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June 26: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on June 26

June 26th celebrates Cream Tea 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 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.

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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.

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.

1973

Musical “Grease” opened at the New London Theatre.

1945

50 countries signed the United Nations Charter in San Francisco.

The treaty was the ground basis for the United Nations which is a 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.
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.

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