35 fun facts for June, 25

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
June 25th is a historically significant day, marked by events such as Global Beatles Day, the beginning of the Berlin Airlift, and the first human blood transfusion. Notable births and deaths, including Saddam Hussein's birth and Michael Jackson's passing, also add to the day's intrigue. From science and sports to music and politics, June 25th offers an eclectic mix of noteworthy moments in history.
35 Fun facts
  1. Global Beatles Day: June 25th is Global Beatles Day, a day to celebrate the enduring cultural impact and timeless music of the Beatles, an iconic British rock band that transformed the music industry with hits like "Let It Be" and "Hey Jude."
  2. In 253, Pope Lucius I began his reign as Catholic Pope. He served for eight months until his death, making him one of the shortest serving popes in history.
  3. In 1667, Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys performed the first documented successful human blood transfusion in Paris. Denys transfused blood from a sheep to a 15-year-old boy, marking a milestone in the history of medical achievements.
  4. In 1678, Venetian philosopher Elena Cornaro Piscopia became the first woman to receive a doctoral degree. The University of Padua awarded her a Doctor of Philosophy, making her the first female Ph.D. in the world.
  5. In 1741, Maria Theresa of Austria was crowned Queen of Hungary. She became the first and only female sovereign of the Habsburg dominions, reigning from 1740 to 1780.
  6. In 1788, the Commonwealth of Virginia ratified the United States Constitution. As the tenth state to do so, Virginia’s ratification officially made the Constitution the legal framework of the United States federal government.
  7. In 1903, Marie Curie became the first woman to receive a Nobel Prize. Curie was awarded the prize in physics, along with her husband Pierre Curie and Antoine Becquerel, for their pioneering work on radioactivity.
  8. In 1910, Spanish composer and pianist Isaac Albéniz passed away. He was an influential figure in the development of Spanish music and contributed significantly to the evolution of the modern piano repertoire.
  9. In 1938, American inventor Dr. Douglas C. Engelbart received a patent for the computer mouse. Engelbart's invention revolutionized the way humans interact with computer systems, paving the way for modern technology.
  10. In 1948, the Berlin Airlift began in response to the Soviet Union's blockade of West Berlin. Over the course of a year, British and American forces transported food, fuel, and other essential supplies to isolated West Berliners.
  11. In 1950, the United States announced the decision to send troops to South Korea, marking the beginning of U.S. involvement in the Korean War.
  12. In 1958, Brazil won its first-ever FIFA World Cup by defeating Sweden in the finals. This victory ignited the Brazilian people's passion for soccer and propelled Brazil to further soccer successes.
  13. In 1961, Iraqi dictator and President Saddam Hussein was born. Hussein led Iraq into a series of disastrous conflicts, which included the Iran-Iraq War, the Gulf War, and the 2003 invasion of Iraq by U.S. forces.
  14. In 1963, United States President John F. Kennedy delivered his famous "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech in West Berlin, pledging his support and the support of the United States to the citizens of democracy-seeking West Berlin.
  15. In 1967, British band the Beatles performed "All You Need is Love" live on the first global satellite television broadcast, called Our World. The performance was watched by an estimated 350 million people worldwide.
  16. In 1974, the Universal Product Code (UPC) was scanned for the first time to sell a product, a packet of Wrigley's chewing gum, in Troy, Ohio.
  17. In 1976, the French-built Concorde, a supersonic passenger airliner, commenced commercial service. The Concorde was a feat of engineering, capable of flying at twice the speed of sound and crossing the Atlantic in fewer than 3.5 hours.
  18. In 1978, Argentina won their first FIFA World Cup, defeating the Netherlands in the finals. The event was held in Argentina, and the victory secured the host nation's place as a soccer powerhouse.
  19. In 1982, "Blade Runner," a popular science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, was released. The movie's innovative visual effects, intriguing storyline, and memorable performances influenced future films in the genre.
  20. In 1984, Prince released the iconic song "Purple Rain." The song went on to become a global hit and is widely regarded as one of Prince's most significant musical achievements.
  21. In 1991, Croatia and Slovenia declared their independence from Yugoslavia, leading to the eventual breakup of the Yugoslav republic.
  22. In 1993, former heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis passed away. Louis was considered one of the greatest boxers of all time and held the heavyweight title for an impressive 140 months.
  23. In 1998, Microsoft released Windows 98, a widely used and popular operating system. Windows 98 introduced many new features and improvements over its predecessor, Windows 95, and solidified Microsoft's dominance in the computer industry.
  24. In 1999, the San Francisco Giants played their last game at Candlestick Park, their home stadium for 40 years. The team moved to its current home, Oracle Park (formerly known as Pacific Bell Park), in 2000.
  25. In 2004, The Notebook, a romantic drama film based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks, premiered in theaters. The movie starred Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams and became a favorite of romance movie fans.
  26. In 2005, the Disneyland Resort celebrated its 50th anniversary. As the original Disney theme park, Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, has been entertaining guests for generations.
  27. In 2006, Montenegro became the world's 192nd member state of the United Nations, following its declaration of independence from Serbia earlier in the month.
  28. In 2009, American musician Michael Jackson, known as the "King of Pop," passed away. Jackson's remarkable vocal, dance, and creative talents captivated millions of fans worldwide, and his influence on the music industry remains significant.
  29. In 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the police require a warrant to search the cell phone of an arrested person, protecting individual privacy rights while balancing the needs of law enforcement.
  30. In 2014, Luis Suárez, a Uruguayan soccer player, was banned from the FIFA World Cup for biting an Italian opponent, Giorgio Chiellini.
  31. In 2015, United States President Barack Obama delivered a moving eulogy at the memorial service of Rev. Clementa Pinckney, who was among nine individuals killed in a racially motivated shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.
  32. In 2017, Jordan Spieth won the Travelers Championship, a professional golf tournament, with a dramatic bunker shot in a playoff against Daniel Berger.
  33. In 2019, the International Olympic Committee selected Milan-Cortina d'Ampezzo as the host city for the 2026 Winter Olympics and Paralympics.
  34. In 2020, Major League Baseball announced plans for a regular 60-game season commencing July 23, after the COVID-19 pandemic delayed the start of the season.
  35. In 2020, a powerful 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck near the coast of Oaxaca in Mexico, killing at least six people and leaving hundreds of thousands without power.