This Day in History for 25th June

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 205

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 I defeats Moors
1178 - 5 Canterbury monks report something exploding on Moon
1183 - Peace of Konstanz
1243 - Sinibaldo dei Fieschi elected as Pope Innocentius IV
1298 - Rindfleisch Persecutions-250 Jews killed in Rothenburg Germany
1500 - Pope Alexander VI accept Treaty of Granada
1580 - Book of Concord, standards of Lutheran Church, 1st published
1606 - Alkmaarse clergy asks "Great Dertelheyt"
1606 - St Jansday is forbidden
1607 - Mentally ill emperor Rudolf II signs Treaty of Lieben, giving up Austria, Hungary & Moravia
1621 - French government army occupies Fort St Jean d'Angély at La Rochelle
1630 - Fork introduced to American dining by Gov Winthrop
1638 - Lunar eclipse is 1st astronomical event recorded in the American Colonies
1646 - Thomas Fairfax' New Model-army occupies Oxford
1658 - Spanish garrison at Duinkerk surrenders to French & British
1667 - Dr Jean-Baptiste Denys, French doctor, performs 1st blood transfusion
1672 - 1st recorded monthly Quaker meeting in US held, Sandwich, Mass
1675 - Battle at Rathenow: Brandenburgers beat Sweden
1678 - Elena Cornaro Piscopia is the first woman awarded a doctorate of philosophy.
1716 - Eugenius of Savoye named land guardian of Austrian Netherlands
1749 - General fast because of drought in MA
1788 - Virginia becomes 10th state to ratify US constitution
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 SF)
1861 - Western Virginia campaign
1862 - Battle of Oak Grove, VA (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 - Horse tramway at the Hague, opens
1864 - Petersburg Campaign-Federals begin digging tunnels under Reb lines
1867 - 1st barbed wire patented by Lucien B Smith of Ohio
1868 - FL, AL, LA, GA, NC & SC readmitted to US
1868 - Pres Andrew Johnson passes a law that government workers would work 8 hr day
1870 - Opera "Die Walkure" is produced (Munich)
1876 - Battle of the Little Bighorn: 7th Cavalry under General George Custer wiped out by Sioux and Cheyenne, death of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer.
1888 - Republican Convention, in Chicago, nominates Benjamin Harrison
1894 - American Railway Union under Eugene V Debs goes on strike
1903 - Yanks & White Sox end deadlocked at 6-6 in 18
1903 - Boston Beaneater Wiley Piatt is only 20th-century pitcher to lose 2 complete games in one day, falling to Pittsburgh 1-0 & 5-3
1905 - Warsaw & Lodz revolt against Russian occupation
1909 - George Sargent wins US Open golf tournament
1910 - Mann Act passed (no women across state lines for immoral purposes)
1913 - Dutch Parliamentary election (confess party looses majority)
1913 - American Civil War veterans begin arriving at the Great Reunion of 1913.
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 Intl head of Justice in Hague
1921 - 56th British Golf Open: Jock Hutchison shoots a 296 at St Andrews
1921 - Charlie McCartney scores 300 in 205 mins Aust v Notts
1925 - Military putsch under Gen Theodorus Pangulos in Greece
1926 - 61st British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 291 at Royal Lytham
1927 - WVO soccer team forms in Oosterhout
1928 - NY Giant Fred Lindstrom ties record of 9 hits in a doubleheader
31st US President Herbert Hoover31st US President Herbert Hoover 1929 - President Hoover authorizes building of Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam)
1932 - 36th US Golf Open: Gene Sarazen shoots a 286 at Fresh Meadows NY
1932 - Commencement of India's 1st Test cricket, v England at Lord's
1934 - Hedley Verity takes 15 wickets v Australia (7-61 & 8-43)
1934 - NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits for the cycle beating White Sox 11-2
1934 - Yank pitcher John Broaca ties record by striking out 5 times
1935 - Joe Louis defeats Primo Carnera at Yankee Stadium
1937 - Cub Augie Galan becomes 1st player to switch hit HRs in a game
1938 - "A Tisket A Tasket" by Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb hits #1
1938 - Federal minimum wage law guarantees workers 25 cents per hour (rising to 40 cents by 1945) and a maximum 44 hour working week
1940 - Adolf Hitler views Eiffel tower & grave of Napoleon in France
1941 - -26] Russian counter attack at Rovno
1941 - FDR issues Executive Order 8802 forbidding discrimination
1941 - Fair Employment Practices Commission established
1941 - Finland declares war on Soviet Union
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt 1941 - Germans invade Dubno Poland, giving permission to Ukrainians to do whatever they want to 12,000 Jews living there
1942 - British RAF staged a 1,000 bomb raid on Bremen Germany (WW II)
1942 - British premier Winston Churchill travels from US to London
1942 - Maj Gen Dwight Eisenhower appointed commander of US forces in Europe
1943 - Crematory III at Birkenau is finished
1943 - Racial unrest in Detroit
1943 - Seyss-Inquart orders mass arrests of Dutch physicians
1944 - British assault at Caen Normandy
1945 - Allied landing at Ternate Molukkas
1945 - Imperial General Headquarters in Tokyo announce fall of Okinawa
1947 - 1st edition of Anne Frank's "The Back of House" published
1947 - Heavyweight Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello
1948 - Joe Louis KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
1948 - Harry Truman signs Displaced Persons Bill (205,000 Europeans to US)
1949 - Presidential election in Syria (some women allowed to vote)
33rd US President Harry Truman33rd US President Harry Truman 1949 - Long-Haired Hare is released in Theaters starring Bugs Bunny.
