By Bonnie Adams, Government Editor
Region – On this day in 2009, the world was shocked when news broke that musical icon Michael Jackson, who was only 50, had passed away. His personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter after it was discovered he had been giving Jackson lethal levels of propofol to help him sleep.
Nowadays soccer is considered as American a sport as baseball. But in 1950 it did not hold that same stature; that's why it was shocking when on this day the U.S. World Cup team beat the English team at the World Cup, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The game, in which the U.S. won 1-0, has been called the “Miracle on Green,” and is considered one of the greatest soccer upsets of all time.
And on this day a deadly hurricane – Audrey – hit the U.S. Gulf Coast. Before it was gone for good several days later, Audrey's wrath was responsible for the deaths of 390 people.
Born on this day – Sonia Sotomayer, first Latina on the U.S. Supreme Court; writer/comedian Ricky Gervais (1961), and George Orwell, best-known for his eerie novel, 1984.
Here are six tips for the day:
1. This program is geared for kids 3 and up but truthfully, it sounds like fun for all ages! Please note that reservations are requested.
2.? The Shrewsbury Democratic Town Committee will be hosting its 2nd Annual Summer Cookout on Tuesdays, June 26 for residents in town wishing to learn about the committee and get involved in the Democratic Party in Shrewsbury.
3.? The Northborough Free Library is a beautiful, welcoming space. On Tuesday, June 26 kids are invited to stop in with their pillow, select a good book and hang out and read in a comfy, inviting environment. ??http://communityadvocate.com/2012/06/15/northborough-relax-and-read-at-free-library/
4.? Two Rhode Island residents are indicted in the murder of a Worcester man at the Motel 6 in Northborough.
5. For many years, Marlborough taxpayers have helped local high school seniors realize their dream of going to college with a special scholarship fund.
6.? Hosting an international student can be enlightening – and lots of fun – for the entire family. Locally, both the Northborough and Southborough Rotary Clubs are involved in matching up students with area families.