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June 26th In Pop Culture 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.

1927 - The Cyclone roller coaster opened on Coney Island.

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

1963 - US President John F. Kennedy gave his "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech.

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

June 26th Celebrity Birthdays

Famous Last Words:

Derek Jeter (1974)
Sean Hayes (1970)
Robert Davi (1951)
Peter Lorre (1904)
Colonel Tom Parker (1909)
"Didn't we pass that boulder an hour ago?"

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