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Today In History - June 26
Today in History in 1896 the first movie theater in the United States opened, charging 10 cents for admission; in 1977 Elvis Presley gave the last performance of his career in Indianapolis; and in 1997 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is published, the first instalment of the bestselling series by J. K. Rowling.
Monday, June 26, 2017

Today In History - June 25
Today in History in 1667 the first blood transfusion was performed by French Doctor Jean-Baptiste Denys; in 1788 Virginia becomes the 10th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution; and in 1876 the 7th Calvary under the command of George Armstrong Custer was wiped out by the Sioux and Cheyenne – Battle of Little Big Horn.
Sunday, June 25, 2017

Today In History - June 24
Today in History in 1916 Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to get a million dollar contract; in 1949 "Hopalong Cassidy" becomes 1st network western (NBC); and in 1957 "I Love Lucy" last airs on CBS-TV.
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Today In History - June 23
Today in History in 1932 Lou Gehrig plays 1,103rd successive game in a NY uniform, equaling Joe Sewell's record with one team (Cleveland); and in 2003 Barry Bonds steals second base against the Los Angeles Dodgers, becoming the first player in MLB history to have 500 career home runs and 500 career steals.
Friday, June 23, 2017

Today In History - June 22
Today in History in 1611 Henry Hudson was set adrift in Hudson Bay by mutineers on his ship Discovery and was never seen again; in 1847 the doughnut was created; and in 1969 actress Judy Garland (Wizard of Oz, Easter Parade), dies at age 47.
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Today In History - June 21
Today in History in 1684 King Charles II revoked the Massachusetts Bay Colony charter; in 1788 the U.S. Constitution went into effect as New Hampshire was the 9th state to ratify it; and in 1968 Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren resigned.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Today In History - June 20
Today in History in 1837 Queen Victoria at age 18 ascends the British throne following the death of her uncle King William IV. She ruled for 63 years ending in 1901; and in 1975 "Jaws", based on the book by Peter Benchley, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Roy Scheider was released.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Today In History - June 19
Today in History in 1829  Robert Peel founded the London Metropolitan Police (Bobbies); in 1956 Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin ended their partnership after 16 films; and in 1987 Ben & Jerry Ice Cream and Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia announced a new Ice Cream flavor, Cherry Garcia.
Monday, June 19, 2017

Today In History - June 18
Today in History in 1682 William Penn founded Philadelphia; in 1873 Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for voting for the President; and in 1930 Groundbreaking ceremonies for the Franklin Institute were held in Philadelphia.
Sunday, June 18, 2017

Today In History - June 17
Today in History in 1991 The body of Zachary Taylor, 12th President of the USA, was exhumed to test how he died in 1850; and in 1994 OJ Simpson doesn't turn himself in on murder charges, LA cops chase his Ford Bronco for 1½ hours, eventually gives up (seen live on TV).
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Today In History - June 16
Today in History in 1567 Mary, Queen of Scots was imprisoned in Lochleven Castle prison in Scotland; in 1880 the Salvation Army formed in London; and in 1989 four hole-in-ones were recorded at the US Open, all on the 6th hole (Weaver, Wiebe, Pate & Price), only 17 had been recorded in the history of the tournament.
Friday, June 16, 2017

Today In History - June 15
Today in History in 1836 Arkansas became the 25th state of the Union; in 1864 Robert E. Lee’s home area in Arlington, Virginia becomes a military cemetery; and in 1928 Ty Cobb, 41, steals home for the 50th and final time.
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Today In History - June 14
Today in History in 1834 Sandpaper was patented by Isaac Fischer Jr, Springfield, Vermont; in 1938 Dorothy Lathrop won the first Caldecott Medal for children’s books; in 1946 Nat King Cole recorded "The Christmas Song" for the first time; and in 1953 Elvis Presley graduated from LC Humes High School in Memphis, Tennessee.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Today In History - June 13
Today in History in 1731 Martha Washington, the first US First Lady, was born in Kent County, Virginia; 1948 Babe Ruth said his final farewell at Yankee Stadium and dies two months later; and in 1979 Darla Hood, actress (Our Gang 1935-45), died at age 47.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Today In History - June 12
Today in History in 1923 Harry Houdini frees himself from a straight-jacket while suspended upside down, 40 feet above ground in NYC; in 1942 Anne Frank gets her diary as a birthday present in Amsterdam; and in 1987 US President Ronald Reagan challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down" the Berlin wall.
Monday, June 12, 2017

Today In History - June 11
Today in History in 1927 Charles Lindbergh was awarded the 1st Distinguished Flying Cross; in 1979 John Wayne [Marion Mitchell Morrison], actor (Green Berets, True Grit), died at age 72; and in 1993 "Jurassic Park" (starring Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum) opened setting box office weekend records.
Sunday, June 11, 2017

Today In History - June 10
Today in History in 1898 US Marines land in Cuba during Spanish-American War; in 1933 John Dillinger robs his first bank in New Carlisle, Ohio; and in 1985 Coca-Cola announced they'd bring back their 99-year-old formula.
Saturday, June 10, 2017

Today In History - June 9
Today in History in 1856 - 500 Mormons leave Iowa City, Iowa and head west for Salt Lake City, Utah carrying all their possessions in two-wheeled handcarts;  in 1870 Charles Dickens, English writer (David Copperfield), dies at age 58; and in 1915 William Jennings Bryan quits as US Secretary of State.
Friday, June 09, 2017

Today In History - June 8
Today in History in 1861 Tennessee votes to secede from the Union; in 1942 Bing Crosby recorded “Silent Night”; and in 1969 fans numbering 60,096 were present at Mickey Mantle Day to see #7 retired.
Thursday, June 08, 2017

Today In History - June 7
Today in History in 1769 Daniel Boone began exploring the Bluegrass State of Kentucky; in 1864 Abraham Lincoln was re-nominated for U.S. President by the Republican Party; and in 1955 Eisenhower became the first President to appear on color TV.
Wednesday, June 07, 2017


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