June 25 in History Events, Birthdays, & News

To know what happened today in history, famous events occurred,  famous birthdays, death day, legend quotes, and historical news on June 25.

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Events on June 25

1788 Virginia became the tenth US state.

1797 Admiral Nelson is wounded in the arm in battle and the limb is amputated.

1867 Lucien B. Smith of Kent, Ohio, patents barbed wire.

1870 Queen Isabella II of Spain abdicates.

1925 The first car telephone was exhibited in Germany.

1932 The Indian cricket team played their first Test against England at Lord’s and lost by 158 runs.

1967 The Beatles recorded “All You Need Is Love” in front of an international television audience on the first live global link.

1975 Mozambique gained its independence after four centuries of Portuguese rule.

1976 Death of Johnny Mercer, American composer, Lyricist and singer who wrote Broadway and Hollywood musicals including Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

1997 Death of Jacques Cousteau, French underwater explorer and aqualung driver.

Famous Birthdays on June 25

Louis, Mountbatten 1st Earl of Burma 1900, British admiral and colonial administrator, supreme Allied commander in south-east Asia in World War II, last viceroy of India then commander in chief of the Mediterranean fleet.

George Orwell 1903, British novelist whose books include Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four.

Carly Simon 1945, American singer and songwriter best known for “You are So Vain” and “Nobody Does It Better”, the theme song for the James Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me.

George Michael 1963, British pop musician who was one half of Wham! Before going on to a successful solo career.

Karisma Kapoor 1974, Indian actress who won her first Film fare Award for Best Actress for the film Raja Hindustani.

Historical News on June 25

War in Korea

1950 War in Korea on June 25
1950 War in Korea

1950 Open hostilities began today between Communist North Korea and the Republic of Korea in the South.

There has been constant tension in the country since the end of World War II when the USSR established a puppet government in the Russian-controlled sector and militarized the line of the 38th parallel.

A United Nations commission was established to oversee free national elections, but North Korea refused to allow the delegates in.

On August 15, 1918, the Republic of Korea was proclaimed in the south and Syngman Rhee was elected President.

This was followed on September 9 by the formal establishment of the Democratic People’s Republic in the north.

Unrest, subversion, and border incidents began almost immediately and today’s clash seemed inevitable.

The North Korean army and air force total some 1,27,000 men, while the South Korean army numbers approximately 98,000.

1975 president Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed declared a state of Emergency on the basis of unconfirmed imminent dangers threatening India.

He has bestowed upon Prime Minister Indira Gandhi the right to rule by decree.

This will unquestionably acquit Mrs. Gandhi of the recent Allahabad High Court’s judgment against her that charges her with the misuse of government machinery for her election campaign.

Slovenia and Croatia Declare Independence

1991 Yugoslavia plunged deeper into a political crisis as Slovenia and Croatia declared their independence today.

Despite warnings from the EC and the US that they would not be recognized, the two key republicans voted overwhelmingly to “disassociate” from Yugoslavia, annul federal laws and gradually sever ties with the other republics.

Croatian officials said that although the republic would consider itself part of Yugoslavia for the time being, it wants to negotiate with being, it wants to negotiate with other republics to form an alliance of sovereign states.

Slovenia’s Interior Minister, Igor Bavcar, announced that a formal ceremony proclaiming independence will be taking place tomorrow.

Faced with the break-up of the country, Yugoslavia’s federal parliament called an emergency session and asked for army intervention to prevent any border changes.

EC foreign ministers have agreed not to recognize the declarations of independence by the two republics and to freeze contacts with their leaders.

India’s First World Cup Win

1983 The Prudential World Cup ended today with India’s cricket team claiming victory.

Till now, the West Indies’ winning streak in cricket was unstoppable.

However, this domination was systematically demolished by India’s lethal bowling line-up today.

It was bowlers such as Mohinder Amarnath, Madan Lal, and Roger Binny who clinched India’s triumph, bowling out West Indies for just 140.

With 3 wickets off 7 overs and an economy rate of 1.71 Amarnath was awarded the Man of the Match Award.

This decisive turn of events, made possible by captain Kapil Dev’s talented team, has garnered India their first Cricket World Cup win.

1903 Today Scientist Marie Curie announced the discovery of radium.

Mrs. Curie began a systematic search for the element when research she was doing with her husband, Pierre, pointing to the existence of something even more radioactive than either uranium or thorium.

Radium is a radioactive metallic element found in pitchblende and other minerals and is remarkable for its spontaneous disintegration.

Many are predicting that the Curies will carry off the Nobel Prize for physics for this breakthrough discovery.

Wacko Jacko Dies

Michael Jackson June 25
Wacko Jacko June 25

2009 Pop superstar and the most successful entertainer of all time, Michael Jackson died in Los Angeles, aged 50, after suffering from cardiac arrest, caused by anesthetic drugs to treat his insomnia.

Jackson’s death triggered a global outpouring of grief, as many as one billion people from around the world reportedly watched his memorial service live on television.

Jackson’s contribution to music, dance, and video, along with his controversial private life, made him a well-known figure in popular culture for over 40 years.

His 1982 album Thriller is the best-selling album of all time.

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