#TodayInHistory – June 252 min read
June 25 – Some important events on this day.
1183 👉🏼 Peace of Konstanz signed between Hohenstaufen Emperor Frederick Barbarossa and Italian Lombard League
1630 👉🏼 Fork introduced to American dining by Governor Winthrop
1638 👉🏼 Lunar eclipse is 1st astronomical event recorded in the American Colonies
1678 👉🏼 The Venetian Elena Cornaro Piscopia is awarded a doctorate in philosophy, the first woman to receive a university or research doctorate
1876 👉🏼 Battle of the Little Bighorn: US 7th Cavalry with Brevet Major General George Armstrong Custer blown away by Sioux and Cheyenne warriors led by Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull chiefs in what has become known as “Custer’s Last Stand”
1929 👉🏼 United States President Herbert Hoover authorizes construction of the Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam)
1950 👉🏼 North Korea invades South Korea, starting the Korean War
1960 👉🏼 Madagascar gains independence from France
1978 👉🏼 First use of the rainbow flag, symbol of gay pride, made by Gilbert Baker at a march in San Francisco
1993 👉🏼 Kim Campbell becomes Canada’s first female prime minister
2009 👉🏼 “King of Pop” Michael Jackson dies at age 50. On this day one of the most commercially successful entertainers in history, dies at the age of 50 at his home in Los Angeles, California, after suffering from cardiac arrest caused by a fatal combination of drugs given to him by his personal doctor.
2019 👉🏼 San Francisco is the first major US city to ban e-cigarettes 🚬