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Notable Historical Events for June 25th

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

1935Joe Louis defeats Primo Carnera at Yankee Stadium

1991Martina Navratilova wins record 100th singles match at Wimbledon

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

1995Betsy King wins ShopRite LPGA Golf Classic

1947Heavyweight Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello

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

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

1942British premier Winston Churchill travels from US to London

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

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Notable Birthdays on June 25th

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)

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on June 25th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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