Today in History for 25th June 2024

Historical Events

1976 – Texas Ranger Toby Harrah is only shortstop not to handle a fielding chance in doubleheader
1976 – Supernatural horror film “The Omen” starring Gregory Peck and Lee Remick premieres in the US
1985 – Thurman v City of Torrington decides in favor of Tracey Thurman, 1st woman to sue a police department for violating her civil rights (not protecting against abusive husband)
1990 – “Dave Thomas Comedy Show” last airs on CBS-TV
1991 – Japan lifts its call for voluntary restraint on expanding trade with South Africa
1991 – Martina Navratilova wins record 100th singles match at Wimbledon, beating Elna Reinach of South Africa 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 in the 1st round

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Famous Birthdays

1949 – Kene Holliday, American actor (Tyler-Matlock, Carter Country), born in New York City
1971 – Steve Tikolo, Kenyan cricketer (outstanding Kenyan batsman in 1996 World Cup), born in Nairobi, Kenya
1974 – Mario Calire, American drummer (Wallflowers; Ozomatli), born in Buffalo, New York
1975 – Natasha Klauss, Colombian actress (La Venganza, Pasión de Gavilanes), born in Cali, Colombia
1980 – Nozomi Takeuchi, Japanese actress, born in Okazaki, Aichi, Japan
2003 – Joey Alexander [Josiah Alexander Sila], Indonesian jazz pianist, born in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia

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Famous Deaths

1868 – Carlo Matteucci, Italian physicist and neurophysiologist (bioelectricity), dies at 57
1876 – Boston Custer, brother of George Armstrong Custer, dies at Battle of the Little Bighorn at 27
1971 – John Boyd Orr, Scottish physician (Nobel Peace Prize 1949 – Father of the Food and Agriculture Organization), dies at 90
2006 – Arif Mardin, Turkish-American music producer (Atlantic Records, Aretha Franklin, Bee Gees), dies of cancer at 74
2007 – Mahasti, Persian singer (b. 1946)
2018 – Paul Gérin-Lajoie, French Canadian politician (Minister of Education), dies at 98

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