Saturday, June 25, 2011


1993:Kim Campbell, leader of the Progressive Conservative Party, is sworn in as Canada's 19th prime minister. She becomes the nation's first (and, to date, only) woman to hold that office.

1876: Lt. Col. George Custer's 7th Cavalry is routed to the last man by the Sioux and Cheyenne warriors led by Crazy Horse at the Battle of Little Big Horn in Montana. The most famous survivor on the U.S. side of "Custer's Last Stand" is Capt. Myles Keogh's horse, Comanche, now preserved at the University of Kansas.

1951: CBS broadcasts a musical variety program called Premiere, the first color television broadcast on a commercial network, although only the few color television sets on the East Coast are able to receive the transmission.
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