THIS DAY IN HISTORY 25/06


THIS DAY IN HISTORY 25/06
JUNE 25TH

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1920 – League of Nations places Internationall Court of Justice in Hague

1960 – Madagascar gains independence from France

1960 – Somaliland is granted independence by British government

1961 – Iraq announces that Kuwait is a part of Iraq (Kuwait disagrees)

1962 – Inonu government forms in Turkey

1962 – Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO) forms

1964 – Prince A Taylor becomes 1st black methodist bishop (NJ)

1972 – Juan Peron elected president of Argentina

1975 – After a prolonged liberation struggle against Portuguese colonial rulers, Mozambique becomes independent as People Republic of Mozambique.

1976 – The Soweto Uprising in South Africa leaves 174 blacks and two whites dead following 10 days of rioting

1982 – South African President P.W. Botha issues a new Proclamation again placing Ingwavuma under government control

1991 – Slovenia & Croatia declare independence from Yugoslavia

1999 – In his first state of the nation address, South African President Thabo Mbeki promises to tackle rampaging crime; the nation’s murder rate is the third highest in the world and more than 49,000 cases of rape were reported in 1998

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1903 – George Orwell, [Eric A Blair], Bihar, British India, British writer (Animal Farm, 1984), (d. 1950)

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1961 – Ricky Gervais, Reading England, actor and comedian (The Office)

1963 – George Michael [Panos], London, British rock vocalist (Wham-I Want Your Sex)

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FAMOUS DEATHS

1792 – Thomas Peters, Early Sierra Leonean founder (b. 1738)

1876 – George Armstrong Custer, US General, dies at the Battle of Little Bighorn aged 36

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1968 – Tony Hancock, actor/writer (Call Me Genius, Rebel), dies at 43

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1978 – Hussein al-Ghasjmi, president of North-Yemen, murdered

1976 – Johnny Mercer, US songwriter (That old Black Magic), dies at 66

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1997 – Jacques Cousteau, French oceanographer, dies of heart attack at 87

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2009 – Michael Jackson, American recording artist, entertainer and King of Pop music (The Jackson 5, Thriller, Dangerous) dies of cardiac arrest at 50

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