25 JUNE
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Czar Nicholas I, 1796
  • Antonio Gaudi, 1852
  • Sir Ernest Benn, 1875
  • George Abbott, 1887
  • Lord Louis Mountbatten, 1900
  • George Orwell, 1903
  • Sidney Lumet, 1924
  • June Lockhart, 1925
  • Carly Simon, 1945
  • Jimmie Walker, 1948
  • Phyllis George, 1949
  • George Michael, 1963

Died On This Day:

  • Georg Telemann, 1767
  • Gen. George Armstrong Custer, 1876
  • Stanford White murdered, 1906
  • Alberto Giacometti, 1933
  • Johnny Mercer, 1976
  • Philippe Halsman , 1979
  • Warren E. Burger, 1995
  • Jacques Cousteau, 1997
  • Michael Jackson, 2009
  • Farrah Fawcett, 2009

Today's Events:

  • 1483 - 13 year-old boy King Edward V and 10 year-old brother Richard last seen in Tower of London; probably murdered by uncle Richard III.
  • 1630 - Gov. John Winthrop brings new cutlery including the first fork to America from England.
  • 1788 - Virginia becomes10th of original 13 states to ratify Constitution and be admitted to Union.
  • 1848 - Paris uprising - army kills 3,000 insurgents on Rue St. Maur; first news photo taken by Thibault.
  • 1857 - Baudelaire's "Les Fleurs du Mal" published - most influential poetry collection in 19th C. Europe.
  • 1867 - Barbed wire patented.
  • 1876 - Custer's last stand in Battle of Little Bighorn, Montana; Sioux Indians under Sitting Bull triumph.
  • 1910 - Igor Stravinsky's ballet score for 'The Firebird' first performed at Paris Opera.
  • 1910 - The Mann Act passed; no longer may one transport women across state lines for immoral purposes.
  • 1917 - 30,000 American troops land in northwest France in WW1.
  • 1925 - First car telephone demonstrated in Germany.
  • 1950 - Korean War starts; North Korea invades South Korea over 38th parallel prompted by USSR.
  • 1951 - CBS airs first color show with Arthur Godfrey, Faye Emerson, Robert Alda, to 4 cities- few had TVs.
  • 1962 - U.S. Supreme Court rules that prayers can no longer be read in public schools.
  • 1967 - John Lennon finalizes the lyrics to the Beatles' "All You Need is Love."
  • 1967 - Last TV appearance of Beatles singing "All you Need is Love" to 350 million viewers in 26 countries.
  • 1969 - Longest tennis match at Wimbledon; Pancho Gonzalez beats Charlie Pasarell in 112 game 5 hrs 12 minutes.
  • 1981 - Microsoft incorporated by Bill Gates and Paul Allen in the State of Washington.
  • 1991 - 3,000 dead as Huai River in China floods wiping out Anhui agricultural region.
  • 1991 - Croatia and Slovenia declare independence from Yugoslavia; Serbians vs. Muslims uncivil wars begin.
  • 1993 - Kim Campbell becomes first woman prime minister of Canada, but only lasts 4 months.
  • 2002 - Picasso nude 'Nu au Collier' sells for year's record of £15.95 million at Christies, London.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Prosper of Reggio
  • Febronia

Holiday:

  • Independence Day Mozambique (1975)
  • Every fifth year - Great Singing Festival in Estonia

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • SAVITRI-VRATA, Hindu Festival for women
  • TANO FESTIVAL (Korea) on 5th day of 5th lunar month.
  • TUAN WU CHIEH or Dragon Boat Festival (China) 5th day of 5th lunar month.
  • SHAVUOT or Feast of Weeks (Jewish), on 6th or 7th of lunar month Sivan.
  • ASCENSION (Christian) 40th day after Easter.
  • PENTECOST (Christian) or Whitsunday (Anglican) 50 days after Easter.
  • TRINITY SUNDAY (Christian), Sunday after Pentecost.
  • CORPUS CHRISTI (Christian), Thursday after Trinity Sunday.
  • FATHER'S DAY (U.S.) Third Sunday in June.
  • ARANYA SHASHTI, Hindu Festival honoring god of the forest
  • RATHA YATRA, Hindu Festival of Car Procession of Vishnu
  • CHI HSI, Festival of the Milky Way in China (seventh day of the seventh moon)
  • CHUNG YÜAN, Festival of the Dead in China (fifteenth day of the seventh moon)
  • GAY AND LESBIAN PRIDE DAY - Last Sunday in June
  • CHAGU-CHAGU UMAKKO or horse Festival in Morioka celebrated second Saturday in June
  • HARE KRISHNA RATHA YATRA CHARIOT CARNIVAL celebrated 3rd week in June.
  • AMBUBACHI MELA Festival at Kamakhya temple in Guwahati, India celebrated third week in June for 5 days

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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