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1938"A Tisket A Tasket" by Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb hits #1

1995Betsy King wins ShopRite LPGA Golf Classic

1888Republican Convention in Chicago nominates Benjamin Harrison

1989Betsy King wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship

1940Adolf Hitler views Eiffel tower & grave of Napoleon in France

1991Martina Navratilova wins record 100th singles match at Wimbledon

19471st version of Anne Frank's diary "Het Achterhuis" published in The Netherlands

1947Heavyweight Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello

1993Kim Campbell becomes the 19th Prime Minister of Canada (although she would remain in office for less than five months)

1948Harry Truman signs Displaced Persons Bill (205,000 Europeans to US)

1934NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits for the cycle beating White Sox 11-2

1929President Hoover authorizes building of Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam)

1876Battle of the Little Bighorn: 7th Cavalry under Lieutenant Colonel (sometime Brevet Major General) George Armstrong Custer wiped out by Sioux and Cheyenne, Custer killed

1990African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela meets with President George Bush at the White House

1987Pope John Paul II receives Austrian President Kurt Waldheim

1941FDR issues Executive Order 8802 forbidding discrimination

1942British premier Winston Churchill travels from US to London

1948Joe Louis KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

1935Joe Louis defeats Primo Carnera at Yankee Stadium

1971Stevie Wonder releases "Where I'm Coming From"

192661st British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 291 at Royal Lytham

