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 - James Meredith
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1933: American civil rights activist and writer James Meredith is born in Kosciusko, Mississippi. In 1962, he became the first black student admitted to the segregated University of Mississippi, an event that was a flashpoint in the American civil rights movement.

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