Famous Events on this Day in History, June 25:

253 - St Lucius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
524 - Battle of Vézeronce, the Franks defeat the Burgundians.
841 - Battle of Fontenay.
1080 - Wibbert of Ravenna chosen as anti-pope Clemens III
1096 - 1st Crusade slaughter Jews of Werelinghofen Germany
1139 - Battle of Ourique: Afonso I defeats Moors
1178 - 5 Canterbury monks report something exploding on Moon
1183 - Peace of Konstanz
1243 - Sinibaldo dei Fieschi elected as Pope Innocentius IV
1298 - Rindfleish Persecutions-250 Jews killed in Rothenburg Germany
1500 - Pope Alexander VI accept Treaty of Granada
1580 - Book of Concord, standards of Lutheran Church, 1st published
1606 - Alkmaarse clergy asks "Great Dertelheyt"
1606 - St Jansday is forbidden
1607 - Mentally ill emperor Rudolf II signs Treaty of Lieben, giving up Austria, Hungary & Moravia
1621 - French govt army occupies Fort St Jean d'Angély at La Rochelle
1630 - Fork introduced to American dining by Gov Winthrop
1638 - Lunar eclipse is 1st astronomical event recorded in US
1646 - Thomas Fairfax' New Model-army occupies Oxford
1658 - Spanish garrison at Duinkerk surrenders to French & British
1667 - Dr Jean-Baptiste Denys, French doctor, performs 1st blood transfusion
1672 - 1st recorded monthly Quaker meeting in US held, Sandwich, Mass
1675 - Battle at Rathenow: Brandenburgers beat Sweden
1678 - Elena Cornaro Piscopia is the first woman awarded a doctorate of philosophy.
1716 - Eugenius of Savoye named land guardian of Austrian Netherlands
1749 - General fast because of drought in MA
1788 - Virginia becomes 10th state to ratify US constitution
1794 - French troops occupy Charleroi
1798 - US passes Alien Act allowing president to deport dangerous aliens
1834 - Pope Gregory XVI's encyclical "Singulari nos" published
1835 - 1st building constructed at Yerba Buena (now SF)
1861 - Western Virginia campaign
1862 - Battle of Oak Grove, VA (Orchard, Henrico, French's Field) (Kings's Schoolhouse) Day 1 of 7 Days
1863 - US General George Meade replaces General Hooker to be more aggressive
1864 - Horse tramway at the Hague, opens
1864 - Petersburg Campaign-Federals begin digging tunnels under Reb lines
1867 - 1st barbed wire patented by Lucien B Smith of Ohio
1868 - FL, AL, LA, GA, NC & SC readmitted to US
1868 - Pres Andrew Johnson passes a law that govt workers would work 8 hr day
1870 - Opera "Die Walkure" is produced (Munich)
1876 - Custer & 7th Cavalry wiped out by Sioux & Cheyenne at Little Big Horn
1876 - Battle of the Little Bighorn and the death of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer.
1888 - Republican Convention, in Chicago, nominates Benjamin Harrison
1894 - American Railway Union under Eugene V Debs goes on strike
1903 - Yanks & White Sox end deadlocked at 6-6 in 18
1903 - Boston Beaneater Wiley Piatt is only 20th-century pitcher to lose 2 complete games in one day, falling to Pittsburgh 1-0 & 5-3
1905 - Warsaw & Lodz revolt against Russian occupation
1909 - George Sargent wins US Open golf tournament
1910 - Mann Act passed (no women across state lines for immoral purposes)
1913 - Dutch Parliamentary election (confess party looses majority)
1913 - American Civil War veterans begin arriving at the Great Reunion of 1913.
