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26th of June 0221 EVENT Roman Emperor Elagabalus adopts his cousin Alexander Severus as his heir and receives the title of Caesar.
26th of June 0363 EVENT Roman Emperor Julian is killed during the retreat from the Sassanid Empire. General Jovian is proclaimed Emperor by the troops on the battlefield.
26th of June 1284 EVENT the legendary Pied Piper leads 130 children out of Hamelin, Germany
26th of June 1409 EVENT 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.
26th of June 1541 EVENT Francisco Pizarro is assassinated in Lima by the son of his former companion and later antagonist, Diego Almagro the younger. Almagro is later caught and executed.
26th of June 1718 EVENT Tsarevich Alexei Petrovich of Russia, Peter the Great's son, mysteriously dies after being sentenced to death by his father for plotting against him.
26th of June 1723 EVENT After a siege and bombardment by cannon, Baku surrenders to the Russians.
26th of June 1848 EVENT End of the June Days Uprising in Paris.
26th of June 1857 EVENT The first investiture of the Victoria Cross in Hyde Park, London.
26th of June 1870 EVENT The Christian holiday of Christmas is declared a federal holiday in the United States.
26th of June 1907 EVENT The 1907 Tiflis bank robbery took place in Yerevan Square, now Freedom Square, Tbilisi.
26th of June 1909 EVENT The Science Museum in London comes into existence as an independent entity.
26th of June 1917 EVENT The first U.S. troops arrive in France to fight alongside Britain, France, Italy, and Russia against Germany, and Austria-Hungary in World War I.
26th of June 1918 EVENT World War I, Western Front: Battle for Belleau Wood : Allied Forces under John J. Pershing and James Harbord defeat Imperial German Forces under Wilhelm, German Crown Prince.
26th of June 1924 EVENT American occupying forces leave the Dominican Republic.
26th of June 1927 EVENT The Cyclone roller coaster opens on Coney Island.
26th of June 1934 EVENT President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Federal Credit Union Act, which establishes credit unions.
26th of June 1936 EVENT Initial flight of the Focke-Wulf Fw 61, the first practical helicopter.
26th of June 1940 EVENT 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.
26th of June 1942 EVENT The first flight of the Grumman F6F Hellcat.
26th of June 1945 EVENT The United Nations Charter is signed in San Francisco.
26th of June 1948 EVENT The Western allies begin an airlift to Berlin after the Soviet Union blockades West Berlin.
26th of June 1948 EVENT William Shockley files the original patent for the grown junction transistor, the first bipolar junction transistor.
26th of June 1948 EVENT Shirley Jackson's short story The Lottery is published in The New Yorker magazine.
26th of June 1952 EVENT The Pan-Malayan Labour Party is founded in Malaya, as a union of statewise labour parties.
26th of June 1953 EVENT Lavrentiy Beria,head of MVD, is arrested by Nikita Khrushchev and other members of the Politburo.
26th of June 1955 EVENT The South African Congress Alliance adopts the Freedom Charter at the Congress of the People in Kliptown.
26th of June 1959 EVENT The Saint Lawrence Seaway opens, opening North America's Great Lakes to ocean-going ships.
26th of June 1960 EVENT Madagascar gains its independence from France.
26th of June 1960 EVENT The former British Protectorate of British Somaliland gains its independence as Somaliland .
26th of June 1973 EVENT At Plesetsk Cosmodrome 9 people are killed in an explosion of a Cosmos 3-M rocket.
26th of June 1974 EVENT 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
26th of June 1975 EVENT Indira Gandhi establishes emergency rule in India.
26th of June 1975 EVENT 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.
26th of June 1977 EVENT The Yorkshire Ripper kills 16 year old shop assistant Jayne MacDonald in Leeds, changing public perception of the killer as she is the first victim who is not a prostitute.
26th of June 1978 EVENT Air Canada Flight 189 to Toronto overruns the runway and crashes into the Etobicoke Creek ravine. Two of 107 passengers on board perish.
26th of June 1991 EVENT Ten-Day War: the Yugoslav people's army begins the Ten-Day War in Slovenia.
26th of June 1995 EVENT Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani deposes his father Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar, in a bloodless coup.
26th of June 1996 EVENT Irish Journalist Veronica Guerin is shot in her car while in traffic in the outskirts of Dublin
26th of June 1997 EVENT The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the Communications Decency Act violates the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
26th of June 2003 EVENT The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Lawrence v. Texas that gender-based sodomy laws are unconstitutional.
