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 - Fall of France
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1940: Per the terms of an armistice signed three days earlier, France officially surrenders to Germany during World War II with a cease-fire going into effect at 1:35 a.m. Adolf Hitler is seen here viewing the Eiffel Tower in Paris on June 23, 1940. France would remain under Axis occupation until the liberation of the country after the Allied landings in June 1944.

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