1950 - Israeli airline El Al begins service
1950 - Johnny Pramesa (Reds) & Hank Thompson (Giants) hit inside the park HRs
1950 - Korean conflict begins; N Korea invades S Korea
1950 - UN member states begin using integrated forces against N Korea
1951 - 1st color TV broadcast-CBS' Arthur Godfrey from NYC to 4 cities
1952 - "Wish You Were Here" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 597 perfs
1952 - 34th PGA Championship: Jim Turnesa at Big Spring CC Louisville
1952 - Dutch social democratic party wins 2nd-Parliamentary election

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 204

1242 - Beatrice of England, Duchess of Brittanny (d. 1275)
1328 - William Montacute, 2nd Earl of Salisbury, English military leader (d. 1397)
1373 - Johanna II, Queen of Naples (1414-35)
1560 - Wilhelm Fabry, German surgeon (d. 1634)
1612 - John Albert Vasa, Polish bishop (d. 1634)
1709 - Francesco Araja, composer
1715 - Joseph-François Foulon, French politician (d. 1789)
1726 - Thomas Pennant, British naturalist
1735 - Benvenuto Robbio San Rafaele, composer
1755 - Princess Natalia Alexeievna of Russia (d. 1776)
1796 - Ferdinando Giorgetti, composer
1813 - William Hugh Keim, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1862
1814 - Gabriel Auguste Daubrée, French geologist (d. 1896)
1823 - James Dunwody Bulloch, Capt (Confederate Navy), died in 1901
1852 - Antoni Gaudí, Spanish architect (d. 1926)
1858 - Georges Courteline, [Moineaux], French playwright
1860 - Gustave Charpentier, French composer (opera Louise)
1862 - Vasily Georgiyevich Wrangell, composer
1863 - Emile Francqui, Belgian soldier (d. 1935)
1864 - Walther Hermann Nernst, Prussian physicist/chemist (Nobel 1920)
1865 - Robert Henri, US painter, leader of Ashcan school
1878 - Jean Gallon, composer
1884 - Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, German art promoter (d. 1979)
1886 - Henry "Hap" Arnold, commanding general, US Army Air Force (WW II)
1887 - George Abbott, Forestville NY, producer (Damn Yankees, Pajama Game)
1889 - Ethel Glenn Hier, composer
1889 - Margriet M C Baers, Flemish philosopher
1890 - Marchwitza, writer
1893 - Charlotte Greenwood, Phila, actress (Oklahoma, Moon over Miami)
1894 - Hermann Oberth, Germany, founded modern astronautics (V2/Redstone)
1897 - Basil Radford, Chester England, actor (Whiskey Galore, Night Train)
1897 - Hans Barth, composer
1898 - Kay (Katherine Linn) Sage, Albany New York, American painter and poet
1899 - Arthur Tracy, Kamenets-Podolsky Russia, street singer (Vincent Lopez Show, Limelight)
1900 - Izak D du Plessis, South African writer/director (3rd World)
1900 - Lord Louis Mountbatten, of Burma, royal relative/earl/baron/admiral
1901 - Adolf Brunner, composer
1902 - Prince Yasuhito Chichibu, brother of Emperor Showa (d.1953)
Writer George OrwellWriter George Orwell (1903) 1903 - George Orwell, [Eric A Blair], Bihar, British India, British writer (Animal Farm, 1984), (d. 1950)
1903 - Anne Revere, American actress (d. 1990)
1904 - Jan van Axel, [Johannes P Kraakman], Dutch director (Overschotje)
1905 - Ian Cromb, cricketer (NZ pace bowler in the early 1930's)
1906 - Roger Livesey, Barry Wales, actor (Drums, Life & Death of Col Blimp)
1907 - J Hans D Jensen, Germany, physicist (atomic nucleus-Nobel 1963)
1908 - Willard Van Orman Quine, American philosopher (d. 2000)
1909 - Daniel Fuchs, US writer (Summer in Williamsburg)
1911 - Reed Hadley, Petrolia Tx, actor (Racket Squad, Shock, Grand Canyon)
1911 - William H Stein, US biochemist (Nobel 1972)
1912 - Virginia Lacy Jones, US librarian/presidential advisor
1912 - William T. Cahill, Governor of New Jersey (d. 1996)
