June 25 Events in History - June 25 Birthdays - June 25 Deaths
2015 The U.S. Supreme Court upholds key provisions of Obamacare, including premium subsidies for about 6.4 million people enrolled in the federal health insurance exchange
2014 Facebook reports that over 90% of its tech employees are Asian or white, while women make up only 15% of tech employees and 31% of all employees; COO Cheryl Sandberg notes that more women are also needed in leadership roles at the company
2014 Lesotho has received funding from the World Bank to continue improving its water supply by enhancing the Metalong Dam and providing water to more areas; the project benefits around 30,000 residents
2013 A portion of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which protects minority voting rights, is struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court, ruling that Congress has not taken into account the nation's racial progress when singling out certain states for federal oversight
2013 The Shenzhou 10 spacecraft returns to Earth after China's crew complete's its 15-day mission, completing the country's fifth manned spaceflight
2012 The U.S. Supreme Court rules that minor's cannot be automatically be sentenced to life imprisonment without parole
2012 Elena Vesnina beats five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams, in the first round at the 2012 Wimbledon Championships
2011 New York becomes the largest state to legalize same-sex marriage when Governor Andrew Cuomo signs the New York State Marriage Equality Law
2011 According to a new study, the number of adults in the world with diabetes has doubled since 1980
2010 Jean Leonard Rugambage, a Rwandan journalist, is shot dead in front of his home in Kigali; the exiled chief editor of Umuvugizi believes the government is responsible
2009 Internet traffic reaches unprecedented levels after entertainer Michael Jackson's death triggers an outpouring of worldwide grief
2006 Warren Buffett donates $30 billion to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
1999 NBA Finals, San Antonio Spurs beat New York Knicks 4 games to 1
1998 Supreme Court rules attorney-client privilege extends beyond the grave, exempting Vince Foster's conversations with his lawyers from being used as evidence by Kenneth Starr
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, and Minn-St. Paul
1997 Progress M-34 Collides with and 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
1995 Betsy King wins ShopRite LPGA Golf Classic
1995 Rockies' Andres Galarraga is 4th to home run in 3 consecutive innings
1994 1,500th goal in Soccer World Cup history scored by Caceres of Argentina
1994 105 degrees F (40.5 degrees C) at Albuquerque, New Mexico
1994 111 degrees F (43.9 degrees C) at El Paso, Texas
1994 Cleveland Indians 18 game home win streak ends to Yankees 11-6
1994 Gay Games close in New York City
1994 Japanese premier Tsutomu Hata resigns
1993 New York Islander goalie Billy Smith elected to NHL Hall of Fame
1993 Parliamentary election in Morocco
1992 "Les Miserables," opens at Vinorhady Theatre, Prague
1992 Alexanders Department store closes all 11 stores
1992 STS-50 launches (Columbia)
1991 Martina Navratilova wins record 100th singles match at Wimbledon
1991 Slovenia and Croatia declare independence from Yugoslavia
1990 "Dave Thomas Comedy Show," last airs on CBS-TV
1990 120 degrees 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
1989 "Day By Day," last airs on NBC-TV
1989 1st U.S. postmark dedicated to Lesbian and Gay Pride
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
1988 "Chess" closes at Imperial Theater New York City after 68 performances
1988 104 degrees 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 Finnbogadottir elected (90+%)
