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 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 189 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 12, 2020 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 442,512 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 232 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 2,743 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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June 25 Historical Events
Venetian Elena Cornaro Piscopia is the first woman awarded a doctorate of philosophy when she graduates from the University of Padua.
Maria Theresa of Austria is crowned Queen of Hungary.
Dr. Douglas Hyde is inaugurated as the first President of Ireland.
World War II: The Battle of Tali-Ihantala, the largest battle ever fought in the Nordic Countries, begins.
Long-Haired Hare, starring Bugs Bunny, is released in theaters.
Missouri Governor Kit Bond issues an executive order rescinding the Extermination Order, formally apologizing on behalf of the state of Missouri for the suffering it had caused to the members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Greece abolishes the head shaving of recruits in the military.
An unmanned Progress spacecraft collides with the Russian space station Mir.
The Soufrière Hills volcano in Montserrat erupts resulting in the death of 19 people.
Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier, is kidnapped by Palestinian militants in a cross-border raid from the Israeli territory.
Who were born on June 25?
Walther Nernst, German chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1941)
Willard Van Orman Quine, American philosopher (d. 2000)
Michel Tremblay, Canadian playwright
George Michael, English singer and songwriter
Dell Curry, American basketball player
Johnny Herbert, English race car driver
Vaios Karagiannis, Greek footballer
Lucy Benjamin, British actress
Milan Hnilička, Czech ice hockey player
Todd Cooper, English swimmer
Who died on June 25?
Abd-ul-Mejid I, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1823)
David Heaton, American Congressional Representative (b. 1823)
Hans Rott, Austrian composer (b. 1858)
Colin Clive, British actor (b. 1900)
Alfred Noyes, English poet (b. 1880)
John Boyd Orr, 1st Baron Boyd-Orr, Scottish physician, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1880)
Alberto Ginastera, Argentine composer (b. 1916)
John Fiedler, American actor (b. 1925)
Mahasti, Iranian singer (b. 1946)
Yasmine, Belgian singer (b. 1972)
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