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Sunday, June 25, 2006

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY (An audio Podcast)

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On this date in:

1865 Stand Watie was the last Confederate general to surrender in the United States Civil War.

1868 Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention he called the ''Type-Writer.''

1876 Colonel George Armstrong Custer was killed at the Battle of the Little Big Horn.

1892 The Democratic convention in Chicago nominated former President Grover Cleveland on the first ballot.

1931 Aviators Wiley Post and Harold Gatty took off from New York on the first round-the-world flight in a single-engine plane.

1950 The Korean War, between North and South Korea, began.

1956 Gamal Abdel Nasser was elected president of Egypt.

1969 Warren E. Burger was sworn in as chief justice of the United States.

1972 President Richard Nixon and White House chief of staff H.R. Haldeman discussed a plan to use the C.I.A. to obstruct the F.B.I.'s Watergate investigation.

1985 All 329 people aboard an Air-India Boeing 747 were killed when the plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean near Ireland, apparently because of a bomb.

1991 Croatia and Slovenia declared their independence from Yugoslavia.

1992 John Gotti, convicted of racketeering charges, was sentenced in New York to life in prison.

1993 Lorena Bobbitt of Prince William County, Va., sexually mutilated her husband, John, after he allegedly raped her.

1995 Dr. Jonas Salk, the medical pioneer who developed the first vaccine against polio, died at age 80.

1996 The Khobar Towers bombing in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia, left 19 U.S. servicemen dead.


66 Diana Trask Country singer
62 Rosetta Hightower R&B singer (The Orlons)
60 Ted Shackelford Actor
59 Bryan Brown Actor
50 Randy Jackson TV personality (''American Idol'')
49 Frances McDormand Actress (''Fargo'')
44 Paul La Greca Actor



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