June 25

Amber pages

"Les Fleurs du Mal" by Charles Baudelaire, published today in 1857 - and declared obscene and blasphemous before it even reached the review pages - my personal review can be found here

Little Big Horn, General Custer's "Last Stand", today in 1876

Charles Stewart Parnell, Irish patriot, ruined his political career and put back the cause of Irish independence single-handedly, by marrying Katharine O'Shea, today in 1891

Eric Arthur Blair, better known as George Orwell, born today in 1903

Sidney Lumet, movie director, born today in 

The Korean War began, today in 1950

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