What happened this day in history June 25

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

  • 1678
    Venetian Elena Cornaro Piscopia is the first woman awarded a doctorate of philosophy when she graduates from the University of Padua.
  • 1741
    Maria Theresa of Austria is crowned Queen of Hungary.
  • 1938
    Dr. Douglas Hyde is inaugurated as the first President of Ireland.
  • 1944
    World War II: The Battle of Tali-Ihantala, the largest battle ever fought in the Nordic Countries, begins.
  • 1949
    Long-Haired Hare, starring Bugs Bunny, is released in theaters.
  • 1976
    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.
  • 1982
    Greece abolishes the head shaving of recruits in the military.
  • 1997
    An unmanned Progress spacecraft collides with the Russian space station Mir.
  • 1997
    The Soufrière Hills volcano in Montserrat erupts resulting in the death of 19 people.
  • 2006
    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?

  • 1864
    Walther Nernst, German chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1941)
  • 1908
    Willard Van Orman Quine, American philosopher (d. 2000)
  • 1942
    Michel Tremblay, Canadian playwright
  • 1963
    George Michael, English singer and songwriter
  • 1964
    Dell Curry, American basketball player
  • 1964
    Johnny Herbert, English race car driver
  • 1968
    Vaios Karagiannis, Greek footballer
  • 1970
    Lucy Benjamin, British actress
  • 1973
    Milan Hnilička, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1983
    Todd Cooper, English swimmer

Who died on June 25?

  • 1861
    Abd-ul-Mejid I, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1823)
  • 1870
    David Heaton, American Congressional Representative (b. 1823)
  • 1884
    Hans Rott, Austrian composer (b. 1858)
  • 1937
    Colin Clive, British actor (b. 1900)
  • 1958
    Alfred Noyes, English poet (b. 1880)
  • 1971
    John Boyd Orr, 1st Baron Boyd-Orr, Scottish physician, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1880)
  • 1983
    Alberto Ginastera, Argentine composer (b. 1916)
  • 2005
    John Fiedler, American actor (b. 1925)
  • 2007
    Mahasti, Iranian singer (b. 1946)
  • 2009
    Yasmine, Belgian singer (b. 1972)

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