June 25

Events

* 524 - Battle of Vézeronce, the Franks defeat the 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.
*1678 - Elena Cornaro Piscopia is the first woman awarded a doctorate of philosophy.
*1788 - Virginia becomes the 10th state to ratify the United States Constitution.
*1876 - Battle of the Little Bighorn and the death of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer.
*1913 - American Civil War veterans begin arriving at the Great Reunion of 1913.
*1935 - Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Colombia are established.
*1938 - Dr. Douglas Hyde is inaugurated the first President of Ireland.
*1944 - The Battle of Tali-Ihantala, the largest battle ever fought in the Nordic Countries, begins.
* 1947- "The Diary of Anne Frank" is published.
*1948 - The Berlin Airlift begins.
*1949 - "Long-Haired Hare" is released in Theaters starring Bugs Bunny.
*1950 - The Korean War begins with the invasion of South Korea by North Korea.
*1967 - First global satellite television programme – "Our World"
*1975 - Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declares Emergency in India, suspending civil liberties and elections.
* 1975 - Mozambique achieves independence.
*1976 - Missouri Governor Christopher S. Bond issues an executive order rescinding the Extermination Order, formally apologizing on behalf of the state of Missouri for the suffering it had caused the Latter Day Saints.
*1981 - Microsoft is restructured to become an incorporated business in its home state of Washington.
*1982 - Greece abolishes headshaving of recruits in the military.
*1983 - India wins the final of the Cricket World Cup against the mighty West Indies at the MCC's Lord's Cricket Ground in London.
*1991 - Croatia and Slovenia declare their independence from Yugoslavia.
*1993 - Kim Campbell is chosen as leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada and becomes the first female Prime Minister of Canada.
*1996 - The Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia kills 19 U.S. servicemen.
*1997 - An unmanned Progress spacecraft collides with the Russian Space station, Mir.
*1998 - In "Clinton v. City of New York", the United States Supreme Court decides that the Line Item Veto Act of 1996 is unconstitutional.
*2007 - 2007 United Kingdom floods, parts of Lincolnshire and Yorkshire flood 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.