1916 - Tsar Nicolaas II fires minister of Foreign affairs Sasonov
1918 - Baku-Turkish communist party forms
1919 - 1st advanced monoplane airliner flight (Junkers F13)
1919 - Revolt of Spartacus in Hamburg
1920 - League of Nations places Intl head of Justice in Hague
1921 - 56th British Golf Open: Jock Hutchison shoots a 296 at St Andrews
1921 - Charlie McCartney scores 300 in 205 mins Aust v Notts
1925 - Military putsch under Gen Theodorus Pangulos in Greece
1926 - 61st British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 291 at Royal Lytham
1927 - WVO soccer team forms in Oosterhout
1928 - NY Giant Fred Lindstrom ties record of 9 hits in a doubleheader
1929 - Pres Hoover authorizes building of Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam)
1932 - 36th US Golf Open: Gene Sarazen shoots a 286 at Fresh Meadows NY
1932 - Commencement of India's 1st Test cricket, v England at Lord's
1934 - Hedley Verity takes 15 wickets v Australia (7-61 & 8-43)
1934 - NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits for the cycle beating White Sox 11-2
1934 - Yank pitcher John Broaca ties record by striking out 5 times
1935 - Joe Louis defeats Primo Carnera at Yankee Stadium
1937 - Cub Augie Galan becomes 1st player to switch hit HRs in a game
1938 - "A Tisket A Tasket" by Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb hits #1
1938 - Federal minimum wage law guarantees workers 40 cents per hour
1940 - Adolf Hitler views Eiffel tower & grave of Napoleon in France
1941 - -26] Russian counter attack at Rovno
1941 - FDR issues Executive Order 8802 forbidding discrimination
1941 - Fair Employment Practices Commission established
1941 - Finland declares war on Soviet Union
1941 - Germans invade Dubno Poland, giving permission to Ukrainians to do whatever they want to 12,000 Jews living there
1942 - British RAF staged a 1,000 bomb raid on Bremen Germany (WW II)
1942 - British premier Winston Churchill travels from US to London
1942 - Maj Gen Dwight Eisenhower appointed commander of US forces in Europe
1943 - Crematory III at Birkenau is finished
1943 - Racial unrest in Detroit
1943 - Seyss-Inquart orders mass arrests of Dutch physicians
1944 - British assault at Caen Normandy
1945 - Allied landing at Ternate Molukkas
1945 - Imperial General Headquarters in Tokyo announce fall of Okinawa
1947 - 1st edition of Anne Frank's "The Back of House" published
1947 - Heavyweight Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello
1947 - Tennis shoe introduced
1948 - Joe Louis KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
1948 - Truman signs Displaced Persons Bill (205,000 Europeans to US)
1949 - Presidential election in Syria (some women allowed to vote)
1949 - Long-Haired Hare is released in Theaters starring Bugs Bunny.
1950 - Israeli airline El Al begins service
1950 - Johnny Pramesa (Reds) & Hank Thompson (Giants) hit inside the park HRs
1950 - Korean conflict begins; N Korea invades S Korea
1950 - UN member states begin using integrated forces against N Korea
1951 - 1st color TV broadcast-CBS' Arthur Godfrey from NYC to 4 cities
1952 - "Wish You Were Here" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 597 perfs
1952 - 34th PGA Championship: Jim Turnesa at Big Spring CC Louisville
1952 - Dutch social democratic party wins 2nd-Parliamentary election
1953 - 1st passenger to fly commercially around the world < 100 hours
1953 - 86°F in Anchorage Alaska
1955 - "Can Can" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 892 performances
1955 - "Imogene Coca Show," last airs on NBC-TV
1956 - 51 die in collision of "Andrea Doria" & "Stockholm" (Cape Cod)
1956 - WKNO TV channel 10 in Memphis, TN (PBS) begins broadcasting
1957 - "Jonathan Winters Show," last airs on NBC-TV
1960 - Earthquake in NE Belgium
1960 - Madagascar gains independence of France
1961 - Balt & Calif use a record 16 pitchers in a game (8 each) in 14 inns
1961 - Iraq announces that Kuwait is a part of Iraq (Kuwait disagrees)
1962 - Inonu Govt forms in Turkey
1962 - Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO) forms
1962 - Supreme Court rules NY school prayer unconstitutional
1963 - Famous cricket draw at Lord's as England hang on against the Windies
1963 - JFK speaks at Pauls Church in Frankfurt
1963 - South Africa worker's union leader Curnick Ndlovu arrested
1964 - Prince A Taylor becomes 1st black methodist bishop (NJ)
1964 - WMCA (NYC) plays Beatles' Hard Days Night Album (10 days prior to its scheduled release date), they decide to release it June 26th
1965 - Gyula Kallai succeeds Janos Kádár as premier of Hungary
1966 - Beatles' "Paperback Writer," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks
1966 - Dmitri Shostakovitch's 13th Symphony, premieres in Leningrad
1966 - Kosmos 122, 1st Soviet weather satellite, launched
1967 - 400 million watch Beatles "Our World" TV special
1967 - Carol Mann wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational
1967 - KPBS TV channel 15 in San Diego, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1967 - Mohammed Ali (Cassius Clay) sentenced to 5 years
1967 - First global satellite television programme - Our World
1968 - Bobby Bonds hits a grand slam in his 1st major league game (Giants)
1969 - Longest tennis match in Wimbledon history, Pancho Gonzalez beats Charles Pasarell in 112 game (5hr12m) marathon
1971 - Stevie Wonder releases "Where I'm Coming From"
1972 - Bernice Gera becomes 1st female umpire in pro baseball
1972 - Juan Peron elected president of Argentina
1973 - John Dean begins testimony before Senate Watergate Committee
1973 - Russian party leader Brezhnev visits France
1973 - Udo Beyer of East Germany puts the shot a record 20.47 m
1975 - Mozambique gains independence from Portugal (National Day)
1976 - Ranger Toby Harrah is only shortstop not to handle a fielding chance in doubleheader
1977 - LBJ denies report he had a cancer during his presidency
1977 - Roy C Sullivan of Va is struck by lightning for 7th time!
