Today in History: June 25

Three South Korean riflemen man a position in the hills as they watch movement of Communist troops in the area beneath them. North Korean Communist troops on June 25, 1950 officially estimated at 50,000, invaded the American-sponsored South Korean republic. Early reports said the surprise onslaught by the Russian-trained North Koreans was supported by tanks and heavy artillery. (AP Photo)

In 1950, war broke out in Korea as forces from the communist North invaded the South. Here, three South Korean riflemen man a position in the hills as they watch movement of Communist troops in the area beneath them. (AP Photo) (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

South Korean army troops man American built trucks on June 25, 1950, as they defend their country land against Russian invasion. North Korean Communist troops invaded the American sponsored South Korean republic causing an international situation. (AP Phot/T. Lambert )
In 1950, war broke out in Korea as forces from the communist North invaded the South. South Korean army troops man American built trucks on June 25, 1950, as they defend their country land against Russian invasion. North Korean Communist troops invaded the American sponsored South Korean republic causing an international situation. (AP Phot/T. Lambert ) (ASSOCIATED PRESS/T. Lambert)
Michael Jackson
In 2009, death claimed Michael Jackson, the “King of Pop,” in Los Angeles at age 50. In this 2009 file photo, Jackson announces that he is set to play ten live concerts in London. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File) (AP)
FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2006 file photo, actress Farrah Fawcett poses for photographers on the red carpet before Comedy Central's "Roast of William Shatner,"  in Los Angeles. Fawcett died, Thursday, June 25, 2009, at a hospital in Los Angeles.  She was 62. (AP Photo/Rene Macura, file)
Also in 2009, death claimed actress Farrah Fawcett in Santa Monica, California, at age 62. In this 2006 file photo, Fawcett poses for photographers on the red carpet before Comedy Central’s “Roast of William Shatner,” in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Rene Macura, file) (ASSOCIATED PRESS/RENE MACURA)
Sioux Indians, six of whom were present at the battle of Little Big Horn, where General George Custer and his soldiers were gathered for a reunion on Sept. 2, 1948 at Custer state park, in South Dakota's Black Hills. (AP Photo)
In 1876, Lt. Col. Colonel George A. Custer and his 7th Cavalry were wiped out by Sioux and Cheyenne Indians in the Battle of the Little Bighorn in Montana. Sioux Indians, six of whom were present at the battle of Little Big Horn, where General George Custer and his soldiers were gathered for a reunion on Sept. 2, 1948 at Custer state park, in South Dakota’s Black Hills. (AP Photo) (AP)
FILE - This June 12, 2009 file photo, shows a photo of Anne Frank at the opening of the exhibition: "Anne Frank, a History for Today", at the Westerbork Remembrance Centre in Hooghalen, northeast Netherlands. A new study by the Anne Frank House museum in Amsterdam said Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, there is no conclusive evidence that the Jewish diarist and her family were betrayed to the Netherlands’ German occupiers during World War II, leading to their arrest and deportation. (AP Photo/Bas Czerwinski, File)
In 1947, “The Diary of a Young Girl,” the personal journal of Anne Frank, a German-born Jewish girl hiding with her family from the Nazis in Amsterdam during World War II, was first published. FILE – This June 12, 2009 file photo, shows a photo of Anne Frank at the opening of the exhibition: “Anne Frank, a History for Today”, at the Westerbork Remembrance Centre in Hooghalen, northeast Netherlands. A new study by the Anne Frank House museum in Amsterdam said Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, there is no conclusive evidence that the Jewish diarist and her family were betrayed to the Netherlands’ German occupiers during World War II, leading to their arrest and deportation. (AP Photo/Bas Czerwinski, File) (ASSOCIATED PRESS)
ADVANCE FOR USE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2018 AT 3:01 A.M. EDT AND THEREAFTER-FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 file photo, former Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis, center, dressed in all pink, leads the Women's March in Austin, Texas. Davis, who now runs the Austin-based women’s advocacy group Deeds Not Words, recalls being touched “very inappropriately” by a newly elected House member at a 2009 social gathering for lawmakers. She never filed a complaint and wasn’t even aware there was a process for doing so. Often the fear of coming forward and what the consequence of that will look like suppresses anyone from saying anything,” she says. (Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
In 2013, Democratic Texas State Senator Wendy Davis began a one-woman filibuster to block a GOP-led effort to impose stringent new abortion restrictions across the nation’s second-most populous state. (Republicans voted to end the filibuster minutes before midnight, sparking a chaotic scene with demonstrators who succeeded in forcing lawmakers to miss the deadline for passing the bill.) In this Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 file photo, former Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis, center, dressed in all pink, leads the Women’s March in Austin, Texas. Davis, who now runs the Austin-based women’s advocacy group Deeds Not Words, recalls being touched “very inappropriately” by a newly elected House member at a 2009 social gathering for lawmakers. She never filed a complaint and wasn’t even aware there was a process for doing so. Often the fear of coming forward and what the consequence of that will look like suppresses anyone from saying anything,” she says. (Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman via AP) (AP/Ralph Barrera)
A parchment of the Constitution of the United States with a red background
In 1788, Virginia ratified the U.S. Constitution.     (Getty Images/iStockphoto/jaflippo)
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Three South Korean riflemen man a position in the hills as they watch movement of Communist troops in the area beneath them. North Korean Communist troops on June 25, 1950 officially estimated at 50,000, invaded the American-sponsored South Korean republic. Early reports said the surprise onslaught by the Russian-trained North Koreans was supported by tanks and heavy artillery. (AP Photo)
South Korean army troops man American built trucks on June 25, 1950, as they defend their country land against Russian invasion. North Korean Communist troops invaded the American sponsored South Korean republic causing an international situation. (AP Phot/T. Lambert )
Michael Jackson
FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2006 file photo, actress Farrah Fawcett poses for photographers on the red carpet before Comedy Central's "Roast of William Shatner,"  in Los Angeles. Fawcett died, Thursday, June 25, 2009, at a hospital in Los Angeles.  She was 62. (AP Photo/Rene Macura, file)
Sioux Indians, six of whom were present at the battle of Little Big Horn, where General George Custer and his soldiers were gathered for a reunion on Sept. 2, 1948 at Custer state park, in South Dakota's Black Hills. (AP Photo)
FILE - This June 12, 2009 file photo, shows a photo of Anne Frank at the opening of the exhibition: "Anne Frank, a History for Today", at the Westerbork Remembrance Centre in Hooghalen, northeast Netherlands. A new study by the Anne Frank House museum in Amsterdam said Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, there is no conclusive evidence that the Jewish diarist and her family were betrayed to the Netherlands’ German occupiers during World War II, leading to their arrest and deportation. (AP Photo/Bas Czerwinski, File)
ADVANCE FOR USE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2018 AT 3:01 A.M. EDT AND THEREAFTER-FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 file photo, former Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis, center, dressed in all pink, leads the Women's March in Austin, Texas. Davis, who now runs the Austin-based women’s advocacy group Deeds Not Words, recalls being touched “very inappropriately” by a newly elected House member at a 2009 social gathering for lawmakers. She never filed a complaint and wasn’t even aware there was a process for doing so. Often the fear of coming forward and what the consequence of that will look like suppresses anyone from saying anything,” she says. (Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
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Today is Tuesday, June 25, the 176th day of 2019.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On June 25, 1950, war broke out in Korea as forces from the communist North invaded the South.

