June 25 in History
1243June 25, 1243:
Innocent IV becomes the Pope of the Catholic Church.
1910June 25, 1910:
Michel Fokine and Igor Stravinsky’s “The Firebird” is premiered at the Paris Opera.
- June 25, 1910:
The Mann Act is passed by the United States Congress to help curb sex trafficking.
1947June 25, 1947:
“The Diary of a Young Girl” by Anne Frank is published for the first time.
1950June 25, 1950:
The Korean War starts with the attack of the South by the North.
1984June 25, 1984:
Prince’s “Purple Rain” album is released.
1988June 25, 1988:
15-year-old Debbie Gibson’s “Foolish Beat” reaches the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
1993June 25, 1993:
Canada swears-in Kim Campbell as its first female Prime Minister.
1996June 25, 1996:
19 U.S. Airmen die when their military base in Saudi Arabia is bombed.
2009June 25, 2009:
King of Pop, Michael Jackson dies at home following a heart attack, which is later reported to have been caused by a prescription of sedatives and propofol by his doctor.