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Notable Historical Events for June 25th

1995Betsy King wins ShopRite LPGA Golf Classic

1991Martina Navratilova wins record 100th singles match at Wimbledon

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

1941FDR issues Executive Order 8802 forbidding discrimination

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

1935Joe Louis defeats Primo Carnera at Yankee Stadium

1947Heavyweight Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello

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

1942British premier Winston Churchill travels from US to London

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

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Notable Birthdays on June 25th

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on June 25th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

June 25th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on June 25th

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

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

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

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

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