06/26/2019
  • 6:44 am Thoughts While Shaving for June 26
  • 6:33 am DYB District 2 AAA Minors Supplemental Tourament: Whiteville 11, Elizabethtown 2
  • 6:28 am DYB District 9 Majors Tourament: West Robeson American 11, Elizabethtown 4
  • 6:22 am DYB District 9 AAA (Minors) Tournament: Elizabethtown Wins Championship 8-4
  • 9:59 pm This Day in History for June 26
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This Day In History
This Day In History
1778 – New Orleans businessman Oliver Pollock creates “$” symbol.
1789 – US House of Representatives 1st full meeting, NYC, F. Muhlenberg 1st speaker.
1826 – Samuel Morey is issued the first U.S. patent for an internal-combustion engine, which he calls a “Gas or Vapour Engine”
1850 – San Francisco government established.
1853 – Cincinnati became 1st US city to pay fire fighters a regular salary.
1866 – US Congress rejects presidential veto giving all equal rights in US.
1889 – 1st dishwashing machine marketed (Chicago)
1891 – The Wrigley Company is founded in Chicago, Illinois.
1899 – NC Mutual opens doors for business.
1927 – 1st automatic record changer introduced by His Master’s Voice.
1934 – Clyde Barrow kills two young highway patrolmen, H.D. Murphy and Edward Bryant Wheeler, at the intersection of Route 114 and Dove Road near Grapeville, Texas.¬† Bonnie Parker’s role in the murders was greatly exaggerated, but helped turn public perception against the gang for good.
1945 – US forces invade Okinawa during WW II.
1946 – Weight Watchers forms.
1954 – 1st US Army helicopter battalion forms, Fort Bragg, NC.
1954 – US Air Force Academy forms.
1960 – 1st weather satellite launched (TIROS 1)
1967 – The United States Department of Transportation begins operation.
1970 – US President Richard Nixon signs bill limiting cigarette advertisements from 1st January 1971.
1976 – Stephen Wozniak & Steve Jobs found Apple Computer.
1991 – US minimum wage goes from $3.80 to $4.25 per hour.
2012 – 47th Academy of Country Music Awards: Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, and Miranda Lambert win.
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