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On June 25, 1945: Singer-songwriter Carly Simon was born in The Bronx. Simon attended the Riverdale Country School before breaking into the music world in 1971 with the hit “That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be.” The biggest success of her career came in 1972 with the release of her song “You’re So Vain.” The same year, Simon was awarded the Grammy for Best New Artist and was eventually inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004 for “You’re So Vain.”


On June 25, 1956: Chef, author, and TV personality Anthony Bourdain was born in New York City. Bourdain’s name came into the into the national spotlight with the release of his book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly. He has since been the host of the long-running Travel Channel programs Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations and The Layover.

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On June 25, 1954: Honorable Sonia Sotomayor was born in The Bronx. Currently serving as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, Sotomayor is the court’s 3rd female justice and it’s first Hispanic justice. She was raised in The Bronx and received degrees from both Princeton and Yale before beginning her career. 

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