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1994Kirby Puckett pass Rod Carew with 2,088 hit as Twin's top hit leader

1952Nelson Mandela & 51 others infringe South Africa curfew

1991Ky medical examiner announces Zachary Taylor died of natural causes

1959Ingemar Johansson TKOs Floyd Patterson in 3 for heavyweight boxing title

1997Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is published, the first instalment of the best selling series by J. K. Rowling

1984Barbra Streisand records "Here We Are at Last"

1995Gunmen ambush Egyptian pres Hosni Mubarak, escapes unharmed

1993Actress Julia Roberts & country singer Lyle Lovett wed

1993"Late Night with David Letterman" airs for last time on NBC-TV

1977Elvis Presley sings in Indianapolis, the last performance of his career

1934FDR signs Federal Credit Union Act, establishing Credit Unions

1991ANC leader Nelson Mandela addresses congress

1994PLO leader Yasser Arafat returns to Gaza after 27 years

1934W.E.B. Du Bois resigns position at NAACP

192560th British Golf Open: Jim Barnes shoots a 300 at Prestwick Golf Club

1902Aga Khan III is appointed Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire

1914The Indian Relief Act, passes after a protracted period of Passive Resistance led by Gandhi; it abolishes a £3 tax imposed on Indians who had not renewed their indentures and recognizes "the validity of Indian customary marriages"

