Today in history

Content by F T.Bear

Good morning! Rise and shine!

Today in history is a place for you early risers to exercise your brains as you wait for the day to begin. Please, by all means, bring your own bits of history to the comments section and add your memories of what YOU did on this day however many years ago.

The beauty of an early morning historical post is that the date can mean the event happened today “our time” or today “other side of the world” time.

From the life and death of Plato through to the latest most recent history as it happens, we intend on bringing you stimulating and educational historical knowledge.

June 26

1987:  After hiding on the Eiffel Tower overnight with his 12 strong
team, AJ Hackett makes a 110m leap from the tower using his “Bungy”
He described it as ” one small step for man, a bloody great leap for
the adventure tourism Industry”

1959:  The St. Lawrence Seaway opens,  creating a navigational channel
from the Atlantic Ocean to all the Great Lakes. It is a system of
canals, locks, and dredged waterways, and is nearly 2500 miles long
stretching  through the  Gulf of St. Lawrence to Duluth, Minnesota, on
Lake Superior.

1284:  According to the Luneburg manuscript, a piper leads 130
children of Hamlin away.

1498:  The toothbrush is invented in China using boar bristles.

2017:  Theresa May’s UK Conservative minority party strike a deal to
govern with Northern Islands DUP with a guarantee of 1 Billion pound
of funding.