2021 June

June 25: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on June 25

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 Happened On June 25 In History?


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


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.

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.

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


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.

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


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

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

Barbed wire was patented by Lucien B Smith in Ohio, US.


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


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


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.

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