1913 - Cyril Fletcher, British comedian (d. 2005)
1915 - Peter Lind Hayes, SF California, comedian/singer (Peter Lind Hayes Show)
1916 - Theodore P Toynbee, British journalist/writer (Savage Days, Barricade)
1921 - Peter Charles Arthur Wishart, composer
1921 - Celia Franca, Canadian ballet dancer (d. 2007)
1923 - Dorothy Gilman, mystery writer
1923 - Jack Hill, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner of mid 50's)
1923 - Samuel Lewis Francis, painter
1923 - Tony Parker, oral historian
1923 - Nicholas Mosley, British writer
1924 - Sidney Lumet, Phila, director (Group, Pawnbroker, Fail Safe)
1925 - Clifton Chenier, Opelousas La, blues singer (Bayou Blues)
1925 - June Lockhart, NYC, actr (Lassie, Lost in Space, Petticoat Junction)
1925 - Robert Venturi, Phila, architect (Levittown NY, Las Vegas)
1925 - Ziggy Talent, Manchester NH, singer (Vaughn Monroe Show)
1925 - Ted Stepien, American business (d. 2007)
1926 - Ingeborg Bachmann, Austria author/poet
1928 - William Joseph Russo, composer
1928 - Peyo [Pierre Culliford], Brussels, Belgium, cartoonist (The Smurfs, Johan et Pirlouit)
1929 - Eric Carle, American author
1930 - Hugo Gabriel Gryn, rabbi
1930 - George Murdock, American actor
1930 - Mary Beth Peil, American singer
1932 - Peter Blake, British artist
1933 - Gary Crosby, California, actor (Bill Dana Show, Adam 12, Chase)
1933 - Michelangelo Pistoletto, Italian artist (glass painter)
1933 - James Meredith, American civil rights activist
1933 - Álvaro Siza Vieira, Portuguese architect
1934 - Willy Rodriguez, cricketer (occasional leg-spin bat for WI in 60's)
1935 - Eddie Floyd, Montgomery Al, singer/composer (California Girl, Falcons)
1935 - Kurt Schwertsik, composer
1935 - Wynand Breytenbach, South African under minister of Defense (1986- )
1936 - Harold Melvin, US singer (Blue Notes-My Hero)
1936 - Paul Nowee, Dutch western writer (Eagle's Eye)
1936 - Jusuf Habibie, President of Indonesia
1937 - Mirabel Morgan, author (Total Woman)
1939 - Allen Fox, American Tennis Player
1940 - Clint Warwick, [Eccles], Birmingham England, bassist (Moody Blues)
1940 - A.J. Quinnell, British writer (d. 2005)
1941 - Denys Arcand, director (Jesus of Montreal)
1942 - Patrick Michael Mitchell, Ottawa, one of FBI's most wanted
1942 - Wilbert Bank, actor/director (On Hope of Blessing)
1942 - Willis Reed, NBA hall of fame MVP center/coach (NY Knicks)
1942 - Michel Tremblay, Canadian playwright
1943 - Gerrit "Ger" Zijlstra, sculptor
1943 - Bill Moggridge [William], London, England, designer (1st laptop computer), (d. 2012)
1944 - Robert Charlebois, Canadian singer
1945 - Carly Simon, NYC, singer (Anticipation, You're So Vain)
1946 - Allen Lanier, rock keyboardist/guitarist/vocalist (Blue Oyster Cult), (d. 2013)
1946 - Ian McDonald, London England, rock guitarist (Foreigner, King Crimson)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 11 of 11

1927 - Pediatrician Benjamin Spock (24) weds civil liberties advocate Jane Cheney
1938 - Economist Milton Friedman (25) weds Rose Friedman at the Jewish Seminary in New York City
1960 - NBA player Oscar Robertson (21) weds teacher Yvonne Crittenden in Cincinnati, Ohio
1976 - Actor Peter Lawford (52) weds aspiring actress Deborah Gould (25)
1983 - Actor Denzel Washington (28) weds actress Pauletta Pearson (33)
1987 - Actress and comedian Julia Louis-Dreyfus (26) weds actor Brad Hall (29)
1999 - "Sudden Death" action star Jean-Claude Van Damme (38) weds Gladys Portugues in Knokke-Heist, Belgium
2005 - British pop sensation Sophie Ellis Bextor (26) weds "The Feeling" bassist Richard Jones at Palazzo Terranova in Umbria
