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JUNE 23

Nolan Harrison Hopkins was born.

Janet O’Hare was born.

Nicholas Andrew Rowe was born.

Janice Sorgente was born.

 

1992 - Mobster John Gotti was sentenced to life in prison.

 

JUNE 24

1997 - The U.S. Air Force released The Roswell Report, closing the case on the 1947 Roswell, N.M. incident concerning UFOs and alien bodies.

 

JUNE 25

Phil McManus was born.

Ellen Blum Gray was born.

Louise Racy was born.

Karolina Wrzesniewski was born.

Chris Kalisak was born.

 

1876 - Lt. Col. George A. Custer and all his men were killed by Sioux and Cheyanne Indians at the Battle of Little Bighorn in Montana.

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

 

JUNE 26

The Rockaway Times was born.

Doreen Mingino was born.

Jean Condon was born.

Darlene Diresta 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.

 

JUNE 28

Carl Perrara was born.

Charlie Greenberg was born.

 

1894 - Labor Day became a federal holiday by an act of Congress.

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.

Sal Lopizzo 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.

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