1988Cal Ripken Jr plays in his 1,000th consecutive game

June 25th Historical Events
Date Event
253
St Lucius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope 
524
Battle of Vézeronce, the Franks defeat the Burgundians. 
841
Battle at Fontenay: Louis & Charles beat their brother Lotharius I 
1080
Wibbert of Ravenna chosen as anti-pope Clemens III 
1096
1st Crusade slaughter Jews of Werelinghofen Germany 
1139
Battle of Ourique: Afonso I defeats Moors 
1178
5 Canterbury monks report something exploding on Moon 
1183
Peace of Konstanz 
1243
Sinibaldo dei Fieschi elected as Pope Innocentius IV 
1298
Rindfleisch Persecutions-250 Jews killed in Rothenburg Germany 
1500
Pope Alexander VI accept Treaty of Granada 
1580
Book of Concord, standards of Lutheran Church, 1st published 
1606
Alkmaarse clergy asks "Great Dertelheyt" 
1606
St Jansday is forbidden 
1607
Mentally ill emperor Rudolf II signs Treaty of Lieben, giving up Austria, Hungary & Moravia 
1621
French government army occupies Fort St Jean d'Angély at La Rochelle 
1630
Fork introduced to American dining by Gov Winthrop 
1638
Lunar eclipse is 1st astronomical event recorded in the American Colonies 
1646
Thomas Fairfax's New Model Army occupies Oxford 
1658
Spanish garrison at Dunkirk surrenders to French & British 
1667
Dr Jean-Baptiste Denys, French doctor, performs 1st blood transfusion 
1672
1st recorded monthly Quaker meeting in US held, Sandwich, Mass 
1675
Battle at Rathenow: Brandenburgers beat Sweden 
1678
Elena Cornaro Piscopia, a Venetian, is awarded a doctorate of philosophy - first women to receive a university doctoral decree 
1716
Eugenius of Savoye named land guardian of Austrian Netherlands 
1749
General fast because of drought in MA 
1788
Virginia becomes 10th state to ratify US constitution 
1794
French troops occupy Charleroi 
1798
US passes Alien Act allowing president to deport dangerous aliens 
1834
Pope Gregory XVI's encyclical "Singulari nos" published 
1835
1st building constructed at Yerba Buena (now SF) 
1861
Western Virginia campaign 
1862
Battle of Oak Grove, VA (Orchard, Henrico, French's Field) (Kings's Schoolhouse) Day 1 of 7 Days 
1863
US General George Meade replaces General Hooker to be more aggressive 
1864
Horse tramway at the Hague, opens 
1864
Petersburg Campaign-Federals begin digging tunnels under Reb lines 
1867
1st barbed wire patented by Lucien B Smith of Ohio 
1868
FL, AL, LA, GA, NC & SC readmitted to US 
1868
US President Andrew Johnson passes a law that government workers would work 8 hr day 
1870
Opera "Die Walküre (The Valkyrie)" is produced (Munich) 
1876
Battle of the Little Bighorn: 7th Cavalry under Lieutenant Colonel (sometime Brevet Major General) George Armstrong Custer wiped out by Sioux and Cheyenne, Custer killed 
1888
Republican Convention in Chicago nominates Benjamin Harrison 
1894
American Railway Union under Eugene V Debs goes on strike 
1894
Boer leader Paul Kruger meets the British High Commissioner, Sir Henry Loch, on Pretoria station in South Africa and accompanies him to his hotel to discuss the grievances of the Uitlanders (Foreigners) 
1900
Russia mobilizes its army in eastern Siberia preparatory to acting against the Chinese, but also in an attempt to diminish the influence of Japan on the Asian mainland 
1903
Yanks & 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 & 5-3 
1905
Warsaw & Lodz revolt against Russian occupation 
1909
George Sargent wins US Open golf tournament 
1910
Mann Act passed (no women across state lines for immoral purposes) 
1913
Dutch Parliamentary election (confess party looses majority) 
1913
American Civil War veterans begin arriving at the Great Reunion of 1913. 
1916
Russian Tsar Nicolaas II fires minister of Foreign affairs Sasonov 
1918
Baku-Turkish communist party forms 
1919
1st advanced monoplane airliner flight (Junkers F13) 
1919
Revolt of Spartacus in Hamburg 
1920
League of Nations places Internationall Court of Justice in Hague 
1921
56th British Golf Open: Jock Hutchison shoots a 296 at St Andrews 
1921
Charlie McCartney scores 300 in 205 mins Aust v Notts 
1925
Military putsch under Gen Theodorus Pangulos in Greece 
1926
61st British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 291 at Royal Lytham 
1927
WVO soccer team forms in Oosterhout 
1928
NY Giant Fred Lindstrom ties record of 9 hits in a doubleheader 
1929
President Hoover authorizes building of Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam) 
1932
36th US Golf Open: Gene Sarazen shoots a 286 at Fresh Meadows NY 
1932
Commencement of India's 1st cricket Test v England at Lord's 
1934
Hedley Verity takes 15 wickets v Australia (7-61 & 8-43) 
1934
NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits for the cycle beating White Sox 11-2 
1934
Yank pitcher John Broaca ties record by striking out 5 times 
1935
Joe Louis defeats Primo Carnera at Yankee Stadium 
1937
Cub Augie Galan becomes 1st player to switch hit HRs in a game 
