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On this day in 1963  |  Curnick Ndlovu, South African Trade Unionist and African National Congress Leader, is arrested

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1876Battle of the Little Bighorn: 7th Cavalry under Lieutenant Colonel (sometime Brevet Major General) George Armstrong Custer wiped out by Sioux and Cheyenne, Custer killed

1888Republican Convention in Chicago nominates Benjamin Harrison

192661st British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 291 at Royal Lytham

1929President Hoover authorizes building of Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam)

1934NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits for the cycle beating White Sox 11-2

1935Joe Louis defeats Primo Carnera at Yankee Stadium

1938"A Tisket A Tasket" by Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb hits #1

1940Adolf Hitler views Eiffel tower & grave of Napoleon in France

1941FDR issues Executive Order 8802 forbidding discrimination

1942British premier Winston Churchill travels from US to London

19471st version of Anne Frank's diary "Het Achterhuis" published in The Netherlands

1947Heavyweight Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello

1948Joe Louis KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

1948Harry Truman signs Displaced Persons Bill (205,000 Europeans to US)

1971Stevie Wonder releases "Where I'm Coming From"

1978Pat Bradley wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open

1987Pope John Paul II receives Austrian President Kurt Waldheim

1988Cal Ripken Jr plays in his 1,000th consecutive game

1989Betsy King wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship

1990African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela meets with President George Bush at the White House

1991Martina Navratilova wins record 100th singles match at Wimbledon

1993Kim Campbell becomes the 19th Prime Minister of Canada (although she would remain in office for less than five months)

On This Day In History
Date Event
Jun 25, 253
St Lucius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope 
Jun 25, 524
Battle of Vézeronce, the Franks defeat the Burgundians. 
Jun 25, 841
Battle at Fontenay: Louis & Charles beat their brother Lotharius I 
Jun 25, 1080
Wibbert of Ravenna chosen as anti-pope Clemens III 
Jun 25, 1096
1st Crusade slaughter Jews of Werelinghofen Germany 
Jun 25, 1139
Battle of Ourique: Afonso I defeats Moors 
Jun 25, 1178
5 Canterbury monks report something exploding on Moon 
Jun 25, 1183
Peace of Konstanz 
Jun 25, 1243
Sinibaldo dei Fieschi elected as Pope Innocentius IV 
Jun 25, 1298
Rindfleisch Persecutions-250 Jews killed in Rothenburg Germany 
Jun 25, 1500
Pope Alexander VI accept Treaty of Granada 
Jun 25, 1580
Book of Concord, standards of Lutheran Church, 1st published 
Jun 25, 1606
Alkmaarse clergy asks "Great Dertelheyt" 
Jun 25, 1606
St Jansday is forbidden 
Jun 25, 1607
Mentally ill emperor Rudolf II signs Treaty of Lieben, giving up Austria, Hungary & Moravia 
Jun 25, 1621
French government army occupies Fort St Jean d'Angély at La Rochelle 
Jun 25, 1630
Fork introduced to American dining by Gov Winthrop 
Jun 25, 1638
Lunar eclipse is 1st astronomical event recorded in the American Colonies 
Jun 25, 1646
Thomas Fairfax's New Model Army occupies Oxford 
Jun 25, 1658
Spanish garrison at Dunkirk surrenders to French & British 
Jun 25, 1667
Dr Jean-Baptiste Denys, French doctor, performs 1st blood transfusion 
Jun 25, 1672
1st recorded monthly Quaker meeting in US held, Sandwich, Mass 
Jun 25, 1675
Battle at Rathenow: Brandenburgers beat Sweden 
Jun 25, 1678
Elena Cornaro Piscopia, a Venetian, is awarded a doctorate of philosophy - first women to receive a university doctoral decree 
Jun 25, 1716
Eugenius of Savoye named land guardian of Austrian Netherlands 
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