Today is Saturday, June 25, the 176th day of 2005. There are 189 days left in the year. On this date in 1876, Lt. Col. George A. Custer and his Seventh Cavalry are wiped out by Sioux and Cheyenne Indians in the Battle of the Little Bighorn in Montana.
In 1788, the state of Virginia ratifies the U.S. Constitution. In 1942, some 1,000 British Royal Air Force bombers raid Bremen, Germany, during World War II. In 1950, war breaks out in Korea as forces from the communist North invade the South. In 1951, the first commercial color telecast takes place as CBS transmits a one-hour special from New York to four other cities. In 1962, the Supreme Court rules that the use of an unofficial, non-denominational prayer in New York State public schools is unconstitutional. In 1967, the Beatles perform their new song, "All You Need Is Love," during a live international telecast. In 1973, former White House Counsel John W. Dean begins testifying before the Senate Watergate Committee. In 1975, the People's Republic of Mozambique comes into being, ending nearly five centuries of Portuguese rule. In 1991, the western Yugoslav republics of Croatia and Slovenia declare their independence. In 1993, Kim Campbell is sworn in as Canada's 19th prime minister, the first woman to hold the post.
June 25, 1980: The RMI Co. donates a parcel of land on Warren Road across from the No. 2 gate of the company to Weathersfield Township on condition that a fire station be built on the property.
Trumbull County commissioners approve a 2.5 percent motel tax, with proceeds to be used to pay for establishment of the county's first Visitors and Convention Bureau.
Officials of U.S. Steel Corp. and Community Steel Corp. open discussion on the potential sale of the Ohio Works sinter plant to Republic Steel Corp.
June 25, 1965: Mary Jane Pycroft of Newton Falls is elected secretary of state at Buckeye Girls State in Columbus.
Two jailbreakers from Lorain are nabbed near Steubenville after they eluded Youngstown police by kidnapping a Boardman man and stealing his car. Argel Wilson of Hitchcock Road was dumped from his car uninjured along Route 7 near Rogers, about three hours before the men were recaptured.
Senate GOP leader Everett M. Dirksen says he has been told by a former Defense Department official that the United States may have to double its fighting force in Vietnam, which would bring the number of troops there to 150,000.
June 25, 1955: Karen Olson, 12, of Niles is crowned national marble champion at the marble tournament in Asbury Park, N.J. She won 45 matches and lost 15 in capturing the crown.
Temple McAllister, owner of McAllister Dairy Co., Warren, sharply criticizes an order of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture banning 16 out-of-state milk pools and handlers from doing business in the state.
The 101st General Assembly approves a bill prohibiting graduated municipal income taxes, ending efforts in Youngstown and other municipalities to establish such taxes.
June 25, 1930: Luther Day, attorney for proponents of the Youngstown Sheet & amp; Tube-Bethlehem Steel Corp. merger, charges directors of Sheet & amp; Tube with dereliction of duty and misrepresentation in their pursuit of the merger during opening statements at a hearing before Judge David Jenkins in Youngstown.
Purification of water in Lake Glacier, now condemned because of contamination by sewage, could be accomplished by means of chlorination, says Dr. H.E. Welsh, Youngstown health commissioner. Mill Creek Park commissioners are considering the suggestions.
B.F. Keith's Palace Theater and The Vindicator announce formation of the Do Right Club for every boy in the city between the ages of eight and 16. The club will meet every Saturday morning, with some of the members each week being taken to Keith's Palace for the regular vaudeville bill and feature picture show.