June 26, 1819: The bicycle was patented by W. K. Clarkson.
Dec 31, 1969
June 26, 1843: Hong Kong was proclaimed a British crown colony.
June 26, 1906: The first Grand Prix motor race was held in Le Mans, France.
June 26, 1959: The St. Lawrence Seaway, connecting the Great Lakes and the Atlantic, was opened.
June 26, 1963: President John Kennedy gave his, "Ich bin ein Berliner" (I am a Berliner) speech in West Berlin.