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Daily Calendar for Sunday, June 25, 2023

Born

  • Eric Arthur Blair (better known by the pen-name George Orwell) –
  • Joe O'Brien (harness racing driver) –
  • June Lockhart (actress) –
  • James Meredith (political activist) –
  • Carly Simon (musician ) –
  • George Michael (singer, songwriter) –
  • Angela Kinsey (actress) –
  • Linda Cardellini (actress) –

Died

  • Stanford White (Famous architect; killed by Henry K. Thaw on the roof of Madison Square Garden) –
  • Warren Burger (U.S. Supreme Court chief justice) –
  • Jacques-Yves Cousteau (oceanographer) –
  • John Fiedler (actor; best known for providing the voice of Piglet in Winnie the Pooh cartoons) –
  • Farrah Fawcett (actress) –
  • Michael Jackson (musician) –
  • Patrick Macnee (actor) –

Events

  • Five English monks saw flaming torch spew fire, hot coals, and sparks on Moon–
  • Massachusetts Bay Colony Governor John Winthrop introduced the fork to American dining–
  • Virginia ratified the Constitution and was admitted as the 10th state–
  • Sitting Bull defeated General George Custer at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, which became known as Custer’s Last Stand.–
  • A 19-year-old cellist in the orchestra of the Rio de Janeiro Opera House in Brazil picked up the baton and conducted the orchestra in a performance of Aida when the regular conductor failed to make an appearance. The cellist name: Arturo Toscanini. (His success prompted him to abandon his cello for a conductor’s career)–
  • 4-day dedication ceremony for Mackinac Bridge began, Michigan–
  • Kim Campbell was chosen as leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada and became the first female Prime Minister of Canada–
  • Final episode of Another World aired–
  • An alligator attacked a golfer who was retrieving a ball from a pond, Venice, Florida–

Weather

  • Hailstones shaped like Saturn fell in Guildford, England–
  • It was 86 degrees F in Anchorage, Alaska–
  • Virginian Roy C. Sullivan was struck by lightning for the seventh time.–
  • 121 degrees F, Willow Beach, Arizona–
  • On June 25 and 26, a late snow fell in Newfoundland and Labrador.–

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