Births

*1242 - Beatrice of England, Duchess of Brittanny (d. 1275)
*1328 - William Montacute, 2nd Earl of Salisbury, English military leader (d. 1397)
*1560 - Wilhelm Fabry, German surgeon (d. 1634)
*1612 - John Albert Vasa, Polish bishop (d. 1634)
*1715 - Joseph-François Foulon, French politician (d. 1789)
*1726 - Thomas Pennant, British naturalist
*1755 - Princess Natalia Alexeievna of Russia (d. 1776)
*1814 - Gabriel Auguste Daubrée, French geologist (d. 1896)
*1852 - Antoni Gaudí, Spanish architect (d. 1926)
*1858 - Georges Courteline, French dramatist (d. 1929)
*1860 - Gustave Charpentier, French composer (d. 1956)
*1863 - Emile Francqui, Belgian soldier (d. 1935)
*1864 - Walther Nernst, German chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1941)
*1865 - Robert Henri, American painter (d. 1929)
*1884 - Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, German art promoter (d. 1979)
*1886 - Henry H. Arnold, American Army Air Force commander (d. 1950)
*1887 - George Abbott, American playwright (d. 1995)
*1894 - Hermann Oberth, German physicist (d. 1989)
*1900 - Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Viceroy of India (d. 1979)
*1902 - Prince Yasuhito Chichibu, brother of Emperor Showa (d.1953)
*1903 - George Orwell (pen name of Eric Arthur Blair), British writer (d. 1950)
* 1903 - Anne Revere, American actress (d. 1990)
*1907 - J. Hans D. Jensen, German physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1973)
*1908 - Willard Van Orman Quine, American philosopher (d. 2000)
*1911 - William Howard Stein, American chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1980)
*1912 - William T. Cahill, Governor of New Jersey (d. 1996)
*1913 - Cyril Fletcher, British comedian (d. 2005)
*1921 - Celia Franca, Canadian ballet dancer (d. 2007)
*1923 - Nicholas Mosley, British writer
*1924 - Sidney Lumet, American film director
*1925 - June Lockhart, American actress
* 1925 - Ted Stepien, American business (d. 2007)
*1926 - Ingeborg Bachmann, Austrian writer (d. 1973)
*1928 - Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov, Russian physicist, Nobel laureate
* 1928 - Michel Brault, Quebec film director, screenwriter and producer
* 1928 - Peyo, Belgian illustrator (d. 1992)
* 1928 - Bill Russo, American jazz composer (d. 2003)
*1929 - Eric Carle, American author
*1930 - George Murdock, American actor
* 1930 - Mary Beth Peil, American singer
*1932 - Peter Blake, British artist
*1933 - James Meredith, American civil rights activist
* 1933 - Álvaro Siza Vieira, Portuguese architect
*1935 - Eddie Floyd, American singer
*1936 - Jusuf Habibie, President of Indonesia
*1939 - Harold Melvin, American musician (Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes) (d. 1997)
* 1939 - Allen Fox, American Tennis Player
* 1939 - Clint Warwick, English musician (The Moody Blues) (d. 2004)
*1940 - A.J. Quinnell, British writer (d. 2005)
*1941 - Denys Arcand, Canadian film director
*1942 - Michel Tremblay, Canadian playwright
*1944 - Robert Charlebois, Canadian singer
*1945 - Carly Simon, American singer
*1946 - Roméo Dallaire, Canadian senator
* 1946 - Ian McDonald, English musician (King Crimson and Foreigner)
*1947 - Jimmie Walker, American actor ("Good Times")
*1950 - Nitza Saul, Israeli actress
*1952 - Tim Finn, Kiwi singer/songwriter
* 1952 - Alan Green, Northern Irish BBC sports broadcaster/commentator
*1954 - David Paich, composer (Toto)
* 1954 - Daryush Shokof, Iranian filmmaker
*1956 - Boris Trajkovski, President of the Republic of Macedonia (d. 2004)
*1956 - Anthony Bourdain, Chef and author
*1959 - Jari Puikkonen, Finnish ski jumper, Winter Olympics medalist
* 1959 - Paris Themmen, American actor
*1960 - Craig Johnston, Australian soccer player
*1961 - Ricky Gervais, English comedian
*1962 - Phill Jupitus, English comedian and broadcaster
*1963 - Yann Martel, Canadian author
* 1963 - Doug Gilmour, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1963 - John Benjamin Hickey, American actor
* 1963 - George Michael, British musician
*1964 - Johnny Herbert, English race car driver
* 1964 - Emma Suárez, Spanish actress
*1964 - Greg Raymer, Professional poker player
*1966 - Dikembe Mutombo, Congolese (DRC) basketball player
*1968 - Oleg Taktarov, Russian martial artist
*1969 - Matt Gallant, American television host
* 1969 - Zim Zum, American musician (former Marilyn Manson guitarist)
*1970 - Lucy Benjamin, British actress
* 1970 - Ariel Gore, American journalist and author
* 1970 - Erki Nool, Estonian decathlete
* 1970 - Roope Latvala, Finnish musician
*1971 - Scott Maslen, Actor
* 1971 - Angela Kinsey, American actress
* 1971 - Santiago de Tezanos, Uruguayan architect
* 1971 - Neil Lennon, Northern Irish footballer
* 1971 - Michael Tucker, American baseball player
*1972 - Carlos Delgado, Puerto Rican baseball player
* 1972 - Mike Kroeger, Canadian musician (Nickelback)
*1973 - Jamie Redknapp, English footballer
*1974 - Jim LaMarca, American bass guitarist (Chimaira)
* 1974 - Karisma Kapoor, Indian actress
*1974 - Nisha Ganatra, Canadian film director
*1975 - Linda Cardellini, American actress
* 1975 - Chenoa, Spanish singer
* 1975 - Albert Costa, Spanish tennis player
* 1975 - Vladimir Kramnik, Russian chess player
* 1975 - Natasha Klauss, Colombian actress
*1976 - José Cancela, Uruguayan footballer
* 1976 - Dubravka Vukotić, Montenegrin female actor
*1978 - Aftab Shivdasani, Bollywood actor
* 1978 - Layla El, 2006 WWE Diva Search winner
* 1978 - Luke Scott, American baseball player
*1979 - Brandi Burkhardt, American vocalist, theater actress, and beauty queen
* 1979 - Katie Doyle, American actress and reality television star
* 1979 - Hirooki Goto, Japanese professional wrestler
* 1979 - Busy Philipps, American actress
* 1979 - Richard Hughes, Scottish footballer
*1980 - Maja Latinović, Serbian model
* 1980 - Nozomi Takeuchi, Japanese actress
*1981 - Sheridan Smith, British actress
* 1981 - Simon Ammann, Swiss ski jumper
* 1981 - Pooja Umashankar, Indian actress
*1982 - Mikhail Youzhny, Russian tennis player
* 1982 - Rain, Korean singer (Rain, Jeong Ji-Hoon)
* 1983 - Todd Cooper, British swimmer
* 1984 - Indigo, American actress
*1986 - Aya Matsuura, Japanese singer
* 1986 - Charlie Davies, American soccer player
*1993 - Barney Clark, English actor