26th of June 2008 EVENT The U.S. Supreme Court rules in District of Columbia v. Heller that the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution protects an individual right, and that the District of Columbia handgun ban is unconstitutional.
26th of June 1575 BIRTHDAY Anne Catherine of Brandenburg, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1612)
26th of June 1681 BIRTHDAY Hedwig Sophia, duchess of Holstein-Gottorp, Swedish writer (d. 1708)
26th of June 1689 BIRTHDAY Edward Holyoke, American academic (d. 1769)
26th of June 1694 BIRTHDAY Georg Brandt, Swedish chemist and mineralogist (d. 1768)
26th of June 1702 BIRTHDAY Philip Doddridge, English religious leader (d. 1751)
26th of June 1703 BIRTHDAY Thomas Clap, American academic (d. 1767)
26th of June 1730 BIRTHDAY Charles Messier, French Astronomer (d. 1817)
26th of June 1798 BIRTHDAY Wolfgang Menzel, German writer (d. 1873)
26th of June 1817 BIRTHDAY Branwell Bronte, British painter and poet (d. 1848)
26th of June 1819 BIRTHDAY Abner Doubleday, American Major General (d. 1893)
26th of June 1821 BIRTHDAY Bartolome Mitre, Argentine historian and politician (d. 1906)
26th of June 1824 BIRTHDAY Lord Kelvin, Irish-born physicist (d. 1907)
26th of June 1835 BIRTHDAY Thomas W. Knox, American author (d. 1896)
26th of June 1838 BIRTHDAY Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, Bengali novelist (d. 1894)
26th of June 1839 BIRTHDAY Sam Watkins, American Confederate soldier and author (d. 1901)
26th of June 1854 BIRTHDAY Robert Laird Borden, Canadian politician (d. 1937)
26th of June 1865 BIRTHDAY Bernard Berenson, American art historian (d. 1959)
26th of June 1866 BIRTHDAY George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, English financier of Egyptian excavations (d. 1923)
26th of June 1869 BIRTHDAY Martin Andersen Nex?, Danish writer (d. 1954)
26th of June 1880 BIRTHDAY Natalia, Princess Brassova (d. 1952)
26th of June 1881 BIRTHDAY Ya'akov Cohen, Israeli poet (d. 1960)
26th of June 1892 BIRTHDAY Pearl S. Buck, American writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1973)
26th of June 1895 BIRTHDAY George Hainsworth, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1950)
26th of June 1898 BIRTHDAY Willy Messerschmitt, German aircraft designer (d. 1978)
26th of June 1898 BIRTHDAY Chesty Puller, American military officer (d. 1971)
26th of June 1899 BIRTHDAY Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (d. 1918)
26th of June 1901 BIRTHDAY Stuart Symington, American politician (d. 1988)
26th of June 1902 BIRTHDAY Hugues Cuenod, Swiss Tenor (d. 2010)
26th of June 1904 BIRTHDAY Frank Scott Hogg, Canadian astronomer (d. 1951)
26th of June 1904 BIRTHDAY Peter Lorre, Hungarian actor (d. 1964)
26th of June 1906 BIRTHDAY Viktor Schreckengost, American industrial designer (d. 2008)
26th of June 1906 BIRTHDAY Alberto Rabagliati, Italian singer (d. 1974)
26th of June 1907 BIRTHDAY Debs Garms, American baseball player (d. 1984)
26th of June 1908 BIRTHDAY Salvador Allende, Former President of Chile (1970 : 1973) (d. 1973)
26th of June 1909 BIRTHDAY Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis Presley's manager (d. 1997)
26th of June 1909 BIRTHDAY Wolfgang Reitherman, American animator (d. 1985)
26th of June 1911 BIRTHDAY Babe Didrikson Zaharias, American athlete (d. 1956)
26th of June 1913 BIRTHDAY Maurice Wilkes, British computer scientist (d. 2010)
26th of June 1913 BIRTHDAY Aime Cesaire, French Martinican poet and politician (d. 2008)
26th of June 1914 BIRTHDAY Laurie Lee, British writer (d. 1997)
26th of June 1914 BIRTHDAY Kathryn Johnston, American police shooting victim (d. 2006)
26th of June 1915 BIRTHDAY Paul Castellano, American organized crime figure (d. 1985)
26th of June 1915 BIRTHDAY Charlotte Zolotow, American author
