June 25 is the 176th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 189 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about June 25th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about June 25th in history!
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- Global Beatles Day
- Day of the Seafarer
- Color TV Day
- National Strawberry Parfait Day
- National Catfish Day
- Please Take My Children To Work Day
- World Vitiligo Day
What Happened On This Day – June 25
1993: Both Canada and Turkey elect female heads of government for the first time
Kim Campbell became Canada’s and Tansu Çiller Turkey’s Prime Minister on this day. Worldwide, women in top political positions are still the exception.
1967: The world’s first live global satellite TV program is aired
The BBC program “Our World” featured artists from 19 countries. The Beatles premiered their song “All You Need Is Love” on the show. Some 400 million viewers tuned in.
1950: The Korean War begins as North Korea invades South Korea
The war soon evolved into an international conflict and a proxy war between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, leading to fears of a new World War. It was ended by an armistice in 1953.
1947: The Diary of Anne Frank is published
The Jewish girl’s account of her life in hiding from the Nazis has become a well-known work of world literature and made Anne one of the most prominent victims of the Nazi regime. She died at age 15 in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.
1910: Igor Stravinsky’s ballet “The Firebird” is premiered
The work was performed by Sergei Diaghilev’s legendary ballet company “Ballets Russes”. It was a huge success, catapulting Stravinsky to stardom.
1961: George Rockwell, leader of the American Nazi Party, listening to Malcolm X speak in a Nation of Islam Meeting (June 25, 1961)
1950: North Korea attacked South Korea at the start of the Korean War in 1950.
1941: Out of fuel KV-2 that held up 2 German mechanized battalions for 22 hours, Raseiniai, Lithuania. 25 June 1941
1876: Native Americans won the Battle of Little Bighorn, also known as Custer’s Last Stand
Births On This Day, June 25
1963: George Michael, English singer-songwriter, musician, producer, actor
1961: Ricky Gervais, English comedian, actor, writer
1924: Sidney Lumet, American director
1903: George Orwell, English author
1852: Antoni Gaudí, Spanish architect, designed the Park Güell
George Michael was born
Anthony Bourdain was born
Karisma Kapoor was born
Deaths On This Day, June 25
2009: Michael Jackson, American singer-songwriter, producer, dancer, actor
1997: Jacques Cousteau, French biologist, author, inventor, co-developed the aqua-lung
1984: Michel Foucault, French philosopher
1822: E. T. A. Hoffmann, German jurist, author
1767: Georg Philipp Telemann, German composer
Michael Jackson died
Richard Benjamin Harrison died
Mary Tudor, Queen of France died