On this day: June 25

Published On: Jun 23 2013 09:16:35 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 25 2016 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 - Charles Starkweather
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1959: At a minute past midnight, spree killer Charles Starkweather is executed by electric chair at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln. Starkweather murdered 11 people in Nebraska and Wyoming during a two-month road trip with his 14-year-old girlfriend, Caril Ann Fugate. The victims included Fugate's mother, stepfather and 2-year-old sister. Fugate, who has always maintained Starkweather had held her hostage, was sentenced to life in prison for her role in the murder spree, but was paroled in June 1976 after serving more than 17 years in prison.

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