What Happened on June 25


Historical Events

1096 – 1st Crusade slaughter Jews of Werelinghofen, Germany
1646 – Thomas Fairfax’s New Model Army occupies Oxford
1937 – Cub Augie Galan becomes 1st player to switch hit HRs in a game
1983 – Cricket World Cup, Lord’s, London: India upsets West Indies by 43 runs to win first title; Mohinder Amarnath 3/12 off 7 overs, Player of the Match
1992 – Alexanders Department store closes all 11 stores in the US
1999 – In his first state of the nation address, South African President Thabo Mbeki promises to tackle rampaging crime; the nation’s murder rate is the third highest in the world and more than 49,000 cases of rape were reported in 1998

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Famous Birthdays

1728 – Shah Alam II, 17th Mughal Emperor (1760-1806), born in Shahjahanabad, Mughal Empire (d. 1806))
1884 – Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, German-French art dealer and publisher, born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1979)
1928 – William Joseph Russo, American trombonist, jazz, classical and theater composer (Titans Symphony) and educator, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2003)
1936 – Paul Nowee, Dutch writer of children’s and youth books. (Eagle’s Eye), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1993)
1959 – Jari Puikkonen, Finnish ski jumper (Winter Olympics medalist), born in Lahti, Finland
1967 – Brian Wanek, American speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Famous Deaths

1522 – Franchinus Gaffurius, Italian composer, dies at 71
1961 – John Alexander Douglas McCurdy, Canadian aviator, dies at 74
1984 – Michel Foucault, French philosopher and historian (History of Sexuality), dies of AIDs at 57
1994 – Louis-Robert Casterman, Belgian publisher (Kuifje), dies at 74
2002 – Jean Corbeil, Canadian politician (b. 1934)
2015 – Patrick Macnee, British actor (The Avengers, Magnum, P.I., Sherlock Holmes), dies at 93

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