This Week in History: Week of June 20

June 20, 1970: “The Long and Winding Road,” by The Beatles, starts a second week in the number one spot on the pop music charts. The tune is the last one to be released by The Beatles.

June 21, 1989 – The U.S. Supreme Court, in Texas v. Johnson, rules that burning the American flag as a political protest is protected by the First Amendment.

June 21, 1905: Jean-Paul Sartre, philosopher and writer, is born in Paris, France.

June 22, 1964: The United States Supreme Court votes that Henry Miller’s Tropic of Cancer cannot be banned.

June 25, 1903: George Orwell (Eric Arthur Blair), author of Animal Farm and Nineteen-Eighty-Four, is born in Motihari, Bihar, Bengal Presidency, British India.

June 26, 1892: Pearl S. Buck, Nobel Prize-winning author of The Good Earth is born in Hillsboro, West Virginia.


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