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On This Day - June 25th

Posted: 2018-06-25 09:12:43 By: hbr

• 524 – The Franks are defeated by the Burgundians in the Battle of Vézeronce.
• 1258 – War of Saint Sabas: In the Battle of Acre, the Venetians defeat a larger Genoese fleet sailing to relieve Acre.
• 1625 - Missionary Nicolas Viel murdered by Iroquois while paddling in a canoe; first priest reported killed by Aboriginal Canadians.
• 1647 - First horses arrive in Canada; gift from the King of France to Governor Charles de Montmagny; by 1671, there were enough colts born to supply the colony's needs
• 1658 – Spanish forces fail to retake Jamaica at the Battle of Rio Nuevo during the Anglo-Spanish War.
• 1741 – Maria Theresa of Austria is crowned Queen of Hungary.
• 1806 - Forestry - Philemon Wright's first raft "Colombo", with 700 pine logs and 6,000 oak barrel staves, reaches Québec after a two month trip down the Ottawa and St. Lawrence; opens up new timber trade in the Ottawa Valley, with huge rafts of squared white pine being floated down to Québec, where they are broken up and loaded into ships bound for Britain. Québec, Québec
• 1848 – A photograph of the June Days uprising becomes the first known instance of photojournalism.
• 1853 - Exploration – John Rae leaves York Factory to survey west coast of Boothia Peninsula and look for remnants of Franklin Expedition; between Castor and Pollux River and Bellot Strait. York Factory, Manitoba
• 1858 - Media – Victoria Gazette and Anglo-American first published; British Columbia's first newspaper. Victoria, BC
• 1876 – Battle of the Little Bighorn and the death of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer.
• 1893 - Mining - Father Coccola, Pielle Tête de Fer and James Cronin register the St. Eugene, the Peter and the Society Girl, land claims. BC
1900 – The Taoist monk Wang Yuanlu discovers the Dunhuang manuscripts, a cache of ancient texts that are of great historical and religious significance, in the Mogao Caves of Dunhuang, China
• 1906 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania millionaire Harry Thaw shoots and kills prominent architect Stanford White.
• 1910 – The United States Congress passes the Mann Act, which prohibits interstate transport of females for “immoral purposes”; the ambiguous language would be used to selectively prosecute people for years to come.
• 1923 – Capt. Lowell H. Smith and Lt. John P. Richter perform the first ever aerial refueling in a DH.4B biplane
• 1930 - Aviation - Australian Flight Pioneer Charles Kingsford "Smithy" Smith and three companions make an east-west crossing of the Atlantic from Dublin, Ireland to Harbor Grace, Newfoundland in 31½ hours; he will received a tumultuous welcome in New York.
• 1938 – Dr. Douglas Hyde is inaugurated as the first President of Ireland.
• 1944 – The final page of the comic Krazy Kat is published, exactly two months after its author George Herriman died.
• 1948 – Cold War: The Berlin airlift begins.
• 1960 – Cold War: Two cryptographers working for the United States National Security Agency left for vacation to Mexico, and from there defected to the Soviet Union.
• 1968 - Federal Election - Pierre Trudeau wins majority in 28th federal general election 155 seats to 72; 22 NDP; 14 Créditiste; 1 other; defeats Robert Stanfield with 45.5% of popular vote.
• 1968 Federal Election - Lincoln Alexander the first black Canadian elected to House of Commons; PC Party member. Hamilton, Ontario
• 1975 – Mozambique achieves independence from Portugal.
• 1978 - Constitution - Pierre Trudeau meets British PM Margaret Thatcher to discuss Canada's plans for patriation of the British North America Act
• 1978 – The rainbow flag representing gay pride is flown for the first time during the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade.
• 1981 – Microsoft is restructured to become an incorporated business in its home state of Washington.
• 1984 – American singer Prince releases his most successful studio album, Purple Rain.
• 1991 – Croatia and Slovenia declare their independence by referendum from Yugoslavia.
• 1993 – Kim Campbell is sworn in as the first female Prime Minister of Canada.
• 1994 - Hockey - Birth of the NHL Carolina Hurricanes.
• 1997 – An unmanned Progress spacecraft collides with the Russian space station Mir.

• Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Mozambique from Portugal in 1975.
• National Catfish Day (United States)
• Statehood Day (Croatia)
• Statehood Day (Slovenia)
• Statehood Day (Virginia)
• Teacher's Day (Guatemala)
• World Vitiligo Day
• Arbor Day (Philippines)