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Today's Anniversary – Sunday, June 25


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Births

* 1981 Jonah Lehrer American author and editor of Wired magazine, who writes on the topics of psychology, neuroscience, and the relationship between science and the humanities.
* 1963 Yann Martel Canadian author most famous for his Man Booker Prize-winning novel Life of Pi.
* 1956 Anthony Bourdain American author and the "Chef-at-Large" of Brasserie Les Halles, based in New York City with locations in Miami, Florida, and Washington, D C Bourdain is also host of the Travel Channel's culinary and cultural adventure program, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations.
* 1954 Sonia Sotomayor Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (since 2009), and a former judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (1998–2009) and of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (1992–1998).
* 1946 Romeo Dallaire Canadian senator, humanitarian, author and retired general.
* 1932 Peter Blake English pop artist.
* 1929 Eric Carle Children's book author and illustrator.
* 1928 Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov Russian theoretical physicist whose main contributions are in the field of condensed matter physics.
* 1925 Robert Venturi Philadelphia-based architect who worked under Eero Saarinen and Louis Kahn before forming his own firm with John Rauch.
* 1918 Sid Tepper American songwriter.
* 1908 Willard van Orman Quine Influential 20th Century American philosopher and logician.
* 1903 George Orwell Pen name of British novelist, essayist, and journalist Eric Arthur Blair.
* 1900 Louis Mountbatten British admiral and statesman.
* 1852 Antonio Gaudi Also known as Antonio Gaudí, was a Catalan architect famous for his highly individual designs.

Deaths

† 2009 Michael Jackson American recording artist, entertainer, and businessman.
† 1997 Jacques-Yves Cousteau French naval officer, inventor, explorer and researcher.
† 1995 Warren E. Burger Chief Justice of the United States from 1969 to 1986.
† 1984 Michel Foucault French philosopher and historian, Professor of the History of Systems of Thought at the Coll?ge de France from 1970 until his death in 1984, revolutionized the academic study of the history of medicine, sexuality, penality, the liberal state and classical ethics, and contributed to the philosophy of language and aesthetics.
† 1976 Johnny Mercer Popular American songwriter and singer.
† 1961 Miriam Ferguson Became the first female Governor of Texas in 1924, and the second female state governor in the United States.
† 1940 Wilhelm Stekel Austrian psychologist and psychoanalyst.
† 1916 Thomas Eakins American painter, sculptor, photographer and art instructor.
† 1822 E. T. A. Hoffmann Better known by his pen name E T A Hoffmann, was a German Romantic author of fantasy and horror, a jurist, composer, music critic, draftsman and caricaturist.
† 1684 Robert (bishop) Leighton Scottish prelate and scholar, best known as a church minister, Bishop of Dunblane, Archbishop of Glasgow, and Principal of the University of Edinburgh from 1653 to 1662.
† 1634 John Marston English poet, playwright and satirist.
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