1938
"A Tisket A Tasket" by Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb hits #1 
1938
Federal minimum wage law guarantees workers 25 cents per hour (rising to 40 cents by 1945) and a maximum 44 hour working week 
1940
Adolf Hitler views Eiffel tower & grave of Napoleon in France 
1941
-26] Russian counter attack at Rovno 
1941
FDR 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 
1942
British RAF staged a 1,000 bomb raid on Bremen Germany (WW II) 
1942
British premier Winston Churchill travels from US to London 
1942
Maj Gen Dwight Eisenhower appointed commander of US forces in Europe 
1943
Crematorium 3 at Birkenau is finished 
1943
Racial unrest in Detroit 
1943
Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Reichskommissar in the Netherlands, orders mass arrests of Dutch physicians 
1944
British assault at Caen, Normandy 
1945
Allied landing at Ternate Molukkas 
1945
Imperial General Headquarters in Tokyo announce fall of Okinawa 
1947
1st version of Anne Frank's diary "Het Achterhuis" published in The Netherlands 
1947
Heavyweight Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello 
1948
Joe Louis KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in 11 for heavyweight boxing title 
1948
Harry Truman signs Displaced Persons Bill (205,000 Europeans to US) 
1949
Presidential election in Syria (some women allowed to vote) 
1949
Long-Haired Hare is released in Theaters starring Bugs Bunny. 
1950
Israeli airline El Al begins service 
1950
Johnny Pramesa (Reds) & Hank Thompson (Giants) hit inside the park HRs 
1950
Korean conflict begins; North Korea invades South Korea 
1950
UN member states begin using integrated forces against North Korea 
1951
1st color TV broadcast-CBS' Arthur Godfrey from NYC to 4 cities 
1952
"Wish You Were Here" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 597 perfs 
1952
34th PGA Championship: Jim Turnesa at Big Spring CC Louisville 
1952
Dutch social democratic party wins 2nd-Parliamentary election 
1953
1st passenger to fly commercially around the world < 100 hours 
1953
86°F in Anchorage Alaska 
1955
"Can Can" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 892 performances 
1955
"Imogene Coca Show" last airs on NBC-TV 
1956
51 die in collision of "Andrea Doria" & "Stockholm" (Cape Cod) 
1956
WKNO TV channel 10 in Memphis, TN (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1957
"Jonathan Winters Show" last airs on NBC-TV 
1960
Earthquake in NE Belgium 
1960
Madagascar gains independence from France 
1960
Somaliland is granted independence by British government 
1960
South Africa beats New Zealand 13-0 in the first rugby test of the series in Johannesburg 
1961
Balt & 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) 
1962
Inonu government forms in Turkey 
1962
Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO) forms 
1962
Supreme Court rules NY school prayer unconstitutional 
1963
Famous cricket draw at Lord's as England hang on against the Windies 
1963
JFK speaks at Pauls Church in Frankfurt 
1963
South Africa worker's union leader Curnick Ndlovu arrested 
1963
Curnick Ndlovu, South African Trade Unionist and African National Congress Leader, is arrested 
1964
Prince A Taylor becomes 1st black methodist bishop (NJ) 
1964
WMCA (NYC) plays Beatles' Hard Days Night Album (10 days prior to its scheduled release date), they decide to release it June 26th 
1965
Gyula Kallai succeeds Janos Kádár as premier of Hungary 
1966
Beatles' "Paperback Writer" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks 
1966
Dmitri Shostakovitch's 13th Symphony, premieres in Leningrad 
1966
Kosmos 122, 1st Soviet weather satellite, launched 
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, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1967
Mohammed Ali (Cassius Clay) sentenced to 5 years 
1967
First global satellite television programme - Our World 
1968
Bobby Bonds hits a grand slam in his 1st major league game (Giants) 
1969
Pancho Gonzalez beats Charles Pasarell in 112 game (5hr12m) marathon 
1971
Stevie Wonder releases "Where I'm Coming From" 
1972
Bernice Gera becomes 1st female umpire in pro baseball 
1972
Juan Peron elected president of Argentina 
1973
John Dean begins testimony before Senate Watergate Committee 
1973
Russian communist party leader Brezhnev visits France 
1973
Udo Beyer of East Germany puts the shot a record 20.47 m 
1975
After a prolonged liberation struggle against Portuguese colonial rulers, Mozambique becomes independent as People Republic of Mozambique. 
1976
Ranger Toby Harrah is only shortstop not to handle a fielding chance in doubleheader 
1976
The Soweto Uprising in South Africa leaves 174 blacks and two whites dead following 10 days of rioting 
1977
Roy C Sullivan of Va is struck by lightning for 7th time! 
1978
Argentina beats Holland 3-1 in soccer's 11th World Cup at Buenos Aires 
1978
Pat Bradley wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open 
