6/25/14

George Orwell Born, Khobar Towers Bombed, Sonya Sotomayor Born

On This Progressive Day: June 25
Pittsburgh millionaire Harry Thaw shoots and kills prominent architect Stanford White (1906)

Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Colombia are established (1935)

The Berlin Airlift begins (1948)

Iranian Islamofascists perpetrate the Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia, killing 19 U.S. servicemen (1996)

Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier, is kidnapped by Palestinian terrorists in a cross-border raid from the Israeli territory (2006)

b: George Orwell (1903), Sonya Sotomayor (1954); d: George Armstrong Custer (1876)

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