Today is Thursday, June 25th. It’s National Strawberry Parfait Day, National Bomb Pop Day, Global Beatles Day, National Catfish Day, National Handshake Day, National Work From Home Day, Goats Cheese Day and Color TV Day

There are 9 days until the 4th of July
There are 74 days until Labor Day

Today is the day that…

— in 1630, the fork was introduced to American dining by Governor Winthrop

— in 1867, barbed wire was invented

— in 1876, Battle of the Little Bighorn: U.S. 7th Cavalry under General George Armstrong Custer is wiped out by Sioux and Cheyenne warriors led by Chiefs Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull in what has become famously known as “Custer’s Last Stand”

— in 1924, the tuberculosis vaccine was developed by Professors Albert Calmette and Alphonse Guerin

— in 1938, a new US federal minimum wage law guarantees workers 25 cents per hour (rising to 40 cents by 1945) and a maximum 44 hour working week

— in 1945, Carly Simon is born in the Bronx, New York City

— in 1947, the tennis shoe was designed

— also in 1947, The Diary of Anne Frank was first published

— in 1951, CBS broadcast the first color TV program

— in 1963, George Michael is born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou in East Finchley, London, England

— in 1967, The Beatles premiere the song “All You Need Is Love” to 400 million people on worldwide TV

— in 1977, Roy C. Sullivan of Virginia is struck by lightning for the seventh time

— in 1982, the sci-fi thriller “Blade Runner” is released, starring Harrison Ford and Rutger Hauer

— in 1984, Prince releases his “Purple Rain” album

— in 1988, Seventeen-year-old Debbie Gibson hits #1 in America with “Foolish Beat,” making her the youngest artist to top the Hot 100 with a song written, performed and produced by herself

— in 1993, Nora Ephron’s romantic comedy Sleepless In Seattle, starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, opens in theaters

— also in 1993, “Late Night with David Letterman” airs for the last time on NBC

— in 1996, the sci-fi action film “Independence Day” is released, starring Will Smith, Bill Pullman, and Jeff Goldblum

— in 1997, famed oceanographer Jacques Cousteau died

— in 1998, Microsoft’s “Windows 98” operating system was released to the public

— in 2009, Michael Jackson died of cardiac arrest due to an overdose of propofol. He was 50 years old.

— also in 2009, Farrah Fawcett died after a long battle with cancer. She was 62.

— in 2014, The US Supreme Court rules that police cannot examine the digital contents of a cell phone without a court order

— and in 2019, San Francisco is the first major US city to ban e-cigarettes

Hear Today’s Timehop weekday mornings at 6:15 on Magic Mornings With April.

Thanks for starting your day with Magic 95.1!