2006 - Actress Nicole Kidman (45) weds country music singer-songwriter Keith Urban (44) at Cardinal Ceretti Memorial Chapel in Manly, Australia
2006 - Emmy-winning "Medium" actress Patricia Arquette (38) weds actor Thomas Jane (37) at the Palazzo Contarini in Venice, Italy
2006 - "The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp" actor Hugh O'Brian (81) weds Viginia Barber at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

1997 - "Dumb and Dumber" actress Lauren Holly (33) divorces actor-comedian Jim Carrey (35) due to irreconcilable differences after 9 months of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 103

635 - Emperor Gaozu, first emperor of the Chinese Tang Dynasty (b. 566)
1134 - King Niels of Denmark
1142 - Gulielmus of Vercelli, Italian hermit/monastery founder/saint, dies
1218 - Simon de Montfort the elder, 5th Earl of Leicester, French crusader dies in the siege of Toulouse
1423 - Reinald IV, duke of Gelre & Gulik (Reinoud I), dies
1483 - Edward V, king of England (Apr 9-Jun 25, 1483), murdered
1483 - Anthony Woodville, 2nd Earl Rivers, English writer
1514 - Berta Jacobsdr, [Suster Bertken], Dutch hermit, dies at 87
1522 - Franchinus Gaffurius, composer, dies at 71
1533 - Mary Tudor, queen consort of Louis XII of France (b. 1496)
1579 - Hatano Hideharu, Japanese warlord and samurai (b. 1541)
1593 - Michele Mercati, Italian physician and gardener (b. 1541)
1634 - John Marston, English playwright (b. 1576)
1665 - Archduke Sigismund Francis of Austria (b. 1630)
1669 - François de Vendôme, duc de Beaufort, French soldier (b. 1616)
1671 - Giovanni Battista Riccioli, Italian astronomer (b. 1598)
1673 - Charles de Batz-Castelmore, Comte d'Artagnan, Captain of the Musketeers under Louis XIV of France (b. 1611)
1686 - Simon Ushakov, Russian painter (b. 1626)
1710 - Antonius Matthaeus, Dutch lawyer/historian, dies at 74
1715 - Jean du Casse, French admiral (b. 1646)
1767 - Georg Philipp Telemann, German late-barok composer, dies at 86
1785 - Pierre Talon, composer, dies at 63
1785 - Pieter Kintsius, VOC-supercarga/chief on Macau, dies at 53
1792 - Thomas Peters, Early Sierra Leonean founder (b. 1738)
1798 - Thomas Sandby, English architect (b. 1721)
1822 - Ernst T Amadeus Hoffmann, German writer/judge/composer, dies at 46
1838 - François Nicolas Benoît, Baron Haxo, French general (b. 1774)
1840 - Leopold count of Limburg Stirum, Dutch general/politician, dies at 82
1861 - Abd-ul-Mejid, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1823)
1866 - Alexander von Nordmann, Finnish zoologist (b. 1803)
1868 - Carlo Matteucci, Italian physicist (b. 1811)
1875 - Antoine-Louis Barye, French sculptor (b. 1796)
1876 - Boston Custer, brother of George Custer, dies at Little Bighorn
US Cavalry Commander George Armstrong CusterUS Cavalry Commander George Armstrong Custer (1876) 1876 - George Armstrong Custer, US General, dies at the Battle of Little Bighorn aged 36
1876 - John Patton, trumpeter, dies at Little Bighorn
1876 - Lame White Man, Cheyenne, dies at Little Bighorn
1876 - Myles Keogh, US officer, dies at Little Bighorn
1876 - Thomas W Custer, brother of George Custer, dies at Little Bighorn
1882 - François Jouffroy, French sculptor (b. 1806)
1884 - Hans Rott, composer, dies at 25
1896 - Emile AH Seipgens, Dutch priest/beer brewer/man of letters, dies at 58
1898 - Ferdinand J Cohn, German botanist/publicist, dies at 70
1906 - Stanford White, Architect, shot dead atop Madison Square Garden which he designed by Harry Thaw jealous husband of Evelyn Nesbit
1912 - Louis Antoine, Belgian miner/sect leader, dies at about 65
1916 - Thomas Eakins, American artist (b. 1844)
1918 - Jake Beckley, baseball player (b. 1867)
