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Frozen in Time

Frozen in Time

By Emily Maxwell
Associate Editor

Monday, June 24 – Twenty-five-year-old jazz pianist, singer and songwriter Nina Simone releases her debut jazz album “Little Girl Blue.” She sells the rights to the album to Bethlehem Records for $3,000. The deal eventually costs her over a million dollars in royalties. 1958

Tuesday, June 25 – Native American forces led by Sioux Chiefs Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull defeat the U.S. Army troops of Colonel George Armstrong Custer. The battle is considered the most significant action of the Great Sioux War of 1876 and is commonly referred to as The Battle of Little Bighorn. 1876

Battle of the Big Horn, Kurz & Allison, c. 1889

Wednesday, June 26 – J.K. Rowling’s book “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” is published in the U.K. The book is later released in the U.S. under the name “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and ignites a cultural and media frenzy. 1997

Thursday, June 27 – Boxer George Dixon becomes the first ever African-American to win a World Championship in any sport after knocking out Nunc Wallace of England. In 1990, Dixon was inducted into International Boxing Hall of Fame. 1892

Friday, June 28 – The world’s first passenger transatlantic flight is operated by PanAm. The flight leaves Long Island, New York with 22 paying passengers onboard. After a stop in Lisbon, the Boeing 314 Clipper arrives in Marseilles after a 24-hour flight. 1939

Saturday, June 29 – A staged cannon fire during the performance of “Henry VIII” ignites the thatched straw roof of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, causing it to burn down. The theatre is rebuilt the following year with a tile roof. 1613

Sunday, June 30 – DC Comics’ Action Comics Series issue #1 is released, featuring the debut of Superman. It is widely considered the beginning of the superhero genre and the issue sells for 10 cents. In 2014, an original copy sells on eBay for over $3 million. 1938