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Today In History

Here are some interesting facts ih history happened on 26 June.

  1. Richard III usurps the English throne

  2. Charles Newbold patents 1st cast-iron plow

  3. 1st section of Atlantic City (NJ) Boardwalk opens

  4. Custer's Last Stand

  5. Dr Walter Reed begins research that beats yellow fever

  6. Nieuport sets an aircraft speed record of 133 kph

  7. 1st American Expeditionary Force arrived in France during WW I

  8. 1st issue of NY Daily News published

  9. FDR signs Federal Credit Union Act establishing Credit Unions

  10. UN Charter signed by 50 nations in SF

  11. US responses to Soviet blockade of Berlin

  12. Walter Baade discovers asteroid Icarus inside orbit of Mercury

  13. Pres Eisenhower joins Queen Elizabeth opening St Lawrence Seaway

  14. St Lawrence Seaway opens - linking Atlantic Ocean with Great Lakes

  15. British Somaliland (now Somalia) gains independence from Britain

  16. Madagascar gains independence from France (National Day)

  17. Kennedy visits W Berlin `Ich bin ein Berliner (I am a Berliner)'

  18. Beatles release "A Hard Day's Night" album

  19. Iwo Jima and Bonin Islands returned to Japan by US

  20. Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declared a state of emergency

  21. 42 die in fire inmate causes at Maury County Jail in Columbia Tenn

  22. 1st dedicated oceanographic satellite - SEASAT 1 launched

  23. US vetos UN Security Council resolution for a limited withdrawal from Beirut of Israeli & Palestine Liberation Organization forces

  24. 1st flight of Shuttle Discovery scrubbed at T-4

  25. Losing 9-0 to Red Sox Yanks score 11 in 3rd & win 12-11 in 10 inn

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These famous people were born on 26 June.

  1. 1702 - Dr. Philip Doddridge, English Nonconformist clergyman

  2. 1730 - Charles Messier, cataloguer of "M objects"

  3. 1742 - Arthur Middleton, signer of the Declaration of Independence

  4. 1763 - George Morland, English artist

  5. 1819 - Abner Doubleday, credited with inventing American Baseball

  6. 1824 - William Thomson, Lord Kelvin - engineer, mathematician, physicist

  7. 1854 - Sir Robert Laird Borden, (C), 8th Canadian prime minister (1911-20)

  8. 1892 - Pearl S. Buck, author (The Good Earth) (Nobel 1938)

  9. 1901 - Stuart Symington, (D), former U.S. senator from Missouri

  10. 1904 - Peter Lorre, Actor (M, Casablanca, Beast with 5 Fingers)

  11. 1913 - Maurice Wilkes, invented the stored program concept for computers

  12. 1922 - Eleanor Parker, Actress

  13. 1925 - Pavel Belyayev, cosmonaut (Voskhod 2)

  14. 1940 - Billy Davis, singer

  15. 1951 - Pamela Bellwood

  16. 1955 - Mick Jones, rocker

  17. 1964 - Zeng Jinlian, became tallest woman known (2.46 m, 8' 1")

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