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  1. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    ON THIS DAY

    On June 25, 1876, Lt. Col. George A. Custer and his 7th Cavalry were wiped out by Sioux and Cheyenne Indians in the Battle of Little Big Horn in Montana.
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    ON THIS DAY

    On June 26, 1963, President Kennedy visited West Berlin, where he made his famous declaration: "Ich bin ein Berliner" (I am a Berliner)
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  3. Guinastasia Force Ghost

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    June 26:

    1718 – Tsarevich Alexei Petrovich of Russia, Peter the Great's son, mysteriously dies after being sentenced to death by his father for plotting against him.
    1870 – The Christian holiday of Christmas is declared a federal holiday in the United States.
    1906 – 1906 French Grand Prix, the first Grand Prix motor racing event held.
    1917 – The first U.S. troops arrive in France to fight alongside Britain and France against Germany in World War I.
    1918 – World War I, Western Front: Battle for Belleau Wood – Allied Forces under John J. Pershing and James Harbord defeat Imperial German Forces under Wilhelm, German Crown Prince.
    1927 – The Cyclone roller coaster opens on Coney Island.
    1934 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Federal Credit Union Act, which establishes credit unions.
    1940 – World War II: under the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, the Soviet Union presents an ultimatum to Romania requiring it to cede Bessarabia and the northern part of Bukovina.
    1948 – The Western allies begin an airlift to Berlin after the Soviet Union blockades West Berlin.
    1974 – The Universal Product Code is scanned for the first time to sell a package of Wrigley's chewing gum at the Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio
    1975 – Two FBI agents and a member of the American Indian Movement are killed in a shootout on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota; Leonard Peltier is later convicted of the murders in a controversial trial.
    1977 – The Yorkshire Ripper kills 16 year old shop assistant Jayne MacDonald in Leeds, changing public perception of the killer as she is the first victim who is not a prostitute.
    1978 – Air Canada Flight 189 to Toronto overruns the runway and crashes into the Etobicoke Creek ravine. Two of 107 passengers on board perish.
    1997 – The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the Communications Decency Act violates the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
    2003 – The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Lawrence v. Texas that gender-based sodomy laws are unconstitutional.

    Births:

    1685 – Antonio Bernacchi, Italian castrato and composer
    1892 – Pearl S. Buck, American writer, Nobel Prize laureate
    1895 – George Hainsworth, Canadian ice hockey player
    1899 – Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia
    1904 – Peter Lorre, Hungarian actor
    1955 – Gedde Watanabe, American actor
    1956 – Chris Isaak, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
    1957 – Patty Smyth, American singer-songwriter
    1963 – Richard Garfield, American game designer, created Magic: The Gathering
    1968 – Shannon Sharpe, American football player
    1970 – Chris O'Donnell, American actor
    1974 – Derek Jeter, American baseball player
    1976 – Chad Pennington, American football player
    1980 – Michael Vick, American football player, animal abusing douchebag
    2005 – Princess Alexia of the Netherlands

    Deaths:

    1718 – Tsarevich Alexei Petrovich of Russia
    1784 – Caesar Rodney, American lawyer and politician, signer of the United States Declaration of Independence
    1830 – George IV of the United Kingdom
    1946 – Max Kögel, German SS officer
    1993 – Roy Campanella, American baseball player
    2003 – Denis Thatcher, British businessman, husband of Margaret Thatcher
    2003 – Strom Thurmond, American politician
    2007 – Liz Claiborne, Belgian-American fashion designer
    2012 – Nora Ephron, American director, producer, and writer
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  4. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    2013:
    -The US Supreme Court rules that the defendants in the Prop8 case have no standing to appeal the case, thus allowing a lower court ruling killing Prop 8 to stand and allow Same Sex Marriage to once again be legal in the state of California
    -The US Supreme Court strikes down Sec. 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, paving the way for Same Sex married couples to begin recieving Federal Benefits previously denied to them under DOMA.
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  6. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    ON THIS DAY

    On June 27, 1950, President Truman ordered the Air Force and Navy into the Korean War following a call from the United Nations Security Council for member nations to help South Korea repel an invasion from the North.
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  8. Guinastasia Force Ghost

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    Should we count current events though as "history"?
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    Only of they're American and involve death.
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  10. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    I think these could count given the significance of their rulings in allowing same sex couples in California to marry once again and in the DOMA decision allowing same - sex couples in states that recognize same - sex marriage the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples (including being exempt from the estate death tax).
  11. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    ON THIS DAY

    On June 28, 1919, the Treaty of Versailles was signed in France, ending World War I.
  12. Guinastasia Force Ghost

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    I agree, but I don't think it counts as history until next year. ;)
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  13. Guinastasia Force Ghost

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    And it was 5 years to the day that the Archduke Ferdinand was shot -- the event that triggered the War in the first place.