On this date:

In 1788, Virginia ratified the U.S. Constitution.

In 1876, Lt. Col. Colonel George A. Custer and his 7th Cavalry were wiped out by Sioux and Cheyenne Indians in the Battle of the Little Bighorn in Montana.

In 1910, President William Howard Taft signed the White-Slave Traffic Act, more popularly known as the Mann Act, which made it illegal to transport women across state lines for “immoral” purposes.

In 1943, Congress passed, over President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s veto, the Smith-Connally Anti-Strike Act, which allowed the federal government to seize and operate privately owned war plants facing labor strikes.

In 1947, “The Diary of a Young Girl,” the personal journal of Anne Frank, a German-born Jewish girl hiding with her family from the Nazis in Amsterdam during World War II, was first published.

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

In 1967, the Beatles performed and recorded their new song “All You Need Is Love” during the closing segment of “Our World,” the first-ever live international telecast which was carried by satellite from 14 countries.

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

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

In 1998, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a line-item veto law as unconstitutional, and ruled that HIV-infected people were protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

In 2003, the Recording Industry Association of America threatened to sue hundreds of individual computer users who were illegally sharing music files online.

In 2013, Democratic Texas State Senator Wendy Davis began a one-woman filibuster to block a GOP-led effort to impose stringent new abortion restrictions across the nation’s second-most populous state. (Republicans voted to end the filibuster minutes before midnight, sparking a chaotic scene with demonstrators who succeeded in forcing lawmakers to miss the deadline for passing the bill.)

Ten years ago: Death claimed Michael Jackson, the “King of Pop,” in Los Angeles at age 50 and actress Farrah Fawcett in Santa Monica, California, at age 62. North Korea vowed to enlarge its atomic arsenal and warned of a “fire shower of nuclear retaliation” in the event of a U.S. attack, as the regime marked the 1950 outbreak of the Korean War.

Five years ago: In an emphatic defense of privacy in the digital age, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled that police generally may not search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants. Tim Lincecum (LIHN’-sih-kuhm) pitched his second no-hitter against the San Diego Padres in less than a year, allowing only one runner and leading the San Francisco Giants to a 4-0 win. The NFL agreed to remove a $675 million cap on damages from thousands of concussion-related claims after a federal judge questioned whether there would be enough money to cover as many as 20,000 retired players.

One year ago: Facing rising costs from new tariffs, Harley-Davidson announced that it would begin shifting the production of motorcycles sold in Europe from the U.S. to factories overseas; President Donald Trump accused the company of waving a “White Flag” in the tariff dispute between the U.S. and the European Union. Britain’s Prince William arrived in Israel for the first-ever official visit there by a member of the British royal family, ending the monarchy’s mostly hands-off approach to one of the world’s most sensitive regions.

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