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Today is Saturday, June 25, the 176th day of 2022. There are 189 days left in the year.

Today’s highlight in the story:

On June 25, 1876, Lt. Col. George A. Custer and his 7th Cavalry were annihilated by Sioux and Cheyenne Indians at the Battle of Little Bighorn in Montana.

In 1938, the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 was enacted.

In 1942, General Dwight D. Eisenhower was appointed Commanding General of the European Theater of Operations during World War II. Some 1,000 British Royal Air Force bombers attacked Bremen, Germany.

In 1947 “A Young Girl’s Diary”, the personal diary of Anne Frank, a young German-Jewish girl who hid with her family from the Nazis in Amsterdam during World War II, was published for the first time.

In 1950, war broke out in Korea as forces from the Communist North invaded the South.

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In 1962, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the recitation of a state-sponsored prayer in public schools in New York State was unconstitutional.

In 1973, former White House attorney John W. Dean began testifying before the Senate Watergate committee, implicating senior administration officials, including President Richard Nixon as well as himself, in the Watergate scandal and cover-up.

In 1990, the United States Supreme Court, in its first “right to die” decision, ruled that family members were prohibited from ending the lives of constantly comatose relatives who had not make their will known conclusively.

In 1993, Kim Campbell was sworn in as the 19th Prime Minister of Canada, the first woman to hold the office.

In 1996, a truck bomb killed 19 Americans and injured hundreds at a US military housing complex in Saudi Arabia.

In 2009, death took the “King of Pop” Michael Jackson in Los Angeles at age 50 and actor Farrah Fawcett in Santa Monica, California at age 62.

In 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld nationwide tax subsidies as part of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul in a 6-3 decision that preserved health insurance for millions of Americans.

In 2016, Pope Francis visited Armenia, where he recognized the massacre of Armenians during the Ottoman era as genocide, prompting a harsh rebuttal from Turkey.

Ten years ago: A divided U.S. Supreme Court threw out much of Arizona’s harsh crackdown on people living in the U.S. without legal permission, while unanimously upholding the law’s most-discussed provision law: require police to check the immigration status of those they arrest for other reasons, but with limited legal consequences.

Five years ago: In eastern Pakistan, an overturned tanker caught fire, killing at least 150 people who had rushed to the scene to collect leaking fuel.

A year ago: Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22½ years in prison for the murder of George Floyd, whose dying breath below Chauvin’s knee caused the biggest outcry against racial injustice in the United States for generations. Researchers used large machines and their hands to comb through a twisting, shifting pile of concrete and metal, a day after an oceanfront condominium building near Miami collapsed in a heap of smoldering rubble, killing 98 people. The Justice Department has sued Georgia over the state’s new election law, saying it was intended to deny black voters equal access to the ballot. (The trial is ongoing.)

Today’s birthdays: Actress June Lockhart turns 97. Civil rights activist James Meredith is 89. R&B singer Eddie Floyd is 85. Actress Barbara Montgomery is 83 years old. Actress Mary Beth Peil (peel) is 82 years old. Carly Simon is 77 years old. Actor-comedian Jimmie Walker is 75 years old. Actor-director Michael Lembeck is 74 years old. Rock singer Tim Finn is 70 years old. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is 68. Rock musician David Paich (Toto) is 68 years old. Actor Michael Sabatino is 67. Actor-writer-director Ricky Gervais (jer-VAYZ’) is 61. Actor John Benjamin Hickey is 59 years old. Actor Erica Gimpel is 58 years old. Basketball Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo (dih-KEHM’-bay moo-TAHM’-boh) is 56 years old. Rapper-producer Richie Rich is 55. Actor Angela Kinsey is 51 years old. Rock musician Mike Kroeger (KROO’-gur) (Nickelback) is 50 years old. Rock musician Mario Calire is 48 years old. Actor Linda Cardellini is 47 years old. Actor Busy Philipps is 43 years old. Jazz musician Joey Alexander is 19 years old.

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