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June 25, 2014

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Today is Wednesday June 25, 2014
170 day of 2014, 185  remaining

Sunrise: 5:49am
Sunset:  8:35pm
14hours and 46 minutes of daylight today
Moonrise: 4:43 a.m.
Moonset:  7:14 p..m.   

Special Celebrations today:

Today is  National Log Cabin Day, Catfish Day, Strawberry ParfaitDay and Independence Day in Mozambique.

On this day in...

1868: The U.S. Congress enacted legislation granting an eight-hour day to workers employed by the Federal government.

1876: Lt. Col. Custer and 210 men of the U.S. Cavalry were killed at Little Big Horn in Montana.  The event is known as "Custer's Last Stand".

1877: In Philadelphia Alexander Graham Bell demonstrated the telephone.

1950: North Korea invaded South Korea initiating the Korean War, but it was only called a "conflict".

1951: In New York the first regular commercial color TV transmissions were presented on CBS using the FCC-approved CBS Color System  however the public did not own color TV's at the time.

1968:Bobby Bonds hit a grand-slam home run in his first game with the Giants.  He was the first player to debut with a grand-slam.

1985: ABC's : Monday Night Football" began with a new line-up The trio was Frank Gifford, Joe Namath and O.J. Simpson.

If today is your birthday, you share it with:

GEORGE ORWELL
JUNE LOCKHART
BARBARA MONTGOMERY
CARLY SIMON
JIMMY WALKER
GEORGE MICHAEL

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