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This Day in History – June 26

This Day In History1721—Dr. Zabdiel Boylston gives 1st smallpox inoculations in America.

1870—1st section of Atlantic City (NJ) Boardwalk opens.
1896—1st movie theater in US opens, charging 10 cents for admission.
1900—Dr. Walter Reed begins research that beats Yellow Fever.
1916—Cleveland Indians experiment with #s on their jerseys (one game)
1919—NY Daily News begins publishing.
1924—Ziegfeld Follies opens on Broadway.
1936—1st flight of Fw61 helicopter.
1946—Fred Allen’s last radio show, his guest is Jack Benny.
1958—Vanguard SLV-2 launched for Earth orbit (failed)
1964—Beatles release “A Hard Day’s Night” album.
1975—US Supreme Court rules unanimously in “O’Conner v. Donaldson” that non-dangerous people can’t be confined to psychiatric facilities  without adequate treatment if able to live viably outside society.
1977—Elvis Presley sings in Indianapolis, the last performance of his career.
1987—Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr. announces his retirement.
1989—Supreme Court rules 16 year olds can receive death penalty.
1993—“Late Night with David Letterman” airs for last time on NBC-TV.
1997—The US Supreme Court strikes down Internet indecency law.
2014—Canadian Andrew Wiggins is selected as the No. 1 draft pick in the NBA by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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