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JUNE 25

Ellen Blum Gray was born.

Phil McManus was born.

Louise Racy was born.

Chris Kalisak was born.

Karolina Wrzesniewski was born.

 1950 - Communist North Korean troops invaded South Korea, beginning the Korean War.

 

JUNE 26 

The Rockaway Times was born in 2014.

Darlene DiResta was born.

Doreen Mingino was born.

 2000 - The first map of the human genome, which required decoding more than 3 billion biochemical "letters" of human DNA, is completed.

 

JUNE 27

Vinny Bonanno was born.

 1969 - Police and gays clashed at the Stonewall Inn in New York City, fostering the gay rights movement.

 2003 - The national do-not-call registry, formed to combat unwanted telemarketing calls and administered by the Federal Trade Commission, enrolled almost three-quarters of a million phone numbers on its first day.

 

JUNE 28

Carl Perrara was born.

Charlie Greenberg was born.

 

1997 - Boxer Mike Tyson bit Evander Holyfield's ear during their heavyweight title fight, earning a 16-month suspension.

 

JUNE 29

Laura Cryan was born.

 1972 - The Supreme Court ruled in Furman v. Georgia that the death penalty could constitute "cruel and unusual" prompting some states to revise their laws.

 

June 30

Sean McVeigh was born

Michele Dickesheid was born.

Alison McGovern was born.

Meg Greene Riley was born.

 1859 - French acrobat Charles Blondin, AKA Jean Francois Gravelet, walked across Niagara Falls on a tightrope.

1971 - The 26th Amendment, which lowered the voting age to 18, was ratified by the states.

 

July 1

Ray Agoglia was born.

Bridget O’Connor was born.

 1863 - The Battle of Gettysburg, which marked the turning point in the Civil War, began.

1997 - After 156 years of British colonial rule, Hong Kong was returned to China.

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