June 26 Events in History - June 26 Birthdays - June 26 Deaths
2015 Members of the E.U. have agreed to relocate 40,000 of the recent migrants to Italy and Greece; over 120,000 of the 150,000 migrants to Europe so far this year have landed in these two countries
2014 Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez is thrown out of the World Cup for biting Italian player Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder; Suarez has also been banned from nine international matches and a four-month suspension from playing
2014 Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine enter into free-trade pacts with the European Union, a decision counter to that of Kazakhstan and Belarus, who partnered with Russia in creation of the Eurasian Union
2013 The new leader of the Australian Labor Party is former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, who won over incumbent Julia Gillard
2013 In the state of California, the 2008 Proposition 8 ballot measure is upheld in an appeals case, allowing same-sex marriage to continue
2012 In an attempt to encourage people to buy from their local bookstores, novelist and Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Russo boycotts e-books
2012 Wangdue Phodrang Dzong, the four thousand year-old ridge-top monastery in Bhutan catches fire and is destroyed; no relics were lost in the fire because the monastery was under renovation
2011 The E.coli strain that caused 46 deaths in Germany reportedly resurfaced in france, with eight people hospitalized in Bordeaux
2011 The ash cloud from the 2011 Puyehue-Cordon Caulle eruption closes 39 flights in Chile and Argentina
2010 Leaders of the twenty largest economies meet for the 2010 G-20 Summit in Toronto, Canada
1997 Galileo, Ganymede Observations, Orbit 9
1997 Supreme Court strikes down Internet indecency law
1997 Supreme Court upholds doctor-assisted suicide ban
1995 Gunmen ambush Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, escapes unharmed
1994 "Broken Glass" closes at Booth Theater New York City after 73 performances
1994 "Medea" closes at Longacre Theater New York City after 82 performances
1994 104 degrees F (40 degrees C) at Denver Colorado
1994 107 degrees F (41.6 degrees C) at Albuquerque New Mexico
1994 112 degrees F (44.4 degrees C) at El Paso Texas
1994 122 degrees F (50 degrees C) at Laughlin Nevada
1994 126 degrees F (52.2 degrees C) in Death Valley California
1994 Actor Brandon Cruz (32) weds Elizabeth Finkelstein (26)
1994 Air Ivory Fokker's-27 crashes at Abidjan (16 killed/1 lives)
1994 Donna Andrews wins ShopRite LPGA Golf Classic
1994 Kirby Puckett pass Rod Carew with 2,088 hit as Twin's top hit leader
1994 PLO-leader Yasser Arafat returns to Gaza after 27 years
1994 U.S. loses to Romania 1-0 in 1994 soccer world cup
1993 "Late Night with David Letterman" airs for last time on NBC-TV
1993 Actress Julia Roberts and country singer Lyle Lovett wed
1993 New York Met Eddie Murray is 20th to get 1,600 RBIs
1993 Rebecca Jones, of Georgia, 18, crowned America's Junior Miss
1993 Clinton orders cruise missle strike on Iraqi secret service in Baghdad
1992 India leases Tin Bigha corridor to Bangladesh
1992 New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority votes to ban cigarette ads on Jan 1, 1993
1992 Supreme Court rules fund soliciting can be banned at airports
1991 "Getting Married" opens at Circle in Sq Theater New York City for 70 performances
1991 ANC leader Nelson Mandela addresses congress
1991 Amy Elizabeth Goodman, of California, crowned America's Junior Miss
1991 Charlotte Hornets make Larry Johnson of UNLV, NBA's #1 draft pick
1990 122 degrees F in Phoenix, Arizona
1990 8 KS and OK radio stations boycott k d lang, due to her anti-meat ad
1990 New Kid on the Block Donnie Wahlberg release from hospital after fall
1989 Canada updates coins with a new potrait of the Queen
1989 Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson marry for 2nd time
1988 Kathy Postlewait wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
1987 Losing 9-0 to Red Sox, Yankees score 11 in 3rd and win 12-11 in 10 inn
1987 Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr. announces his retirement
1986 South African journalist Zwelakhe Sisulu arrested
1984 1st flight of Shuttle Discovery (41-D) scrubbed at T -4
1984 Barbra Streisand records "Here We Are at Last"
1983 "Show Boat" closes at Uris Theater New York City after 73 performances
1983 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
1982 Carlos Lopes runs Europe record 10k (27:34.39)
1982 Marie Osmond marries Steve Craig
1982 U.S. vetos United Nations Security Council resolution for a limited withdrawal from Beirut of Israeli and Palestine Liberation Organization forces
1981 "For Your Eyes Only" premieres in U.S.
