On June 26, Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone is published.
J.K. Rowling had faced dozens of rejections before the book was finally picked up, in August of 1996.
The book would launch the writing career of Rowling as she continued the series into seven books.
Those books would help inspire a new desire to read, renew publisher’s interest in producing children’s fiction, and bring wizardry fully into the nerd world.
They would also span a series of movies that would introduce previously unknown children actors who would then continue on to be some of the top stars.