>> Friday, June 25, 2010
2009:Pop superstar Michael jackson,50,died from cardiac arrest in Los Angeles,having ingested a powerful cocktail of sleeping drugs.
1630:The table fork was introduced into America from england.
1938:Gaelic scholar douglas hyde was inaugurated as the first president of the irish republic.
1991:Croatia and Slovenia declared independence, plunging the yugoslav federation into a violent breakup.
2009:Russia'Supreme court ordered a retrial for three men on charges related to the 2006 murder of journalist anna politkovskaya.