On This Day: June 25th

June 25th:

1929- US President Herbert Hoover authorizes building of Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam)

1876- Battle of the Little Bighorn: US 7th Cavalry under Brevet Major General George Armstrong Custer wiped out by Sioux and Cheyenne warriors led by Chiefs Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull in what has become famously known as “Custer’s Last Stand”

1096- 1st Crusade slaughter Jews of Werelinghofen Germany

1183- Peace of Konstanz signed between Hohenstaufen Emperor Frederick Barbarossa and Italian Lombard League

1500- Pope Alexander VI accept Treaty of Granada

1580- Book of Concord, standards of Lutheran Church, 1st published

1638- Lunar eclipse is 1st astronomical event recorded in the American Colonies

1672- 1st recorded monthly Quaker meeting in US held at Sandwich, Massachusetts

1788- Virginia becomes 10th state to ratify US constitution

1868- Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina readmitted to US

1868- US President Andrew Johnson passes a law that government workers would work 8 hr day

1938- US federal minimum wage law guarantees workers 25 cents per hour (rising to 40 cents by 1945) and a maximum 44 hour working week

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