Today in History: June 25

What major events happened today in history (in English):

  • 25 June 2009 : After starting her singing career in films like Hum Ko Deewana Kar Gaye and Aksar, Tulsi Kumar has finally launched her maiden album, Love Ho Jaaye at Cinemax Versova, in northwest Mumbai.
  • 25 June 2010 : US President Barack Obama has said that he has 'reset' the button of relationship with its Cold War adversary Russia, ties with which had dipped a new low during the previous Bush Administration.
  • 25 June 2011 : Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar became the first Indian to receive the Crans Montana Forum Award.
  • 25 June 2012 : In a major relief to controversial self-proclaimed godman Nirmal Baba, the Madhya Pradesh high court in Jabalpur granted him an anticipatory bail.
  • 25 June 2013 : IChemtrols Solar Private Limited unveils India's First MW Scale PV-Diesel Hybrid Solar Power plant in Tirupur, Tamil Nadu. A Spinning Mill in Tirupur District of Tamil Nadu has the distinction of having a MegaWatt(MW) Scale, Roof Mounted, Grid-Connected Solar power plant with unique DG synchronization capabilities, the first of its kind in India, and only the second in the World.
  • 25 June 2014 : Z3 smartphone by BlackBerry is now available inIndiafor Rs 15,990, as per media reports. The smartphone has a five inch large display with all-touch technology. The phone has been launched in partnership with Foxconn, said Sunil Lalvani, managing director forIndiaat BlackBerry.
  • 25 June 2015 : Indian cricket team dodged the humiliation of 3-ODI Banglawash as they won the third and last match of the ODI series in Bangladesh by 77 runs. The game was played in Dhaka, Mirpur’s Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium. India batted first and piled up a commendable score of 317 runs at the loss of 6 wickets. However, chasing a target of 318 runs, Bangladesh crumbled and were all out at just 240 runs in 47 overs. 
  • 25 June 2016 : Former MP of the Lok Sabha Neil O'Brien, credited for pioneering quizzing in the country passed away in the city at the age of 82.
  • 25 June 1788 : Virginia became the tenth state to ratify the United States Constitution. Virginia officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a U.S. state located in the South Atlantic region of the United States. Virginia is nicknamed the "Old Dominion" due to its status as a former dominion of the English Crown, and "Mother of Presidents" due to the fact eight U.S. presidents were born there, more than any other state.
  • 25 June 1935 : Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Colombia were established. Colombia–Russia relations refer to the bilateral and foreign relations between the Colombia and Russia. Diplomatic relations between Colombia and the USSR were established for the first time. Colombia has an embassy in Moscow and Russia has an embassy in Bogotá.
  • 25 June 1940 : World War II: France officially surrendered to Germany. In the Second World War, the Battle of France, also known as the Fall of France, was the successful German invasion of France and the Low Countries, defeating primarily French forces. The battle consisted of two main operations. In the first, Fall Gelb (Case Yellow), German armoured units pushed through the Ardennes and then along the Somme valley to cut off and surround the Allied units that had advanced into Belgium.
  • 25 June 1947 : The Diary of a Young Girl (better known as The Diary of Anne Frank) was published. The Diary of a Young Girl is a book of the writings from the Dutch language diary kept by Anne Frank while she was in hiding for two years with her family during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. The family was apprehended in 1944, and Anne Frank died of typhus in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.
  • 25 June 1949 : Long-Haired Hare, starring Bugs Bunny, is released in theaters. Long-Haired Hare is a Warner Brothers Looney Tunes theatrical cartoon short released in 1949, directed by Chuck Jones and written by Michael Maltese. In addition to including the homophones "hair" and "hare", the title is also a pun on "longhairs", a characterization of classical music lovers. Nicolai Shutorov provides the singing voice of Giovanni Jones.
  • 25 June 1950 : The Korean War begins with the invasion of South Korea by North Korea. The Korean War was a war between North and South Korea, in which a United Nations force led by the United States of America fought for the South, and China fought for the North, which was also assisted by the Soviet Union.
  • 25 June 1991 : Croatia and Slovenia declared their independence from Yugoslavia. The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was the Yugoslav state that existed from its foundation in the aftermath of World War II. It was a socialist state and a federation made up of six socialist republics: Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia.
  • 25 June 1993 : Vienna Declaration and Program of Action were adopted by World Conference on Human Rights. The VDPA reaffirmed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the United Nations Charter. Its Preamble states "The World Conference on Human Rights, Considering that the promotion and protection of human rights is a matter of priority for the international community, and that the Conference affords a unique opportunity to carry out a comprehensive analysis of the international human rights system and of the machinery for the protection of human rights, in order to enhance and thus promote a fuller observance of those rights, in a just and balanced manner."
  • 25 June 1999 : United Nations Security Council: Resolutions 1248 and 1249 were adopted. United Nations Security Council resolution 1248 and 1249 were adopted after examining the applications from Republic of Kiribati and Republic of Nauru for membership in the United Nations.
  • 25 June 2013 : Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani became the eighth Emir of Qatar. He is the fourth son of the previous Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. He became Emir of Qatar after his father's abdication. Sheikh Tamim has held a variety of government posts within Qatar and also worked to promote numerous sporting events within the country. As of 2013, Tamim is the world's youngest reigning monarch.
  • 25 June 2017 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has been honoured with the United Nations public service award for her girl empowerment initiative 'Kanyashree Prakalpa'.