26th of June 1916 BIRTHDAY Giuseppe Taddei, Italian opera singer (d. 2010)
26th of June 1919 BIRTHDAY Richard Neustadt, American political historian (d. 2003)
26th of June 1921 BIRTHDAY Violette Szabo, French WWII secret agent (d. 1945)
26th of June 1922 BIRTHDAY Eleanor Parker, American actress
26th of June 1923 BIRTHDAY Barbara Graham, American murderer (d. 1955)
26th of June 1924 BIRTHDAY Kostas Axelos, Greek philosopher (d. 2010)
26th of June 1925 BIRTHDAY Pavel Belyayev, Soviet cosmonaut (d. 1970)
26th of June 1928 BIRTHDAY Jacob Druckman, American composer (d. 1996)
26th of June 1928 BIRTHDAY Yoshiro Nakamatsu, Japanese inventor
26th of June 1929 BIRTHDAY Milton Glaser, American Designer
26th of June 1931 BIRTHDAY Colin Wilson, British writer
26th of June 1933 BIRTHDAY Claudio Abbado, Italian conductor
26th of June 1933 BIRTHDAY Gene Green, American baseball player (d. 1981)
26th of June 1934 BIRTHDAY Jeremy Wolfenden, British journalist (d. 1965)
26th of June 1934 BIRTHDAY Dave Grusin, American jazz pianist
26th of June 1936 BIRTHDAY Jean-Claude Turcotte, Cardinal Archbishop of Montreal
26th of June 1936 BIRTHDAY Robert Maclennan, British politician
26th of June 1937 BIRTHDAY Sombat Metanee, Thai film actor
26th of June 1937 BIRTHDAY Robert Coleman Richardson, American physicist, Nobel laureate
26th of June 1938 BIRTHDAY Gerald North, American climatologist
26th of June 1940 BIRTHDAY Billy Davis, Jr., American singer (The 5th Dimension)
26th of June 1941 BIRTHDAY Yves Beauchemin, Canadian novelist
26th of June 1942 BIRTHDAY James J. Dillon, American professional wrestling manager
26th of June 1942 BIRTHDAY Gilberto Gil, Brazilian singer and Minister of Culture
26th of June 1943 BIRTHDAY John Beasley, American actor
26th of June 1943 BIRTHDAY Warren Farrell, American author
26th of June 1943 BIRTHDAY Georgie Fame, British singer
26th of June 1945 BIRTHDAY Malachi York, Nuwaubian leader
26th of June 1946 BIRTHDAY Pamela Bellwood, American actress
26th of June 1951 BIRTHDAY Gary Gilmour, Australian cricketer
26th of June 1953 BIRTHDAY Robert Davi, American actor
26th of June 1954 BIRTHDAY Steve Barton, American actor (d. 2001)
26th of June 1955 BIRTHDAY Mick Jones, British guitarist (The Clash, Big Audio Dynamite)
26th of June 1956 BIRTHDAY Chris Isaak, American singer
26th of June 1957 BIRTHDAY Patty Smyth, American singer (Scandal)
26th of June 1957 BIRTHDAY Philippe Couillard, Quebec neurosurgeon and politician
26th of June 1959 BIRTHDAY Mark McKinney, Canadian actor
26th of June 1960 BIRTHDAY Zachary Breaux, American jazz guitarist (d. 1997)
26th of June 1961 BIRTHDAY Terri Nunn, American singer (Berlin)
26th of June 1961 BIRTHDAY Greg LeMond, American cyclist
26th of June 1962 BIRTHDAY Preston A. Whitmore II, American screenwriter and film director
26th of June 1962 BIRTHDAY Jerome Kersey, American basketball player
26th of June 1963 BIRTHDAY Harriet Wheeler, British singer (The Sundays)
26th of June 1963 BIRTHDAY Mikhail B. Khodorkovsky, Russian businessman
26th of June 1963 BIRTHDAY Richard Garfield, American game designer
26th of June 1966 BIRTHDAY Minaguchi Yuko, Japanese voice actress
26th of June 1966 BIRTHDAY Jurgen Reil, American drummer (Kreator)
26th of June 1966 BIRTHDAY Dany Boon, French director, actor and writer
26th of June 1967 BIRTHDAY Todd Pletcher, American horse trainer
26th of June 1968 BIRTHDAY Paolo Maldini, Italian footballer
26th of June 1968 BIRTHDAY Shannon Sharpe, American football player
26th of June 1969 BIRTHDAY Colin Greenwood, British musician
26th of June 1969 BIRTHDAY Ingrid Lempereur, Belgian swimmer
26th of June 1969 BIRTHDAY Mike Myers, American baseball player
26th of June 1970 BIRTHDAY Paul Thomas Anderson, American filmmaker
