Today in History for 25th June 2022

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Historic Events

1798 – US passes Alien Act enabling president to deport unsafe aliens
1894 – Boer chief Paul Kruger satisfies British Substantial Commissioner, Sir Henry Loch, on Pretoria station in South Africa and accompanies him to his hotel to go over the grievances of the Uitlanders (Foreigners)
1967 – KPBS Television set channel 15 in San Diego, CA (PBS) commences broadcasting
1973 – John Dean commences testifying ahead of Senate Watergate Committee
1996 – The Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia kills 19 U.S. servicemen
1998 – New making for The British Library at Kings Cross, developed by Colin St John Wilson, is opened by Queen Elizabeth II in London

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Well known Birthdays

1328 – William Montacute, 2nd Earl of Salisbury, English navy leader, born in Donyatt, Somerset, England (d. 1397)
1860 – Gustave Charpentier, French opera composer (Louise), born in Dieuze, France (d. 1956)
1937 – Marabel Morgan, American author (The Full Woman), born in Crestline, Ohio
1940 – Mary Beth Peil, American actress and singer (Mirrors, Dawson’s Creek, The Stepford Wives), born in Davenport, Iowa
1970 – Roope Latvala, Finnish musician (Youngsters of Bodom), born in Helsinki, Finland
1988 – Therese Johaug, Norwegian cross-region skier (Olympic gold 4 x 5k relay 2010, 10k, 15k, 30k 2022 14 x Globe C’ship gold), born in Os, Røros, Norway

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Well-known Deaths

1673 – Charles de Batz-Castelmore, Comte d’Artagnan, Captain of the Musketeers less than Louis XIV of France (b. 1611)
1830 – Ephraim McDowell, American physician and surgeon (pioneered belly surgical treatment), dies at 58
1948 – William C. Lee, U.S. general ‘Father of the US Airboure’, dies at 53
1956 – Ernest J. King, US fleet admiral, Chief of Naval Functions, dies at 77
1987 – Boudleaux Bryant, American nation audio and pop songwriter (“Rocky Leading” “Really like Hurts” “Bye Bye Like”), dies at 67
2002 – Jean Corbeil, Canadian politician (b. 1934)

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