 Hermann Oberth Germany, founded modern astronautics
19-- Gary Bayer North Hollywood Calif, actor (Ethan-Me & Mrs C)
19-- Lee Wilkof Canton Ohio, actor (WEB, Delta House, Elliot-Newhart)
1900 Lord Louis Mountbatten of Burma, royal relative
1903 Arthur Tracy street singer (Vincent Lopez Show)
1903 George Orwell England, satirist/author (Animal Farm, 1984)
1906 Roger Livesey actor (Drums, Life & Death of Col Blimp)
1907 J Hans D Jensen Germany, physicist (atomic nuclei-Nobel 1963)
1915 Peter Lind Hayes SF Calif, comedian/singer (Peter Lind Hayes Show)
1924 Sidney Lumet Phila, director (Group, Pawnbroker, Fail Safe)
1925 Clifton Chenier blues singer (Bayou Blues, Bon Ton Roulet)
1925 June Lockhart NYC, actr (Lassie, Lost in Space, Petticoat Junction)
1925 Robert Venturi US, architect (Levittown NY, Las Vegas)
1925 Ziggy Talent Manchester NH, singer (Vaughn Monroe Show)
1933 Gary Crosby Calif, actor (Bill Dana Show, Adam 12, Chase)
1935 Eddie Floyd rocker (California Girl, Knock on Wood)
1935 Laurent Terzieff Paris, actor (Head Over Heels, Milky Way)
1940 Thomas K”hler German DR, luger (Olympic-gold-1964, 68)
1942 Patrick Michael Mitchell Ottawa, one of FBI's most wanted
1942 Willis Reed basketball hall-of-famer center (NY Knicks)
1945 Carly Simon NYC, singer (Anticipation, You're So Vain)
1946 Ian McDonald guitarist (King Crisom)
1948 Michael Lembeck Bkln, actor (Max-One Day at a Time)
1949 Brenda Sykes Shreveport La, actress (Ozzie's Girls, Getting Straight)
1949 Jimmie Walker Bronx NY, comedian (JJ-Good Times, At Ease)
1949 Kene Holliday NYC, actor (Tyler-Matlock, Carter Country)
1949 Phyllis George-Brown Denton Tx, Miss America (1971)/sportscaster
1950 Belinda Montgomery Winnipeg Manitoba, actress (Man From Atlantis)
1950 Tatyana Averina USSR, speed skater 1K, 3K (Olympic-gold-1976)
1952 Tim Finn song writer (Puberty Blues)
1963 George Michael England, rocker (Wham-I Want Your Sex)
1963 Mike Myers Canada, comedian (SNL-Wayne's World)


Deaths which occurred on June 25th:
1212 Simon de Montfort a leader of the crusades, dies at 67
1906 Architect Stanford White shot dead atop Madison Square Garden which
he designed by Harry Thaw jealous husband of Evelyn Nesbit
1959 Charles Starkwether executed
1960 Walter Baade astronomer, dies

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