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This Day in History For June 26

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1848 – 1st pure food law enacted in US.

1870 – 1st section of Atlantic City (NJ) Boardwalk opens.

1900 – Dr. Walter Reed begins research that beats Yellow Fever.

1911 – US Open Men’s Golf, Chicago GC: 19-year old John McDermott becomes first American born champion; wins in a playoff with Mike Brady and George Simpson.

1917 – 1st US troops arrive in France during World War I.

1924 – Ziegfeld Follies opens on Broadway.

1934 – FDR signs Federal Credit Union Act, establishing Credit Unions.

1945 – United Nations Charter signed by 50 nations in San Francisco.

1955 – LPGA Western Open Women’s Golf, Maple Bluff CC: Patty Berg wins her 5th WO title by 2 strokes from Louise Suggs and Fay Croker; first WO played at stroke play.

1968 – Iwo Jima & Bonin Islands returned to Japan by US.

1970 – Frank Robinson hits 2 grand slams as Baltimore Orioles beat Washington Senators 12-2.

1974 – The Universal Product Code is scanned for the first time to sell a package of Wrigley’s chewing gum at the Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio.

1977 – Elvis Presley sings in Indianapolis, the last performance of his career.

1990 – 122 F in Phoenix, Arizona.

1991 – NBA Draft: UNLV power forward Larry Johnson first pick by Charlotte Hornets.

1993 – The U.S. launches a cruise missile attack targeting Baghdad Intelligence headquarters in retaliation for a thwarted assassination attempt against former President George H.W. Bush in April in Kuwait.

2003 – NBA Draft: St. Vincent-St. Mary HS (Akron, Ohio) small forward LeBron James first pick by Cleveland Cavaliers.

2008 – The U.S. Supreme Court rules in District of Columbia v. Heller that the ban on handguns in the District of Columbia is unconstitutional.

2015 – US Supreme Court rules 5-4 same-sex marriage is a legal right across all US states.

2018 – US Supreme Court upholds President Trump’s travel ban against mostly Muslim countries.

2020 – New York Times says Russia secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked forces to kill US and coalition troops in Afghanistan.