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Today is Friday, June 25, the 176th day of 2021. There are 189 days left in the year.

Highlights of today’s history:

On June 25, 1962, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the reading of state-sponsored prayers in New York public schools was unconstitutional.

This day :

In 1788, Virginia ratifies the American Constitution.

In 1876, Lieutenant-Colonel George A. Custer and his 7th Cavalry were wiped out by the Sioux and Cheyenne Indians at the Battle of Little Bighorn in Montana.

In 1942, General Dwight D. Eisenhower was appointed Commander of the European Theater of Operations during World War II. About 1,000 Royal Air Force bombers attacked Bremen, Germany.

In 1947, Anne Frank’s personal magazine, A Young Girl’s Diary, was first published by Anne Frank, a young Jewish girl of German descent who was in hiding with her family from the Nazis in Amsterdam during the Second World War.

In 1950, war broke out in South Korea as an army from the north of communism invaded the south.

In 1973, former White House adviser John W. Dean began testifying before the Senate Watergate Committee, suggesting that top administrative officials, including himself and President Richard Nixon, were involved in the scandal. of Watergate and in cover-ups. Did.

In 1981, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the registration of conscription for men was constitutional.

In 1990, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the first “right to death” ruling could bar families from ending the lives of comatose parents who did not decisively know their wishes. I decided.

In 1996, a truck bomb killed 19 Americans and injured hundreds at a US military compound in Saudi Arabia.

In 2003, the Recording Industry Association of America threatened to sue hundreds of computer users who illegally shared music files online.

In 2009, death claimed the lives of Michael Jackson, the “King of Pop” in Los Angeles at the age of 50, and actor Farrah Fawcett in Santa Monica, California, at the age of. 62 years old.

In 2015, the United States Supreme Court ruled 6 to 3 in favor of President Barack Obama’s national tax subsidies as part of medical reform and maintaining health insurance for millions of Americans.

10 years ago: A suicide car bomb blew up a small clinic in eastern Afghanistan, collapsed buildings and killed around 30 people.

Five years ago: Pope Francis visited Armenia, recognizing the Ottoman genocide of the Armenians as genocide and demanding a stern rebuttal from Turkey.

A year ago: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said the state would “pause” aggressive recoveries as it deals with coronavirus cases and increased hospitalizations. Government observers have found that the government coronavirus aid program has paid the dead about 1.1 million in relief funds totaling about $ 1.4 billion. Two U.S. warships, the USS Dwight D Eisenhower and the USS San Jacinto, have been ordered to avoid stopovers due to the coronavirus, breaking records for 161 consecutive days at sea and breaking previous records for the Marine. The Chuck E. Cheese restaurant chain has filed for bankruptcy. Disney has said it is remaking the rides at the “Splash Mountain” theme park to remove its link to the 1946 film “Song of the South,” which was viewed by many racists. Grammy-winning country group The Chicks removed the word Dixie from their name. For the first time in 2019, non-whites and Hispanics made up the majority of people under the age of 16, according to Census Bureau statistics.

Today’s Birthday: Actress June Lockhart is 96 years old. Civil rights activist James Meredith is 88 years old. R&B singer Eddie Floyd is 84 years old. Actress Barbara Montgomery is 82 years old. Actress Mary Beth Peil (skin) is 81 years old. Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Willis Reed is 79 years old. Singer Carly Simon is 76 years old. Rock musician Ian McDonald (foreigner, King Crimson) is 75 years old. Comedian comedian Jimmy Walker is 74 years old. Actor director Michael Wrenn Beck is 73 years old. Rock singer Tim Finn is 69 years old. Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor is 67 years old. Rock musician David Paich (Toto) is 67 years old. Actor Michael Sabatino is 66 years old. Actor-Writer-Director Ricky Gervais (jer-VAYZ ‘) ​​is 60 years old. Actor John Benjamin Hickey is 58 years old. Actress Erica Gimpel is 57 years old. BasketballHallofFamer Dikembe Mutombo (dih-KEHM’-bay moo-TAHM’-boh) is 55 years old. Rapper producer Richie Rich is 54 years old. Actress Angela Kinsey is 50 years old. Rock musician Mike Krooeger (KROO’-gur) (nickelback) is 49 years old. Rock musician Mario Calire is 47 years old. Actress Linda Cardellini is 46 years old. Actor Busy Philipps is 42 years old. Jazz musician Joey Alexander is 18 years old.

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