JUNE 25: The Daily Flashback
1867: Lucien B. Smith patented the first barbed wire.
1951: In New York, the first regular commercial color TV transmissions were presented on CBS-TV using the FCC-approved CBS Color System. The public did not own color TV’s at the time.
1969: Sly & the Family Stone recorded “Hot Fun in the Summertime.”
1975: Frank Zappa’s last album with the Mothers of Invention, One Size Fits All, was released.
1984: The soundtrack album for Purple Rain was released five weeks ahead of the film.
1993: Kim Campbell took office as Canada’s first woman prime minister.
1903: George Orwell
1937: Eddie Floyd
1945: Carly Simon
1946: Allen Lanier
1952: Tim Finn
1963: George Michael
1987: Boudleaux Bryant
1988: Hillel Slovak
2009: Michael Jackson