Saturday, June 24, 2017

June 25

  • June 25, 253
    Saint Lucius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • June 25, 524
    Forces of Burgundian Kingdom beat the Frankish army at Battle of V├ęzeronce averting expansion of Merovingians
  • June 25, 841
    Charles the Bald and Louis the German, two grandsons of Charlemagne, defeat third grandson Lothair I at Battle of Fontenoy during Carolingian Civil War
  • June 25, 1530
    Augsburg Confession, the 28 articles of the Lutheran churches, are presented to the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V as an attempt to restore religious and political unity in the Holy Roman Empire
  • June 25, 1630
    The fork is introduced to American dining by John Winthrop, Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony
  • June 25, 1767
    The Jesuits are expelled from Spanish America, and their work is taken over by the Dominican Fathers
  • June 25, 1850
    Lord Palmerston, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, claims that every British subject in the world should be protected by the British Empire and calls to to blockade Greece after a mob in Athens burned down the home of a British citizen
  • June 25, 1876
    Alliance of native American forces led by Chiefs Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull defeat the United States Army troops of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer in a bloody battle near southern Montana's Little Bighorn River
  • June 25, 1947
    The Diary of a Young Girl, a book written by Jewish girl Anne Frank during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II, is published
  • June 25, 1950
    Korean War, a war between North and South Korea, begins after Korean People's Army assisted by the Soviet Union cross the 38th parallel and invade South Korea
  • June 25, 1975
    Mozambique gains independence after over four centuries of Portuguese rule
  • June 25, 1991
    Slovenia and Croatia declare independence from Yugoslavia
  • June 25, 2009
    Michael Jackson, an American singer-songwriter often referred to as the "King of Pop", dies of acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication after suffering from cardiac arrest

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