1979 Heavyweight Muhammad Ali confirms that his 3rd retirement is final
1979 Rocker Nigel Olsson runs a stop sign, crashes and kills a driver
1978 Brittany separatists bomb Palace of Versailles in France
1978 First dedicated oceanographic satellite, SEASAT 1, launched
1977 42 die in fire inmate causes at Maury County Jail in Columbia, Tennessee
1977 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Classic
1977 Elvis Presley sings in Indianapolis, last performance of his career
1976 WS shortstop Toby Harrah plays DH without touching a batted ball
1975 Cher divorces Sonny Bono
1975 Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declares a state of emergency
1974 Liz Taylor's 5th divorce (Richard Burton)
1973 London production of "Grease" premieres
1972 Bob Massie takes 16 wickets (8-84 and 8-53) on Test cricket debut vs. Eng
1972 IRA proclaims resistant in North-Ireland
1971 "Man of La Mancha" closes at ANTA Washington Square Theater New York City after 2329 performances
1971 Angels suspend Alex Johnson (after 5 benchings and 29 fines)
1970 Frank Robinson hits 2 grand slams as Orioles beat Senators 12-2
1968 Executive Council decides both AL and NL to divide into 2 divisions
1968 Iwo Jima and Bonin Islands returned to Japan by US
1967 Pope Paul VI names 27 new cardinals
1966 "Time for Singing" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 41 performances
1966 Carol Mann wins LPGA Waterloo Women's Golf Open Invitational
1966 Kanton Bazel leads female suffrage in Switzerland
1965 Wallon party forms in Belgium
1964 Beatles release "A Hard Day's Night" album
1964 Blacks and Whites riot over racial segregation in St. Augustine
1964 Moise Tsjombe forms government in Congo
1963 Alfons Gorbach forms Austrian government
1963 Dutch 2nd Chamber condemns commercial TV
1963 Kennedy visits W Berlin "Ich bin ein Berliner" (I am a Berliner)
1962 Blacks begin passive resistance in Cairo Ill
1962 Boston Red Sox Earl Wilson no-hits LA Angels, 2-0
1962 WSEC (now WLRN) TV channel 17 in Miami, Florida (PBS) begins broadcasting
1960 British Somaliland (now Somalia) gains independence from Britain
1960 Hall of Fame allows veteran committee to vote annually
1960 Italian Somaliland declares independence from Italian-administration
1960 Madagascar (formerly Malagasy Rep) declares independence from France
1959 Ingemar Johansson TKOs Floyd Patterson in 3 for heavywgt boxing title
1959 Queen Elizabeth and President Eisenhower open St. Lawrence Seaway
1958 Gaston Eyskens becomes premier of Belgium
1958 Mackinac Straits Bridge, Michigan dedicated
1958 Vanguard SLV-2 launched for Earth orbit (failed)
1955 Actor Geoffrey Holder marries Carmen de Lavallade
1955 Freedom Charter signed in South Africa
1955 Patty Berg wins LPGA Western Golf Open
1954 Jim Peters runs marathon in 2:17:39.4
1953 KCTV (now KLST) TV channel 8 in San Angelo, Texas (CBS) 1st broadcast
1953 Russian vice-premier/interior minister Beria arrested
1952 Dutch social democratic party wins elections (29%)
1952 Nelson Mandela and 51 others infringe South Africa curfew
1950 President Gottwald of Czechoslovakia confirms Milada Horakova's death sentence
1949 1st Belgian parliamentary election where women can vote (CVP gains)
1948 U.S. denounces Soviet blockade of Berlin
1946 Dutch Nazi collaborator Arnold Meijer sentenced to 5 years
1946 Fred Allen's last radio show, his guest is Jack Benny
1945 England win the second Victory test cricket at Bramall Lane by 41 runs
1945 U.N. Charter signed by 50 nations in SF
1944 2nd British army reaches Grainville-Mouen line
1944 Yankees, Dodgers and Giants play unique 6 inn game for War Bonds, each playing successive innings, final score Dodgers-5, Yankees-1 and Giants-0
