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Sunday 25 June 2017 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • National Catfish Day (United States)

Events

  • 1998 – In Clinton v. City of New York, the United States Supreme Court decides that the Line Item Veto Act of 1996 is unconstitutional.
  • 1993 – Kim Campbell is sworn in as the first female Prime Minister of Canada.
  • 1984 – American singer Prince releases his most successful studio album Purple Rain.
  • 1978 – The rainbow flag representing gay pride is flown for the first time during the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade.
  • 1960 – Two cryptographers working for the United States National Security Agency left for vacation to Mexico, and from there defected to the Soviet Union.
  • 1944 – World War II: United States Navy and British Royal Navy ships bombard Cherbourg to support United States Army units engaged in the Battle of Cherbourg.
  • 1938 – Dr. Douglas Hyde is inaugurated as the first President of Ireland.
  • 1923 – Capt. Lowell H. Smith and Lt. John P. Richter perform the first ever aerial refueling in a DH.4B biplane
  • 1913 – American Civil War veterans begin arriving at the Great Reunion of 1913.
  • 1910 – The United States 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.
  • 1900 – The 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.
  • 1788 – Virginia becomes the tenth state to ratify the United States Constitution.
  • 1786 – Gavriil Pribylov discovers St. George Island of the Pribilof Islands in the Bering Sea.
  • 1678 – Venetian Elena Cornaro Piscopia is the first woman awarded a doctorate of philosophy when she graduates from the University of Padua.

Births

  • 2006 – Mckenna Grace, American actress
  • 1996 – Pietro Fittipaldi, Brazilian-American racing driver
  • 1987 – Brian Canter, American bull rider
  • 1986 – Charlie Davies, American soccer player
  • 1985 – Daniel Bard, American baseball player
  • 1984 – Lauren Bush, American model and fashion designer
  • 1978 – Aramis Ramírez, Dominican-American baseball player
  • 1978 – Luke Scott, American baseball player
  • 1978 – Marcus Stroud, American football player
  • 1975 – Linda Cardellini, American actress
  • 1975 – Michele Merkin, American model and television host
  • 1972 – Carlos Delgado, Puerto Rican-American baseball player and coach
  • 1971 – Michael Tucker, American baseball player
  • 1970 – Aaron Sele, American baseball player and scout
  • 1970 – Ariel Gore, American journalist and author
  • 1969 – Hunter Foster, American actor and singer
  • 1969 – Zim Zum, American guitarist and songwriter
  • 1966 – Dikembe Mutombo, Congolese-American basketball player
  • 1964 – Dell Curry, American basketball player and coach
  • 1964 – Greg Raymer, American poker player and lawyer
  • 1964 – John McCrea, American singer-songwriter and musician (Cake)
  • 1963 – Mike Stanley, American baseball player
  • 1956 – Anthony Bourdain, American chef and author
  • 1954 – David Paich, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer
  • 1954 – Sonia Sotomayor, American lawyer and judge
  • 1953 – Olivier Ameisen, French-American cardiologist and educator (d. 2013)
  • 1947 – John Powell, American discus thrower
  • 1946 – Allen Lanier, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2013)
  • 1945 – Carly Simon, American singer-songwriter
  • 1945 – Harry Womack, American singer (d. 1974)
  • 1944 – Gary David Goldberg, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2013)
  • 1942 – Willis Reed, American basketball player, coach, and manager
  • 1940 – Mary Beth Peil, American actress and singer
  • 1939 – Allen Fox, American tennis player and coach
  • 1937 – Eddie Floyd, American R&B/soul singer-songwriter
  • 1935 – Charles Sheffield, English-American mathematician, physicist, and author (d. 2002)
  • 1935 – Larry Kramer, American author, playwright, and activist, co-founded Gay Men's Health Crisis
  • 1934 – Jack W. Hayford, American minister and author
  • 1934 – Jean Geissinger, American baseball player (d. 2014)
  • 1933 – Álvaro Siza Vieira, Portuguese architect, designed the Porto School of Architecture
  • 1929 – Eric Carle, American author and illustrator
  • 1928 – Alex Toth, American animator and screenwriter (d. 2006)
  • 1928 – Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov, Russian-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2017)
  • 1928 – Bill Russo, American pianist and composer (d. 2003)
  • 1927 – Chuck Smith, American pastor, founded the Calvary Chapel (d. 2013)
  • 1926 – Virginia Patton, American actress
  • 1925 – Clay Evans, American Baptist pastor
  • 1925 – Clifton Chenier, American singer-songwriter and accordion player (d. 1987)
  • 1925 – June Lockhart, American actress
  • 1925 – Robert Venturi, American architect and academic
  • 1924 – Sidney Lumet, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2011)
  • 1924 – William J. Castagna, American lawyer and judge
  • 1923 – Dorothy Gilman, American author (d. 2012)
  • 1923 – Sam Francis, American soldier and painter (d. 1994)
  • 1922 – Johnny Smith, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2013)
  • 1921 – Celia Franca, English-Canadian ballerina and choreographer, founded the National Ballet of Canada (d. 2007)
  • 1920 – Lassie Lou Ahern, American actress
  • 1915 – Whipper Billy Watson, Canadian-American wrestler and trainer (d. 1990)
  • 1912 – William T. Cahill, American lawyer and politician, 46th Governor of New Jersey (d. 1996)
  • 1911 – William Howard Stein, American chemist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1980)
  • 1908 – Willard Van Orman Quine, American philosopher and academic (d. 2000)
  • 1905 – Rupert Wildt, German-American astronomer and academic (d. 1976)
  • 1903 – Anne Revere, American actress (d. 1990)
  • 1901 – Harold Roe Bartle, American businessman and politician, 47th Mayor of Kansas City (d. 1974)
  • 1898 – Kay Sage, American painter and poet (d. 1963)
  • 1887 – George Abbott, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1995)
  • 1886 – Henry H. Arnold, American general (d. 1950)
  • 1874 – Rose O'Neill, American cartoonist, illustrator, artist, and writer (d. 1944)
  • 1852 – Antoni Gaudí, Spanish architect, designed the Park Güell (d. 1926)

