Concerning June 26th.

Events large and small, miscellany, curiosities, &c.

Being the 177th day of the year, with 188 days remaining.

International Day in Support of Torture Victims.

Born today : Cyclist Greg LeMond, professional road racer and three time winner of the Tour de France, in 1961.

LeMond also won the 1992 Tour DuPont, an American road race that passed through the High Country.

Departed today : Baseball Hall of Fame member Roy Campanella, All-Star catcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers, in 1993.

Today in history : The CN Tower, the tallest free-standing structure in the world, opened in Toronto, Ontario, in 1976.

Endeavour to learn something new every day.

Fact of the day : Dr. Seuss invented the word “nerd” for his 1950 book If I Ran the Zoo.  From This Book…of More Perfectly Useless Information ~ See at

Quote of the day : “Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul.” – Rebecca West.  From BrainyQuote

Word of the day : Acquisitive (uh-kwiz-uh-tiv) : strongly desirous of acquiring and possessing .  From Merriam-Webster

June comes from Juno, the Roman queen of the gods.

National Candy Month.

June birthstone : Pearl, for health.

June flower : The rose, Rosa sp.

“Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June.” – Al Bernstein.

Professor D. O. Durant's Original Encyclopedic Calendar

“Whilst the publisher makes every effort to verify the accuracy of the information presented herein it should not be used to decide wagers, resolve border disputes, or settle disagreements between spouses. Thank you.”

From the preface of the first
edition of the calendar.