Following are some of the major events to have occurred on June 25:
1950 - North Korea invaded South Korea, heralding the beginning of the Korean War.
1975 - Mozambique became independent and Samora Machel was sworn in as president after 477 years of Portuguese rule.
1991 - Croatia and Slovenia declared independence from Yugoslavia, plunging the federation into a violent breakup.
1996 - A bomb blast tore through a Saudi Arabian military complex housing foreigners in the eastern city of al-Khobar, killing 19 Americans and injuring nearly 400.
1997 - The French oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau, who popularised underwater exploration with prize-winning films, died aged 87.
1998 - World's first consumer copy of Microsoft Windows 98 sold in Sydney.
2001 - Indonesian President Abdurrahman Wahid started a visit to Australia, the first in 26 years, heralding a new era in relations between the two countries.
2002 - A 45-day countdown for 3,000 white Zimbabwean farmers to abandon their land began, but many vowed to defy President Robert Mugabe's "fast-track" land seizure programme.
2002 - WorldCom Inc, the second biggest U.S. long-distance telecoms group, fired its Chief Financial Officer Scott Sullivan and disclosed it had inflated its profits over five years by $3.8 billion.
2005 - Ultra-conservative Tehran mayor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad swept to a stunning landslide in Iran's presidential run-off against former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.
2009 - Pop star Michael Jackson died.