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On This Day…

On This Day…

Hello.

Thank you for starting your day with us. We’re glad you are here!

We know the weeks can sometimes feel long, stressful, and hard to get through. For that reason, we like to slow things down and start your weekend with a simple “scroll down memory lane.”

Each Saturday morning we take a look back at events that happened on this day in the pages of history before we head out into the new day. So, grab your favorite sippin’ drink and let’s scroll!

Today is Saturday, June 25th, the 176th day of the year.  There are 189 days until the end of the year.

On This Day:

In 1876, Civil War hero George Custer made his “Last Stand” at Little Big Horn River in Montana.  The general led his 225 troops into what he thought would be a quick battle.  Instead over 3000 Sioux and Cheyenne Indians annihilated them in less than two hours.

In 1951, the first commercial color TV show was transmitted from New York on CBS.  Color receivers were not available to the public until 1954.

In 1962, the Supreme Court ruled that the use of an unofficial, non-denominational prayer in New York State public schools was unconstitutional.

In 1973, White House Counsel John Dean admitted that U.S. President Nixon took part in the Watergate cover-up.

In 1977, Roy Sullivan was struck by lightning for the 7th time.  He is in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most lightning-struck person in the world.  Sullivan died in 1983 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

In 1981, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of a male-only draft.

In 1984, Jesse Jackson secured the release of 48 U.S. and Cuban prisoners in Cuba after talking with Cuban President Fidel Castro.

In 1988, American-born Mildred Gillars, better known during World War Two as “Axis Sally” for her Nazi propaganda broadcasts, died in Columbus, Ohio, at age 87.  Gillars had served 12 years in prison for treason.

In 1990, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the right of an individual, whose wishes are clearly made, to refuse life-sustaining medical treatment.  “The right to die” decision was made in the Curzan vs. Missouri case.

In 1993, Vice President Al Gore broke a tie vote, giving President Clinton a victory for his massive budget-cutting package with tax increases and cuts in Medicare.

In 1998, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Americans With Disabilities Act protect those infected with HIV.

In 1999, after 35 years on the air, NBC’s daytime drama “Another World” aired its last episode.

In 2000, U.S. and British researchers announced that they had completed a rough draft of a map of the genetic makeup of human beings.  The project was ten years old at the time of the announcement.

In 2005, dignitaries from around the world gathered in San Francisco to mark the 60th anniversary of the formation of the United Nations.  Noticeably absent from the event was a high-ranking official from the United States which drew the ire of a number of participants.  The lack of a high-ranking U.S. official underscored the strained relationship between the U.S. and the UN in recent years.

In 2009, former “Charlie’s Angels” TV star and 1970s pinup girl Farrah Fawcett passed away after a three-year battle with cancer.  She was 62-years-old.

In 2009, shock and sadness rippled across the globe with the announcement that the King Of Pop, Michael Jackson, had died.  The 50-year-old pop music icon suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Los Angeles and was pronounced dead at UCLA Medical Center.  Jackson’s death came just weeks before he was scheduled to begin a 50-night concert stand in London. 

In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down most of Arizona’s controversial immigration law.  However, the high court upheld the legality of a provision in the law giving police authority to check the immigration status of people they stop. 

In 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a key part of the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act that established a formula for determining which states need federal approval before changing voting laws.

In 2017, Rapper Kendrick Lamar is took home one of BET’s top honors.  He was presented with the Best Male Hip-Hop Artist award at the BET Awards in Los Angeles.

In 2018,   Reality TV star Richard Harrison died.  His son Rick Harrison announced his father, who is famously known for his role as the Old Man on “Pawn Stars,” passed away while surrounded by friends and family.

In 2019, San Fransisco banned e-cigarettes, becoming the first large U.S. city to do so.

In 2020, hit country band “The Dixie Chicks” announced they are changing their name to “The Chicks” to avoid ties to Confederate history.

And that brings us here to this day.

So, whatever plans you have as you head out into your own 6.25.2022, here’s hoping there are moments along the way that you can record in the pages of your own personal history.

Thanks for stopping by.

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