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Notable Historical Events for June 25th

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

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

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

1935Joe Louis defeats Primo Carnera at Yankee Stadium

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

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

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

1989Betsy King wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on June 25th

1903George Orwell, [Eric A Blair], Bihar, British India, British writer (Animal Farm, 1984), (d. 1950)

1961Ricky Gervais, Reading England, actor and comedian (The Office)

1942Willis Reed, Hico Louisiana, NBA hall of fame MVP center/coach (NY Knicks)

1963George Michael [Panos], London, British rock vocalist (Wham-I Want Your Sex)

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Notable Weddings on June 25th

1999"Sudden Death" action star Jean-Claude Van Damme (38) weds Gladys Portugues in Knokke-Heist, Belgium

1987Actress and comedian Julia Louis-Dreyfus (26) weds actor Brad Hall (29)

1983Actor Denzel Washington (28) weds actress Pauletta Pearson (33)

1938Economist Milton Friedman (25) weds Rose Friedman at the Jewish Seminary in New York City

1927Pediatrician Benjamin Spock (24) weds civil liberties advocate Jane Cheney

1960NBA player Oscar Robertson (21) weds teacher Yvonne Crittenden in Cincinnati, Ohio

2006Actress Nicole Kidman (45) weds country music singer-songwriter Keith Urban (44) at Cardinal Ceretti Memorial Chapel in Manly, Australia

1967MLB pitcher Nolan Ryan (20) weds his high school sweetheart Ruth Holdorff (18)

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Notable Deaths on June 25th

1997Jacques Cousteau, French oceanographer, dies of heart attack at 87

1968Tony Hancock, actor/writer (Call Me Genius, Rebel), dies at 43

2009Farrah Fawcett, American actress and pop culture figure (b.1947)

1976Johnny Mercer, US songwriter (That old Black Magic), dies at 66

2009Michael Jackson, American recording artist, entertainer and King of Pop music (The Jackson 5, Thriller, Dangerous) dies of cardiac arrest at 50

1876George Armstrong Custer, US General, dies at the Battle of Little Bighorn aged 36

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