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What Happened on June 26th This Day in History

Year Name
2015 Five different terrorist attacks in France, Tunisia, Somalia, Kuwait, and Syria occurred on what was dubbed Bloody Friday by international media. Upwards of 750 people were either killed or injured in these uncoordinated attacks.
2015 The U.S. Supreme Court ruled, 5-4, that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marriage under the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution.
2013 Riots in China's Xinjiang region kill at least 36 people and injure 21 others.
2013 The U.S. Supreme Court ruled, 5-4, that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional and in violation of the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
2012 The Waldo Canyon fire descends into the Mountain Shadows neighborhood in Colorado Springs burning 347 homes in a matter of hours and killing two people.
2008 A suicide bomber dressed as an Iraqi policeman detonates an explosive vest, killing 25 people.
2007 Pope Benedict XVI reinstates the traditional laws of papal election in which a successful candidate must receive two-thirds of the votes.
2006 Mari Alkatiri, the first Prime Minister of East Timor, resigns after weeks of political unrest.
2003 The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Lawrence v. Texas that gender-based sodomy laws are unconstitutional.
2000 The Human Genome Project announces the completion of a "rough draft" sequence.
1997 The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the Communications Decency Act violates the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
1995 Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani deposes his father Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, in a bloodless coup d'état.
1991 Yugoslav Wars: The Yugoslav People's Army begins the Ten-Day War in Slovenia.
1978 Air Canada Flight 189, flying to Toronto, overruns the runway and crashes into the Etobicoke Creek ravine. Two of the 107 passengers on board perish.
1977 Elvis Presley held his final concert in Indianapolis, Indiana at Market Square Arena.
1975 Two FBI agents and a member of the American Indian Movement are killed in a shootout on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota; Leonard Peltier is later convicted of the murders in a controversial trial.
1974 The Universal Product Code is scanned for the first time to sell a package of Wrigley's chewing gum at the Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio.
1967 Karol Wojtyſa (later John Paul II) made a cardinal by Pope Paul VI.
1963 Cold War: U.S. President John F. Kennedy gave his "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech, underlining the support of the United States for democratic West Germany shortly after Soviet-supported East Germany erected the Berlin Wall.
1960 The former British Protectorate of British Somaliland gains its independence as Somaliland.
1960 Madagascar gains its independence from France.
1959 Swedish boxer Ingemar Johansson becomes world champion of heavy weight boxing, by defeating American Floyd Patterson on technical knockout after two minutes and three seconds in the third round at Yankee Stadium.
1955 The South African Congress Alliance adopts the Freedom Charter at the Congress of the People in Kliptown.
1953 Lavrentiy Beria, head of MVD, is arrested by Nikita Khrushchev and other members of the Politburo.
1952 The Pan-Malayan Labour Party is founded in Malaya, as a union of statewide labour parties.
1948 Cold War: The first supply flights are made in response to the Berlin Blockade.
1948 William Shockley files the original patent for the grown-junction transistor, the first bipolar junction transistor.
1948 Shirley Jackson's short story The Lottery is published in The New Yorker magazine.
1945 The United Nations Charter is signed by 50 Allied nations in San Francisco, California.
1944 World War II: San Marino, a neutral state, is mistakenly bombed by the RAF based on faulty information, leading to 35 civilian deaths.
1944 World War II: The Battle of Osuchy in Osuchy, Poland, one of the largest battles between Nazi Germany and Polish resistance forces, ends with the defeat of the latter.
1942 The first flight of the Grumman F6F Hellcat.
1941 World War II: Soviet planes bomb Kassa, Hungary (now Košice, Slovakia), giving Hungary the impetus to declare war the next day.
1940 World War II: Under the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, the Soviet Union presents an ultimatum to Romania requiring it to cede Bessarabia and the northern part of Bukovina.
1936 Initial flight of the Focke-Wulf Fw 61, the first practical helicopter.
1934 United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Federal Credit Union Act, which establishes credit unions.
1927 The Cyclone roller coaster opens on Coney Island.
1924 The American occupation of the Dominican Republic ends after eight years.
1918 World War I: Allied forces under John J. Pershing and James Harbord defeat Imperial German forces under Wilhelm, German Crown Prince in the Battle of Belleau Wood.
1917 World War I: The American Expeditionary Forces begin to arrive in France. They will first enter combat four months later.
1909 The Science Museum in London comes into existence as an independent entity.
1906 The first Grand Prix motor racing event held.
1889 Bangui is founded by Albert Dolisie and Alfred Uzac in what was then the upper reaches of the French Congo.
1886 Henri Moissan isolated elemental Fluorine for the first time.
1870 The Christian holiday of Christmas is declared a federal holiday in the United States.
1857 The first investiture of the Victoria Cross in Hyde Park, London.
1848 End of the June Days Uprising in Paris.
1843 Treaty of Nanking comes into effect, Hong Kong Island is ceded to the British "in perpetuity".
1830 William IV becomes king of Britain and Hanover.
1794 French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of Fleurus marked the first successful military use of aircraft.
1740 A combined force of Spanish, free blacks and allied Indians defeat a British garrison at the Siege of Fort Mose near St. Augustine during the War of Jenkins' Ear.
1723 After a siege and bombardment by cannon, Baku surrenders to the Russians.
1718 Alexei Petrovich, Tsarevich of Russia, Peter the Great's son, mysteriously dies after being sentenced to death by his father for plotting against him.
1579 Livonian campaign of Stephen Báthory begins.
1541 Francisco Pizarro is assassinated in Lima by the son of his former companion and later antagonist, Diego de Almagro the younger. Almagro is later caught and executed.
1522 Ottomans begin the second Siege of Rhodes.
1483 Richard III becomes King of England.
1460 Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, and Edward, Earl of March, land in England with a rebel army and march on London.
1409 Western Schism: The Roman Catholic Church is led into a double schism as Petros Philargos is crowned Pope Alexander V after the Council of Pisa, joining Pope Gregory XII in Rome and Pope Benedict XII in Avignon.
1407 Ulrich von Jungingen becomes Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights.
1295 Przemysſ II crowned king of Poland, following Ducal period. The white eagle is added to the Polish coat of arms.
1243 Mongols defeat the Seljuk Turks at the Battle of Köse DaĿ.
699 En no Ozuno, a Japanese mystic and apothecary who will later be regarded as the founder of a folk religion Shugendō, is banished to Izu ſshima.
684 Pope Benedict II is chosen.
363 Roman emperor Julian is killed during the retreat from the Sasanian Empire.
221 Roman emperor Elagabalus adopts his cousin Alexander Severus as his heir and receives the title of Caesar.
4 AD Augustus adopts Tiberius.
Famous People Born on June 26

