On this day: June 25

Published On: Jun 23 2013 09:16:35 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 25 2014 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 - Berlin airlift
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1948: A day after the Soviet Union blocked the Western Allies' railway, road and canal access to the sectors of Berlin under Allied control, the Western Allies begin the Berlin airlift to carry supplies to the people in West Berlin. The airlift proved a success and the blockade was lifted in May 1949, but the early Cold War events directly led to the creation of two separate German states.

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