Today in history

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On June 25 in …

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

1876 — The Battle of the Little Bighorn (popularly called Custer’s Last Stand) is fought on June 25-26 near the Little Bighorn River in eastern Montana Territory. Combined forces of the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes killed Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer and virtually all of his forces.

1947 — “The Diary of a Young Girl,” better known as “The Diary of Anne Frank,” is published in London.

1950 — The Korean War begins with the invasion of South Korea by Communist North Korea.

1991 –- Croatia and Slovenia declare their independence from Yugoslavia.


 

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