June 25

This Day in History

1997

Jacques Cousteau Dies

On this day in 1997, French oceanographer, explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, author, researcher, and innovator Jacques-Yves Cousteau died. Also known as Captain Cousteau, he pioneered marine … (more...)

1984

World’s Heaviest Building’s Cornerstone Is Laid

On this day in 1984, the cornerstone was laid for the world's heaviest building in Bucharest, Romania. Ironically titled Casa Poporului or "The People's House," it is one of the most startling … (more...)

1977

Man Struck by Lightning 7 Times

On this day in 1977, US park ranger Roy Cleveland Sullivan was struck by lightning for a record seventh time. Also known as the "Human Lightning Rod," Sullivan is recognised by the Guinness World … (more...)

1950

Korean War begins

On June 25, 1950, nearly 100,000 North Korean troops storm across the 38th parallel, overwhelming the border's South Korean defenders. Two days later, U.S. President Harry Truman announced that the … (more...)