1978 - Argentina beats Holland 3-1 in soccer's 11th World Cup at Buenos Aires
1978 - Pat Bradley wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
1979 - "Got Tu Go Disco" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 8 performances
1979 - Failed attack on NATO commander Haig in Obourg, Belgium
1980 - "Fearless Frank" closes at Princess Theater NYC after 12 performances
1981 - Supreme Court upholds male-only draft registration, constitutional
1981 - Microsoft is restructured to become an incorporated business in its home state of Washington.
1982 - Porn star John Holmes acquitted on murder charges
1982 - SF holds its 1st County Fair
1982 - Sec of State Alexander Haig Jr resigns, replaced by Schultz
1982 - Greece abolishes headshaving of recruits in the military.
1983 - "Evita" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 1568 performances
1983 - India beat West Indies by 43 runs to win Cricket World Cup
1983 - Udo Beyer of East Germany sets record for shot put, 22.22 m
1984 - Lydia Garrett, 24, crowned 17th Miss Black America
1984 - STS 41-D launch attempt scrubbed because of computer problem
1985 - Fireworks factory near Hallett, OK explodes (21 die)
1986 - Former Belgium premier Vanden Boeynants sentenced for fraud
1986 - Phillies give Steve Carlton, 41, his unconditional release
1987 - Pope John Paul II receives Austrian Pres Kurt Waldheim
1988 - "Chess" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 68 performances
1988 - 104°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in June
1988 - Cal Ripken Jr plays in his 1,000th consecutive game
1988 - Expos Pitcher Floyd Youmans suspended for 60 days due to drugs
1988 - Iceland's president Vigdis Finnbogadóttirelected (90+%)
1988 - Kristen Logan, 17, of Mississippi, crowned America's Junior Miss
1988 - Neth soccer team wins European Cup (2-0 against USSR)
1988 - Roger Rabbit Cartoon Character debuts in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"
1989 - "Day By Day," last airs on NBC-TV
1989 - 1st US postmark dedicated to Lesbian & Gay Pride (Stonewall, NYC)
1989 - Betsy King wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
1989 - Mets' defense does not record a single assist in a 5-1 win over Phils
1990 - "Dave Thomas Comedy Show," last airs on CBS-TV
1990 - 120°F in Phoenix Arizona
1990 - NBC decides to air episodes of "Quantum Leap" for 5 straight days
1990 - Supreme Court rules family members cannot end lives of comatose relatives unless those relatives previously made their wishes known
1991 - Martina Navratilova wins record 100th singles match at Wimbledon
1991 - Slovenia & Croatia declare independence from Yugoslavia
1992 - "Les Miserables," opens at Vinorhady Theatre, Prague
1992 - Alexanders Department store closes all 11 stores
1992 - STS 50 launches (Columbia)
1993 - NY Islander goalie Billy Smith elected to NHL Hall of Fame
1993 - Parliamentary election in Morocco
1994 - 1,500th goal in Soccer World Cup history scored by Caceres of Argentina
1994 - 105°F (40.5°C) at Albuquerque New Mexico
1994 - 111°F (43.9°C) at El Paso Texas
1994 - Cleve Indians 18 game home win streak ends to Yanks 11-6
1994 - Gay Games close in NYC
1994 - Japanese premier Tsutomu Hata resigns
1995 - Betsy King wins ShopRite LPGA Golf Classic
1995 - Rockies' Andres Galarraga is 4th to HR in 3 consecutive innings
1996 - The Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia kills 19 U.S. servicemen.
1997 - Christies auctions off Princess Di's clothing for $5.5 million
1997 - Galileo, 2nd Callisto Flyby (Orbit 9)
1997 - Intelsat 802 Ariane 4 Launch, Successful
1997 - J C Penney/LPGA Skins Game
1997 - NHL approves franchises in Nash, Atlanta, Columbus, & Minn-St Paul
1997 - Progress M-34 Collides with & damages Mir Space Station
1997 - Jamaica issues a warrant for singer Sade, who fails to report to court on charges of failure to obey a cop who signaled her to stop
1998 - In Clinton v. City of New York, the United States Supreme Court decides that the Line Item Veto Act of 1996 is unconstitutional.
2007 - 2007 United Kingdom floods, parts of Lincolnshire and Yorkshire flood including Louth, Horncastle and worst affected, Hull.
2008 - Atlantis Plastics shooting, An employee shot and killed five people after an argument, which ended in the gunman's suicide in Henderson, Kentucky.
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