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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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RETURN TO ROSWELL ON THIS DAY IN 1997

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On June 24, 1997, U.S. Air Force officials release a 231-page report dismissing long-standing claims of an alien spacecraft crash in
Roswell, New Mexico, almost exactly 50 years earlier.

Public interest in Unidentified Flying Objects, or UFOs, began to
flourish in the 1940s, when developments in space travel and the
dawn of the atomic age caused many Americans to turn their
attention to the skies. The town of Roswell, located near the Pecos
River in southeastern New Mexico, became a magnet for UFO
believers due to the strange events of early July 1947, when Air 
Force officials announced they had recovered the wreckage of 
a “flying disk.” A local newspaper put the story on its front
page, launching Roswell into the spotlight. 

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Major Jesse Marcel from the Roswell Army Air Field with
debris found 75 miles north west of Roswell, NM, in June
1947. The debris has been identified as that of a radar
target.

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HITLER TOURED PARIS ON THIS DAY IN 1940

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On June 23, 1940, Adolf Hitler surveys notable sites in the French
capital, now German-occupied territory.

In his first and only visit to Paris, Hitler made Napoleon’s tomb
among the sites to see. “That was the greatest and finest moment
of my life,” he said upon leaving. Comparisons between the Fuhrer
and
Napoleon have been made many times.

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Hitler visits the tomb of Napoleon.

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TIM BURTON MOVIE RELEASED ON THIS DAY

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On June 23, 1989, Tim Burton’s noir spin on the well-known story
of the DC Comics hero Batman was released in theaters.

Michael Keaton starred in the film as the multimillionaire Bruce
Wayne, who has transformed himself into the crime-fighting
Batman with Jack Nicholson as his archenemy
The Joker.

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