ON THIS DAY: June 25, 2017

June 25th is

National Catfish Day

Color TV Day

Global Beatles Day

International Day of the Seafarer

Please Take My Children to Work Day
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MORE! Antonio Gaudi, Sonia Sotomayor and Ho Chi Minh, click

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WORLD FESTIVALS AND NATIONAL HOLIDAYS

Croatia –Statehood Day

India – Orissa and Jhrakhand:
Rathayatra (Hindu chariot festival)

Mozambique – Independence Day

Slovenia – National Day
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On This Day in HISTORY

1530 – At the Diet of Augsburg the Augsburg Confession is presented to the Holy Roman Emperor by the Lutheran princes and Electors of Germany; the Augsburg Confession, written in both German and Latin, is the primary confession of faith of the Lutheran Church and one of the most important documents of the Lutheran Reformation

1667 – French Doctor Jean-Baptiste Denys performs first blood transfusion

1678 – Venetian Elena Cornaro Piscopia is the first woman awarded a doctorate of philosophy when she graduates from the University of Padua.

1689 – Edward Holyoke born, American, Harvard University president (1737-69)

1788 – Virginia becomes the tenth U.S. state to ratify the Constitution

1852 – Antonio Gaudi born, innovative Spanish (Catalan) architect



1860 – Gustave Charpentier born, French composer; opera Louise



1867 – Lucien B. Smith patents the first barbed wire

1868 – Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina were readmitted to the Union.

1876 – George Armstrong Custer’s men are defeated at Little Big Horn by Sioux and Cheyenne warriors; over 50% of the troops are killed, including Custer

1881 – Crystal Eastman born, American lawyer, suffragist and writer



1885 – Benito Lynch born, Argentine novelist and short story writer

1887 – George Abbott born, American producer, director, playwright and actor; his career spanned over 80 years; among many awards are a Tony for a career distinguished achievement in the theatre, and a Kennedy Center Lifetime Achievement Award

1990 – Lord Louis Mountbatten born, English statesman, naval leader; last viceroy of British India



1900 – Taoist monk Wang Yuanlu discovers the Dunhuang manuscripts, a cache of ancient texts that are of great historical and religious significance, in the Mogao Caves of Dunhuang, China

1903 – Madame Marie Curie announces her discovery of radium

1903 – Eric Blair born, known by his pen name George Orwell, English author, essayist and journalist: his strong support of democratic socialism and opposition to totalitarianism, especially in 1984 and Animal Farm, continues to influence popular and political culture



1906 – Pittsburgh PA millionaire Harry Thaw shoots and kills prominent architect Stanford White

1910 – The U.S. Congress passes the Mann Act, which prohibits interstate transport of females for “immoral purposes”; the ambiguous language would be used to selectively prosecute people for years to come

1910 – Diaghilev’s premiers Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird


Poster art for Ballets Russes 1910 Firebird


1911 – William H. Stein born, American biochemist, 1972 Nobel Prize

1913 – American Civil War veterans begin arriving at the Great Reunion of 1913.

1923 – Dorothy Gilman born, American author, Mrs. Pollifax mystery series

1946 – Ho Chi Minh goes to France for talks on Vietnamese independence



1947 – The Diary of Anne Frank is published

1950 – War begins on the Korean peninsula as North Korea invades South Korea

1951 – CBS broadcasts the first commercial color television program

1954 – Sonia Sotomayor born, lawyer and judge, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

1962 – U.S. Supreme Court rules that the use of an unofficial, nondenominational prayer in New York public schools was unconstitutional

1969 – The Hollies record “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother,” with Elton John playing piano



1969 – Sly & the Family Stone records “Hot Fun in the Summertime”



1973 – Former White House Counsel John Dean testifies before the U.S. Senate Watergate Committee

1991 – The Yugoslav republics of Croatia and Slovenia declared their independence

1993 – Kim Campbell is chosen as leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada and becomes the first female Prime Minister of Canada

1993 – Tansu Çiller takes office as the first woman Prime Minister of Turkey

1996 – Independence Day, starring Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman, premiers in Los Angeles



1998 – In Clinton v. City of New York, U.S. Supreme Court rejects a presidential line-item veto law as unconstitutional

2014 – In Riley v. California, U.S. Supreme Court rules unanimously that police cannot examine the digital contents of a cell phone without a court order
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About wordcloud9

Nona Blyth Cloud has lived and worked in the Los Angeles area for the past 45 years, spending much of that time commuting on the 405 Freeway. After Hollywood failed to appreciate her genius for acting and directing, she began a second career managing non-profits, from which she has retired. Nona has now resumed writing whatever comes into her head, instead of reports and pleas for funding. She lives in a small house overrun by books with her wonderful husband and a bewildered Border Collie.
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