On This Day..... June 26

JUNE 26TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL CHOCOLATE PUDDING DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL BEAUTICIAN’S DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • COLONEL TOM PARKER (1909-1997)
  • BABE DIDRIKSON ZAHARIAS (1911-1956)
  • CHRIS ISAAK (1956, 62)
  • PATTY SMYTH (1957, 61)
  • SHANNON SHARPE (1968, 50)
  • CHRIS O’DONNELL (1970, 48)
  • PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON (1970, 48)
  • NICK OFFERMAN (1970, 48)
  • SEAN HAYES (1970, 48)
  • GRETCHEN WILSON (1973, 45)
  • DEREK JETER (1974, 44)
  • JASON SCHWARTZMAN (1980, 38)
  • MICHAEL VICK (1980, 38)
  • AUBREY PLAZA (1984, 34)
  • ARIANA GRANDE (1993, 25)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1483, THE DUKE OF GLOUCESTER APPOINTS HIMSELF KING RICHARD III
  • IN 1498, THE TOOTHBRUSH IS INVENTED IN CHINA
  • IN 1819, WILLIAM CLARKSON JR. PATENTS THE BICYCLE
  • IN 1843, HONG KONG BECOMES A BRITISH COLONY
  • IN 1862, THE CIVIL WAR BATTLE OF BEAVEN DAM IN VIRGINIA
  • IN 1870, THE ATLANTIC CITY BOARDWALK OPENS
  • IN 1894, GERMAN KARL BENZ RECEIVES A U.S. PATENT FOR A GASOLINE AUTOMOBILE
  • IN 1914, THE PASSIVE RESISTANCE EFFORT LED BY GANDHI LEADS TO THE INDIAN RELIEF ACT
  • IN 1916, THE CLEVELAND INDIANS PUT NUMBERS ON JERSEYS FOR THE FIRST TIME
  • IN 1979, U.S. EXPIDITIONARY FORCES ARRIVE IN FRANCE DURING WORLD WAR I
  • IN 1919, THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS PUBLISHES ITS FIRST NEWSPAPER
  • IN 1924, ZIEGFIELD FOLLIES OPENS ON BROADWAY
  • IN 1925, CHARLIE CHAPLIN RELEASES “THE GOLD RUSH”
  • IN 1927, THE CYCLONE ROLLER COASTER OPENS ON CONEY ISLAND
  • IN 1934, THE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION ACT ESTABLISHES CREDIT UNIONS
  • IN 1945, THE UNITED NATIONS CHARTER IS SIGNED BY 50 NATIONS
  • IN 1959, QUEEN ELIZABETH JOINS PRESIDENT EISENHOWER TO LAUNCH THE OPENING OF THE ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY
  • IN 1961, GARY U.S. BONDS GOES TO #1 WITH “QUARTER TO THREE”
  • IN 1963, JOHN KENNEDY GIVES HIS “ICH BIN EIN BERLINER” SPEECH
  • IN 1965, THE BYRDS GO TO #1 WITH A COVER OF BOB DYLAN’S “MR. TAMBOURINE MAN”
  • IN 1968, IWO JIMA AND BONIN ISLANDS ARE RETURNED TO JAPAN BY THE U.S.
  • IN 1971, “MAN OF LA MANCHA” CLOSES ON BROADWAY AFTER OVER 2,300 PERFORMANCES
  • IN 1972, THE IRA PROCLAIMS RESISTANCE IN NORTHERN IRELAND
  • IN 1973, “GREASE” PREMIERES IN LONDON
  • IN 1974, A PACK OF WRIGLEY’S GUM IS THE FIRST ITEM TO EVER BE PRODUCED AND SOLD WITH A UNIVERSAL PRODUCT CODE (UPC).
  • IN 1974, ELIZABETH TAYLOR DIVORCES RICHARD BURTON
  • IN 1975, THE SUPREME COURT RULES THAT PEOPLE NOT CONSIDERED TO BE DANGEROUS CANNOT BE CONFINED TO PSYCHIATRIC FACILITIES AGAINST THEIR WILL IF THEY ARE ABLE TO LIVE VIABLY IN SOCIETY
  • IN 1975, CHER DIVORCES SUNNY BONO
  • IN 1977, ELVIS PRESLEY PERFORMS FOR THE LAST TIME IN INDIANAPOLIS
  • IN 1977, THE YORKSHIRE RIPPER KILLS A 16 YEAR OLD SHOP GIRL, THE FIRST OF HIS VICTIMS WHO WAS NOT A PROSTITUTE, WHICH INCREASES INTEREST IN HIS CASE
  • IN 1979, THE 11TH JAMES BOND FILM, “MOONRAKER” DEBUTS
  • IN 1981, THE 12TH JAMES BOND FILM, “FOR YOUR EYES ONLY” DEBUTS
  • IN 1983, THE SOAP OPERA “LOVING” DEBUTS ON TV
  • IN 1984, BARBRA STREISAND RECORDS “HERE WE ARE AT LAST”
  • IN 1984, TINY TIM MARRIES MISS JAN
  • IN 1987, LEWIS POWELL RETIRES FROM THE SUPREME COURT
  • IN 1989, THE SUPREME COURT RULES THAT 16 YEAR OLDS CAN RECEIVE THE DEATH PENALTY
  • IN 1989, MELANIE GRIFFITH AND DON JOHNSON RE-MARRY FOR A SECOND TIME
  • IN 1993, “LATE NIGHT WITH DAVID LETTERMAN” ENDS ITS RUN ON NBC
  • IN 1993, THE U.S. BEGINS MISSILE ATTACKS ON BAGHDAD IN RETALIATION FOR A FAILED ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT AGAINST FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH
  • IN 1994, YASSER ARAFAT RETURNS TO GAZA AFTER 27 YEARS
  • IN 1997, THE SUPREME COURT STRIKES DOWN INTERNET INDECENCY LAWS AS AN ASSAULT ON THE FIRST AMENDMENT
  • IN 1997, THE SUPEME COURT UPHOLDS A DOCTOR ASSISTED SUICIDE BAN
  • IN 1997, J.K. ROWLING PUBLISHES HER FIRST HARRY POTTER BOOK, “HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE”
  • IN 2003, THE SUPREME COURT STRUCK DOWN SODOMY LAWS IN LAWRENCE V. TEXAS
  • IN 2003, STROM THURMOND DIES AT 100
  • IN 2008, THE SUPREME COURT RULES THE DC BAN ON HANDGUNS IN UNCONSTITUTIONAL
  • IN 2012, “ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT” OPENS
  • IN 2012, NORA EPHRON DIES OF PNEUMONIA AT 71
  • IN 2015, THE SUPREME COURT LEGALIZES SAME SEX MARRIAGE
  • IN 2015, THE GREEK PRIME MINISTER CALLS A REFERENDUM ABOUT THE GREEK CREDIT CRISIS
  • IN 2016, COALITION FORCES FREE FALLUJAH FROM ISIS

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