Sunday, June 25, 2017
History for June 25 - On-This-Day.com
Henry "Hap" Arnold 1886, Lord Louis Mountbatten (Burma) 1900, George Orwell 1903
June Lockhart 1925, Carly Simon 1945, George Michael 1963
1867 - Lucien B. Smith patented the first barbed wire.
1876 - Lt. Col. Custer and the 210 men of U.S. 7th Cavalry were killed by Sioux and Cheyenne Indians at Little Big Horn in Montana. The event is known as "Custer's Last Stand."
1910 - The U.S. Congress authorized the use of postal savings stamps.
1917 - The first American fighting troops landed in France.
1950 - North Korea invaded South Korea initiating the Korean War.
1959 - The Cuban government seized 2.35 million acres under a new agrarian reform law.
1962 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the use of unofficial non-denominational prayer in public schools was unconstitutional.
1985 - ABC's "Monday Night Football" began with a new line-up. The trio was Frank Gifford, Joe Namath and O.J. Simpson.
1990 - The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the right of an individual, whose wishes are clearly made, to refuse life-sustaining medical treatment. "The right to die" decision was made in the Curzan vs. Missouri case.
1998 - The U.S. Supreme Court rejected the line-item veto thereby striking down presidential power to cancel specific items in tax and spending legislation.