Monday, June 26, 2017
History for June 26 - On-This-Day.com:
Abner Doubleday 1819, Sidney Howard 1891, Pearl S. Buck 1892
William P. Lear 1902, Col. Tom Parker 1909, Roy Plunkett 1910
1819 - The bicycle was patented by W.K. Clarkson, Jr.
1927 - The Coney Island Cyclone roller coaster opened in New York.
1936 - The Focke-Wulf Fw 61 made its first flight. It is often considered the first practical helicopter.
1942 - The Grumman F6F Hellcat fighter was flown for the first time.
1948 - The Berlin Airlift began as the U.S., Britain and France started ferrying supplies to the isolated western sector of Berlin.
1963 - U.S. President John Kennedy announced "Ich bin ein Berliner" (I am a Berliner) at the Berlin Wall.
1974 - In Troy, Ohio, a Marsh supermarket installed the first bar code scanning equipment, made by IBM, and a product with a bar code was scanned for the first time. The product was Juicy Fruit gum.
1976 - In Toronto, Canada, the CN Tower opened to the public. The official opening date is listed as October 1, 1976. It was the world's tallest free-standing stucture and the world's tallest tower until 2010.