26th of June 1970 BIRTHDAY Irv Gotti, American record producer
26th of June 1970 BIRTHDAY Matt Letscher, American actor
26th of June 1970 BIRTHDAY Sean Hayes, American actor
26th of June 1970 BIRTHDAY Chris O'Donnell, American actor
26th of June 1970 BIRTHDAY Nick Offerman, American actor
26th of June 1971 BIRTHDAY Max Biaggi, Italian motorcycle racer
26th of June 1972 BIRTHDAY Garou, Canadian singer
26th of June 1972 BIRTHDAY Jai Taurima, Australian long jumper
26th of June 1973 BIRTHDAY Gretchen Wilson, American singer
26th of June 1973 BIRTHDAY Jussi Sydanmaa, Finnish musician (Lordi)
26th of June 1973 BIRTHDAY Rebecca Budig, American actress
26th of June 1974 BIRTHDAY Matt Striker, American professional wrestler
26th of June 1974 BIRTHDAY Derek Jeter, American baseball player
26th of June 1974 BIRTHDAY Jeff Frankenstein, American musician (Newsboys)
26th of June 1974 BIRTHDAY Nicole Saba, Lebanese singer
26th of June 1974 BIRTHDAY Jason Kendall, American baseball player
26th of June 1975 BIRTHDAY Terry Skiverton, English football player
26th of June 1975 BIRTHDAY Jonah Sorrentino, American hip hop artist
26th of June 1976 BIRTHDAY Ed Jovanovski, Canadian ice hockey player
26th of June 1976 BIRTHDAY Pawe? Ma?aszynski, Polish actor
26th of June 1976 BIRTHDAY Chad Pennington, American football player
26th of June 1977 BIRTHDAY Kubo Tite, Japanese cartoonist
26th of June 1977 BIRTHDAY Mark Jindrak, American Professional Wrestler
26th of June 1977 BIRTHDAY Quincy Lewis, American basketball player
26th of June 1979 BIRTHDAY Andy O'Brien, English footballer
26th of June 1979 BIRTHDAY Ryo Fukuda, Japanese racing driver
26th of June 1979 BIRTHDAY Brandi Burkhardt, American actress and beauty pageant contestant
26th of June 1979 BIRTHDAY Ryan Tedder, American Musician
26th of June 1979 BIRTHDAY Walter Herrmann, Argentinian basketball player
26th of June 1980 BIRTHDAY Jason Schwartzman, American actor
26th of June 1980 BIRTHDAY Michael Vick, American football player
26th of June 1980 BIRTHDAY Sinik, French singer and rapper
26th of June 1980 BIRTHDAY Chris Shelton, American baseball player
26th of June 1980 BIRTHDAY Hamilton, naturalized Togolese footballer
26th of June 1981 BIRTHDAY Damien Sargue, French singer
26th of June 1983 BIRTHDAY Vinicius, Brazilian footballer
26th of June 1984 BIRTHDAY Elijah Dukes, American baseball player
26th of June 1984 BIRTHDAY Raymond Felton, American basketball player
26th of June 1984 BIRTHDAY Deron Williams, American basketball player
26th of June 1984 BIRTHDAY Aubrey Plaza, American comedian, writer and actress
26th of June 1984 BIRTHDAY Gabrielle Walcott, Trinidad and Tobagoian beauty pageant contestant
26th of June 1984 BIRTHDAY Jose Juan Barea, American basketball player
26th of June 1985 BIRTHDAY Urgyen Trinley Dorje, 17th Karmapa Lama, Tibetan spiritual leader
26th of June 1987 BIRTHDAY Carlos Iaconelli, Brazilian racing driver
26th of June 1987 BIRTHDAY Samir Nasri, French footballer
26th of June 1991 BIRTHDAY Diego Falcinelli, Italian footballer
26th of June 1991 BIRTHDAY Houssem Chemali, French footballer
26th of June 1992 BIRTHDAY Jennette McCurdy, American actress and singer
26th of June 1993 BIRTHDAY Ariana Grande, American actress and singer
26th of June 2005 BIRTHDAY Princess Alexia of the Netherlands
26th of June 0363 DEATH Julian the Apostate, Roman Emperor (Born 331)
26th of June 1291 DEATH Eleanor of Provence, wife of Henry III of England
26th of June 1541 DEATH Francisco Pizarro, Spanish conqueror of Peru
26th of June 1688 DEATH Ralph Cudworth, English philosopher (Born 1617)
26th of June 1784 DEATH Caesar Rodney, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (Born 1728)
26th of June 1793 DEATH Gilbert White, English ornithologist (Born 1720)
