On This Day In History, 25 June


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World Events Today

  • The Diary of a Young Girl, also known as The Diary of Anne Frank, was published for the first time today in 1947
  • The Korean War, a war between North Korea, with Chinese and Russian support, and South Korea, with the support of the United Nations, started today in 1950, when North Korea invaded South Korea
  • The rainbow flag, also known as the gay pride flag or the LGBT pride flag, was used for the first time today in 1978, at the Gay Freedom Day Parade in San Francisco

Entertainment Events Today

  • The host country Argentina beat the Netherlands 3-1 today in 1978 to win the 11th FIFA World Cup Final, it was the Netherlands’ second successive loss in the final, having lost to West Germany 4 years previously
  • Blade Runner, the science fiction movie directed by Ridley Scott, starring Harrison Ford, was released today in 1982
  • Purple Rain, the sixth studio album by the American singer-songwriter Prince, featuring the hit singles Let’s Go Crazy and Purple Rain, was released today in 1984

Family Events Today

  • The English comedian and actor Ricky Gervais, star of the British television series The Office and host of many Golden Globe Awards, was born today in 1961 in Berkshire
  • Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, better known as the English singer-songwriter George Michael who rose to fame with Wham, was born today in 1963 in London
  • The American singer-songwriter Michael Jackson, also known as the “King of Pop”, died today in 2009 aged 50

Main Event Today

  • The Battle of the Little Bighorn, also known as Custer’s Last Stand, ended today in 1876, with a Native American victory over the United States Army

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Catfish Day

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