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June 25 Birthdays

George Orwell
pseud. of Eric Arthur Blair
1903–50, British novelist and essayist, born in India.

Antonio Gaudí
architect (1852)

Robert Henri
painter (1865)

George Abbott
theatrical producer (1887)

James Meredith,
civil-rights leader (1933)

June 25 in History


Virginia became the 10th state in the Union.


Lt. Col. George A. Custer and all his men were killed by Sioux and Cheyanne Indians at the Battle of Little Bighorn in Montana.


Communist North Korean troops invaded South Korea, beginning the Korean War.


The first commercial color TV program was transmitted by CBS from New York to Baltimore, Philadelphia, Boston, and Washington, DC.


Croatia and Slovenia proclaimed their independence from Yugoslavia, beginning the Yugoslavian civil war.


Oceanographer Jacques Cousteau died.


Michael Jackson, lifelong musician, pop singer, and superstar, dies at age 50.

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