Deaths

* 635 - Emperor Gaozu, first emperor of the Chinese Tang Dynasty (b. 566)
*1134 - King Niels of Denmark
*1218 - Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester, French crusader (b. 1160)
*1483 - Anthony Woodville, 2nd Earl Rivers, English writer
*1522 - Franchinus Gaffurius, Italian composer (b. 1451)
*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)
*1638 - Juan Pérez de Montalbán, Spanish writer (b. 1602)
*1665 - Archduke Sigismund Francis of Austria (b. 1630)
*1669 - François de Vendôme, duc de Beaufort, French soldier (b. 1616)
*1673 - Charles de Batz-Castelmore, Comte d'Artagnan, Captain of the Musketeers under Louis XIV of France (b. 1611)
*1671 - Giovanni Battista Riccioli, Italian astronomer (b. 1598)
*1686 - Simon Ushakov, Russian painter (b. 1626)
*1715 - Jean du Casse, French admiral (b. 1646)
*1767 - Georg Philipp Telemann, German composer (b. 1681)
*1792 - Thomas Peters, Early Sierra Leonean founder (b. 1738)
*1798 - Thomas Sandby, English architect (b. 1721)
*1822 - E.T.A. Hoffmann, German writer (b. 1776)
*1838 - François Nicolas Benoît, Baron Haxo, French general (b. 1774)
*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 - George Armstrong Custer, U.S. Army officer (b. 1839)
* 1876 - Thomas Custer, Brother of George A. Custer & 2-time Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1845)
* 1876 - Boston Custer, Brother of George A. Custer (b. 1848)
* 1876 - James C. Calhoun, Brother-in-Law of George Armstrong Custer & U.S. Soldier (b. 1845)
* 1876 - Myles Keogh, U.S. Soldier & Irish Soldier of Fortune (b. 1840)
*1882 - François Jouffroy, French sculptor (b. 1806)
*1884 - Hans Rott, Austrian composer (b. 1858)
*1916 - Thomas Eakins, American artist (b. 1844)
*1918 - Jake Beckley, baseball player (b. 1867)
*1937 - Colin Clive, British actor (b. 1900)
*1944 - Lucha Reyes, Mexican singer (b. 1906)
*1948 - William C. Lee, U.S. general (b. 1895)
*1949 - Buck Freeman, baseball player (b. 1871)
*1959 - Charles Starkweather, spree killer (b. 1938)
*1960 - Tommy Corcoran, baseball player (b. 1869)
*1971 - John Boyd Orr, Scottish physician, Nobel laureate (b. 1880)
*1974 - Cornelius Lanczos, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1893)
*1976 - Johnny Mercer, American songwriter (b. 1909)
*1979 - Philippe Halsman, American photographer (b. 1906)
*1983 - Alberto Ginastera, Argentine composer (b. 1916)
*1984 - Michel Foucault, French philosopher (b. 1926)
*1985 - Morris Mason, American murderer (b. 1954)
*1987 - Boudleaux Bryant, American songwriter (b. 1920)
*1988 - Hillel Slovak, Israeli-born musician (Anthym/What Is This?, Red Hot Chili Peppers) (b. 1962)
*1990 - Ronald Gene Simmons, American mass murderer
*1992 - Jerome Brown, American football player (b. 1965)
*1995 - Warren Burger, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court (b. 1907)
*1995 - Ernest Walton, Irish physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1903)
*1996 - Sir Arthur Snelling, British Ambassador (b. 1914)
*1997 - Jacques-Yves Cousteau, French explorer (b. 1910)
*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)

Holidays and observances

* Statehood Day in Slovenia and Croatia
* National Catfish Day
* Mozambique – Independence Day
* Prosper of Aquitaine
* Prosper of Reggio
* Saint William (d. 1142)
* Spain – Fiesta of Santa Orosia

External links

* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/june/25 BBC: On This Day]
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