Wikipedia defines history as the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about past events. It came from the Greek word ‘historia’ – which means ‘inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation’.

Did you know? There are many who claim Herodotus, a fifth century BC Greek historian, as the “father of history”.

This website utilizes pages from Wikipedia to extract historical events from 3761 BC up to the present. There are 105,062 records in the database that include events, births and deaths of popular individuals. The present day Gregorian calendar was adopted to show dates of interest.

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What are the important events that happened on June 25? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

June 25: Facts & Myths About This Day

June 25 is the 176th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 189 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 12, 2017 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,498,348,800 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectaheptacontahexagon’ day.

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Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 239 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,647 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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June 25 Historical Events

  • 1788
    Virginia becomes the 10th state to ratify the United States Constitution.
  • 1944
    World War II: The Battle of Tali-Ihantala, the largest battle ever fought in the Nordic Countries, begins.
  • 1947
    The Diary of a Young Girl (better known as The Diary of Anne Frank) is published.
  • 1975
    The State of Emergency is declared in India.
  • 1976
    Missouri Governor Kit Bond issues an executive order rescinding the Extermination Order, formally apologizing on behalf of the state of Missouri for the suffering it had caused to the members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Who were born on June 25?

  • 1560
    Wilhelm Fabry, German surgeon (d. 1634)
  • 1884
    Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, German art promoter (d. 1979)
  • 1978
    Luke Scott, American baseball player
  • 1981
    Pooja Umashanker, Indian actress
  • 1993
    Barney Clark, English actor

Who died on June 25?

  • 1533
    Mary Tudor, English-born Queen consort of Louis XII of France (b. 1496)
  • 1866
    Alexander von Nordmann, Finnish zoologist (b. 1803)
  • 1948
    William C. Lee, U.S. Army general, known as the “father of the U.S. Airborne” (b. 1895)
  • 2009
    Farrah Fawcett, American actress (b. 1947)
  • 2009
    Yasmine, Belgian singer (b. 1972)

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