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Year Name
1689 Edward Holyoke, American pastor and academic (d. 1769)
1976 Ed Jovanovski, Canadian ice hockey player
1904 Frank Scott Hogg, Canadian astronomer and academic (d. 1951)
1980 Chris Shelton, American baseball player
1935 Dwight York, American singer
1984 Priscah Jeptoo, Kenyan runner
1907 Debs Garms, American baseball player (d. 1984)
1970 Adam Ndlovu, Zimbabwean footballer
1936 Edith Pearlman, American short story writer
1992 Joel Campbell, Costa Rican footballer
Famous People Deaths On June 26

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Date Name
2014 Howard Baker, American lawyer, politician, and diplomat, 12th White House Chief of Staff (b. 1925)
2012 Pat Cummings, American basketball player (b. 1956)
1752 Giulio Alberoni, Spanish cardinal (b. 1664)
2007 Liz Claiborne, Belgian-American fashion designer, founded Liz Claiborne (b. 1929)
2013 Byron Looper, American politician (b. 1964)
2015 Chris Thompson, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1952)
2002 Jay Berwanger, American football player (b. 1914)
2014 Julius Rudel, Austrian-American conductor (b. 1921)
1932 William Murray McPherson, Australian politician, 31st Premier of Victoria (b. 1865)
1836 Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, French soldier and composer (b. 1760)