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?

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

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 facts about June 25th in history!

What Happened On June 25 In History?

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 Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Louisiana were also readmitted.
1867

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

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.

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