On This Day..... June 25

 

JUNE 25TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL CATFISH DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL STRAWBERRY PARFAIT DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL LEON DAY (1/2 WAY TO CHRISTMAS)
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • GEORGE ORWELL (1903-1950)
  • CARLY SIMON (1945, 73)
 
  • JIMMIE WALKER (1947, 71)
  • ANTHONY BOURDAIN (1956-2018)
 
  • RICKY GERVAIS (1961, 57)
  • GEORGE MICHAEL (1963-2016)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1788, VIRGINIA IS THE 10TH STATE TO RATIFY THE CONSTITUTION
  • IN 1978, THE U.S. PASSES THE ALIEN ACT WHCH ALLOWS THE PRESIENT TO DEPORT DANGEROUS “ALIENS”
  • IN 1862, THE SEVEN DAY BATTLE OF OAK GROVE, VIRGINIA IN THE CIVIL WAR BEGINS
  • IN 1867, LUCIEN SMITH OF OHIO PATENTS BARBED WIRE
 
  • IN 1868, SIX CONFEDERATE STATES ARE RE-ADMITTED TO THE UNION: NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA, ALABAMA, FLORIDA AND LOUISIANA
  • IN 1868, PRESIDENT JOHNSON SETS GOVERNMENT WORKERS AT A STANDARD EIGHT HOUR WORK DAY
  • IN 1876, GENERAL GEORGE CUSTER FIGHTS AND LOSES AT THE BATTLE OF LITTLE BIG HORN TO CHIEFS CRAZY HORSE AND SITTING BULL
  • IN 1888, REPUBLICANS NOMINATE BENJAMIN HARRISON FOR PRESIDENT
 
  • IN 1903, MARIE CURIE ANNOUNCES THAT SHE HAS DISCOVERED RADIUM
  • IN 1910, THE MANN ACT IS PASSED, WHICH RESTRICTS WOMEN FROM CROSSING STATE LINES FOR “IMMORAL PURPOSES”
  • IN 1927, DR. BENJAMIN SPOCK MARRIES CIVIL LIBERTIES ADVOCATE JANE CHENEY
  • IN 1929, PRESIDENT HOOVER AUTHORIZES THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE BOULDER DAM
  • IN 1938, ELLA FITZGERALD HITS #1 WITH “A TISKET A TASKET”
 
  • IN 1938, THE FEDERAL MINIMUM WAGE LAW IS ENACTED WHICH GUARANTEES WORKERS 25 CENTS PER HOUR AND SETS A MAXIMUM WORK WEEK OF 44 HOURS
  • IN 1942, GENERAL EISENHOWER IS APPOINTED TO COMMAND U.S. FORCES IN EUROPE
  • IN 1947, ANNE FRANK’S DIARY IS PUBLISHED IN THE NETHERLANDS
  • IN 1948, PRESIDENT TRUMAN SIGNS THE DISPLACED PERSONS BILL WHICH ALLOWS OVER 200,000 DISPLACED EUROPEANS TO SETTLE IN THE UNITED STATES
  • IN 1949, WARNER BROTHERS RELEASES “LONG HAIRED HAIR” STARRING BUGS BUNNY
 
  • IN 1950, NORTH KOREA INVADES SOUTH KOREA BEGINNING THE KOREAN WAR
  • IN 1951, CBS BEGINS AIRS THREE SHOWS IN COLOR FOR THE FIRST TIME. ED SULLIVAN, ARTHUR GODFREY AND FAYE EMERSON’S SHOWS WERE ALL AIRED IN FULL COLOR
  • IN 1955, “THE CAN CAN” CLOSES ON BROADWAY
  • IN 1957, NBC AIRS THE FINAL EPISODE OF “THE JONATHAN WINTERS SHOW”
 
  • IN 1962, THE SUPREME COURT STRIKES DOWN A SCHOOL PRAYER LAW IN NEW YORK, EFFECTIVELY BANNING PRAYER IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • IN 1966, THE BEATLES HIT #1 WITH “PAPERBACK WRITER”
  • IN 1967, THE BEATLES TV SPECIAL “OUR WORLD” IS WATCHED BY 400 MILLION PEOPLE WORLD WIDE
 
