June 25

1530 – At the Diet of Augsburg the Augsburg Confession is presented to the Holy Roman Emperor by the Lutheran princes and Electors of Germany.

1788 – Virginia becomes the tenth state to ratify the Constitution.

1876 – At the Battle of the Little Bighorn, troops of the 7th Cavalry under the command of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer are wiped out by the Sioux.

1940 – The French armistice with Germany comes into effect.

1943 – Jews in the Częstochowa Ghetto in Poland stage an uprising against the Nazis

1948 – The Berlin airlift begins.

1950 – North Korean troops begin the invasion of South Korea

1996 – The Khobar Towers apartments in Saudi Arabia is truck-bombed, killing 19 U.S. servicemen.

Birthdays
1900 – Earl Louis Mountbatten
1901 – H.R.-Chief Lone Bear- Bartle
1903 – George Orwell
1925 – June Lockhart
1927 – Chuck Smith
1945 – Carly Simon
1947 – Jimmie Dyn-o-mite Walker

Deaths
1533 – Queen Mary Tudor of France
1876 – James Calhoun, Boston Custer, George Custer, Thomas Custer, Myles Keogh (see Battle of the Little Bighorn above)
1995 – Chief Justice Warren E. Burger
1997 – Jacques Cousteau
2003 – Lester Maddox
2009 – Farrah Fawcett, Michael Jackson
2015 – Patrick Macnee

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