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.