1926 - Symon Petljoera, pres Ukraine (pogroms), murdered in Paris
1929 - Georges Courteline [Moineaux], French playwright, dies
1937 - Colin Clive, actor (Bride of Frankenstein, Jane Eyre), dies at 39
1942 - Hans Lietzman, German theologist/church historian, dies at 67
1943 - Spencer Charters, actor (Big Town Girl, St Louis Kid), dies at 68
1944 - Lucha Reyes, Mexican singer (b. 1906)
1948 - William C. Lee, U.S. general (b. 1895)
1949 - Buck Freeman, baseball player (b. 1871)
1953 - Algy Gehrs, cricketer (6 Tests for Australia 1904-11), dies
1954 - Eduard M Meijers, Dutch lawyer (Civil Code), dies at 74
1956 - Ernest J King, US fleet admiral/Chief of Naval Operations, dies at 77
1959 - Charles Starkweather, spree killer (b. 1938)
1960 - WH Walter Baade, German/US astronomer (Andromeda), dies at 67
1962 - Ephraim Lisitsky, Hebrew poet, dies
1964 - Gerrit T Rietveld, Dutch architect (Sonsbeekpaviljoen), dies at 76
1968 - Tony Hancock, actor/writer (Call Me Genius, Rebel), dies at 43
1971 - Charles Vildrac, Paris France, poet/playwright, dies at 88
1971 - John Boyd Orr, Scottish physician, Nobel laureate (b. 1880)
1974 - Cornelius Lanczos, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1893)
Songwriter Johnny MercerSongwriter Johnny Mercer (1976) 1976 - Johnny Mercer, US songwriter (That old Black Magic), dies at 66
1977 - Endre Szervanszky, composer, dies at 65
1977 - Petko Staynov, composer, dies at 80
1978 - Hussein al-Ghasjmi, president of North-Yemen, murdered
1979 - Philippe Halsman, American photographer (b. 1906)
1983 - Alberto Evaristo Ginastera, Argentine composer (Panambi), dies at 67
1984 - Michel Foucault, philosoph (History of Sexuality), dies of AIDs at 57
1985 - Morris Mason, American murderer (b. 1954)
1986 - Gery Florizoone, Flemish poet, dies at 63
1987 - Boudleaux Bryant, song writer (for Everly Bros), dies at 67
1988 - Axis Sally, [Mildred E Gillars], US nazi propagandist (WW II), dies
1988 - Hillel Slovak, Israeli-born musician (Anthym/What Is This?, Red Hot Chili Peppers) (b. 1962)
1990 - Peggy Glanville-Hicks, Australian composer (Triad), dies at 77
1992 - James Stirling, Scottish D-Day parachutist/architect, dies
1992 - Jerome Brown, defensive tackle (Phila Eagle), dies in car crash at 27
1992 - William E Harris, entertainer, dies
1994 - Louis-Robert Casterman, Belgian publisher (Kuifje), dies at 74
1994 - Robert Millar, journalist, dies at 72
1995 - Warren Earl Burger, Supreme Court Justice, dies of heart failure at 78
1996 - Nicholas John, dramaturge, dies at 43
1996 - Ray Howard-Jones, artist, dies at 93
1996 - Sir Arthur Snelling, British Ambassador (b. 1914)
Oceanographer, Explorer and Scientist Jacques CousteauOceanographer, Explorer and Scientist Jacques Cousteau (1997) 1997 - Jacques Cousteau, French oceanographer, dies of heart attack at 87
1997 - William Lyle Woratzeck, convicted killer, executed in Ariz at 51
1998 - Lounès Matoub, a famous Berber Kabyle singer (b. 1956)
1999 - Fred Feast, English actor (b. 1929)
2002 - Jean Corbeil, Canadian politician (b. 1934)
2003 - Lester Maddox, American businessman, one-time segregationist and Governor of Georgia (b. 1915)
2005 - John Fiedler, American Actor (b. 1925)
2006 - Jaap Penraat, Dutch architect (b. 1918)
2007 - Mahasti, Persian singer (b. 1946)
2007 - J. Fred Duckett, American sports announcer and teacher (b. 1933)
2009 - Michael Jackson, American recording artist, entertainer and King of Pop music (The Jackson 5, Thriller, Dangerous) dies of cardiac arrest at 50
2009 - Farrah Fawcett, American actress and pop culture figure (b.1947)
2010 - Alan Plater, English playwright (b. 1935)

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