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Notable Historical Events for June 25th

1941FDR issues Executive Order 8802 forbidding discrimination

1991Martina Navratilova wins record 100th singles match at Wimbledon

1989Betsy King wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship

1888Republican Convention in Chicago nominates Benjamin Harrison

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

1995Betsy King wins ShopRite LPGA Golf Classic

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

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

1987Pope John Paul II receives Austrian President Kurt Waldheim

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

June 25th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on June 25th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

June 25th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on June 25th

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)

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

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

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

June 25th Deaths
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