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#TodayInHistory – June 25

June 25 โ€“ Some important events on this day.

1183 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Peace of Konstanz signed between Hohenstaufen Emperor Frederick Barbarossa and Italian Lombard League
1630 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Fork introduced to American dining by Governor Winthrop
1638 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Lunar eclipse is 1st astronomical event recorded in the American Colonies
1678 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ The Venetian Elena Cornaro Piscopia is awarded a doctorate in philosophy, the first woman to receive a university or research doctorate
1876 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Battle of the Little Bighorn: US 7th Cavalry with Brevet Major General George Armstrong Custer blown away by Sioux and Cheyenne warriors led by Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull chiefs in what has become known as “Custer’s Last Stand”
1929 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ United States President Herbert Hoover authorizes construction of the Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam)
1950 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ North Korea invades South Korea, starting the Korean War
1960 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Madagascar gains independence from France
1978 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ First use of the rainbow flag, symbol of gay pride, made by Gilbert Baker at a march in San Francisco
1993 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Kim Campbell becomes Canadaโ€™s first female prime minister

2009 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ โ€œKing of Popโ€ Michael Jackson dies at age 50. On this day one of the most commercially successful entertainers in history, dies at the age of 50 at his home in Los Angeles, California, after suffering from cardiac arrest caused by a fatal combination of drugs given to him by his personal doctor.

2019 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ San Francisco is the first major US city to ban e-cigarettes ๐Ÿšฌ

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