Today is Friday, June 26th. It’s Take Your Dog to Work Day, National Chocolate Pudding Day, Tropical Cocktails Day, National Beautician’s Day, Canoe Day, Forgiveness Day, National Toothbrush Day and National Milkman Day
There are 8 days until the 4th of July
There are 73 days until Labor Day
Today is the day that…
— in 1498, the toothbrush was invented
— in 1819, The bicycle was patented by W.K. Clarkson, Jr.
— in 1894, engineer and inventor Karl Benz of Germany receives a U.S. patent for a gasoline-driven auto
— in 1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Federal Credit Union Act into law
— in 1957, Scandal lead singer Patty Smyth is born in New York City
— in 1963, President John F. Kennedy gives his famous “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech in West Berlin
— also in 1963, John Lennon and Paul McCartney compose “She Loves You” in a hotel room in Newcastle, England, while on tour there
— in 1965, The Byrds’ “Mr. Tambourine Man” goes to #1 on the Hot 100. It’s the only song written by Bob Dylan ever to top that chart.
— in 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
— in 1975, Sonny & Cher’s divorce becomes final
— in 1976, With his breakout album Live Bullet climbing the charts, Bob Seger plays his first headlining stadium show, performing to 59,000 at the Pontiac Silverdome in his native Michigan
— in 1977, Elvis Presley performed for the last time in concert, at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis
— in 1979, Muhammad Ali retired from boxing
— also in 1979, “Moonraker,” the eleventh James Bond film, premieres in London, starring Roger Moore
— in 1990, Nelson release their debut album After the Rain, which sells over 2 million copies thanks to the #1 single “(Can’t Live Without Your) Love and Affection.”
— in 1996, Sammy Hagar is replaced as Van Halen’s lead vocalist by the man he replaced 11 years earlier, David Lee Roth
— in 1999, Pearl Jam score their biggest Hot 100 hit when “Last Kiss,” a cover of a song from the ’60s, reaches #2
— in 2003, Strom Thurmond, the longest-serving senator in U.S. history, died at age 100
— also in 2003, the Cleveland Cavaliers select LeBron James as the first overall pick in the NBA Draft
— in 2007, Liz Claiborne died
— in 2013, Former Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez was released by the team after being charged in the murder of Odin Lloyd. Hernandez would later be convicted and sentenced to life in prison.
— also in 2013, the US Supreme Court ruled that married gay couples were entitled to the same benefits as married straight couples
— in 2015, President Barack Obama sings “Amazing Grace” at the funeral for Rev. Clementa Pinckney, who was killed along with eight others when a gunman opened fire during a Bible study at his church in Charleston, South Carolina
— and in 2018, Barry Gibb of Bee Gees is knighted by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace
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