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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 - breakup of Yugoslavia
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1991: Croatia and Slovenia become the first republics to declare their independence from Yugoslavia. The secession movement in Slovenia was met by some standoffs and limited skirmishes before the federal government and Slovenia agreed to a three-month moratorium allowing the Yugoslav People's Army to completely withdraw from Slovenia. However, in Croatia, the move led to a bloody war between Croat and Serb forces, who opposed the secession and wanted Croatia to remain a part of Yugoslavia.

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