Daily Calendar for Tuesday, June 24, 2025


  • Lucrezia Borgia (Duchess of Ferrara) –
  • Grover Cleveland (22nd & 24th U.S. president) –
  • Sarah Orne Jewett (writer) –
  • Jackie Gleason (actor & comedian) –
  • Esther Rome (author) –
  • Brian Keith (actor) –
  • David Tomlinson (actor) –
  • Richard Pough (founder of the Nature Conservancy. Pough wrote a series of Audubon guides on birds. He was also one of the first to warn of the dangers of DDT and helped to get a law banning the sale of wild-bird feathers.) –
  • Eli Wallach (actor) –


  • Ferdinand Bol (painter) –
  • Ambrose Bierce (writer) –
  • Jack Dempsey (boxer) –
  • Mick Fleetwood (musician) –
  • Mindy Kaling (actress) –
  • Minka Kelly (actress) –
  • Solange Knowles (actress & singer) –


  • Battle of Bannockburn—Scottish forces led by Robert the Bruce beat Edward II of England. Scotland regained its independence–
  • John Cabot landed on North American soil–
  • Henry VIII crowned King of England–
  • Canada’s national anthem, O Canada, was first performed, at a banquet in Quebec City, Quebec. The original lyrics were in French. English versions didn’t appear until the early 1900s.–
  • 9 UFOs reported, Mt. Rainier, Washington–
  • The guitar Eric Clapton used to record the song, Layla, sold at auction for $497,500–
  • Eric Clapton’s favorite guitar fetched $959,500 at auction, easily eclipsing the record set by the sale of another guitar by the legendary rock musician on this day in 1999–
  • John Isner of the U.S. defeated Nicolas Mahut of France at Wimbledon in the longest tennis match to date (11 hours and 5 minutes)–
  • Rusty, a red panda, was found exploring a nearby neighborhood after he had disappeared from the The Smithsonian National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C., overnight.–
  • The Florida Panthers won the NHL championship Stanley Cup for the first time in the franchise’s history–


  • While on an Arctic expedition, Admiral Robert Peary reported seeing a large mountainous landmass off the coast. He named it Crocker Land, but later expeditions proved that it was a mirage.–
  • 6.54” of rain fell in Brooklyn, New York City–
  • The Mount Rainier National Park ranger station in Washington reported 4.4 inches of snow, bringing the season total to 1,122 inches–
  • Light snow flurries in northern Manitoba–

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