FORCES ORDERED TO KOREA ON THIS DAY IN 1950

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On June 27, 1950, President Harry S. Truman (above) announced
that he is ordering U.S. air and naval forces to
South Korea to
aid the democratic nation in repulsing an invasion by communist
North Korea
. The United States was undertaking the major military
operation, he explained, to enforce a United Nations resolution
calling for an end to hostilities, and stop the spread of communism
in Asia. In addition to ordering U.S. forces to Korea, Truman also 
deployed the U.S. 7th Fleet to Formosa (Taiwan) to guard against
invasion by communist China and ordered an acceleration of
military aid to French forces fighting communist guerrillas in
Vietnam.

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U.S. troops arrive at the dockside in Pusan, 6 August 1950.





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YOU’VE SEEN THIS ACTRESS MANY TIMES

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Susan Oliver (born Charlotte Gercke in New York City)
(February 13, 1932 – May 10, 1990)

Oliver began drama studies at Swarthmore College,
followed by professional training at the
Neighborhood
Playhouse School of the Theatre
in New York City.

After working in summer stock and regional theater,
and in unbilled bits in daytime and primetime television
shows and commercials, she made her first major TV
appearance in a supporting role in the July 31, 1955,
episode of the live drama series Goodyear TV Playhouse,
and quickly progressed to leading parts in other shows
from Star Trek to Twilight Zone.

By the late 1970s with acting opportunities coming less
frequently, Oliver turned to directing.

Susan Oliver passed away from cancer in Woodland
Hills,
Los Angeles, California. She was only 58.

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Oliver as Vina transformed into an Orion slave girl in the Star Trek episodes "The Cage" and "The Menagerie".

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In 1967, piloting her own Aero Commander 200, (above) Oliver
became the fourth woman to fly a single-engine aircraft solo 
across the Atlantic Ocean and the second to do it from New 
York City.



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BERLIN AIRLIFT BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1948

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On June 26, 1948, U.S. and British pilots begin delivering food and supplies by airplane to Berlin after the city is isolated by a Soviet
Union
blockade.

When World War II ended in 1945, defeated Germany was divided
into Soviet, American, British and French zones of occupation. The
city of Berlin, though located within the Soviet zone of occupation,
was also split into four sectors, with the Allies taking the western
part of the city and the Soviets the eastern. In June 1948, Josef
Stalin’s government attempted to consolidate control of the city
by cutting off all land and sea routes to West Berlin in order to
pressure the Allies to evacuate. As a result, beginning on June 24
the western section of Berlin and its 2 million people were deprived
of food, heating fuel and other crucial supplies.

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BATTLE OF THE LITTLE BIGHORN IN 1876

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On June 25, 1876, Native American forces led by Crazy Horse
and Sitting Bull defeated the U.S. Army troops of Lt. Col. George
Armstrong Custer
in the Battle of the Little Bighorn near southern Montana’s Little Bighorn River.

Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull, Lakota Sioux leaders, strongly
resisted the mid-19th-century efforts of the U.S. government
to confine their people to reservations. In 1875, after gold was
discovered in South Dakota’s Black Hills, the U.S. Army
ignored
previous treaty
agreements
and invaded the region. This betrayal
led many Sioux and Cheyenne tribesmen to leave their reservations
and join Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse in
Montana.         
   

    

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ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCED ON THIS DAY

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On June 24, 1953, Jacqueline Bouvier and Massachusetts Senator
John F. Kennedy publicly announced their engagement. Kennedy
went on to become the 35th president and Jackie, as she was
known, became one of the most popular first ladies ever to grace
the
White House.

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