1942 German assault on British at Mersa Matruh
1941 Finland enters WW II against Russia
1941 Lithuanian fascist massacre 2,300 Jews in Kovno
1940 End of U.S.S.R. experimental calendar; Gregorian readopted 6/27
1938 Cincinnati Red Lonny Frey hits 8 doubles in a doubleheader
1937 Test cricket debut of Len Hutton vs. New Zealand at Lord's, scores 0 and 1
1936 1st flight of Fw61 helicopter
1936 Everett Marshall beats Ali Baba in Columbus, to become wrestling champ
1935 Andrew Sandham's 100th FC hundred, 103 vs. Hants
1935 Lloyd Waner sets record of 18 putouts in center in doubleheader
1935 SDAP and CPH achieve majority in city council in Amsterdam
1935 Work service for recent graduate obligatory in Germany
1934 Franklin D. Roosevelt signs Federal Credit Union Act, establishing Credit Unions
1934 Germany and Poland sign no-attack treaty
1934 W. E. B. Du Bois resigns position at NAACP
1929 ENKA/Vereinigte Glanzstoff Factory merge AKU (Genl Kunstzijde Union)
1927 Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke approaches within 0.0394 AUs of Earth
1924 After 8 years of occupation, U.S. troops leave Dominican Republic
1924 Ziegfeld Follies opens on Broadway
1919 N.Y. Daily News begins publishing
1917 1st U.S. Expeditionary Force arrive in France during WW I
1916 Cleveland Indians experiment with #s on their jerseys (one game)
1915 Germany suppresses its "Vorwarts" newspaper after it called for peace
1912 Gustav Mahlers 9th Symphony premieres in Vienna
1911 Nieuport sets an aircraft speed record of 83 mph, 133 kph
1910 1st federal corrupt election practices law passed
1910 24th U.S. Womens Tennis: H Hotchkiss Wightman beats L Hammond (64 62)
1910 Hazel Hotchkiss wins U.S. Lawn Tennis Association championship
1909 23rd U.S. Womens Tennis: H Hotchkiss beats Maud Barger-Wallach (60 61)
1909 Victoria and Albert Museum opens in London
1907 Bolsheviks overthrows transport in Tiflis
1906 Hongar Szisz wins 1st Grand-Prix (Le Mans, France)
1902 Order of Merit instituted by King Edward VII
1902 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of 3 Garidebs"
1900 Dr. Walter Reed begins research that beats Yellow Fever
1896 1st movie theater in U.S. opens, charging 10 cents for admission
1894 Karl Benz of Germany receives U.S. patent for gasoline-driven auto
1879 Ismael Pasha resigns as khedive of Egypt
1870 1st section of Atlantic City Boardwalk opens
1870 Wagner's opera "Valkyrie" premieres in Munich
1862 Battle of Beaver Dam Creek-Union repulses Confederacy in Virginia
1862 Day 2 of 7 Days-Battle of Mechanicsville Virginia (Meadow Bridge)
1862 U.S. Army of Virginia established under General John Pope
1857 62 receive Victoria Cross
1857 Cawnpore England massacre
1848 1st pure food law enacted in U.S.
1844 U.S. President John Tyler marries Julia Gardiner in New York City
1843 Hong Kong proclaimed a British Crown Colony
1807 Lightning hits gunpowder warehouse in Luxembourg; 230 die
1797 Charles Newbold patents 1st cast-iron plow. He can't sell it to farmers, though, they fear effects of iron on soil!
1794 Battle of Colors: France under Jourdan beats Austrian army
1721 Dr. Zabdiel Boylston gives 1st smallpox inoculations in America
1714 Spain and Netherlands sign peace/trade agreement
1630 Swedish troops under Gustaf II Adolf lands at Peenemunde
1553 Christ's Hospital in England granted a charter
1498 Toothbrush invented
1483 Duke of Gloucester appoints himself English king Richard III
1483 Richard III usurps English throne
1409 Council of Pisa selects Petros Philargi as 3rd Pope: Alexander V
1284 Pied Piper lures 130 children of Hamelin away (actually happened)
684 St. Benedict II begins his reign as Catholic Pope