June 25th This Day in History-Jacques Cousteau-Battle of Little Big Horn

June 25, 2010
By Vannini

Notable Events

524 – Battle of Vézeronce, the Franks defeat the Burgundians.

841 – Battle of Fontenay.

1678 – Elena Cornaro Piscopia is the first woman awarded a doctorate of philosophy.

1788 – Virginia becomes the 10th state to ratify the United States Constitution.

1876 – Battle of the Little Bighorn and the death of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer.

1906 – Pittsburgh millionaire Harry Thaw shoots and kills prominent architect Stanford White.

1913 – American Civil War veterans begin arriving at the Great Reunion of 1913.

1944 – World War II: The Battle of Tali-Ihantala, the largest battle ever fought in the Nordic Countries, begins.

1947 – The Diary of Anne Frank is published.

1950 – The Korean War begins with the invasion of South Korea by North Korea.

1967 – First live global satellite television programme – Our World

1982 – Greece abolishes the head shaving of recruits in the military.

1991 – Croatia and Slovenia declare their independence from Yugoslavia.

1997 – An unmanned Progress spacecraft collides with the Russian space station, Mir.

1998 – In Clinton v. City of New York, the United States Supreme Court decides that the Line Item Veto Act of 1996 is unconstitutional.

2006 – Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier, is kidnapped by Palestinian terrorists in a cross-border raid from the Gaza Strip.

Notable Births

1726 – Thomas Pennant, British naturalist (d. 1798)

1864 – Walther Nernst, German chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1941)

1865 – Robert Henri, American painter (d. 1929)

1903 – George Orwell (pen name of Eric Arthur Blair), British writer (d. 1950)

1907 – J. Hans D. Jensen, German physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1973)

1911 – William Howard Stein, American chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1980)

1954 – Daryush Shokof, Iranian filmmaker

Notable Deaths

635 – Emperor Gaozu, first emperor of the Chinese Tang Dynasty (b. 566)

1673 – Charles de Batz-Castelmore, Comte d’Artagnan, Captain of the Musketeers under Louis XIV of France (b. 1611)

1671 – Giovanni Battista Riccioli, Italian astronomer (b. 1598)

1686 – Simon Ushakov, Russian painter (b. 1626)

1876 – George Armstrong Custer, U.S. Army officer (b. 1839)

1876 – Thomas Custer, brother of George A. Custer & 2-time Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1845)

1876 – Boston Custer, brother of George A. Custer (b. 1848)

1876 – Myles Keogh, U.S. soldier and Irish soldier of fortune (b. 1840)

1948 – William C. Lee, U.S. general (b. 1895)

1976 – Johnny Mercer, American songwriter (b. 1909)

1997 – Jacques-Yves Cousteau, French explorer (b. 1910)

2003 – Lester Maddox, American businessman, one-time segregationist and Governor of Georgia (b. 1915)

2009 – Michael Jackson, American singer, pop icon and humanitarian (b. 1958)

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