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 - Battle of Little Bighorn
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Library of Congress

1876: The Battle of the Little Bighorn begins near the Little Bighorn River in eastern Montana Territory. The two-day battle resulted in the overwhelming defeat of the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army at the hands of the combined forces of Lakota, Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes. The total U.S. casualty count, including scouts, was 268 dead, including Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer, and 55 injured.

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