This Day in History on 25 June

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 25 June. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

World Vitiligo Day

Important Events

1206: Qutb-ud-din Aibak became the Sultan of Delhi.

1932: India played its first official test match at the Lord’s Cricket Ground, London.

1940: World War II – France formally surrendered to Germany.

1947: 1st edition of the ‘The Diary Of A Young Girl’ also known as ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ got published.

1975: On the advice of the Indira Gandhi-led Congress government, the President of India, Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, declared an emergency in the country.

1975: Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declares a state of internal emergency in India.

1983: India won the Cricket World Cup.

1993: Kim Campbell became the first female PM of Canada.

1997: An unmanned Progress spacecraft collides with the Russian space station Mir.

1997: The National Hockey League approved expansion franchises for Nashville (1998), Atlanta (1999), Columbus (2000), and Minneapolis-Saint Paul (2000).

1998: In Clinton v. City of New York, the United States Supreme Court decides that the Line Item Veto Act of 1996 is unconstitutional.

2017: The World Health Organization estimates that Yemen has over 200,000 cases of cholera.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1728: Shah Alam II, the sixteenth Mughal Emperor.

1869: Damodar Hari Chapekar, an Indian revolutionary.

1900: Louis Mountbatten, the last Viceroy of India and the first Governor-General of independent India.

1903: George Orwell, an English novelist, essayist, journalist, and critic.

1924: Madan Mohan, an Indian music director.

1931: Vishwanath Pratap Singh, the 8th Prime Minister of India.

1974: Karisma Kapoor, an Indian film actress.

1900: Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, English admiral and politician, 44th Governor-General of India (d. 1979)

1996: Sione Mata’utia, Australian rugby league player

1996: Lele Pons, Latina-American Internet personality

1998: Kyle Chalmers, Australian swimmer

2006: Mckenna Grace, American actress

Death/ Death Anniversary

1922: Satyendranath Dutta, an Indan-Bengali poet.

1997: Jacques-Yves Cousteau, a French naval officer, and explorer.

2007: Jeeva, Indian director, cinematographer, and screenwriter (b. 1963)

2009: Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer.

Further Reading

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