1988 Kristen Logan, 17, of Mississippi, crowned America's Junior Miss
1988 Netherlands soccer team wins European Cup (2-0 against U.S.S.R.)
1987 Pope John Paul II receives Austrian President Kurt Waldheim
1986 Former Belgium premier Vanden Boeynants sentenced for fraud
1986 Phillies give Steve Carlton, 41, his unconditional release
1985 Fireworks factory near Hallett, OK explodes, 21 die
1984 Lydia Garrett, 24, crowned 17th Miss Black America
1984 STS-41-D launch attempt scrubbed because of computer problem
1983 "Evita" closes at Broadway Theater New York City 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
1982 Secretary of State Alexander Haig, Jr. resigns, replaced by George Schultz
1981 Supreme Court upholds male-only draft registration, constitutional
1980 "Fearless Frank" closes at Princess Theater New York City after 12 performances
1979 "Got Tu Go Disco" opens at Minskoff Theater New York City for 8 performances
1979 Failed attack on NATO commander Haig in Obourg, Belgium
1978 Argentina beats Holland 3-1 in soccer's 11th World Cup at Buenos Aires
1978 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
1977 Roy C. Sullivan of Virginia is struck by lightning for 7th time
1976 Ranger Toby Harrah is only shortstop not to handle a fielding chance in doubleheader
1975 Mozambique gains independence from Portugal (National Day)
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
1972 Bernice Gera becomes 1st female umpire in pro baseball
1972 Juan Peron elected president of Argentina
1971 Stevie Wonder releases "Where I'm Coming From"
1969 Longest tennis match in Wimbledon history, Pancho Gonzalez beats Charles Pasarell in 112 game (5hr12m) marathon
1968 Bobby Bonds hits a grand slam in his 1st major league game (Giants)
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, California (PBS) begins broadcasting
1967 Mohammed Ali, Cassius Clay, sentenced to 5 years
1966 Beatles' "Paperback Writer," single goes #1 and stays #1 for 2 weeks
1966 Dmitri Shostakovich's 13th Symphony, premieres in Leningrad
1966 Kosmos 122, 1st Soviet weather satellite, launched
1965 Gyula Kallai succeeds Janos Kadar as premier of Hungary
1964 Prince A. Taylor becomes 1st black methodist bishop, New Jersey
1964 WMCA (New York City) plays Beatles' Hard Days Night Album (10 days prior to its scheduled release date), they decide to release it June 26th
1963 Famous cricket draw at Lord's as England hang on against the Windies
1963 John F. Kennedy speaks at Pauls Church in Frankfurt
1963 South Africa worker's union leader Curnick Ndlovu arrested
1962 Inonu Government forms in Turkey
1962 Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO) forms
1962 Supreme Court rules New York school prayer unconstitutional
1961 Baltimore and California 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)
1960 Earthquake in NE Belgium
1960 Madagascar gains independence of France
1957 "Jonathan Winters Show," last airs on NBC-TV
1956 51 die in collision of "Andrea Doria" and "Stockholm" (Cape Cod)
1956 WKNO TV channel 10 in Memphis, Tennessee (PBS) begins broadcasting
1955 "Can Can" closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 892 performances
1955 "Imogene Coca Show," last airs on NBC-TV
1953 1st passenger to fly commercially around the world < 100 hours
1953 86 degrees F in Anchorage Alaska
1952 "Wish You Were Here" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 597 performances
