June 26 is the 177th day of the year. There are 188 days remaining until the end of the year.
+ 1870 – The Christian holiday of Christmas is declared a federal holiday in the United States.
+ 1906 – The first Grand Prix motor racing event held.
+ 1927 – The Cyclone roller coaster opens on Coney Island.
+ 1934 – United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Federal Credit Union Act, which establishes credit unions.
+ 1963 – Cold War: U.S. President John F. Kennedy gave his "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech, underlining the support of the United States for democratic West Germany shortly after Soviet-supported East Germany erected the Berlin Wall.
+ 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.
+ 2015 – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled, 5–4, that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marriage under the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution.
( Births )
+ 1909 – Colonel Tom Parker, Dutch-American talent manager (d. 1997)
+ 1911 – Babe Didrikson Zaharias, American golfer and basketball player (d. 1956)
+ 1974 – Derek Jeter, American baseball player