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History Events on June 25

American Civil War
American Civil War veterans begin arriving at the Great Reunion of 1913.


Krazy Kat
The final page of the comic Krazy Kat is published, exactly two months after its author George Herriman died.


United States Congress
The United States Congress passes the Mann Act, which prohibits interstate transport of females for “immoral purposes”; the ambiguous language would be used to selectively prosecute people for years to come.


Diet of Augsburg
At the Diet of Augsburg the Augsburg Confession is presented to the Holy Roman Emperor by the Lutheran princes and Electors of Germany.


World War II
World War II: The French armistice with Germany comes into effect.


Prince (musician)
American singer Prince releases his most successful studio album, Purple Rain.


Korean War
The Korean War begins with the invasion of South Korea by North Korea.


Khobar Towers bombing
The Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia kills 19 U.S. servicemen.


Battle of the Little Bighorn
Battle of the Little Bighorn and the death of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer.


Republic of Venice
Venetian Elena Cornaro Piscopia is the first woman awarded a doctorate of philosophy when she graduates from the University of Padua.


Battle of Fontenoy (841)
In the Battle of Fontenay-en-Puisaye, forces led by Charles the Bald and Louis the German defeat the armies of Lothair I of Italy and Pepin II of Aquitaine.


Battle of Tali-Ihantala
World War II: The Battle of Tali-Ihantala, the largest battle ever fought in the Nordic countries, begins.


Mozambique achieves independence from Portugal.


Igor Stravinsky
Igor Stravinsky's ballet The Firebird is premiered in Paris, bringing him to prominence as a composer.


Indira Gandhi
Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declares a state of internal emergency in India.


Cold War: Two cryptographers working for the United States National Security Agency left for vacation to Mexico, and from there defected to the Soviet Union.


Microsoft is restructured to become an incorporated business in its home state of Washington.


Maria Theresa
Maria Theresa is crowned Queen of Hungary.


The Franks are defeated by the Burgundians in the Battle of Vézeronce.


Spanish Empire
Spanish forces fail to retake Jamaica at the Battle of Rio Nuevo during the Anglo-Spanish War.


Virginia becomes the tenth state to ratify the United States Constitution.


Bombardment of Cherbourg
World War II: United States Navy and British Royal Navy ships bombard Cherbourg to support United States Army units engaged in the Battle of Cherbourg.


World Health Organization
The World Health Organization estimates that Yemen has over 200,000 cases of cholera.


Gavriil Pribylov
Gavriil Pribylov discovers St. George Island of the Pribilof Islands in the Bering Sea.


Cold War
Cold War: The Berlin airlift begins.


Kim Campbell
Kim Campbell is sworn in as the first female Prime Minister of Canada.


June Days uprising
A photograph of the June Days uprising becomes the first known instance of photojournalism.


The Holocaust
The Holocaust: Jews in the Cz?stochowa Ghetto in Poland stage an uprising against the Nazis.


The Taoist monk Wang Yuanlu discovers the Dunhuang manuscripts, a cache of ancient texts that are of great historical and religious significance, in the Mogao Caves of Dunhuang, China.


Douglas Hyde
Dr. Douglas Hyde is inaugurated as the first President of Ireland.


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania millionaire Harry Thaw shoots and kills prominent architect Stanford White.


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 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


Slovenia and Croatia declare their independence by referendum from Yugoslavia.


In Clinton v. City of New York, the United States Supreme Court decides that the Line Item Veto Act of 1996 is unconstitutional.
The National Hockey League approved expansion franchises for Nashville (1998), Atlanta (1999), Columbus (2000), and Minneapolis-Saint Paul (2000).
An unmanned Progress spacecraft collides with the Russian space station Mir.
The rainbow flag representing gay pride is flown for the first time during the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade.
The Diary of a Young Girl (better known as The Diary of Anne Frank) is published.
The left-wing German Jewish exile Arthur Goldstein is murdered in Auschwitz.
Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Colombia are established.
Capt. Lowell H. Smith and Lt. John P. Richter perform the first ever aerial refueling in a DH.4B biplane.
War of Saint Sabas: In the Battle of Acre, the Venetians defeat a larger Genoese fleet sailing to relieve Acre.