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June 26th Trivia

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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

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 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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