History Blog

May 25

Happy Birthday RIP Belle Miriam Silverman(“Beverly Sills” 1929–2007) Claude Akins(1926–1994) Dixie Carter(1939–2010) Anne Heche(1969–2022) ; Ian McKellen–85 Leslie Uggams–81 Frank Oznowicz(“Oz”)–80 Karen Valentine–77 Concetta Sellecchia(“Connie Sellecca”)–69 Michael Myers–61 James “Jamie” Kennedy–54 Octavia Spencer–54 Cillian Murphy–48 ; 1953 – The first public television station(Public Broadcast) in the United States officially begins broadcasting as KUHT from the campus of the University of Houston ; 1968 – The Gateway Arch in St. Louis was dedicated http://bit.ly/2qXvmu6 ; 2020 –George Floyd is murdered by asphyxiation in police custody by Derek Chauvin with a knee on his neck for over 9 minutes. Chauvin was fired and charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder andsecond-degree manslaughter. He was sentenced to 22 years in prisonThe other three police officers are also in jail for being accessory to murder.