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Daily Calendar for Saturday, June 28, 2025

Died

  • Pope Paul I –
  • James Madison (4th U.S. president) –
  • Maria Mitchell (astronomer) –
  • Rod Serling (screenwriter) –
  • Terrance Stanley Fox (cross-country runner, Canadian hero) –
  • Queen Modjadji V (the rain queen” of South Africa’s Lobedu tribe”) –
  • Billy Mays (popular TV pitchman) –
  • Meshach Taylor (actor) –

Born

  • Henry VIII ( King of England) –
  • Peter Paul Rubens (painter) –
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau (philosopher) –
  • Richard Rodgers (composer) –
  • Mel Brooks (director & actor) –
  • Pat Morita (actor) –
  • Gilda Radner (actress) –
  • Kathy Bates (actress) –
  • John Elway (football player) –
  • Mary Stuart Masterson (actress) –
  • John Cusack (actor) –

Events

  • Molly Pitcher took her mortally wounded husband’s place at a cannon at the Battle of Monmouth, NJ. As a recognition of her heroism, the valiant woman was commissioned a sergeant by General George Washington–
  • Cholera epidemic began in N.Y.C.–
  • Labor Day became an official U.S. holiday–
  • The Treaty of Versailles was signed, ending WW I–
  • First Corvette car assembled–
  • Israel annexed East Jerusalem–
  • The United States Supreme Court, in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, bars quota systems in college admissions but affirms constitutionality of programs giving advantage to minorities–
  • 7.3 earthquake shook Landers, California–
  • A brief 4.5 earthquake struck the Midwest rattling windows and awakening sleeping residents from Wisconsin south to Missouri and from Indiana west to Iowa–
  • Pope Benedict XVI waived the five year waiting period for a cause for beatification to be opened and the official process for beatification of Pope John Paul II began in the Diocese of Rome–

Weather

  • Laughlin, Nevada, reached 124 degrees F–
  • Tornado tossed tractor 1.5 miles in Camp Crook, South Dakota–

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