WASHINGTON, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
FRIDAY, JUNE 25: KOREAN WAR STARTS
Profile America — Friday, June 25th. This day 60 years ago was a Sunday. In Korea, it was raining as forces from North Korea attacked positions in the south, sparking the three-year long Korean War. U.S. forces entered the conflict June 30th, joined under the United Nations banner ultimately by troops from 21 other nations, just as North Korean forces were bolstered by Chinese units. The war was marked by on-again, off-again peace talks punctuated by intense fighting. An armistice in the summer of 1953 divided the country formally into north and south along the 38th Parallel. Some 34,000 Americans were killed in action and another 103,000 wounded. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2010, p. 339
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2004-2005, t. 506
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau