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Add Your Piece of History… 25th June

25 Jun
  • On this day in 1950.  North Korea invades South Korea, sparking the Korean War, which lasted for 3 years.
  • On this day in 1951.  The first commercial colour television show was transmitted by the Columbia Broadcasting System CBS . While colour television sets were generally not available it was estimated that about 40,000 people saw the first colour program.
  • On this day in 1993.  Kim Campbell is sworn in as Canada’s 19th prime minister, becoming the first woman to hold the country’s highest office.
  • On this day in 2009.  Michael Jackson (the King of Pop) dies.  On August 28th, the Los Angeles County Coroner reported its conclusion that Jackson’s death was a homicide caused by the combination of drugs in his body.  At the time of his death Michael Jackson was rehearsing for “This Is It” a planned series of fifty concerts by Michael Jackson to be held at The O2 arena in London.

Please feel free to add your piece of history (something personal or general history).

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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