Daily Calendar for Thursday, June 26, 2025


  • Arthur Middleton (U.S. statesman, signed U.S. Declaration of Independence) –
  • Lord Kelvin (physicist, inventor of the Kelvin temperature scale) –
  • Pearl S. Buck (Nobel prize-winning author, humanitarian) –
  • Peter Lorre (actor) –
  • Chris Isaak (singer) –
  • Sean Hayes (actor) –
  • Chris O'Donnell (actor) –
  • Gretchen Wilson (country singer) –


  • Roy Campanella (baseball player) –
  • Jay Berwanger (football player, first winner of the Heisman Trophy) –
  • Strom Thurmond (died at age 100. He was the longest-serving senator in U.S. history) –
  • Liz Claiborne (fashion designer) –
  • Norma Lyon (fourth official butter cow sculptor of the Iowa State Fair) –
  • Nora Ephron (screenwriter & director) –


  • John Tyler became the first president to marry while in office–
  • The first boardwalk in the world was completed at the resort town of Atlantic City, NJ–
  • Coney Island’s Cyclone roller coaster made its debut–
  • United Nations charter signed, San Francisco, CA–
  • Opening ceremonies took place for the St. Lawrence Seaway, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic–
  • President John F. Kennedy visited W. Berlin and gave his Ich bin ein Berliner” speech”–
  • CN Tower, 1,815 ’ high, opened to the public, Toronto, Ontario–
  • 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–


  • Phoenix, Arizona, reached 122 degrees F–
  • Los Angeles, California, soared to 112 degrees F–

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