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Following is our collection of super amazing and curious facts and details explaining June 26. This list is intended for research in school, for college students or just to feed your brain with. Possible use cases are in quizzes, differences, homework facts legend, cover facts, and many more. But nevertheless learn why is June 26 so important!

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Top 10 June 26 facts that will blow your mind.

  1. The very first barcode scanned was for a pack of Juicy Fruit in Troy, Ohio on June 26, 1974. The pack of gum and its receipt are now on display at the Smithsonian Institute.

  2. About Galactic Tick Day, a day to celebrate the Solar System's progress around the center of our Milky Way Galaxy. Occurring once every Galactic 'tick' (one centiarcsecond of a Galactic year) the next Galactic Tick Day will fall on June 26, 2018.

  3. Chestnut's diary was comprised of her observation of the war from February 18, 1861 to June 26, 1865.

  4. Appomattox Court House was added to the National Registry of Historic Places on October 15, 1966 and became a National Historical Park on June 26, 1989.

  5. About the first and and only three-way, 9 inning, baseball game on June 26, 1994 to raise money for war bonds. The Dodgers beat the Yankees and Giants 5-1-0.

  6. The first UPC marked item ever scanned at a retail checkout was at the Marsh supermarket in Troy, Ohio on June 26, 1974, and was a 10-pack (50 sticks) of Wrigley's Juicy Fruit chewing gum. This item went on display at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History.

  7. Doubleday was born in Ballston Spa, New York on June 26, 1819. He spent his childhood in upstate New York.

  8. The first UPC marked item ever scanned at a retail checkout was at the Marsh supermarket in Troy, Ohio at 8:01 a.m. on June 26, 1974, and was a 10-pack (50 sticks) of Wrigley's Juicy Fruit chewing gum.