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On this day: June 25

Published On: Jun 23 2013 09:16:35 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 25 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

Custer makes his last stand, France surrenders to Germany during World War II, Anne Frank's diary is published, the Korean War begins, and Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson both die, all on this day.

OTD June 25 - Johnny Mercer
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1976: Singer-songwriter Johnny Mercer dies of brain cancer at the age of 66 in Bel Air, Calif. Mercer, who won four Academy Awards in 19 nominations, is best-known for songs like "Hooray for Hollywood," "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby," "Jeepers, Creepers!," "Fools Rush In," "That Old Black Magic," "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive," "Come Rain or Come Shine," "Moon River" and "Summer Wind."

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