Today in history

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On June 25 in …

1580 — The Book of Concord, the collection of doctrinal standards of the Lutheran Church, is published for the first time as a single entity.

1788 — Virginia ratifies the U.S. Constitution and becomes the 10th state of the United States.

1938 –- Dr. Douglas Hyde is inaugurated as the first President of Ireland.

1950 — North Korean troops, supported by the Chinese government, invade South Korea.

2009 — Legendary and controversial pop music star Michael Jackson dies of a drug overdose believed to have been administered by his private physician.

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