1979
"Got Tu Go Disco" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 8 performances 
1979
Failed attack on NATO commander Haig in Obourg, Belgium 
1980
"Fearless Frank" closes at Princess Theater NYC after 12 performances 
1981
Supreme Court upholds male-only draft registration, constitutional 
1981
Microsoft is restructured to become an incorporated business in its home state of Washington. 
1982
Porn star John Holmes acquitted on murder charges 
1982
San Francisco holds its 1st County Fair 
1982
US Secretary of State Alexander Haig Jr resigns, replaced by Schultz 
1982
Greece abolishes headshaving of recruits in the military. 
1982
South African President P.W. Botha issues a new Proclamation again placing Ingwavuma under government control 
1983
"Evita" closes at Broadway Theater NYC 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 
1984
Lydia Garrett, 24, crowned 17th Miss Black America 
1984
STS 41-D launch attempt scrubbed because of computer problem 
1985
Fireworks factory near Hallett, OK, explodes (21 die) 
1986
Former Belgium premier Vanden Boeynants sentenced for fraud 
1986
Phillies give Steve Carlton, 41, his unconditional release 
1987
Pope John Paul II receives Austrian President Kurt Waldheim 
1988
"Chess" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 68 performances 
1988
104°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 Finnbogadóttir elected (90+%) 
1988
Kristen Logan, 17, of Mississippi, crowned America's Junior Miss 
1988
Neth soccer team wins European Cup (2-0 against USSR) 
1988
Roger Rabbit Cartoon Character debuts in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" 
1989
"Day By Day" last airs on NBC-TV 
1989
1st US postmark dedicated to Lesbian & Gay Pride (Stonewall, NYC) 
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 
1990
"Dave Thomas Comedy Show" last airs on CBS-TV 
1990
120°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 
1990
Anti-government riots break out in Lusaka, Zambia 
1990
African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela meets with President George Bush at the White House 
1991
Martina Navratilova wins record 100th singles match at Wimbledon 
1991
Slovenia & Croatia declare independence from Yugoslavia 
1991
Japan lifts its call for voluntary restraint on expanding trade with South Africa 
1991
Six persons are killed and eighteen injured when gunmen open fire on a crowded commuter train in Soweto, South Africa 
1992
"Les Miserables" opens at Vinorhady Theatre, Prague 
1992
Alexanders Department store closes all 11 stores 
1992
STS 50 launches (Columbia) 
1993
NY Islander goalie Billy Smith elected to NHL Hall of Fame 
1993
Parliamentary election in Morocco 
1993
Kim Campbell becomes the 19th Prime Minister of Canada (although she would remain in office for less than five months) 
1994
1,500th goal in Soccer World Cup history scored by Caceres of Argentina 
1994
105°F (40.5°C) at Albuquerque New Mexico 
1994
111°F (43.9°C) at El Paso Texas 
1994
Cleve Indians 18 game home win streak ends to Yanks 11-6 
1994
Gay Games close in NYC 
1994
Japanese premier Tsutomu Hata resigns 
1995
Betsy King wins ShopRite LPGA Golf Classic 
1995
Rockies' Andres Galarraga is 4th to HR in 3 consecutive innings 
1996
The Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia kills 19 U.S. servicemen. 
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, & Minn-St Paul 
1997
Progress M-34 Collides with & 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 
1998
In Clinton v. City of New York, the United States Supreme Court decides that the Line Item Veto Act of 1996 is unconstitutional. 
1999
53rd NBA Championship: San Antonio Spurs beat New York Knicks, 4 games to 1 
1999
In his first state of the nation address, South African President Thabo Mbeki promises to tackle rampaging crime; the nation's murder rate is the third highest in the world and more than 49,000 cases of rape were reported in 1998 
2000
46th LPGA Championship won by Juli Inkster 
2007
2007 United Kingdom floods, parts of Lincolnshire and Yorkshire flood including Louth, Horncastle and worst affected, Hull. 
2008
Atlantis Plastics shooting, An employee shot and killed five people after an argument, which ended in the gunman's suicide in Henderson, Kentucky. 
2009
Colombia enters into recession after witnessing 0.7% contraction in the last quarter of 2008 and 0.6% in the following quarter 
2012
33 Syrian army officers defect to Turkey 
2013
37 people are killed after a gold mine collapses in the Central African Republic 
2014
Luis Suárez is charged with biting at the 2014 FIFA World Cup 
2016
Obama says US special relationship with Britain will endure 
2016
Gold races to 2-year high as investors seek refuge from Brexit 
2017
Hopes fading in China for 118 still missing day after landslide 
2017
15 bodies found after landslide buries scores in China 
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