    June 28:

    1838 – Coronation of Victoria of the United Kingdom.
    1894 – Labor Day becomes an official US holiday.
    1896 – An explosion in the Newton Coal Company's Twin Shaft Mine in Pittston City, Pennsylvania results in a massive cave-in that kills 58 miners.
    1914 – Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife are assassinated in Sarajevo by Gavrilo Princip, the casus belli of World War I.
    1967 – Israel annexes East Jerusalem.
    1969 – Stonewall Riots begin in New York City marking the start of the Gay Rights Movement.
    1973 – Elections are held for the Northern Ireland Assembly, which will lead to power-sharing between unionists and nationalists in Northern Ireland for the first time.
    1981 – A powerful bomb explodes in Tehran, killing 73 officials of Islamic Republic Party.
    1997 – Holyfield–Tyson II – Mike Tyson is disqualified in the 3rd round for biting a piece off Evander Holyfield's ear.

    Births:

    1491 – Henry VIII of England
    1577 – Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish painter
    1926 – Mel Brooks, American actor, director, producer, and writer
    1932 – Pat Morita, American actor
    1946 – Gilda Radner, American comedian and actress
    1948 – Kathy Bates, American actress
    1960 – John Elway, American football player
    1966 – John Cusack, American actor
    1966 – Mary Stuart Masterson, American actress

    Deaths:

    1836 – James Madison, American politician and theorist, 4th President of the United States
    1914 – Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg
    1914 – Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria
    1975 – Rod Serling, American scriptwriter, producer, and author
    2009 – Billy Mays, American advertising pitchman
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    ON THIS DAY

    On June 29, 1995, the shuttle Atlantis and the Russian space station Mir docked, forming the largest man-made satellite ever to orbit the Earth.
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    ON THIS DAY

    On June 30, 1997, in Hong Kong, the Union Jack was lowered for the last time over Government House as Britain prepared to hand the colony back to China after ruling it for 156 years
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    ON THIS DAY

    On July 1, 1997, Hong Kong reverted to Chinese rule after 156 years as a British colony.
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    ON THIS DAY

    On July 2, 1997, Hong Kong had been one day into Chinese rule after 156 years as a British colony.
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    Smartass. ;)

    July 1:

    1863 – American Civil War: the Battle of Gettysburg begins.
    1903 – Start of first Tour de France bicycle race.
    1908 – SOS is adopted as the international distress signal.
    1916 – World War I: First day on the Somme – On the first day of the Battle of the Somme 19,000 soldiers of the British Army are killed and 40,000 wounded.
    1921 – The Communist Party of China is founded.
    1958 – The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation links television broadcasting across Canada via microwave.
    1963 – ZIP Codes are introduced for United States mail.
    1966 – The first color television transmission in Canada takes place from Toronto.
    1972 – The first Gay Pride march in England takes place.
    1979 – Sony introduces the Walkman.
    1980 – O Canada officially becomes the national anthem of Canada.

    Births:

    1906 – Estée Lauder, American businesswoman, co-founded the Estée Lauder Companies
    1916 – Olivia de Havilland, English-American actress
    1931 – Leslie Caron, French actress and dancer
    1934 – Jamie Farr, American actor
    1945 – Debbie Harry, American singer-songwriter and actress
    1950 – David Duke, American politician, writer, activist, and white supremacist (boooo!)
    1952 – Dan Aykroyd, Canadian actor and screenwriter
    1952 – Steve Shutt, Canadian ice hockey player
    1961 – Diana, Princess of Wales
    1967 – Pamela Anderson, Canadian-American model, actress, producer, author, and activist
    1971 – Missy Elliott, American rapper, songwriter, producer, dancer, and actress
    1977 – Jarome Iginla, Canadian ice hockey player (LET'S GO PENS!!!)
    1977 – Liv Tyler, American actress and model
    1978 - ME!!!

    Deaths:

    1681 – Oliver Plunkett, Irish Archbishop of Armagh and saint
    1860 – Charles Goodyear, American inventor
    1896 – Harriet Beecher Stowe, American abolitionist and writer
    1974 – Juan Perón, Argentine military officer and politician, President of Argentina
    1991 – Michael Landon, American actor
    1996 – Margaux Hemingway, American actress and model
    1997 – Robert Mitchum, American actor
    1999 – Forrest Mars, Sr., American businessman, created M&M's and the Mars bar
    2000 – Walter Matthau, American actor
    2004 – Marlon Brando, American actor
    2009 – Karl Malden, American actor
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    ON THIS DAY

    On July 2, 1937, aviator Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first round-the-world flight at the equator.
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    ON THIS DAY

    On July 3, 1863, the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania ended after three days in a major victory for the North as Confederate troops retreated.
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    July 4, 1863. The REAL turning point of the war with the surrender of Vicksburg, the last major Confederate city on the Mississippi River. Five days later on July 9, Port Hudson falls, and the Union effectively has control of the entire western Confederacy, once again proving that he who controls the Mississippi River controls the entire United States. :-B

    Writing my masters thesis on General John C. Pemberton, the Confederate General in charge at Vicksburg....and why he's treated like the red-head stepchild by the Confederacy for surrendering to the Union in order to keep the population from starving to death....yet Robert E. Lee lead two incursions into the Union that failed miserably before surrendering to Grant is remembered as a hero. Confederates are so damn fickle about their heroes.

    The good news for Pemberton is that his family was saved from ruin...see, his nephew, John S. Pemberton was a pharmacist, notable for inventing a certain elixir....
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  25. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    Fascinating.

    ON THIS DAY

    On July 4, 1976, the United States celebrated its Bicentennial. In 1776, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence.