26/06/1974 The Universal Product Code is scanned for the first time
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The first UPC marked item ever scanned at a retail checkout was at the Marsh supermarket in Troy, Ohio, and was a 10-pack of Wrigley's Juicy Fruit chewing gum. The shopper was Clyde Dawson and cashier Sharon Buchanan made the first UPC scan.