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Notable Historical Events for June 25th

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

1947Heavyweight Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello

1995Betsy King wins ShopRite LPGA Golf Classic

1987Pope John Paul II receives Austrian President Kurt Waldheim

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

1941FDR issues Executive Order 8802 forbidding discrimination

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

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on June 25th

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)

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

June 25th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on June 25th

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

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)

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

1999Business magnate Rupert Murdoch (68) weds businesswoman Wendi Deng (30) at the yacht Morning Glory in New York harbor

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

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

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

June 25th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on June 25th

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

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

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

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

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

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

June 25th Deaths
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