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On June 25, 1744, Joshua Johnson, the son of Thomas and Dorcas Sedgewick Johnson, and the father-in-law of President John Quincy Adams, was born. Joshua Johnson was also the American agent in France during the Revolution, and U.S. Consul in London from 1785-1799.

On June 25, 1812, Thomas J. McGill, who practiced medicine in Jefferson and Frederick, was born. He died June 2, 1886, and was buried at St. Mark’s Cemetery in Petersville.

On June 25, 1836, McClintock Young, inventor of machinery used in the manufacture of matches and brushes, was born in Washington, D.C. He died August 1, 1913, in Frederick. It was Young who kept Ox Fibre Brush Company at the forefront of the industry from its Frederick manufacturing plant.

On June 25, 1915, a train wreck at the High Bridges over the highway to Sabillasville from Thurmont killed six. It involved the Western Maryland's Blue Mountain Express and a mail train.









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