Once Upon A time – June 25 – 1950 – North Korea Invades South Korea, Beginning The Korean War

1929 US President Herbert Hoover authorizes building of Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam)

1678 Venetian Elena Cornaro Piscopia is awarded a doctorate of philosophy from the University of Padua, 1st woman to receive a university doctoral degree or PhD

1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn: US 7th Cavalry under Brevet Major General George Armstrong Custer wiped out by Sioux and Cheyenne warriors led by Chiefs Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull in what has become famously known as “Custer’s Last Stand”

1929 US President Herbert Hoover authorizes building of Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam)

1950 north korea invades South Korea, beginning the Korean War

Historical Events Today
Today in Film & TV
1967 First global satellite television program: “Our World” broadcast features 19 acts representing 19 nations including The Beatles singing “All You Need Is Love”

Today in Music
1984 Prince releases his “Purple Rain” album

Today in Sport
1991 Martina Navratilova wins record 100th singles match at Wimbledon, beating Elna Reinach of South Africa 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 in the 1st round

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Famous Weddings
1436 Louis (13), son of French King Charles VII marries

Margaret (11), daughter of King James I of Scotland at the Castle of Tours

1927 Pediatrician Benjamin Spock (24) weds civil liberties advocate Jane Cheney

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