On This Day…

On This Day…


Thanks for stopping by. We’re glad you are here. To start the weekend we like to begin with a lighter “scroll down memory lane.” The week can sometimes feel long and overwhelming, and this is just a simple way to start your day with a look back before we move ahead.

So, grab your favorite morning sippin’ drink and lets take a peek into the pages of history.

Today is Saturday, June 26th, the 177th day of the year.  There are 188 days until the end of the year.

On this day:

In 1819, the bicycle was patented by W-K Clarkson Junior.

In 1844, John Tyler took Julia Gardiner as his bride, thus becoming the first U.S. President to marry while in office.

In 1919, the “New York Daily News” was first published. 

In 1996, the Supreme Court ordered the Virginia Military Academy to admit women or lose state support. 

In 2000, federal investigators concluded John F. Kennedy Jr.’s plane crashed after he became disoriented and lost control.

In 2003, former South Carolina Governor and Senator Strom Thurmond died at the age of 100.  Thurmond was a hard-line segregationist and became a symbol of resistance to civil rights while governor.  He ran for President in 1948 on a States’ Rights Dixiecrat ticket, winning three states in the election. 

In 2006, just weeks after the world’s richest man, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, announced plans to devote his energies to charity, the world’s second richest man, billionaire Warren Buffett, announced he was signing over much of his 44-billion dollar fortune to Gates’ Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  Started by Gates in 2000, the foundation focuses on global health and education. 

In 2007, fashion designer Liz Claiborne died at the age of 78.

In 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered two historic rulings in support of same-sex unions.  The high court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, opening the doors for federal benefits to be extended to same-sex couples.  The court also rejected calls to reinstate California’s Prop 8 ban against gay marriage, which in effect, gave the greenlight for same-sex marriages to return to the state of California. 

In 2015, The U.S. Supreme Court ruled five-to-four in favor of marriage equality, legalizing same-sex marriages.  The majority opinion was issued by Justice Anthony Kennedy, often viewed as a key swing vote on the high court.

In 2016, The Cincinnati Reds retired all-time hit king Pete Rose’s number and inducted him into the team’s Hall of Fame.  The Reds had to get special permission from MLB for the ceremonies due to Rose’s lifetime ban from the sport for gambling.

And that brings us here to this day. Whatever your own 6.26.2021 has in store, here’s hoping it’s full of things to record in your own personal history book.

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