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