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’.

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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, 416,208 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 ‘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

  • 253
    Pope Cornelius is executed (beheaded) at Centumcellae.
  • 1910
    The United States Congress passes the Mann Act, which prohibits interstate transport of females for “immoral purposes”; the ambiguous language would be used to selectively prosecute people for years to come.
  • 1944
    The final page of the comic Krazy Kat was published, exactly two months after its author George Herriman died.
  • 1947
    The Diary of a Young Girl (better known as The Diary of Anne Frank) is published.
  • 1967
    Broadcasting of the first live global satellite television program: Our World

Who were born on June 25?

  • 1863
    Emile Francqui, Belgian soldier and diplomat (d. 1935)
  • 1946
    Roméo Dallaire, Dutch-born Canadian senator
  • 1974
    Nisha Ganatra, Canadian film director
  • 1975
    Natasha Klauss, Colombian actress
  • 1983
    Todd Cooper, English swimmer

Who died on June 25?

  • 1686
    Simon Ushakov, Russian painter (b. 1626)
  • 1868
    Carlo Matteucci, Italian physicist (b. 1811)
  • 1979
    Philippe Halsman, American photographer (b. 1906)
  • 1999
    Fred Feast, English actor (b. 1929)
  • 2007
    J. Fred Duckett, American sports announcer and teacher (b. 1933)

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