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This Day in History For June 26

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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 1.

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

1946 – Fred Allen’s last radio show, his guest is Jack Benny.

1959 – Ingemar Johansson TKOs Floyd Patterson in 3 for heavyweight boxing title.

1962 – Boston Red Sox Earl Wilson no-hits LA Angels, 2-0.

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

1975 – Two FBI agents and a member of the American Indian Movement are killed in a shootout on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota; Leonard Peltier is later convicted of the murders in a controversial trial.

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

1982 – US vetoes UN Security Council resolution for a limited withdrawal from Beirut of Israeli & Palestine Liberation Organization forces.

1989 – Supreme Court rules 16-year-olds can receive the death penalty.

1990 – 122 degrees F in Phoenix, Arizona.

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

1997 – The U.S. Supreme Court upholds doctor-assisted suicide ban.

2003 – The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Lawrence v. Texas that gender-based sodomy laws are unconstitutional.

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

2019 – Two US Florida towns pay hackers considerable ransom to unfreeze their computer systems; Riviera Beach $600,000 and Lake City $500,000.

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