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This Day in History: June 26

June 26: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. In 1819, the bicycle was patented by W.K. Clarkson.
  2. In 1870, Christmas was declared a U.S. Federal Holiday.
  3. In 1896, the first movie theatre opened in the United States, charging 10 cents a movie.
  4. In 1927, the Cyclone roller coaster opened in Coney Island.
  5. In 1951, the game CandyLand was trademark registered.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Derek Jeter, baseball player; Chris Isaak, singer; Jennette McCurdy, actress on Icarly; Chris O'Donnell, actor; Greg LeMond, first American bicyclist to win the Tour De France; Shannon Sharpe, football player.

For famous birthdays and other daily events in history, visit our Daily Dose Activities.

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