today in history
Today is Saturday June 25, the 176th day of 2022. There are 189 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlights in History:
On June 25, 1876, Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer and his 7th Cavalry were killed by Sioux and Cheyenne Indians at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in Montana.
In this day:
In 1938, the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 was enacted.
In 1942, General Dwight D. Eisenhower was appointed Commanding General of the European Theater of Operations during World War II. Some 1,000 British Royal Air Force bombers raided Bremen, Germany.
In 1947, “The Diary of a Girl” was first published, the personal diary of Anne Frank, a German-born Jewish girl who hid with her family from the Nazis in Amsterdam during World War II.
In 1950, war broke out in Korea when forces from the communist north invaded the south.
In 1962, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the recitation of a state-sponsored prayer in New York State public schools was unconstitutional.
In 1973, former White House counsel John W. Dean began testifying before the Senate Watergate Committee, implicating top administration officials, including President Richard Nixon, as well as himself, in the scandal and cover-up. of Watergate.
In 1990, the US Supreme Court, in its first “right to die” decision, ruled that family members could be prohibited from ending the lives of persistently comatose relatives who had not given birth to death. know your wishes conclusively.
In 1993, Kim Campbell was sworn in as Canada’s 19th Prime Minister, the first woman to hold the office.
In 1996, a truck bomb killed 19 Americans and injured hundreds at a US military housing complex in Saudi Arabia.
In 2009, Michael Jackson, the “King of Pop”, claimed death in Los Angeles at the age of 50 and actor Farrah Fawcett in Santa Monica, California at the age of 62.
In 2015, the US Supreme Court upheld nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama’s health care review in a 6-3 ruling that preserved health insurance for millions of Americans.
In 2016, Pope Francis visited Armenia, where he recognized the Ottoman-era massacre of Armenians as genocide, prompting a harsh rebuttal from Turkey.
Ten years ago: A divided US Supreme Court dismissed important parts of Arizona’s harsh crackdown on people living in the US illegally, while unanimously upholding the law’s most controversial provision : require the police to verify the immigration status of those they detain for other reasons, but limit the legal consequences.
Five years ago: In eastern Pakistan, an overturned oil tanker caught fire, killing at least 150 people who had rushed to the scene to collect spilled fuel.
A year ago: Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22 1/2 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd, whose muffled screams under Chauvin’s knee sparked the largest protest against racial injustice in the US USA in generations. Searchers used large machines and their hands to comb through a twisted and shifting mound of concrete and metal, a day after a seaside condominium building near Miami collapsed in a pile of smoldering debris, killing 98 people. The Justice Department sued Georgia over the state’s new election law, saying it was intended to deny black voters equal access to the ballot. (The lawsuit is pending.)
Today’s Birthday: Actor June Lockhart is 97 years old. Civil rights activist James Meredith is 89. R&B singer Eddie Floyd is 85. Actress Barbara Montgomery is 83. Actress Mary Beth Peil (peel) is 82. Basketball Hall of Famer Willis Reed is 80 Singer Carly Simon is 77 years old. Actor and comedian Jimmie Walker is 75. Actor and director Michael Lembeck is 74. Rock singer Tim Finn is 70. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is 68. Rock musician David Paich (Toto) is 68. Actor Michael Sabatino is 67. Actor, writer and director Ricky Gervais (jer-VAYZ’) is 61 years old. Actor John Benjamin Hickey is 59. Actress Erica Gimpel is 58. Basketball Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo (dih-KEHM’-bay moo-TAHM’-boh ) is 56. Rapper and producer Richie Rich is 55. Actress Angela Kinsey is 51. Rock musician Mike Kroeger (KROO’-gur) (Nickelback) is 50. Rock musician Mario Calire is 48. Actress Linda Cardellini is 47. Actor Busy Philipps is 43 . Jazz musician Joey Alexander is 19.