June 25: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On June 25, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts from across history. In the Gregorian calendar, June 25th is the 176th day of the year. On this day, American singer Prince publishes “Purple Rain,” his most popular studio album, while North Korea invades South Korea, thus starting the Korean War.

Cancer is the zodiac sign for June 25. George Orwell, George Michael, Anthony Bourdain, Sonia Sotomayor, and Ricky Gervais all have famous birthdays. Today is National Beatles Day and Take Your Cat to Work Day.


(June 25, 1938)
Dr. Douglas Hyde is sworn in as Ireland's first President.


(June 25, 1947)
The diary of Anne Frank is published.

(June 25, 1950)
North Korea launched an offensive across the 38th parallel on this day in 1950, prompting the UN Security Council (without the Soviet delegate) to pass a resolution urging UN members to aid South Korea.

(June 25, 1975)
Mozambique becomes independent of Portugal.

(June 25, 2009)
Michael Jackson, known around the world as the "King of Pop," died at the age of 50 from a deadly cocktail of sedatives and propofol, an anaesthetic.

(Died on June 25, 2018)
David Goldblatt, South African photographer of apartheid-period (b. 1930).

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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