June 25, Croatia and Slovenia declare their independence

1678 – Italian Elena Cornaro Piscopia is the first woman awarded a doctorate of philosophy.

1741 – Maria Theresa of Austria is crowned Queen of Hungary.

1876 – Battle of the Little Bighorn, the death of Lt. Col. George Custer.

1910 – Premier of The Firebird ballet by Igor Stravinsky in Paris.

1920 – The Hague is selected as the location of the Permanent Court of International Justice.

1940 – France officially surrenders to Germany in World War II.

1950 – Armed conflicts between South Korea and Democratic People’s Republic of Korea begin.

1991 – Croatia and Slovenia declare their independence from Yugoslavia.

1995 – Lebanese militia leader Samir Geagea receives life sentence for role in assassinating Dani Shamoun.

1998 – Microsoft launches Windows 98.

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