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June 26: Fun Facts about Today in History


Today in History


On June 26, learn about the most interesting historical events and facts that occurred throughout history. In the Gregorian calendar, June 26th is the 177th day of the year. On this day, the United States declares Christmas a federal holiday, Elvis Presley performs his farewell concert in Indianapolis, and the United States Supreme Court finds that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry.

Cancer is the zodiac sign for June 26. Ariana Grande, Paulo Maldini, and King Bach all have famous birthdays. It’s National Chocolate Pudding Day today.

Event

(June 26, 1906)
Le Mans hosts the inaugural Grand Prix automobile race.

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(June 26, 1909)
The Science Museum in London is established as a separate entity.

(June 26, 1927)
Coney Island unveils the Cyclone roller coaster.

(June 26, 1976)
The CN Tower, officially opened to the public on this day in 1976, was the world's highest freestanding construction until the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, surpassed it in 2007.

(June 26, 2003)
Strom Thurmond, an American politician who became synonymous with the changing political landscape of the South as one of the longest-serving senators in US history, died.

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Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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