26th of June 1795 DEATH Johannes Jahrig, German linguist (Born 1747)
26th of June 1810 DEATH Joseph Michel Montgolfier, French inventor (Born 1740)
26th of June 1836 DEATH Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, French composer (La Marseillaise) (Born 1760)
26th of June 1856 DEATH Max Stirner, German philosopher (Born 1806)
26th of June 1878 DEATH Mercedes of Orleans, queen of Spain (Born 1860)
26th of June 1918 DEATH Peter Rosegger, Austrian poet (Born 1843)
26th of June 1922 DEATH Albert I, Prince of Monaco (Born 1848)
26th of June 1939 DEATH Ford Madox Ford, English writer (Born 1873)
26th of June 1943 DEATH Karl Landsteiner, Austrian biologist and physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (Born 1868)
26th of June 1945 DEATH Emil Hacha, President of Czechoslovakia (Born 1872)
26th of June 1946 DEATH Yosuke Matsuoka, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan (Born 1880)
26th of June 1946 DEATH Max Kogel, SS officer (Born 1895)
26th of June 1947 DEATH Richard Bedford Bennett, eleventh Prime Minister of Canada (Born 1870)
26th of June 1948 DEATH Lilian Velez, Filipino actress (Born 1924)
26th of June 1949 DEATH Kim Gu, President of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea (Born 1876)
26th of June 1955 DEATH Engelbert Zaschka, German helicopter pioneer (Born 1895)
26th of June 1956 DEATH Clifford Brown, American jazz trumpeter (Born 1930)
26th of June 1957 DEATH Alfred Doblin, German writer (Born 1878)
26th of June 1958 DEATH George Orton, Canadian athlete (Born 1873)
26th of June 1958 DEATH Andrija Stampar, Croatian physician and United Nations diplomat (Born 1888)
26th of June 1964 DEATH Gerrit Rietveld, Dutch architect (Born 1888)
26th of June 1964 DEATH Leo Dandurand, American-born Canadian sports executive (Born 1889)
26th of June 1967 DEATH Francoise Dorleac, French actress (Born 1942)
26th of June 1975 DEATH St. Josemaria Escriva, Spanish Catholic priest (Born 1902)
26th of June 1980 DEATH Miriam Daly, Irish republican activist (Born 1928)
26th of June 1990 DEATH Anni Blomqvist, Finnish novelist (Born 1909)
26th of June 1992 DEATH Herman Rohde, professional wrestler (Born 1921)
26th of June 1993 DEATH Roy Campanella, American baseball player (Born 1921)
26th of June 1993 DEATH William H. Riker, American political scientist (Born 1920)
26th of June 1994 DEATH Jahanara Imam, Bangladeshi writer and activist (Born 1929)
26th of June 1996 DEATH Veronica Guerin, Irish journalist (Born 1958)
26th of June 1997 DEATH Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, Hawaiian singer (Born 1959)
26th of June 2001 DEATH Soccer (dog actor) (Born 1988)
26th of June 2002 DEATH Arnold Brown, the 11th General of The Salvation Army (Born 1913)
26th of June 2002 DEATH Jay Berwanger, American football player and first recipient of the Heisman Trophy (Born 1914)
26th of June 2003 DEATH Marc-Vivien Foe, Cameroon footballer (Born 1975)
26th of June 2003 DEATH Denver Randleman, U.S. Army Seargent (Born 1920)
26th of June 2003 DEATH Strom Thurmond, U.S. Senator (Born 1902)
26th of June 2003 DEATH Sir Dennis Thatcher MBE, husband of Margaret Thatcher (Born 1915)
26th of June 2004 DEATH Naomi Shemer, Israeli singer and song-writer (Born 1930)
26th of June 2004 DEATH Yash Johar, Indian film producer (Born 1929)
26th of June 2005 DEATH Richard Whiteley, British television game show host (Born 1943)
26th of June 2006 DEATH Tommy Wonder, Dutch magician (Born 1953)
26th of June 2007 DEATH Liz Claiborne, Belgian-born American fashion designer (Born 1929)
26th of June 2007 DEATH Joey Sadler, All Black rugby player (Born 1914)
26th of June 2010 DEATH Sergio Vega, Mexican Banda singer (Born1969)
26th of June 2010 DEATH Algirdas Brazauskas, President of Lithuania (Born 1932)