UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 25, 2022

On June 25, 1962, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision interpreted as barring prayer in public schools.

By United Press International
UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 25, 2022
Grants Pass High School students participate in a prayer circle during a national walkout to honor Florida school shooting victims in Grants Pass, Ore., on March 14, 2018. On June 25, 1962, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision interpreted as barring prayer in public schools. File Photo by David Tulis/UPI | License Photo

Today is Saturday, June 25, the 176th day of 2022 with 189 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.


Those born on this date are under the sign of Cancer. They include Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi in 1852; French composer Gustave Charpentier in 1860; English novelist/critic George Orwell in 1903; movie director Sidney Lumet in 1924; actor June Lockhart in 1925 (age 97); author/illustrator Eric Carle in 1929; civil rights advocate James Meredith in 1933 (age 89); musician Harold Melvin in 1939; basketball Hall of Fame member Willis Reed in 1942 (age 80); musician Carly Simon in 1945 (age 77); actor Jimmie Walker in 1947 (age 75); U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor in 1954 (age 68); chef/TV personality Anthony Bourdain in 1956; actor/writer Ricky Gervais in 1961 (age 61); musician George Michael in 1963; basketball Hall of Fame member Dikembe Mutombo in 1966 (age 56); actor Angela Kinsey in 1971 (age 51); actor Linda Cardellini in 1975 (age 47); actor Busy Philipps in 1979 (age 43); actor Sheridan Smith in 1981 (age 41); actor/TV personality Alani "La La" Anthony in 1982 (age 40); actor McKenna Grace in 2006 (age 16).


On this date in history:

RELATED Supreme Court shifting view on state funds for students at religious schools

In 1876, U.S. Army Gen. George Custer and his force of 208 men were killed by Chief Sitting Bull's Sioux warriors at Little Big Horn in Montana.

In 1942, U.S. Army Gen. Dwight Eisenhower took command of the U.S. World War II forces in Europe.

In 1950, North Korean forces invaded South Korea, beginning the Korean War.

RELATED Supreme Court rules states cannot exclude religious schools from tuition help

In 1951, CBS aired the first color television broadcast. At the time, no color TV sets were owned by the public.

In 1962, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision interpreted as barring prayer in public schools.

In 1973, White House attorney John Dean told a U.S. Senate committee that U.S. President Richard Nixon joined in a plot to cover up the Watergate break-in.

In 1991, Slovenia and Croatia declared independence from Yugoslavia, sparking civil war.

In 1993, Kim Campbell was sworn in as Canada's first woman prime minister, taking the post after the retirement of Brian Mulroney. Campbell was prime minister until November, leaving office after her Progressive Conservative Party was defeated in the federal election.

In 1994, Japanese Prime Minister Tsutomu Hata resigned two months after taking office rather than face a no-confidence vote by Parliament.


In 1997, about half of Mir's power supply was knocked out when an unmanned cargo ship collided with the Russian space station and put a hole in it.

In 2005, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was elected president of Iran.

In 2006, Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was kidnapped by militants from the Gaza Strip. He was released Oct. 18, 2011.

In 2009, entertainment superstar Michael Jackson, known as "the king of pop," a vast influence on the music scene of his day, died of cardiac arrest at age 50 while preparing a comeback.

In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that mandatory sentencing of teenage killers to life without parole is unconstitutional.

In 2019, San Francisco became the first U.S. city to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes.

In 2021, a Minnesota judge sentenced former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin to 270 months in prison for killing George Floyd during an arrest in 2020.

A thought for the day: "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedy." -- English writer Ernest Benn


Latest Headlines


Follow Us