June 26: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Did you know that on this day, June 26, 1925, Charlie Chaplin's silent movie "The Gold Rush" was released?

June 26th celebrates National Beautician’s Day and Chocolate Pudding Day.

We made it to day 177 of the year and there’s 188 days left to go until we reach the new year.

If you assumed there was nothing special about June 26, then we’re happy to tell you that you’d be wrong thinking that! Check out these intriguing events from this day which include inventions, musicals, war and animations.

Did you know that on this day in 1925, Charlie Chaplin’s silent movie “The Gold Rush” was released? Critics praised the film and it would become one of his most celebrated films.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about June 26th in history!

What Events Happened On June 26 In History?

2015 Same-sex marriage became legal in all 50 states.

OTD in 2015: Same-sex marriage became legal in all 50 states.

It was a long time coming for many, and the Supreme Court voted 5-4 in favor of the change.

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2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift premiered in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


1997 The first Harry Potter book, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” hit the shelves in the UK.

1993 President Bill Clinton ordered a US cruise missile strike on Iraq.

OTD in 1993: President Bill Clinton ordered a US cruise missile strike on Iraq.

The attack came as a warning for the attempted assassination of former president George H. W. Bush.

1977 Elvis Presley performed his final performance in Indianapolis, Indiana, US.

1958 The US Navy’s Vanguard SLV-2 launch vehicle failed to reach Earth’s orbit.

The Vanguard SLV-2 was the name for both the rocket and the satellite it carried. This flight would have been the second success of the Vanguard Program. However, as the rocket's second stage cut off early, it struggled to reach the required altitude to place the satellite into orbit.

1945 Fifty countries signed the United Nations Charter in San Francisco.

The treaty was the ground basis for the United Nations, which is an intergovernmental organization. The UN was officially formed on October 24, 1945.

1925 Charlie Chaplin’s silent movie “The Gold Rush” was released.

1894 Karl Benz patented the gasoline-operated motor car.

OTD in 1894: Karl Benz patented the gasoline-operated motor car.

1830 William IV became king of The United Kingdom and Hanover until his death in 1837.

1721 Dr. Zabdiel Boylston of Harvard University gave the first smallpox inoculations in Boston following America’s biggest outbreak.

Boylston started by inoculating his six-year-old son Thomas. He then tested the vaccine on his 36-year-old slave and their two-year-old son. They all responded positively, and during the campaign, Boylston successfully inoculated 247 people.

1498 The emperor of China patented the toothbrush using coarse boar bristles.

1483 Richard III was crowned King of England.

Richard's older brother, Edward IV, had previously been the King of England. When Edward IV died, his 12-year-old son, Edward V, was in line to become the next king. However, Richard managed to convince the lords of England that Edward IV's marriage wasn't legitimate, making Richard III next in line for the throne instead of Edward V.

Famous Quotes Said On June 26

Below are the most famous quotes people have said or written on June 26th throughout history.


“To deny any people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.”

– Nelson Mandela


“Life is an exciting business, and most exciting when it is lived for others.”

– Helen Keller

Famous People Born On June 26

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Ariana Grande? See what other famous people were born on this day.

1993 Ariana Grande

American Singer

Ariana Grande
29 years old
Born In:
Florida, USA
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1992 Jennette McCurdy

American Singer

30 years old
Born In:
California, USA

1984 Aubrey Plaza

American Actress

Aubrey Plaza
38 years old
Born In:
Delaware, USA

1970 Nick Offerman

American Actor

Nick Offerman
52 years old
Born In:
Illinois, USA

Special Holidays On June 26

Are you looking for something to do today? Then why not find time today to celebrate the following special holidays.

June 26: National Chocolate Pudding Day

National Chocolate Pudding Day

It doesn’t really matter whether you like US-style chocolate pudding cups or British-style steamed chocolate puddings; it’s safe to say that chocolate pudding is the ultimate dessert. Whatever you do today, make sure you eat some chocolate pudding!

June 26: National Beautician’s Day

National Beautician’s Day

They know everything about your life but keep their lips sealed, and they also make you look great - what’s not to love about beauticians? These tireless men and women chose to bring a little more beauty into the world, so go out there today and show them your appreciation!

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Fun Fact Of The Day

Japan is facing a ninja shortage. There is a high demand for “ninja shows,” but it is a dying tradition, and companies have trouble finding correctly trained ninjas.

June 26 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

People who were born on June 26 share the Cancer zodiac sign.

Cancer is the fourth astrological sign in the zodiac and is associated with the water element alongside Scorpio and Pisces.

For those of you born in June, you have the Alexandrite birthstone. Those lucky enough to possess this birthstone are given excellent foresight, massive fortunes, and a life full of youthfulness.

If your birthday falls on this day, you would’ve likely been conceived around October 3rd in the previous year.

A baby that is conceived on this day will be due around March 19, 2024.

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