Today in history – June 25

1848 – A photograph of the June Days uprising becomes the first known instance of photojournalism.

1876 – Battle of the Little Bighorn and the death of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer. Custer’s force of 208 men was killed by Chief Sitting Bull’s Sioux warriors.

1910 – Congress passes the Mann Act, which prohibits interstate transport of females for “immoral purposes.”

1942 – Gen. Dwight Eisenhower took command of the U.S. forces in Europe.

1947 – The Diary of a Young Girl (better known as The Diary of Anne Frank) is published.

1948 – The Berlin airlift begins.

1950 – The Korean War begins with the invasion of South Korea by North Korea.

1973 – White House attorney John Dean told a Senate committee that President Richard Nixon joined in a plot to cover up the Watergate break-in.

1976 – Missouri Governor Kit Bond issues an executive order rescinding the Extermination Order, formally apologizing on behalf of the state of Missouri for the suffering it had caused to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

2009 – Michael Jackson, known as the “king of pop,” died of cardiac arrest at age 50.