A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on June 25th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On June 25, 1843, Marie Anne Lenormand, France’s most famous fortune teller and cartomancer (card reader), died.
On June 25, 1923, Lt. John Richter and Capt. Lowell Smith of the US Army performed the first aerial refueling of an airplane in flight in their DH-4B.
On June 25, 1940, France surrendered to the military might of Germany after being crushed in the Blitzkrieg.
On June 25, 1940, the day France surrendered to the Nazis, Germany began planning the invasion of Switzerland in Operation Tannenbaum.
On June 25, 1947, boxer Jimmy Doyle of Los Angeles, California had the opportunity of his life by getting to fight the legendary Sugar Ray Robinson for the welterweight boxing world championship in Cleveland, Ohio.
On June 25, 1950, over 75,000 North Korean soldiers flooded into the Republic of Korea, on the southern end of the Korean peninsula.
On June 25, 1976, the Governor of Missouri, Christopher Bond, signed an executive order rescinding Executive Order 44, better known as “The Extermination Order.”
On June 25, 1997, an unmanned Russian spacecraft called Progress-M blundered into the Russian manned Mir space station.
On June 25, 1998, the US Supreme Court voted 6-3 to strike down the Line Item Veto Act of 1996.
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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