1993NY Met Eddie Murray is 20th to get 1,600 RBIs

June 26th Historical Events
Date Event
363
Roman Emperor Julian is killed during the retreat from the Sassanid Empire. General Jovian is proclaimed Emperor by the troops on the battlefield. 
684
St Benedict II begins his reign as Catholic Pope 
1284
Pied Piper lures 130 children of Hamelin away (actually happened) 
1409
Council of Pisa selects Petros Philargi as 3rd Pope: Alexander V 
1483
Duke of Gloucester appoints himself King Richard III of England 
1498
Toothbrush invented 
1553
Christ's Hospital in England granted a charter 
1630
Swedish troops under Gustaf II Adolf lands at Peenemunde 
1714
Spain & Netherlands sign peace/trade agreement 
1718
Tsarevich Alexei Petrovich of Russia, Peter the Great's son, mysteriously dies after being sentenced to death by his father for plotting against him. 
1721
Dr Zabdiel Boylston gives 1st smallpox inoculations in America 
1723
After a lasting siege and bombardment by cannons, Baku surrenders to the Russians. 
1794
Battle of Fleurus; major victory by forces of the First French Republic under General Jean-Baptiste Jourdan over the Coalition Army (Great Britain, Hanover, Dutch Republic, and Habsburgs) first use of reconnaissance balloon 
1797
Charles Newbold patents 1st cast-iron plow. He can't sell it to farmers, though, they fear effects of iron on soil! 
1807
Lightning hits gunpowder warehouse in Luxembourg; 230 die 
1843
Hong Kong proclaimed a British Crown Colony 
1848
1st pure food law enacted in US 
1848
End of the June Days Uprising in Paris. 
1857
The first 62 recipients are awarded the Victoria Cross for valour in the Crimean war by Queen Victoria 
1857
Cawnpore England massacre 
1862
Battle of Beaver Dam Creek-Union repulses Confederacy in Virginia 
1862
Day 2 of 7 Days-Battle of Mechanicsville VA (Meadow Bridge) 
1862
US Army of Virginia established under Gen John Pope 
1870
1st section of Atlantic City (NJ) Boardwalk opens 
1870
Wagner's opera "Valkyrie" premieres in Munich 
1870
The Christian holiday of Christmas is declared a federal holiday in the United States. 
1879
Ismael Pasha resigns as khedive of Egypt 
1894
Karl Benz of Germany receives US patent for gasoline-driven auto 
1896
1st movie theater in US opens, charging 10 cents for admission 
1900
Dr Walter Reed begins research that beats Yellow Fever 
1900
Japan mobolizes 20,000 troops to help put down the Boxer uprising - but also advance long-term interest in gaining land and power in mainland Asia 
1900
The Russian Tsar orders that Russian must be the official language of Finland, despite growing unrest within Finland and increasing international concern over Russia's behavior there 
1902
Order of Merit instituted by King Edward VII 
1902
Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of 3 Garidebs" (BG) 
1902
Aga Khan III is appointed Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire 
1906
Hongar Szisz wins 1st Grand-Prix (Le Mans, France) 
1907
Bolsheviks overthrows transport in Tiflis 
1909
23rd US Womens Tennis: H Hotchkiss beats Maud Barger-Wallach (6-0 6-1) 
1909
Victoria & Albert Museum opens in London 
1910
24th US Womens Tennis: H Hotchkiss Wightman beats L Hammond (6-4 6-2) 
1910
Hazel Hotchkiss wins US Lawn Tennis Association championship 
1911
Nieuport sets an aircraft speed record of 83 mph (133 kph) 
1912
Gustav Mahler's 9th Symphony premieres in Vienna 
1914
The Indian Relief Act, passes after a protracted period of Passive Resistance led by Gandhi; it abolishes a £3 tax imposed on Indians who had not renewed their indentures and recognizes "the validity of Indian customary marriages" 
1915
Germany suppresses "Vorwarts" newspaper after it called for peace 
1916
Cleveland Indians experiment with #s on their jerseys (one game) 
1917
1st US Expeditionary Force arrive in France during WW I 
1918
The Australian steamer Wimmera is sunk by a mine laid north of Cape Maria van Diemen in 1917 by the German raider Wolf; 26 of its 151 passengers and crew were killed 
1919
NY Daily News begins publishing 
1924
After 8 years of occupation, US troops leave Dominican Republic 
1924
Ziegfeld Follies opens on Broadway 
1925
60th British Golf Open: Jim Barnes shoots a 300 at Prestwick Golf Club 
1927
Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke approaches within 0.0394 AUs of Earth 
1927
The Cyclone roller coaster opens on Coney Island 
1929
ENKA/Vereinigte Glanzstoff Factory merge AKU (Genl Kunstzijde Union) 
1934
FDR signs Federal Credit Union Act, establishing Credit Unions 
1934
Germany & Poland sign non-aggression treaty 
1934
W.E.B. Du Bois resigns position at NAACP 
1935
Andrew Sandham's 100th FC hundred, 103 v Hants 
1935
Lloyd Waner sets record of 18 putouts in center in doubleheader 
1935
SDAP & CPH achieve majority in city council in Amsterdam 
1935
Work service for recent graduate obligatory in Germany 
1936
1st flight of Fw61 helicopter 
1936
Everett Marshall beats Ali Baba in Columbus, to become wrestling champ 
1937
Test cricket debut of Len Hutton v NZ at Lord's, scores 0 & 1 
1938
Cin Red Lonny Frey hits 8 doubles in a doubleheader 
1940
End of USSR experimental calendar; Gregorian readopted 6/27 
1941
Finland enters WW II against Russia 
1941
Lithuanian fascists massacre 2,300 Jews in Kovno 
1942
German assault on British at Mersa Matruh 
1944
2nd British army reaches Grainville-Mouen line 
1944
Yanks, Dodgers & Giants play unique 6 inn game for War Bonds, each playing successive innings, final score Dodgers-5, Yanks-1 & Giants-0 
1945
England win the second Victory test cricket at Bramall Lane by 41 runs 
1945
UN Charter signed by 50 nations in SF 
1946
Dutch Nazi collaborator Arnold Meijer sentenced to 5 years 
1946
Fred Allen's last radio show, his guest is Jack Benny 
1948
US denounces Soviet blockade of Berlin 
1949
1st Belgian parliamentary election where women can vote (CVP gains) 
1950
Pres Gottwald of Czech confirms Milada Horakova's death sentence 
1952
Dutch social democratic party wins elections (29%) 
1952
Nelson Mandela & 51 others infringe South Africa curfew 
1953
KCTV (now KLST) TV channel 8 in San Angelo, TX (CBS) 1st broadcast 
1953
Russian vice-premier/interior minister Lavrentiy Pavlovich Beria arrested 
1954
Jim Peters runs marathon in 2:17:39.4 
1955
Freedom Charter signed in South Africa 
1955
Patty Berg wins LPGA Western Golf Open 
1958
Gaston Eyskens becomes premier of Belgium 
1958
Mackinac Straits Bridge, Michigan dedicated 
1958
Vanguard SLV-2 launched for Earth orbit (failed) 
1959
Ingemar Johansson TKOs Floyd Patterson in 3 for heavyweight boxing title 
1959
Queen Elizabeth & President Eisenhower open St Lawrence Seaway 
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 
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, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1963
Alfons Gorbach forms Austrian government 
1963
Dutch 2nd Chamber condemns commercial TV 
