Today In History
Here is what happened
on Sunday - June 25th...
History, n. One darn thing after another.
Famous People Born On This Day In History...
|1894||Hermann Oberth, founder of modern astronautics.
Today, this person is/would be 123 years old.
|1925||June Lockhart, actress, (Timmy's Mom).
Today, this person is/would be 92 years old.
|1945||Carley Simon, singer.
Today, this person is/would be 72 years old.
|1963||George Michael, singer, Wham artist.
Today, this person is/would be 54 years old.
Events On This Day In History...
| 524||Battle of Vézeronce, Franks defeat Burgundians.|
| 841||Battle of Fontenay.|
|1178||Five Canterbury monks report something exploding on the Moon, later believed to be the only known observation of an asteroid or comet hitting the Moon. |
|1436||The Incorporated Guild of Smiths was founded in Newcastle upon Tyne.|
|1530||The Augsburg Confession is presented at the Diet of Augsburg to the Holy Roman Emperor by the Lutheran princes and Electors of Germany.|
|1630||The Fork is introduced to American dining by Governor Winthrop. |
|1678||Elena Cornaro Piscopia of Venice, Italy, becomes the first woman awarded a doctorate of philosophy. The degree was awarded by the University of Padua.|
|1835||Pueblo founded with construction of first building (start of Yerba Buena, later to be called San Francisco). |
|1876||American Indian wars: Battle of the Little Bighorn and the death of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer.|
|1905||Cullinan Diamond, the largest rough gem-quality diamond known, is discovered by Frederick Wells.|
|1938||Dr. Douglas Hyde is inaugurated the first President of Ireland.|
|1940||France formally surrenders to Nazi Germany.|
|1944||The Battle of Tali-Ihantala, the largest battle ever fought in the Nordic Countries begins|
|1947||The tennis shoe is invented. So what did tennis players wear prior to that?|
|1949||The cartoon, Long-Haired Hare, is released in theaters starring Bugs Bunny and Giovanni Jones.|
|1950||The Korean War begins as North Korea invades South Korea.|
|1967||First global satellite television programme – "Our World".|
|1975||Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declares Emergency in India, suspending civil liberties and elections.|
|1975||Mozambique achieved independence.|
|1976||Missouri Governor Christopher S. Bond issues an executive order rescinding the Extermination Order, formally apologizing on behalf of the state of Missouri for the suffering it had caused the Latter Day Saints (Mormons).|
|1981||Microsoft Inc. is restructured to become an incorporated business in its home state of Washington.|
|1982||Greece abolishes headshaving of recruits in the military.|
|1983||India, led by Kapil Dev, win the Cricket World Cup. They beat West Indies by 43 runs in the final at Lord's, London.|
|1991||Croatia and Slovenia declare their independence from Yugoslavia.|
|1993||Kim Campbell is chosen as leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada and becomes the first female Prime Minister of Canada. By fall she leads her party to a humiliating defeat and retires from politics.|
|1997||An unmanned Progress spacecraft collides with the Russian Space station, Mir.|