Today in History for 25th June 2018

Historical Events

1500 – Pope Alexander VI accept Treaty of Granada
1646 – Thomas Fairfax’s New Model Army occupies Oxford
1864 – Battle of Petersburg: Union forces begin digging tunnels under Confederate lines
1950 – North Korea invades South Korea, beginning the Korean War
1951 – 1st color TV broadcast-CBS’ Arthur Godfrey from NYC to 4 cities
1966 – Beatles’ “Paperback Writer” single goes #1 and stays #1 for 2 weeks

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Famous Birthdays

1907 – J Hans D Jensen, German physicist (atomic nucleus-Nobel 1963)
1925 – Ziggy Talent, singer (Vaughn Monroe Show), born in Manchester, New Hampshire
1964 – Phil Emery, cricketer (NSW wicket-keeper, Australia 1994)
1969 – Alina Ivanova, Ukraine, race walker (indoor 3K world record)
1972 – Mike Kroeger, Canadian musician (Nickelback)
1979 – Richard Hughes, Scottish footballer

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Famous Deaths

1830 – Ephraim McDowell, American Physician (pioneered abdominal surgery), dies at 58
1986 – Gery Florizoone, Flemish poet, dies at 63
1988 – Axis Sally, [Mildred E Gillars], US nazi propagandist (WWII), dies
1996 – Ray Howard-Jones, artist, dies at 93
2002 – Jean Corbeil, Canadian politician (b. 1934)
2011 – Margaret Tyzack, English actress (b. 1931)

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