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

  • 1530
    At the Diet of Augsburg the Augsburg Confession is presented to the Holy Roman Emperor by the Lutheran princes and Electors of Germany.
  • 1788
    Virginia becomes the 10th state to ratify the United States Constitution.
  • 1913
    American Civil War veterans begin arriving at the Great Reunion of 1913.
  • 1947
    The Diary of a Young Girl (better known as The Diary of Anne Frank) is published.
  • 1948
    The Berlin airlift begins.

Who were born on June 25?

  • 1908
    Willard Van Orman Quine, American philosopher (d. 2000)
  • 1969
    Matt Gallant, American television host
  • 1976
    Carlos Nieto, Argentine-born Italian rugby player
  • 1979
    Busy Philipps, American actress
  • 1981
    Sheridan Smith, English actress

Who died on June 25?

  • 1134
    King Niels of Denmark (b. 1064)
  • 1838
    François Nicolas Benoît, Baron Haxo, French general (b. 1774)
  • 1918
    Jake Beckley, American baseball player (b. 1867)
  • 1997
    Jacques-Yves Cousteau, French explorer (b. 1910)
  • 2007
    Mahasti, Iranian singer (b. 1946)

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