What happened this day in history June 26, 1948

What are the important events that happened on June 26, 1948? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

June 26, 1948: Facts & Myths About This Day

June 26, 1948 is the 178th day of the year 1948 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 188 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 13, 1948 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectaheptacontaoctagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Dime every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $2,556.00. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Rat is the mythical animal and Earth is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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June 26, 1948 Historical Events

  • 1948
    Shirley Jackson’s short story The Lottery is published in The New Yorker magazine.
  • 1948
    The Western allies begin an airlift to Berlin after the Soviet Union blockades West Berlin.
  • 1948
    William Shockley files the original patent for the grown junction transistor, the first bipolar junction transistor.

Who died on June 26, 1948?

  • 1948
    Lilian Velez, Filipino actress (b. 1924)

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