Today in History for 25th June 2021

Historical Events

1672 – 1st recorded monthly Quaker meeting in US held at Sandwich, Massachusetts
1894 – American Railway Union under Eugene V Debs goes on strike
1950 – North Korea invades South Korea, beginning the Korean War
1961 – Iraq announces that Kuwait is a part of Iraq (Kuwait disagrees)
1973 – Russian communist party leader Leonid Brezhnev visits France
1982 – Greece abolishes headshaving of recruits in the military

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Famous Birthdays

1940 – Mary Beth Peil, American actress and singer (Mirrors, Dawson’s Creek, The Stepford Wives), born in Davenport, Iowa
1954 – Daryush Shokof, Iranian filmmaker (Hitler’s Grave), born in Tehran, Iran
1962 – Dan Turk, American footballer, NFL center (Washington Redskins), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2000)
1968 – Oleg Taktarov, Russian martial artist, born in Arzamas-16, Gorky Oblast, Russian SFSR
1971 – Neil Lennon, Northern Irish footballer, born in Lurgan, Northern Ireland
1972 – Amy Wickus, American 800m/1500m runner

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Famous Deaths

1579 – Hatano Hideharu, Japanese warlord and samurai (b. 1541)
1767 – Georg Philipp Telemann, German late baroque composer, dies at 86
1929 – Georges Courteline [Moineau], French playwright, dies at 71
1942 – Hans Lietzman, German theologist and church historian, dies at 67
2002 – Jean Corbeil, Canadian politician (b. 1934)
2008 – Alla Kazanskaya, Russian stage and film actress (Burnt by the Sun), dies at 88

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