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Today in History
Today in History: Saturday, June  25, 2016
AP Highlight in History:
On June 25, 1876, Lt. Col. George A. Custer and his 7th Cavalry were wiped out by Sioux and Cheyenne Indians in the Battle of Little Big Horn in Montana.

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On this date in:
1788Virginia ratified the U.S. Constitution.
1868Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina were readmitted to the Union.
1950War broke out on the Korean peninsula as forces from the communist North invaded the South.
AP Photo/Charles P. Gorry
1951The first commercial color telecast took place as CBS transmitted a one-hour special from New York to four other cities.
1962The Supreme Court ruled that the use of an unofficial, nondenominational prayer in New York public schools was unconstitutional.
1967The Beatles performed a new song, "All You Need Is Love," during a live international telecast.
1973Former White House Counsel John Dean began testifying before the Senate Watergate Committee.
Audio LinkJohn Dean
1991The Yugoslav republics of Croatia and Slovenia declared their independence.
1995Warren E. Burger, the 15th chief justice of the United States, died at age 87.
1996A truck bomb killed 19 Americans and injured hundreds at a U.S. military housing complex in Saudi Arabia.
1997An unmanned cargo ship crashed into Russia's Mir space station, knocking out half of the station's power and rupturing a pressurized laboratory.
1998The Supreme Court rejected a line-item veto law as unconstitutional.
2005Hardline Tehran Mayor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was declared the winner of Iran's presidential runoff election.
2009Michael Jackson died at age 50 from an overdose of the powerful anesthetic propofol. (The singer's doctor, Conrad Murray, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter.)
Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor turns 62 years old today.
AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
June LockhartActress ("Lassie," "Lost in Space")91
Willis ReedBasketball hall of famer74
Carly SimonSinger71
Jimmie WalkerActor, comedian ("Good Times")69
Phyllis GeorgeTV personality67
Tim FinnRock singer (Crowded House)64
Ricky GervaisComedian, actor, writer55
George MichaelSinger53
Dikembe MutomboBasketball player50
Richie RichRapper, producer49
Angela KinseyActress ("The Office")45
Carlos DelgadoBaseball player44
Mike KroegerRock musician (Nickelback)44
Linda CardelliniActress ("ER")41
Busy PhilippsActress ("Cougar Town")37
Aubrey PlazaActress ("Parks and Recreation")32
TV host-chef Anthony Bourdain turns 60 years old today.
AP Photo/Evan Agostini

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