June 25 in history

June 25, 2011

524  Battle of Vézeronce, the Franks defeated the Burgundians.

841  Battle of Fontenay.

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1530  At the Diet of Augsburg the Augsburg Confession was presented to the Holy Roman Emperor by the Lutheran princes and Electors of Germany.

Reading of the Confessio Augustana by Emperor Charles V at the Diet of Augsburg, 1530

1678  Elena Cornaro Piscopia was the first woman awarded a doctorate of philosophy.

 

1741  Maria Theresa of Austria was crowned ruler of Hungary.

1786  Gavriil Pribylov discovered St. George Island of the Pribilof Islands in the Bering Sea.

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1788  Virginia became the 10th state to ratify the United States Constitution.

1876  Battle of the Little Bighorn and the death of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer.

1880 Potatau Te Wherowhero of Waikato, the first Maori king died.

Death of the first Maori King

1900 Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Viceroy of India, was born (d. 1979).

1903 George Orwell (pen name of Eric Arthur Blair), British writer, was born  (d. 1950).

 

1903 Anne Revere, American actress, was born  (d. 1990).

1906  Pittsburgh millionaire Harry Thaw shot and killed prominent architect Stanford White.

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

 

1913  Cyril Fletcher, British comedian, was born  (d. 2005).

 1923 Nicholas Mosley, British writer, was born.

1925 June Lockhart, American actress, was born.

1928 Peyo, Belgian illustrator, was born  (d. 1992).

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 1938  Dr. Douglas Hyde was inaugurated the first President of Ireland.

 

1939  Clint Warwick, English musician (The Moody Blues), was born (d. 2004).

 

1944  World War II: The Battle of Tali-Ihantala, the largest battle ever fought in the Nordic Countries, began.

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1945 Carly Simon, American singer, was born.

1947  The Diary of Anne Frank was published.

 
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1948  The Berlin airlift began.

1949  Long-Haired Hare, starring Bugs Bunny, was released in theatres.

1950  The Korean War began with the invasion of South Korea by North Korea.

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1952  Tim Finn, New Zealand singer/songwriter, was born.

1961 Ricky Gervais, English comedian, actor, writer, was born.

1962 Phill Jupitus, English comedian and broadcaster, was born.

1967  First live global satellite television programme – Our World

 The Intelsat I nicknamed “Early Bird”, one of the satellites used

1975  Mozambique achieved independence.

   

1981  Microsoft was restructured to become an incorporated business in its home state of Washington.

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1982 Greece abolished the head shaving of recruits in the military.

1991  Croatia and Slovenia declared their independence from Yugoslavia.

 
   
 

1993  Kim Campbell was chosen as leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada and became the first female Prime Minister of Canada.

1996  The Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia killed 19 U.S. servicemen.

 

1997  An unmanned Progress spacecraft collidedwith the Russian space station, Mir.

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1997   The Soufrière Hills volcano in Montserrat erupted resulting in the deaths of 19 people.

1998  In Clinton v. City of New York, the United States Supreme Court decided that the Line Item Veto Act of 1996 was unconstitutional.

2006 Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier, was kidnapped by Palestinian terrorists in a cross-border raid from the Gaza Strip.

Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia


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