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What Happened on June 25

  • June 25, 1947 CE – The Diary of Anne Frank is Published

    One of the most influential books of the 20th century, written by a teenage girl, first reached bookstores on June 25, 1947. The Diary of a Young Girl is more commonly known by the referred to as The Diary of Anne Frank and read the world over to give schoolchildren a unique view of life as a Jew hiding in… Read More →

June 25 - List of Other Events in the world
Year Events
524 On this day, the Burgundians defeated the Franks in the Battle of Vézeronce.
1678 Venetian Elena Cornaro Piscopia became the first woman to be awarded a doctorate of philosophy.
1741 Maria Theresa of Austria became the Queen of Hungary on this day.
1788 On this day, Virginia ratified the United States Constitution becoming the tenth state to do so.
1906 Prominent architect Stanford White was shot dead by Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, millionaire Harry Thaw.
1935 The Soviet Union and Colombia established diplomatic relations.
1938 Dr. Douglas Hyde became the first President of Ireland.
1940 World War II: France officially surrendered to Germany on this day.
1947 The Diary of a Young Girl, which is better known as The Diary of Anne Frank, was published on this day.
1948 The Berlin airlift began on this day.
1949 Long-Haired Hare was released in theaters. It starred Bugs Bunny
1950 North Korea invaded South Korea starting the Korean War.
1975 Mozambique achieved independence from Portugal.
1975 A state of internal Emergency was declared in India by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
1978 During the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade the rainbow flag representing gay pride was flown for the first time.
1982 The head shaving of military recruits was abolished in Greece.
1983 India won the 1983 Cricket World Cup at Lord's Cricket Ground, London. India defeated the West Indies.
1984 American singer Prince released Purple Rain on this day. It became his most successful studio album.
1991 On this day, Croatia and Slovenia declared their independence from Yugoslavia.
1993 Kim Campbell became the first female Prime Minister of Canada.
1993 World Conference on Human Rights adopted Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action.
1996 Nineteen US servicemen were killed in the Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia.
2013 Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani became the eighth Emir of Qatar on this day.

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