Monday, June 29, 2009

Today in History - 26 June

1992 India leases Tin Bigha corridor to Bangladesh

1992 New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority votes to ban cigarette ads on Jan 1, 1993

1989 Canada updates coins with a new potrait of the Queen

1984 1st flight of Shuttle Discovery (41-D) scrubbed at T -4

1978 First dedicated oceanographic satellite, SEASAT 1, launched

1975 Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declares a state of emergency

1949 1st Belgian parliamentary election where women can vote (CVP gains)

1917 1st U.S. Expeditionary Force arrive in France during WW I

1896 1st movie theater in U.S. opens, charging 10 cents for admission

1848 1st pure food law enacted in U.S.

1498 Toothbrush invented

1284 Pied Piper lures 130 children of Hamelin away (actually happened)

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