इतिहास में आज के दिन हुईं प्रमुख घटनाएं (हिन्दी में):

  • 25 जून 2012 : भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक ने 25 मई 2012 को सरकारी बॉन्ड में विदेशी निवेश की सीमा को बढ़ाकर 5 करोड़ डॉलर कर दिया है।
  • 25 जून 2013 : जॉन केरी ने अपनी भारत की तीन दिवसीय यात्रा 25 जून 2013 को पूरी की।
  • 25 जून 2014 : भारतवंशी जज वी. के. राजा 25 जून 2014 को सिंगापुर के 8वें अटॉर्नी जनरल बन गए। सिंगापुर के राष्ट्रपति टॉनी टैन केंग याम ने जस्टिस वी. के. राजा के शपथ ग्रहण समारोह की अध्यक्षता की। राजा ने स्टीव चोंग की जगह ली है। स्टीव चोंग वापस सुप्रीम कोर्ट में अपनी सेवाएं देंगें।
  • 25 जून 2015 : भारत के सतनाम सिंह अमेरिका की बास्केटबॉल लीग एनबीए (NBA) में 25 जून 2015 को शामिल हुए. वे भारत में जन्मे (लुधियाना,पंजाब) ऐसे पहले खिलाड़ी हैं, जिन्हें एनबीए में शामिल किया गया. इसके साथ ही एनबीए के 71 साल के इतिहास में भारत की ओर से एनबीए में खेलने वाले वे पहले खिलाड़ी बनें.
  • 25 जून 2016 : लोकप्रिय क्विज मास्टर व भारत में एंग्लो इंडियन समुदाय के आइकन रहे नील ओ ब्रायन का कोलकाता में निधन हो गया। वे 82 साल के थे। वे लंबे समय से उम्र जनित बीमारियों से जूझ रहे थे।
  • 25 जून 2017 : इंटेलकैप के मुख्य कार्यकारी अधिकारी निशा दत्त, लंदन में हुए 7वें एशियाई पुरस्कारों में "सोशल इंटरप्रेन्योर ऑफ द इयर" पुरस्कार से सम्मानित होने वाली पहली भारतीय महिला नेता बनीं।

Major historical events on this day (Source: Wikipedia):

  • 25 June 1913 : More than 50,000 Union and Confederate veterans gathered at theGettysburg Battlefield near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the largestcombined reunion of American Civil War veterans ever held. Read more 1913 Gettysburg reunion
  • 25 June 1658 : Anglo-Spanish War-English colonial forces repelled a Spanish attack in the largest battle ever fought on Jamaica. Read more Battle of Rio Nuevo
  • 25 June 1658 : Anglo-Spanish War-English colonial forces repelled a Spanish attack in the largest battle ever fought on Jamaica. Read more Battle of Rio Nuevo (1658)
  • 25 June 1944 : World War II-United States Navy and Royal Navy ships bombardedCherbourg, France, to support U.S. Army units engaged in the Battle ofCherbourg. Read more Bombardment of Cherbourg
  • 25 June 2009 : Singer Michael Jackson died after suffering cardiac arrest athis Los Angeles home, which authorities later declared a homicide causedby the combination of drugs in his body. Read more Death of Michael Jackson
  • 25 June 2009 : Swedish authorities removed eight-year-old Domenic Johanssonfrom the custody of his parents on the grounds that he was not beingproperly educated. Read more Domenic Johansson custody case
  • 25 June 1900 : A Daoist monk discovered the Dunhuang manuscripts (samplepictured), a cache of documents from the 5th to 11th centuries, in theMogao Caves of Dunhuang, China. Read more Dunhuang manuscripts
  • 25 June 2006 : Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was kidnapped in a cross-borderraid from the Gaza Strip on the crossing Kerem Shalom, and was heldhostage by Hamas until 2011. Read more Gilad Shalit
  • 25 June 1950 : The Korean War began with North Korean forces launching a pre-dawn raid over the 38th parallel into South Korea. Read more Korean War
  • 25 June 1910 : The United States Congress passed the Mann Act, whichprohibited interstate transport of females for 'immoral purposes'. Read more Mann Act
  • 25 June 1960 : Two cryptographers working for the United States NationalSecurity Agency left for vacation to Mexico, and from there defected tothe Soviet Union. Read more Martin and Mitchell defection
  • 25 June 1940 : Second World War – The evacuation of nearly 200,000 Alliedsoldiers from French ports was completed. Read more Operation Ariel
  • 25 June 1967 : More than 400 million people viewed Our World, the first live,international satellite television production. Read more Our World (TV special)
  • 25 June 1978 : The rainbow flag representing gay pride first flew in the SanFrancisco Gay Freedom Day Parade. Read more Rainbow flag (LGBT movement)
  • 25 June 2013 : Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani became the eighth Emir of Qatar,currently the world's youngest reigning monarch. Read more Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani
  • 25 June 1975 : Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi unilaterally had a state ofemergency declared across the nation that last nearly two years. Read more The Emergency (India)
  • 25 June 1910 : The Firebird, the first major work by Russian composer IgorStravinsky (pictured), was premiered in Paris. Read more The Firebird

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