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Today is Tuesday, June 25th, the 176th day of the year.  There are 189

days remaining until the end of the year.

James Meredith

James Meredith

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Black Music Month, Gay Pride Month,

National Candy Month, National Dairy Month, National Iced Tea Month,

National Catfish Day


James Meredith, 86, Civil Rights activist

Eddie Floyd, 84, singer

Willis Reed, 77, basketball legend

Jimmie Walker

Jimmie Walker

Jimmie Walker, 72, actor

Brenda Sykes, 70, actress

Kene Holiday, 70, actor

Dell Curry, 55, basketball player

Dikembe Mutombo, 53, basketball player

La La Anthony, 40, TV host/actress

Harold Melvin

Harold Melvin


Harold Melvin, 83, singer (The Blue Notes) (d. 1997)

George Michael, 56, singer (d. 2016)


Thomas Peters, 1972, Back to Africa leader

Jerome Brown, 1992, football player (b. 1965)

Michael Jackson, 2009, The King of Pop (b. 1958)


Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

1876 – Isaiah Dorman, Black, is the 1st to die in the Indian-

U.S. battle.

1935 – Joe Louis defeats Primo Carnea at Yankee Stadium.

1938 – “A Tisket A tasket” by Ella Fitzgerald w/Chick Webb

hits #1.

1941 – Pres. Franklin Roosevelt issues Executive Order 8802

forbidding discrimination.

1949 – Bugs Bunny makes his debut in theaters in the “Long-

Bugs Bunny

Bugs Bunny

Haired Hare”.

1951 – The 1st color TV broadcast on CBS (Arthur Godfrey Show).

1964 – Prince A. Taylor becomes 1st Black Methodist bishop.

1967 – Muhammad Ali is sentenced to 5 years in prison.

1984 – Lydia Garrett, 24, crowned 17th Miss Black America.

1990 – Nelson Mandela meets with Pres. George Bush at the

White House.


As a Cancer born on June 25th, you are creative, sensitive and in-tune with emotions. While you witness other people struggle with empathy and compassion, those abilities are actually your greatest strengths. You find great fulfillment in tending to the emotional needs of others, which makes you extremely generous. These qualities make you an indispensable friend.

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