Today In History June 25

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Today In History June 25

Today In History June 25

Dividing world history into decades is an arbitrary but sometimes very useful way of trying to understand the arcs and significance of historical events. Trying to identify any single historical event as crucial to the understanding of a given decade maybe even more arbitrary. It is certainly subjective. Nevertheless, that attempt can at the very least be a catalyst for discussion.

June 25 is the 176th day of the 2020 (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 189 days remain until the end of the year. Hundreds of interesting historical events in world history were set in motion by significantly smaller ones that are often not given the credit they deserve. Here you will find important events that happened today in world history.

1876: U.S.A. Custer’s Last Stand

Custer’s Last Stand during the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Six hundred men of the U.S. 7thCavalry led by George Armstrong Custer were attacked by 3,000 Native American Indians consisting mostly of Sioux and Cheyenne led by Crazy Horse, within one hour of the attack every last one of the soldiers was dead.

1938: U.S.A. Swastika

Problems with Native American Indian businesses using the Swastika which is an Indian symbol of good luck and predates the modern world including the use of the swastika by the Nazi Party in Germany is causing those Indian businesses to stop displaying the sign due to people believing it stands for the Nazis.

1928: U.S.A. Jewish National Home

The Jewish community in the United States has pledged to raise $3,000,000 each year for the next 5 years to rebuild Palestine as a Jewish National Home.

1943: World War II Dwight D. Eisenhower

Major General Dwight D. Eisenhower takes command as Supreme Allied Commander in Europe. After proving himself on the battlefields of North Africa and Italy in 1942 and 1943, Eisenhower was appointed supreme commander of Operation Overlord in 1944 the Allied invasion of north-western Europe.

1948: Germany West Berlin Blockade

Following the Russian blockade of West Berlin stopping fuel, electricity, and food US Soldiers are patrolling the streets in armored cars with mounted machine guns. In retaliation to the blockade, the US and UK have stopped all exports to East Berlin and the USSR.

1950: North Korea Attack South Korea

Armed forces from communist North Korea smash into South Korea, setting off the Korean War which lasted until 1953. The US becomes involved as part of the United Nations effort to help South Korea repel the invasion from the North and pushes back to North Korea beyond the 38th parallel into North Korean territory and following US involvement China becomes involved on behalf of North Korea.

Source:

  • britannica.com
  • brainyhistory.com