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

  • 841
    In the Battle of Fontenay-en-Puisaye, forces led by Charles the Bald and Louis the German defeat the armies of Lothair I of Italy and Pepin II of Aquitaine.
  • 1950
    The Korean War begins with the invasion of South Korea by North Korea.
  • 1960
    Two cryptographers working for the United States National Security Agency left for vacation to Mexico, and from there defected to the Soviet Union.
  • 1967
    Broadcasting of the first live global satellite television program: Our World
  • 1975
    The State of Emergency is declared in India.

Who were born on June 25?

  • 1901
    Harold Roe Bartle, American lawyer, and politician, mayor of Kansas City, MO (d. 1974)
  • 1903
    George Orwell, British writer (d. 1950)
  • 1932
    Peter Blake, British pop artist
  • 1964
    Johnny Herbert, English race car driver
  • 1978
    Luke Scott, American baseball player

Who died on June 25?

  • 1593
    Michele Mercati, Italian physician and gardener (b. 1541)
  • 1767
    Georg Philipp Telemann, German composer (b. 1681)
  • 1868
    Carlo Matteucci, Italian physicist (b. 1811)
  • 1949
    Buck Freeman, American baseball player (b. 1871)
  • 1998
    Lounès Matoub, Algerian Berber Kabyle singer (b. 1956)

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