June 26 History, Trivia and Fun Facts
June 26 History Highlights
Universal Product Code
One of the most popular ways to encode a product’s price is with what we call barcodes. The first types emerged in 1973 when industry advisers chose IBM and Laurer as their standard for encoding pricing information layer on products using these lines that are then scanned by scanners designed just for them, but now you’ll find other codes too like VIN numbers or wristbands worn in hospitals which use different patterns altogether.
The first UPC-marked item ever scanned was a ten pack of Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit chewing gum. The date and time this product made history on June 26, 1974, at 8:01 am in Troy Ohio at the Marsh supermarket where Clyde Dawson purchased 50 sticks for 67 cents with cashier Sharon Buchanan scanning his purchase
June 26 is…
|Chocolate Pudding Day|
June 26 Birthday Quotes
“There may be people who have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do – and I believe that.
“The public is tired of politicians professing certain beliefs and not acting on those beliefs. They want elected officials who have the moral courage to do what they will say they will do when they’re running for election.”
“Isn’t it about getting out of your comfort zone and getting off the couch and challenging yourself and forcing yourself to do things you wouldn’t rather do? Otherwise, what are you living for?”
“They say actions speak louder than words, but actions don’t speak. People speak, and people are loud.”
“Do you think we should drive a stake through his heart just in case?”
June 26 Birthdays
|1819 – Abner Doubleday, American general (died in 1893)|
1892 – Pearl S. Buck, American novelist and writer, Nobel Prize laureate (died in 1973)
1904 – Peter Lorre, Slovak-American actor (died in 1964)
1909 – Colonel Tom Parker, Dutch-American talent manager (died in 1997)
1915 – Paul Castellano, American gangster (died in 1985)
1922 – Eleanor Parker, American character actress (died in 2013)
1929 – Milton Glaser, American illustrator and graphic designer
1961 – Terri Nunn, American singer-songwriter
1970 – Sean Hayes, American actor
1974 – Derek Jeter, American baseball player
1992 – Jennette McCurdy, American actress
June 26 History
|1498 – The bristle toothbrush was invented in China.|
1797 – Charles Newbold was issued a patent (#X000177) for an improvement for the cast-iron plow
1807 – Lightning struck a gunpowder factory in Luxembourg, killing more than 300 people.
1819 – The first US patent (#X003115) for a velocipede, a predecessor of the bicycle, was issued to William K. Clarkson Jr. of New York.
1870 – Christmas was declared a federal holiday in the United States.
1906 – 1906 French Grand Prix, the first Grand Prix motor racing event was held. Ferenc Szisz, driving for the Renault team, won the two-day event.
1926 – Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises novel was released.
1934 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Federal Credit Union Act, which established credit unions in the US.
1936 – The first flight of the Focke-Wulf Fw 61, the first working helicopter, in Berlin, Germany.
1945 – The United Nations Charter was signed, in San Francisco.
1948 – Shirley Jackson’s short story, The Lottery, was published in The New Yorker magazine.
1961 #1 Hit June 26, 1961 – July 9, 1961: Gary U.S. Bonds – Quarter to Three
1965 #1 Hit June 26, 1965 – July 9, 1965: The Byrds – Mr. Tambourine Man
June 26, 19** (fictional) The Murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne, DC Comics
1974 – The Universal Product Code was scanned for the first time to sell a package of Wrigley’s chewing gum at the Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio.
1977 – Elvis Presley performed the final concert of his life in Indianapolis, Indiana.
1997 – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Communications Decency Act violated the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
2000 – The completion of a working draft reference DNA sequence of the human genome was announced at the White House by President Bill Clinton and representatives from the Human Genome Project (HGP).
June 26, 2009 – Princess Protection Program aired on The Disney Channel
June 26, 2015 – Teen Beach 2 aired on The Disney Channel
Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts
|When Jimi Hendrix was once asked how it felt to be the world’s greatest guitarist, he replied: ‘I don’t know, go ask Rory Gallagher’.|
“They’re here!” – Carol Anne Freeling (Heather O’Rourke) #moviequotes
All “Granny Smith” Apple trees are clones (grafted not grown) of a single tree in Australia.
Zombies are deceptively fast walkers. #moviecliches
I’ll do it later, ’cause I’ll be older and therefore wiser.
“You’re only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!” – Charlie Croker (Michael Caine) #moviequotes
Hollywood released over 100 musicals in 1930 but only 14 in 1931.
1,000,000 aches = 1 megahurtz
“The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” won all 11 Academy Awards it was nominated for.
The world’s widest river, the Everglades, is 112 miles wide but only a meter deep in most places.
The closest I’ve come to being an athlete is using Adobe Acrobat.<backs out of room head with lowered in shame>
All the numbers on a roulette wheel add up to 666.
“Snape Kills Dumbledore” is this generation’s “Luke I am your father”.
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