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1876 - U.S.A. Custers Last Stand
1876 : Custer's Last Stand during the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Six hundred men of The U.S. Seventh Cavalry led by George Armstrong Custer, were attacked by 3,000 native American Indians consisting mostly of Sioux and Cheyenne led by Crazy Horse, within one hour of the attack every last one of the soldiers were dead.
1938 - U.S.A. Swastika
1938 : Problems with Native American Indian businesses using the Swastika which is an Indian symbol of good luck and predates the modern world including the use of the swastika buy the Nazi Party in Germany is causing those Indian businesses to stop displaying the sign due to people believing it stands for the Nazis.
1928 - U.S.A. Jewish National Home
1928 : The Jewish community in the United States has pledged to raise $3,000,000 each year for the next 5 years to rebuild Palestine as a Jewish National Home.
1943 - World War II Dwight D. Eisenhower
1943 : Major General Dwight D. Eisenhower takes command as Supreme Allied Commander in Europe. After proving himself on the battlefields of North Africa and Italy in 1942 and 1943
, Eisenhower was appointed supreme commander of Operation Overlord in 1944 the Allied invasion of northwestern Europe.
1948 - Germany West Berlin Blockade
1948 : Following the Russian blockade of West Berlin stopping fuel, electricity and food US Soldiers are patrolling the streets in armored cars with mounted machine guns. In retaliation to the blockade the US and UK have stopped all exports to East Berlin and the USSR.
1950 - North Korea Attack South Korea
1950 : Armed forces from communist North Korea smash into South Korea, setting off the Korean War which lasted until 1953
. The US becomes involved as part of the United Nations effort to help South Korea repel the invasion from the North and pushes back to North Korea beyond 38th parallel into North Korean territory and following US involvement China become involved on behalf of North Korea
1951 - U.S.A. Color Television
1951 : The first commercial color television show was transmitted by the Columbia Broadcasting System CBS . While color television sets were generally not available it was estimated that about 40,000 people saw the first color program.
1956 - U.S.A. Packard
1956 : The last 1956 Packard was produced, marking the end of production at Packard's Connor Avenue plant in Detroit, Michigan. Packard would continue to manufacture cars in South Bend, Indiana, until 1958
, but for those familiar with Packard the last 1956 is considered the last true Packard car.
1957 - U.S.A. Packard
1957 : Hurricane Audrey hits Gulf Coast which kills 390 people. Water on the coast reached as high as 15 feet above the normal high-tide mark. Boats were washed ashore by the tremendous waves. The towns of Cameron, Creole and Grand Chenier were devastated by the hurricane. Only one building survived in Creole and only two were left standing in Cameron.
1967 - UK Beatles "All You Need Is Love"
1967 : The Beatles record "All You Need Is Love" in front of an international television audience on "Our World", the first live global television link. Broadcast to 26 countries and watched by an estimated 350 million people. The BBC had commissioned the Beatles to write a song for the UK's contribution to the program containing a simple message to be understood by all nationalities.
1993 - Canada Kim Campbell
1993 : Kim Campbell is sworn in as Canada's 19th prime minister, becoming the first woman to hold the country's highest office.
1996 - Saudi Arabia US Base Attacked
1996 : A truck loaded with high explosives is detonated at a U.S. military housing complex killing 19 Americans and injuring hundreds more.
1998 - Algeria Lounes Matoub Murdered
1998 : The Algerian popular singer "Lounes Matoub" is murdered by unknown masked gunmen in a remote mountainous road in eastern Algeria. 10's of thousands of mourners / protesters took to the streets including a large number of young protesters who clashed with riot police and attacked government property.
2001 - UK Racial Violence in Burnley
2001 : Racial violence has broken out in Burnley when two gangs of Asian and white youths fire bombed a pub and attacked shops, restaurants.
2004 - U.S.A. Fahrenheit 9/11
2004 : The highly controversial anti-George Bush, anti-Iraq war documentary by Michael Moore has opened in more than 800 cinemas across America.
2005 - Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
2005 : Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, wins a landslide victory in Iran's presidential poll. Mr Ahmadinejad is a conservative hard liner and believes that Israel does not have rights in the Middle East. Because of this the world will be watching for further signs of tension in the area.
2006 - Palestine Corporal Gilad Shalit
2006 : Palestinian militants tunnel under the Israeli side of the southern Gaza Strip border and attack a military post killing 2 Israeli Defense Soldiers and kidnapping Corporal Gilad Shalit. Currently Corporal Gilad Shalit is still believed to be alive and in the hands of Hamas (2008).
2009 - U.S.A. Michael Jackson Dies
2009 : Michael Jackson (the King of Pop) dies bringing worldwide outpourings of grief, On August 28th
, the Los Angeles County Coroner reported its conclusion that Jackson's death was a homicide caused by the combination of drugs in his body. It is expected that his personal physician, Conrad Murray was expected to be charged with involuntary manslaughter. At the time of his death Michael Jackson was rehearsing for "This Is It" a planned series of fifty concerts by Michael Jackson to be held at The O2 arena in London. "This is It" was the first major series of concerts since the HIStory World Tour finished in 1997. Columbia Pictures acquired the footage of the show rehearsals and made a concert film entitled Michael Jackson's This Is It.
2009 - US Actress Fawcett Dies
2009 : American actress Farrah Fawcett died at the age of sixty-two of cancer with her long time partner Ryan O'Neal by her side. Fawcett had been famous for her role in Charlie's Angels as well as a long and varied television, movie, and stage career. Her death came only weeks after a documentary about her struggle with cancer aired on television.
2010 - Stalin Statue Removed in Georgia
2010 : What was believed to be one of the last remaining large statues of former-Soviet leader Stalin to be standing in its original location was removed overnight in a secretive manner. Authorities in Gori, Georgia removed a large statue of Joseph Stalin from the square in his home town and sent it to a museum dedicated to him in the town. A memorial dedicated to the victims of the 2008 war with Russia was set to replace the statue.
2011 - Gay Marriage Approved in New York
2011 : New York became the sixth state in the United States to legalize same-sex marriage. The state senate approved it with a 33-29 vote in favor of a bill that had already been passed in the state's lower house and Governor Cuomo immediately signed the bill into law. Same-sex weddings were expected to start within thirty days of the approval.
2012 - US Tropical Storm Debby Hits Florida
2012 : The governor of Florida declared a state of emergency as tropical storm Debby hit the state causing flooding. Officials said that at least 35,000 businesses and homes were out of power due to the storm.
Born This Day In History 25th June
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Born: June 25th, 1954, East Orange, New Jersey
Known For : John Kimmel graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School in 1980, and worked in that field until 1987. It is important to note his skill in equine acupuncture during that period. His father had been a keen racehorse owner, and John followed in his steps by winning his first race as a trainer in 1987 (with Chachi Man). He went on to train horses, and to own one of New York's leading yards. Kimmel has had several runners in the Breeders' Cup (best placed 2nd).