June 25: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Did you know that on this day, June 25, 1788, Virginia joined the United States of America?

June 25th is officially Global Beatles Day as well as Catfish Day.

Welcome to day 176 of 365! We’re still 189 days away from celebrating the new year, but we’ve gotta look forward to something right?

There were so many interesting events that happened today in history including in sports, space, construction, war and more.

Did you know that on this day in 1788, Virginia joined the United States of America? It was the 10th state to ratify the new constitution and join, with a vote of 89 for and 79 against.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about June 25th in history!

What Events Happened On June 25 In History?

2017 The World Health Organization estimated that Yemen had over 200,000 cases of cholera.


2014 The Supreme Court of the United States decided on the rule that police cannot examine the contents of a cell phone without a search warrant.

1993 Canada swore in Kim Campbell as the nation’s first female Prime Minister.

1984 Prince released his sixth album “Purple Rain.”

OTD in 1984: Prince released his sixth album "Purple Rain."

By May 1996, the album was officially declared 13x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

1978 The rainbow flag was flown for the first time at the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade.

Before the rainbow flag, gay pride was represented with a pink triangle. However, the triangle was used during the Holocaust to identify homosexuals and people wanted a more positive symbol.

1950 North Korea sent 75,000 soldiers to invade South Korea, which would start the Korean War.

1947 The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank was published.

OTD in 1947: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank was published.

The diary has since been published in over 60 languages.

1941 Finland declared war on the Soviet Union after an air raid was launched on Finnish cities.

1868 Florida, one of the confederate states, was readmitted to the Union.

Over the next month, the confederate states of Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Louisiana were also readmitted.

1788 Virginia became the 10th state to join the United States of America.

1638 American colonies recorded their first astronomical event after observing a lunar eclipse.

1483 This day marked the end of Edward V of England’s reign.

Although Edward V reigned England from April 9, 1383, he was not crowned King. Edward V became King after his father died; however, the House of Lords and Commons opposed his reign due to his parents' bigamous marriage.

Famous Quotes Said On June 25

Who said what today throughout history? Here are the most famous things people have said on June 25th.


“Praise is well, compliment is well, but affection – that is the last and final and most precious reward that any man can win, whether by character or achievement.”

– Mark Twain

Famous People Born On June 25

Is today your birthday? If so, you share the same birthday with George Michael. Here are a few other famous people born on this day.

1963 George Michael

British Singer

George Michael
Died On:
Dec 25, 2016 (Age 53)
Born In:
England, UK

1961 Ricky Gervais

English Comedian

Ricky Gervais
61 years old
Born In:
England, UK

1956 Anthony Bourdain

American Chef

Anthony Bourdain
Died On:
Jun 8, 2018 (Age 61)
Born In:
New York, USA

1963 Yann Martel

Canadian Author

Yann Martel
59 years old
Born In:
Salamanca, Spain
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Famous People Who Died On This Day

1958 - 2009 Billy Mays

Billy Mays

Billy Mays was an American salesperson born on July 20, 1958. He died on this day in 2009, at age 50 in Tampa, Florida, USA.

1958 - 2009 Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson was an American singer born on August 29, 1958. He died on this day in 2009, at age 50 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Special Holidays On June 25

If you’re looking for something to do today, maybe these special holidays might just help to cure your boredom!

June 25: Global Beatles Day

Global Beatles Day

Come together, right now, over Global Beatles Day! And before you think it, no - we’re obviously not talking about the insects, but the one and only legendary rock band The Beatles! So why not go and see a cover band tonight, put on your favorite album, or watch one of their films.

June 25: National Catfish Day

National Catfish Day

No, this isn’t a celebration of tricking people online into thinking you’re someone else. National Catfish Day is all about celebrating the fish itself, as it’s a delicious and easily farmed food source! Well, what are you waiting for - go eat some catfish!

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Fun Fact Of The Day

By the time they have been retired for two years, 78% of former NFL players have gone bankrupt or are under financial stress because of joblessness or divorce.

June 25 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

Everyone who was born on this day shares the same zodiac sign, Cancer.

Cancers will keep other people’s secrets close to their hearts. So have no fear – you can always rely on Cancers. Did you know that in Hindu astrology, the sign of Cancer is named Karka and its Lord is the moon?

People born in June all have the Alexandrite birthstone. Depending on the time of day or type of light it is exposed to, alexandrite can change from a green color to purplish-red.

If you were born on June 25th, you would likely have been conceived on or around October 2nd of the previous year.

The due date for babies conceived on June 25th, 2023, is around March 18th, 2024.

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