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Monday, June 30, 2014

June 25 - This Day in History

June 25 : General Interest
1876: Battle of Little Bighorn

On this day in 1876, Native American forces led by Chiefs Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull defeat the U.S. Army troops of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer in a bloody battle near southern Montana's Little Bighorn River... read more

American Revolution
1745 : South Carolina Patriot Thomas Tudor Tucker born in Bermuda

1956 : Last Packard produced

Civil War
1864 : Union begins tunneling toward Rebels at Petersburg

Cold War
1950 : Korean War begins

1910 : Congress passes Mann Act

1957 : Hurricane Audrey hits Gulf Coast

General Interest
1942 : Eisenhower takes command

1993 : Kim Campbell takes office

2009 : "King of Pop" Michael Jackson dies at age 50

1857 : Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal is published

1988 : Teenager Debbie Gibson earns a #1 hit with "Foolish Beat"

Old West
1876 : Indians defeat Custer at Little Big Horn

1942 : Eisenhower assumes command of U.S. troops in Europe

1948 : Joe Louis defeats Jersey Joe Walcott

1950 : U.S. World Cup team wins unlikely victory over England

Vietnam War
1965 : Viet Cong blow up a floating restaurant

1969 : U.S. Navy turns boats over to South Vietnamese Navy

World War I
1915 : Germans release statement on use of poison gas at Ypres

World War II
1900 : Lord Louis Mountbatten is born
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