Deaths

  • 2014 – Paul Patterson, American neuroscientist and academic (b. 1943)
  • 2013 – George Burditt, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1923)
  • 2013 – Green Wix Unthank, American soldier and judge (b. 1923)
  • 2013 – Harry Parker, American rower and coach (b. 1935)
  • 2013 – Mildred Ladner Thompson, American journalist (b. 1918)
  • 2013 – Robert E. Gilka, American photographer and journalist (b. 1916)
  • 2012 – Edgar Ross, American boxer (b. 1949)
  • 2012 – George Randolph Hearst, Jr., American businessman (b. 1927)
  • 2012 – Lucella MacLean, American baseball player (b. 1921)
  • 2011 – Annie Easley, American computer scientist and mathematician (b. 1933)
  • 2010 – Richard B. Sellars, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1915)
  • 2009 – Farrah Fawcett, American actress and producer (b. 1947)
  • 2009 – Michael Jackson, American singer-songwriter, producer, dancer, and actor (b. 1958)
  • 2009 – Sky Saxon, American singer-songwriter (b. 1937)
  • 2007 – J. Fred Duckett, American journalist and educator (b. 1933)
  • 2006 – Jaap Penraat, Dutch-American humanitarian (b. 1918)
  • 2005 – John Fiedler, American actor and voice artist (b. 1925)
  • 2004 – Morton W. Coutts, New Zealand inventor (b. 1904)
  • 2003 – Lester Maddox, American businessman and politician, 75th Governor of Georgia (b. 1915)
  • 1992 – Jerome Brown, American football player (b. 1965)
  • 1990 – Ronald Gene Simmons, American sergeant and murderer (b. 1940)
  • 1988 – Hillel Slovak, Israeli-American guitarist and songwriter (b. 1962)
  • 1987 – Boudleaux Bryant, American songwriter (b. 1920)
  • 1979 – Dave Fleischer, American animator, director, and producer (b. 1894)
  • 1979 – Philippe Halsman, Latvian-American photographer (b. 1906)
  • 1976 – Johnny Mercer, American singer-songwriter, co-founded Capitol Records (b. 1909)
  • 1972 – Jan Matulka, Czech-American painter and illustrator (b. 1890)
  • 1960 – Tommy Corcoran, American baseball player and manager (b. 1869)
  • 1959 – Charles Starkweather, American spree killer (b. 1938)
  • 1949 – Buck Freeman, American baseball player (b. 1871)
  • 1949 – James Steen, American water polo player (b. 1876)
  • 1948 – William C. Lee, American general (b. 1895)
  • 1947 – Jimmy Doyle, American boxer (b. 1924)
  • 1918 – Jake Beckley, American baseball player and coach (b. 1867)
  • 1916 – Thomas Eakins, American painter, photographer, and sculptor (b. 1844)
  • 1906 – Stanford White, American architect, designed the Washington Square Arch (b. 1853)
  • 1876 – Boston Custer, American civilian army contractor (b. 1848)
  • 1876 – George Armstrong Custer, American general (b. 1839)
  • 1876 – James Calhoun, American lieutenant (b. 1845)
  • 1876 – Myles Keogh, Irish-American officer (b. 1840)
  • 1876 – Thomas Custer, American officer, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1845)
  • 1870 – David Heaton, American lawyer and politician (b. 1823)
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