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Calendar for June 26th, 2013

1820s

  • Born 1824: Lord Kelvin (physicist, inventor of the Kelvin temperature scale)

  • 1840s

  • 1844: John Tyler became the first president to marry while in office

  • 1870s

  • 1870: The first boardwalk in the world was completed at the resort town of Atlantic City, NJ

  • 1890s

  • Born 1892: Pearl S. Buck (Nobel prize-winning author, humanitarian)

  • 1900s

  • Born 1904: Peter Lorre (actor)

  • 1920s

  • 1927: Coney Island's Cyclone roller coaster made its debut

  • 1940s

  • 1945: United Nations charter signed, San Francisco, CA

  • 1950s

  • Born 1956: Chris Isaak (singer)

  • 1959: Opening ceremonies took place for the St. Lawrence Seaway, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic

  • 1960s

  • 1963: President John F. Kennedy visited W. Berlin and gave his "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech

  • 1970s

  • Born 1970: Chris O'Donnell (actor)

  • Born 1970: Sean Hayes (actor)

  • Born 1973: Gretchen Wilson (country singer)

  • 1976: CN Tower, 1,815 ' high, opened to the public, Toronto, Ontario

  • 1990s

  • Died 1993: Roy Campanella (baseball player)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2002: Jay Berwanger (football player, first winner of the Heisman Trophy)

  • Died 2003: Strom Thurmond died at age 100. He was the longest-serving senator in U.S. history

  • 2004: Bob Barker, host of the television game show The Price is Right, was inducted into the Academy of Television and Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame

  • Died 2007: Liz Claiborne (fashion designer)

  • 2010s

  • Died 2011: Norma Lyon (fourth official butter cow sculptor of the Iowa State Fair)

  • Died 2012: Nora Ephron (screenwriter & director)


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