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 177th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 189 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 12, 2016 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 24,446,880 minutes 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 ‘hectaheptacontaheptagon’ 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 217 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 1,282 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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June 25 Historical Events

  • 524
    The Franks defeat the Burgundians in the Battle of Vézeronce.
  • 1530
    At the Diet of Augsburg the Augsburg Confession is presented to the Holy Roman Emperor by the Lutheran princes and Electors of Germany.
  • 1913
    American Civil War veterans begin arriving at the Great Reunion of 1913.
  • 1949
    Long-Haired Hare, starring Bugs Bunny, is released in theaters.
  • 1991
    Croatia and Slovenia declare their independence from Yugoslavia.

Who were born on June 25?

  • 1928
    Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov, Russian physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1933
    Álvaro Siza Vieira, Portuguese architect
  • 1933
    James Meredith, American civil rights activist
  • 1974
    Karisma Kapoor, Indian actress
  • 1993
    Barney Clark, English actor

Who died on June 25?

  • 1579
    Hatano Hideharu, Japanese warlord and samurai (b. 1541)
  • 1638
    Juan Pérez de Montalbán, Spanish writer (b. 1602)
  • 1686
    Simon Ushakov, Russian painter (b. 1626)
  • 1876
    James C. Calhoun, American Army Lieutenant, brother-in-law of George Armstrong Custer (b. 1845)
  • 1992
    Jerome Brown, American football player (b. 1965)

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