  • IN 1971, STEVIE WONDER RELEASES “WHERE I’M COMING FROM”
  • IN 1972, BERNICE GARA IS THE FIRST FEMALE UMPIRE IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
  • IN 1973, JOHN DEANS TESTIFIES IN THE WATERGATE HEARINGS AND ADMITS THAT HE AND PRESIDENT NIXON CONSPIRED TO COVER UP WATERGATE
  • IN 1975, BARRY WHITE RELEASES “CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR LOVE”
 
  • IN 1976, RICHARD DONNER RELEASES “THE OMEN”
  • IN 1977, MARVIN GAYE HITS #1 WITH “GOT TO GIVE IT UP”
  • IN 1977, ROY SULLIVAN SETS A RECORD WHEN HE IS STRUCK BY LIGHTNING A 7TH TIME
  • IN 1978, GILBERT BAKER DEBUTS THE RAINBOW FLAG AT A PRIDE CELEBRATION IN SAN FRANCISCO
 
  • IN 1981, THE SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS THE LEGALITY OF THE MALE ONLY DRAFT
  • IN 1981, MICROSOFT INCORPORATES IN WASHINGTON STATE
  • IN 1982, PORN STAR JOHN HOLMES IS ACQUITTED OF MURDER
  • IN 1982, RIDLEY SCOTT RELEASES “BLADE RUNNER”
 
  • IN 1983, “EVITA” CLOSES ON BROADWAY AFTER OVER 1,500 PERFORMANCES
  • IN 1983, DENZEL WASHINGTON MARRIES PAULETTA PEARSON
  • IN 1983, THE POLICE HAVE THE #1 ALBUM WITH “SYNCHRNICITY”
  • IN 1984, PRINCE RELEASES “PURPLE RAIN”
 
  • IN 1985, 21 PEOPLE DIE WHEN A FIREWORKS FACTORY EXPLODES IN OKLAHOMA
  • IN 1988, “WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT?” OPENS
  • IN 1988 DEBBIE GIBSON HITS #1 WITH “FOOLISH BEAT”
 
  • IN 1990, THE SUPREME COURT RULES THAT FAMILY MEMBERS CANNOT END THE LIFE OF A PATIENT IN A COMA WITHOUT THEIR PREVIOUS WRITTEN CONSENT
  • IN 1990, NELSON MANDELA MEETS WITH PRESIDENT BUSH IN THE WHITE HOUSE
  • IN 1991, SLOVENIA AND CROATIA DECLARE INDEPENDENCE FROM YUGOSLAVIA
  • IN 1996, ROLAND EMMERICH PREMIERES “INDEPENDENCE DAY”
 
  • IN 1996, JAY-Z RELEASES HIS DEBUT ALBUM “BEYOND REASONABLE DOUBT”
  • IN 1997, JACQUES COUSTEAU DIES OF A HEART ATTACK AT 87
  • IN 1997, LAUREN HOLLY DIVORCES HER “DUMB AND DUMBER” COSTAR JIM CARREY AFTER NINE MONTHS OF MARRIAGE
 
  • IN 1998, THE SUPREME COURT STRIKES DOWN THE LINE ITEM VETO
  • IN 1999, 68 YEAR OLD RUPERT MURDOCH MARRIES 30 YEAR OLD WENDI DENG
  • IN 2006, NICOLE KIDMAN MARRIES KEITH URBAN
  • IN 2009, MICHAEL JACKSON IS FOUND DEAD OF CARDIAC ARREST AT 50
 
  • IN 2009, FARRAH FAWCETT DIES OF CANCER AT 62
  • IN 2014, THE SUPREME COURT RULES THAT IT IS ILLEGAL TO EXAMINE THE CONTENTS OF A PERSON’S CELL PHONE WITHOUT A COURT ORDER
  • IN 2015, THE SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS THE LEGALITY OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT AND ITS SUBSIDIES
 

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