1963
US President John Kennedy visits West Berlin "Ich bin ein Berliner" ("I am a Berliner";or is it "I am a doughnut") 
1964
Beatles release "A Hard Day's Night" album 
1964
Blacks & Whites riot over racial segregation in St Augustine 
1964
Moise Tsjombe forms government in Congo 
1965
Wallon party forms in Belgium 
1966
"Time for Singing" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 41 perfs 
1966
Carol Mann wins LPGA Waterloo Women's Golf Open Invitational 
1966
Kanton Bazel leads female suffrage in Switzerland 
1967
Pope Paul VI names 27 new cardinals 
1968
Executive Council decides both AL & NL to divide into 2 divisions 
1968
Iwo Jima & Bonin Islands returned to Japan by US 
1970
Frank Robinson hits 2 grand slams as Orioles beat Senators 12-2 
1970
Two young girls die in a premature explosion in Derry after their father, a member of the Irish Republican Army, was making an incendiary device, presumably for use against the British Army 
1971
"Man of La Mancha" closes at ANTA Wash Sq Theater NYC after 2329 perfs 
1971
Angels suspend Alex Johnson (after 5 benchings & 29 fines) 
1972
Bob Massie takes 16 wickets (8-84 & 8-53) on Test cricket debut v Eng 
1972
IRA proclaims resistant in North-Ireland 
1972
The Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) begin a "bi-lateral truce" as at midnight 
1972
The Irish Republican Army (IRA) kill two British Army soldiers in separate attacks during the day 
1973
London production of "Grease" premieres 
1973
On Plesetsk Cosmodrome, USSR, 9 people are killed in an explosion of a Cosmos 3-M rocket. 
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 
1975
Indian PM Indira Gandhi declares a state of emergency 
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. 
1976
WS shortstop Toby Harrah plays DH without touching a batted ball 
1977
42 die in fire inmate causes at Maury County Jail in Columbia Tenn 
1977
Debbie Austin wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Classic 
1977
Elvis Presley sings in Indianapolis, the last performance of his career 
1977
The Yorkshire Ripper kills 16 year old shop assistant Jayne MacDonald in Leeds, changing public perception of the killer as she was the first victim who was not a prostitute. 
1978
Brittany separatists bomb Palace of Versailles in France 
1978
First dedicated oceanographic satellite, SEASAT 1, launched 
1978
Air Canada Flight 189 to Toronto overruns the runway and crashes into the Etobicoke Creek ravine. Two of 107 passengers on board perish. 
1979
Rocker Nigel Olsson runs a stop sign, crashes & kills a driver 
1981
"For Your Eyes Only" premieres in US 
1982
Carlos Lopes runs European record 10km (27:34.39) 
1982
US vetos UN Security Council resolution for a limited withdrawal from Beirut of Israeli & Palestine Liberation Organization forces 
1983
"Loving" premieres on TV 
1983
"Show Boat" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 73 performances 
1983
Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Rochester Golf International 
1984
1st flight of Shuttle Discovery (41-D) scrubbed at T -4 
1984
Barbra Streisand records "Here We Are at Last" 
1986
South African journalist Zwelakhe Sisulu arrested 
1987
Losing 9-0 to Red Sox, Yanks score 11 in 3rd & win 12-11 in 10 inn 
1987
Supreme Court Justice Lewis F Powell Jr announces his retirement 
1988
Kathy Postlewait wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship 
1989
Canada updates coins with a new potrait of the Queen 
1989
Supreme Court rules 16 year olds can receive death penalty 
1990
122°F in Phoenix Arizona 
1990
8 KS & 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 
1991
"Getting Married" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 70 perfs 
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 
1991
Ky medical examiner announces Zachary Taylor died of natural causes 
1992
India leases Tin Bigha corridor to Bangladesh 
1992
NYC's MTA votes to ban cigarette ads on Jan 1, 1993 
1992
Supreme Court rules fund soliciting can be banned at airports 
1992
Denmark upsets German 2-0, to win European Soccer championship 
1993
"Late Night with David Letterman" airs for last time on NBC-TV 
1993
Actress Julia Roberts & country singer Lyle Lovett wed 
1993
NY Met Eddie Murray is 20th to get 1,600 RBIs 
1993
Rebecca Jones, 18, of Georgia, crowned America's Junior Miss 
1993
The U.S. launches a cruise missile attack targeting Baghdad intelligence headquarters in retaliation for a thwarted assassination attempt against former President George H.W. Bush in April in Kuwait. 
1994
"Broken Glass" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 73 performances 
1994
"Medea" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 82 performances 
1994
104°F (40°C) at Denver, Colorado 
1994
107°F (41.6°C) at Albuquerque, New Mexico 
1994
112°F (44.4°C) at El Paso, Texas 
1994
122°F (50°C) at Laughlin, Nevada 
1994
126°F (52.2°C) in Death Valley, Calif 
1994
Air Ivory Fokker-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
US loses to Romania 1-0 in 1994 soccer world cup 
1995
Gunmen ambush Egyptian pres Hosni Mubarak, escapes unharmed 
1995
Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani deposes his father Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar, in a bloodless coup. 
1996
Irish Journalist Veronica Guerin is shot in her car while in traffic in the outskirts of Dublin 
1997
Galileo, Ganymede Observations (Orbit 9) 
1997
The U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Internet indecency law 
1997
The U.S. Supreme Court upholds doctor-assisted suicide ban 
1997
The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the Communications Decency Act violates the First Amendment 
1997
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is published, the first instalment of the best selling series by J. K. Rowling 
2003
The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Lawrence v. Texas that gender-based sodomy laws are unconstitutional. 
2008
The U.S. Supreme Court rules in District of Columbia v. Heller that the ban on handguns in the District of Columbia is unconstitutional. 
2011
57th LPGA Championship won by Yani Tseng 
2013
20 people are killed after a rescue helicopter crashes in Uttarakhand 
2013
Kevin Rudd defeats Julia Gillard in a leadership battle to become Australian Prime Minister 
2014
Luis Suárez is expelled from the 2014 FIFA World Cup following his biting incident 
2014
Canadian Andrew Wiggins is selected as the No.1 draft pick in the NBA by the Cleveland Cavaliers 
2016
Conservative Writer George Will Drops Out of GOP Over Trump 
2016
Islamist Militants Storm Hotel in Somalia, Killing at Least 6 
2016
West Virginia's worst flooding in a century has killed 23 
2016
Pete Rose inducted to Reds' Hall of Fame 
2017
Dozens missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia 
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