June 25

Korean War begins

June 25, 1950

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  • The Korean War: "Police Action," 1950–1953
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    The Korean War: "Police Action," 1950–1953

    In 1950, North Korean forces, armed mainly with Soviet weapons, invaded South Korea in an effort to reunite the peninsula under communist rule. This lesson will introduce students to the conflict by having them read the most important administration documents related to it.

Battle of Little Big Horn

June 25, 1876

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George Orwell, English author and journalist, born

June 25, 1903

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  • George Orwell's Essay on his Life in Burma: "Shooting An Elephant"
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    George Orwell's Essay on his Life in Burma: "Shooting An Elephant"

    Eric A. Blair, better known by his pen name, George Orwell, is today best known for his last two novels, the anti-totalitarian works Animal Farm and 1984. He was also an accomplished and experienced essayist, writing on topics as diverse as anti-Semitism in England, Rudyard Kipling, Salvador Dali, and nationalism. Among his most powerful essays is the 1931 autobiographical essay "Shooting an Elephant," which Orwell based on his experience as a police officer in colonial Burma.