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, 407,448 hours 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

  • 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.
  • 1950
    The Korean War begins with the invasion of South Korea by North Korea.
  • 1975
    The State of Emergency is declared in India.
  • 1997
    An unmanned Progress spacecraft collides with the Russian space station Mir.

Who were born on June 25?

  • 1903
    Anne Revere, American actress (d. 1990)
  • 1941
    Denys Arcand, Canadian film director
  • 1950
    Nitza Saul, Israeli actress Jean and Marc V. La Banca (twins)
  • 1956
    Boris Trajkovski, President of the Republic of Macedonia (d. 2004)
  • 1985
    Karim Matmour, Algerian soccer player

Who died on June 25?

  • 1579
    Hatano Hideharu, Japanese warlord and samurai (b. 1541)
  • 1876
    James C. Calhoun, American Army Lieutenant, brother-in-law of George Armstrong Custer (b. 1845)
  • 1979
    Philippe Halsman, American photographer (b. 1906)
  • 2008
    Lyall Watson, South African anthropologist and writer (b. 1939)
  • 2010
    Richard B. Sellars, American business executive (b. 1915)

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