Today is Monday, June 26, 2017.


1730 Charles Messier, cataloguer of astronomical "M objects"
1742 Arthur Middleton, signer of the Declaration of Independence
1819 Abner Doubleday, credited with inventing American Baseball
1892 Pearl Buck, author, (The Good Earth)
1904 Peter Lorre, actor, (M, Casablanca, Beast with 5 Fingers)
1913 Maurice Wilkes, invented stored program concept for computers.
1914 Babe Didrikson Zaharias
1922 Eleanor Parker
1925 Pavel Belyayev, cosmonaut, (Voskhod 2)
1961 Greg LeMond
1963 Harriet Wheeler
1964 Zeng Jinlian, became tallest woman known (2.46 m, 8'1")
1970 Chris O'Donnell
1974 Derek Jeter


1483 Richard III crowned King of England. Villified by Thomas More.
1797 Charles Newbold patents first cast-iron plow.
1876 Custer's Last Stand
1900 Walter Reed begins research that beats yellow fever
1911 Nieuport sets an aircraft speed record of 133 kph
1934 FDR signs Federal Credit Union Act, establishing Credit Unions.
1945 UN Charter signed by 50 nations in San Francisco.
1948 US responses to Soviet blockade of Berlin with an airlift.
1949 Walter Baade discovers asteroid Icarus INSIDE orbit of Mercury.
1959 St Lawrence Seaway opens, linking Atlantic Ocean with Great Lakes
1963 John F. Kennedy visits West Berlin, "Ich bin ein Berliner".
1968 Iwo Jima and Bonin Islands returned to Japan by US
1978 First dedicated oceanographic satellite, SEASAT 1 launched.

That's all for today.

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What happened on this day in history? What happened on your birthday? Web-based CDAY, an almanac for web servers, reports events, birthdays, and holidays, and supports RSS (XML).

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