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25 Jun
1996
A bomb blast tore through a military complex housing foreigners in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, killing 19 Americans and injuring nearly 400A bomb blast tore through a military complex housing foreigners in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, killing 19 Americans and injuring nearly 400
22 years ago
25 Jun
1994
Japanese Prime Minister Tsutomu Hata resigned along with his minority government rather than face a no-confidence vote in parliamentJapanese Prime Minister Tsutomu Hata resigned along with his minority government rather than face a no-confidence vote in parliament
24 years ago
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25 Jun
1994
At the EU heads of government summit, British prime minister John Major vetoed the appointment of Belgian PM Jean-Luc Dehaene as president of the EU Commission; Luxembourg premier…At the EU heads of government summit, British prime minister John Major vetoed the appointment of Belgian PM Jean-Luc Dehaene as president of the EU Commission; Luxembourg premier Jacques Santer was chosen on July 15
24 years ago
25 Jun
1993
Kim Campbell took office as Canada’s first woman prime ministerKim Campbell took office as Canada’s first woman prime minister
25 years ago
25 Jun
1993
Jacques Attali, head of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, resigned saying press attacks had undermined the bank's workJacques Attali, head of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, resigned saying press attacks had undermined the bank's work
25 years ago
25 Jun
1991
The last Soviet troops left Czechoslovakia 23 years after the invasion to crush the Prague Spring reform movementThe last Soviet troops left Czechoslovakia 23 years after the invasion to crush the Prague Spring reform movement
27 years ago
25 Jun
1991
Croatia and Slovenia declared independence from Yugoslavia, plunging the federation into a violent breakupCroatia and Slovenia declared independence from Yugoslavia, plunging the federation into a violent breakup
27 years ago
25 Jun
1989
Britain refused to allow Hong Kong Chinese residency rights in BritainBritain refused to allow Hong Kong Chinese residency rights in Britain
29 years ago
25 Jun
1984
Lord Carrington of Britain succeeded Joseph Luns as NATO Secretary-GeneralLord Carrington of Britain succeeded Joseph Luns as NATO Secretary-General
34 years ago
25 Jun
1982
In a surprise move, Alexander Haig resigned as U.S. Secretary of State, to be succeeded by George SchultzIn a surprise move, Alexander Haig resigned as U.S. Secretary of State, to be succeeded by George Schultz
36 years ago
25 Jun
1977
World Chief Guide Olave Baden-Powell died in Bramley, Hampshire, EnglandWorld Chief Guide Olave Baden-Powell died in Bramley, Hampshire, England
41 years ago
25 Jun
1976
U.S. popular song composer Johnny Mercer, who wrote the lyrics for a number of award winning songs including Moon River, diedU.S. popular song composer Johnny Mercer, who wrote the lyrics for a number of award winning songs including Moon River, died
42 years ago
25 Jun
1975
Samora Machel was sworn in as president of independent Mozambique after 477 years of Portuguese ruleSamora Machel was sworn in as president of independent Mozambique after 477 years of Portuguese rule
43 years ago
25 Jun
1973
Erskine Childers Jr. became president of Ireland following the retirement of Eamon de ValeraErskine Childers Jr. became president of Ireland following the retirement of Eamon de Valera
45 years ago
25 Jun
1973
Former White House counsel John W. Dean began testifying before the Senate Watergate CommitteeFormer White House counsel John W. Dean began testifying before the Senate Watergate Committee
45 years ago
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25 Jun
1969
Pancho Gonzalez and Charlie Paserell played what was until 2010 the longest-ever singles match at Wimbledon, lasting 5 hours and 12 minutes. The record was shattered by the 11-hour…Pancho Gonzalez and Charlie Paserell played what was until 2010 the longest-ever singles match at Wimbledon, lasting 5 hours and 12 minutes. The record was shattered by the 11-hour Isner-Mahut marathon played over three days in 2010
49 years ago
25 Jun
1968
British comedian Tony Hancock was found dead in a Sydney hotel room after committing suicideBritish comedian Tony Hancock was found dead in a Sydney hotel room after committing suicide
50 years ago
25 Jun
1962
Sophia Loren and Italian film producer Carlo Ponti were charged with bigamy in Rome because Ponti's Mexican divorce from his first wife was not recognised by ItalySophia Loren and Italian film producer Carlo Ponti were charged with bigamy in Rome because Ponti's Mexican divorce from his first wife was not recognised by Italy
56 years ago
25 Jun
1959
Eamon De Valera became President of Ireland at the age of 76Eamon De Valera became President of Ireland at the age of 76
59 years ago
25 Jun
1953
Notorious British murderer John Christie was sentenced to death for killing six women at 10 Rillington PlaceNotorious British murderer John Christie was sentenced to death for killing six women at 10 Rillington Place
65 years ago
25 Jun
1951
CBS inaugurated the first regular commercial colour TV transmissions from New YorkCBS inaugurated the first regular commercial colour TV transmissions from New York
67 years ago
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25 Jun
1950
North Korea invaded South Korea, crossing the 38th parallel behind a firestorm of artillery, and precipitating the Korean War. The UN Security Council, meeting in emergency…North Korea invaded South Korea, crossing the 38th parallel behind a firestorm of artillery, and precipitating the Korean War. The UN Security Council, meeting in emergency session, issued a ceasefire call that was ignored
68 years ago
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25 Jun
1942
Major General Dwight Eisenhower was appointed commander of U.S. forces in Europe; on the same day, General Sir Claude Auchinleck became commander of the British Eighth Army in…Major General Dwight Eisenhower was appointed commander of U.S. forces in Europe; on the same day, General Sir Claude Auchinleck became commander of the British Eighth Army in North Africa
76 years ago
25 Jun
1942
The British air force staged a bombing raid on Bremen, Germany, during World War IIThe British air force staged a bombing raid on Bremen, Germany, during World War II
76 years ago
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