1952 34th PGA Championship: Jim Turnesa at Big Spring CC Louisville
1952 Dutch social democratic party wins 2nd-Parliamentary election
1951 1st color TV broadcast-CBS' Arthur Godfrey from New York City to 4 cities
1950 Israeli airline El Al begins service
1950 Johnny Pramesa (Reds) and Hank Thompson (Giants) hit inside the park home runs
1950 Korean conflict begins; North Korea invades South Korea
1950 U.N. member states begin using integrated forces against North Korea
1949 Presidential election in Syria (some women allowed to vote)
1948 Joe Louis KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
1948 Truman signs Displaced Persons Bill (205,000 Europeans to U.S.)
1947 1st edition of Anne Frank's "The Back of House" published
1947 Heavyweight Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello
1947 Tennis shoe introduced
1945 Allied landing at Ternate Molukkas
1945 Imperial General Headquarters in Tokyo announce fall of Okinawa
1944 British assault at Caen Normandy
1943 Crematory III at Birkenau is finished
1943 Seyss-Inquart orders mass arrests of Dutch physicians
1942 British RAF staged a 1,000 bomb raid on Bremen Germany (WW II)
1942 British premier Winston Churchill travels from U.S. to London
1942 General Dwight Eisenhower appointed commander of U.S. forces in Europe
1941 Russian counter attack at Rovno
1941 Franklin D. Roosevelt 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
1940 Adolf Hitler views Eiffel tower and grave of Napoleon in France
1938 "A Tisket A Tasket" by Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb hits #1
1938 Federal minimum wage law guarantees workers 40 cents per hour
1937 Cub Augie Galan becomes 1st player to switch hit home runs in a game
1935 Joe Louis defeats Primo Carnera at Yankee Stadium
1934 Hedley Verity takes 15 wickets vs. Australia (7-61 and 8-43)
1934 New York Yankee Lou Gehrig hits for the cycle beating White Sox 11-2,
1934 Yank pitcher John Broaca ties record by striking out 5 times
1932 36th U.S. Golf Open: Gene Sarazen shoots a 286 at Fresh Meadows NY
1932 Commencement of India's 1st Test cricket, vs. England at Lord's
1929 President Hoover authorizes building of Boulder Dam, Hoover Dam
1928 New York Giant Fred Lindstrom ties record of 9 hits in a doubleheader
1927 WVO soccer team forms in Oosterhout
1926 61st British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 291 at Royal Lytham
1925 Military putsch under General Theodorus Pangulos in Greece
1921 56th British Golf Open: Jock Hutchison shoots a 296 at St. Andrews
1921 Charlie McCartney scores 300 in 205 minutes Australia vs. Notts
1920 League of Nations places International head of Justice in Hague
1919 1st advanced monoplane airliner flight (Junkers F13)
1919 Revolt of Spartacus in Hamburg
1918 Baku-Turkish Communist Party forms
1916 Tsar Nicolaas II fires minister of Foreign affairs Sasonov
1913 Dutch Parliamentary election (confess party looses majority)
1910 Mann Act passed (no women across state lines for immoral purposes)
1909 George Sargent wins U.S. Open golf tournament
1905 Warsaw and Lodz revolt against Russian occupation
1903 Yankees and 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 and 5-3
1894 American Railway Union under Eugene V Debs goes on strike
1888 Republican Convention, in Chicago, nominates Benjamin Harrison
1876 Custer and 7th Cavalry wiped out by Sioux and Cheyenne at Little Big Horn
1870 Opera "Die Walkure" is produced (Munich)
1868 FL, AL, LA, GA, North Carolina and South Carolina readmitted to US
1868 President Andrew Johnson passes a law that government workers would work 8 hour day
1867 1st barbed wire patented by Lucien B Smith of Ohio
1864 Horse tramway at the Hague, opens
1864 Petersburg Campaign-Federals begin digging tunnels under Reb lines
1863 U.S. General George Meade replaces General Hooker to be more aggressive
1862 Battle of Oak Grove, Virginia (Orchard, Henrico, French's Field) (Kings's Schoolhouse) Day 1 of 7 Days
1861 Western Virginia campaign
1835 1st building constructed at Yerba Buena (now SF)
1834 Pope Gregory XVI's encyclical "Singulari nos" published
1798 U.S. passes Alien Act allowing president to deport dangerous aliens
1794 French troops occupy Charleroi
1788 Virginia becomes 10th state to ratify U.S. constitution
1749 General fast because of drought in MA
1716 Eugenius of Savoye named land guardian of Austrian Netherlands
1675 Battle at Rathenow: Brandenburgers beat Sweden
1672 1st recorded monthly Quaker meeting in U.S. held, Sandwich, Mass
1667 Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys, French doctor, performs 1st blood transfusion
1658 Spanish garrison at Duinkerk surrenders to French and British
1646 Thomas Fairfax' New Model-army occupies Oxford
1638 Lunar eclipse is 1st astronomical event recorded in U.S.
1630 Fork introduced to American dining by Governor Winthrop
1621 French government army occupies Fort St. Jean d'Angely at La Rochelle
1607 Mentally ill emperor Rudolf II signs Treaty of Lieben, giving up Austria, Hungary and Moravia
1606 Alkmaarse clergy asks "Great Dertelheyt"
1606 St. Jansday is forbidden
1580 Book of Concord, standards of Lutheran Church, 1st published
1500 Pope Alexander VI accept Treaty of Granada
1298 Rindfleish Persecutions-250 Jews killed in Rothenburg Germany
1243 Sinibaldo dei Fieschi elected as Pope Innocentius IV
1183 Peace of Konstanz
1178 5 Canterbury monks report something exploding on Moon
1139 Battle of Ourique: Afonso I defeats Moors
1096 1st Crusade slaughter Jews of Werelinghofen Germany
1080 Wibbert of Ravenna chosen as anti-pope Clemens III
253 St. Lucius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope