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June 26th, 2008 (June 26 2008)EventThe U.S. Supreme Court rules in District of Columbia v. Heller that the ban on handguns in the District of Columbia is unconstitutional.
June 26th, 2007 (June 26 2007)DeathLiz Claiborne, Belgian-born American fashion designer (born in 1929)
June 26th, 2007 (June 26 2007)DeathJoey Sadler, All Black rugby player (born in 1914)
June 26th, 2007 (June 26 2007)DeathNatasja Saad, Danish Reggae singer (born in 1974)
June 26th, 2005 (June 26 2005)BirthPrincess Alexia of the Netherlands
June 26th, 2005 (June 26 2005)DeathRichard Whiteley, British television game show host (born in 1943)
June 26th, 2004 (June 26 2004)DeathYash Johar, Indian film producer (born in 1929)
June 26th, 2004 (June 26 2004)DeathNaomi Shemer, Israeli singer and song-writer (born in 1930)
June 26th, 2003 (June 26 2003)EventThe U.S. Supreme Court rules in Lawrence v. Texas that gender-based sodomy laws are unconstitutional.
June 26th, 2003 (June 26 2003)DeathMarc-Vivien Foe, Cameroon footballer (born in 1975)
June 26th, 2003 (June 26 2003)DeathDenver Randleman, U.S. Army Seargent (born in 1920)
June 26th, 2003 (June 26 2003)DeathStrom Thurmond, U.S. Senator (born in 1902)
June 26th, 2003 (June 26 2003)DeathSir Dennis Thatcher MBE, husband of Margaret Thatcher (born in 1915)Margaret Thatcher Quotes
June 26th, 2002 (June 26 2002)DeathArnold Brown, the 11th General of The Salvation Army (born in 1913)
June 26th, 2002 (June 26 2002)DeathJay Berwanger, American football player (born in 1914)An Wang Quotes
June 26th, 2001 (June 26 2001)DeathSoccer (dog actor) (born in 1988)
June 26th, 1997 (June 26 1997)EventThe U.S. Supreme Court rules that the Communications Decency Act violates the First Amendment
June 26th, 1997 (June 26 1997)DeathIsrael Kamakawiwo ole, Hawaiian singer (born in 1959)
June 26th, 1996 (June 26 1996)EventIrish Journalist Veronica Guerin is shot in her car while in traffic in the outskirts of Dublin
June 26th, 1996 (June 26 1996)DeathVeronica Guerin, Irish journalist (born in 1958)
June 26th, 1995 (June 26 1995)EventHamad bin Khalifa al-Thani deposes his father Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar, in a bloodless coup.
June 26th, 1994 (June 26 1994)DeathJahanara Imam, Bangladeshi writer and activist (born in 1929)
June 26th, 1993 (June 26 1993)EventThe U.S. launches a missile attack targeting Baghdad intelligence headquarters in retaliation for a thwarted assassination attempt against former President George H.W. Bush in April in Kuwait.
June 26th, 1993 (June 26 1993)DeathWilliam H. Riker, American political scientist (born in 1920)
June 26th, 1993 (June 26 1993)DeathRoy Campanella, American baseball player (born in 1921)
June 26th, 1992 (June 26 1992)BirthJennette McCurdy, American actress
June 26th, 1992 (June 26 1992)DeathHerman Rohde, professional wrestler (born in 1921)
June 26th, 1991 (June 26 1991)EventTen-Day War- the Yugoslav people s army begins the Ten-Day War in Slovenia.
June 26th, 1990 (June 26 1990)DeathAnni Blomqvist, Finnish novelist (born in 1909)
June 26th, 1987 (June 26 1987)BirthCarlos Iaconelli, Brazilian racing driver
June 26th, 1987 (June 26 1987)BirthSamir Nasri, French footballer
June 26th, 1986 (June 26 1986)BirthCasey Desmond, American singer
June 26th, 1985 (June 26 1985)BirthUrgyen Trinley Dorje, Tibetan spiritual leader
June 26th, 1984 (June 26 1984)BirthElijah Dukes, American baseball player
June 26th, 1984 (June 26 1984)BirthRaymond Felton, American basketball player
June 26th, 1984 (June 26 1984)BirthDeron Williams, American basketball player
June 26th, 1984 (June 26 1984)BirthJose Juan Barea, American basketball player
June 26th, 1980 (June 26 1980)BirthJason Schwartzman, American actor
June 26th, 1980 (June 26 1980)BirthMichael Vick, American football player
June 26th, 1980 (June 26 1980)BirthChris Shelton, American baseball player
June 26th, 1980 (June 26 1980)BirthSinik, French singer and rapper
June 26th, 1979 (June 26 1979)BirthWalter Herrmann, Argentinian basketball player
June 26th, 1979 (June 26 1979)BirthAndy O Brien, English footballer
June 26th, 1979 (June 26 1979)BirthRyo Fukuda, Japanese racing driver
June 26th, 1978 (June 26 1978)EventAir Canada Flight 189 to Toronto overruns the runway and crashes into the Etobicoke Creek ravine. Two of 107 passengers on board perish.
June 26th, 1978 (June 26 1978)BirthAlexandra, French singer, L5 s singer
June 26th, 1977 (June 26 1977)EventThe 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.Stan Lee Quotes
June 26th, 1977 (June 26 1977)BirthKubo Tite, Japanese cartoonist
June 26th, 1977 (June 26 1977)BirthMark Jindrak,American Professional Wrestler
June 26th, 1976 (June 26 1976)EventThe CN Tower, the world s tallest free-standing structure on land, is opened.
June 26th, 1976 (June 26 1976)BirthEd Jovanovski, Canadian ice hockey player
June 26th, 1976 (June 26 1976)BirthChad Pennington, American football player
June 26th, 1976 (June 26 1976)BirthJoe Landon, American pornographic actor
June 26th, 1975 (June 26 1975)EventIndira Gandhi establishes emergency rule in India.Indira Gandhi Quotes
June 26th, 1975 (June 26 1975)EventTwo 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.
June 26th, 1975 (June 26 1975)BirthJonah Sorrentino, American hip hop artist
June 26th, 1975 (June 26 1975)BirthTerry Skiverton, English football player
June 26th, 1975 (June 26 1975)DeathSt. Josemaria Escriva, Spanish Catholic priest (born in 1902)
June 26th, 1974 (June 26 1974)EventThe 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
June 26th, 1974 (June 26 1974)BirthMatt Striker, American professional wrestler
June 26th, 1974 (June 26 1974)BirthDerek Jeter, American baseball player
June 26th, 1974 (June 26 1974)BirthJeff Frankenstein, American musician (Newsboys)
June 26th, 1974 (June 26 1974)BirthJason Kendall, American baseball player
June 26th, 1974 (June 26 1974)BirthNicole Saba, Lebanese singer
June 26th, 1973 (June 26 1973)EventOn Plesetsk Cosmodrome 9 people are killed in an explosion of a Cosmos 3-M rocket.
June 26th, 1973 (June 26 1973)BirthGretchen Wilson, American singer
June 26th, 1973 (June 26 1973)BirthPawel Malaszynski, Polish actor
June 26th, 1973 (June 26 1973)BirthJussi Sydanmaa, Finnish musician (Lordi)
June 26th, 1972 (June 26 1972)BirthGarou, Canadian singer
June 26th, 1972 (June 26 1972)BirthJai Taurima, Australian long jumper
June 26th, 1971 (June 26 1971)BirthMax Biaggi, Italian motorcycle racer
June 26th, 1970 (June 26 1970)BirthPaul Thomas Anderson, American filmmaker
June 26th, 1970 (June 26 1970)BirthIrv Gotti, American record producer
June 26th, 1970 (June 26 1970)BirthSean Hayes, American actor
June 26th, 1970 (June 26 1970)BirthMatt Letscher, American actor
June 26th, 1970 (June 26 1970)BirthChris O Donnell, American actor
June 26th, 1970 (June 26 1970)BirthNick Offerman, American actor
June 26th, 1969 (June 26 1969)BirthColin Greenwood, British musician (Radiohead)
June 26th, 1969 (June 26 1969)BirthIngrid Lempereur, Belgian swimmer
June 26th, 1969 (June 26 1969)BirthMike Myers, American baseball playerMike Myers Quotes
June 26th, 1968 (June 26 1968)BirthPaolo Maldini, Italian footballer
June 26th, 1968 (June 26 1968)BirthShannon Sharpe, American football player
June 26th, 1967 (June 26 1967)BirthTodd Pletcher, American horse trainer
June 26th, 1967 (June 26 1967)DeathFrancoise Dorleac, French actress (born in 1942)
June 26th, 1964 (June 26 1964)DeathLeo Dandurand, American-born Canadian sports executive (born in 1889)
June 26th, 1964 (June 26 1964)DeathGerrit Rietveld, Dutch architect (born in 1888)
June 26th, 1963 (June 26 1963)EventJohn F. Kennedy speaks the famous words "Ich bin ein Berliner" on a visit to West Berlin.John F. Kennedy Quotes
June 26th, 1963 (June 26 1963)BirthMikhail B. Khodorkovsky, Russian businessman
June 26th, 1963 (June 26 1963)BirthRichard Garfield, American game designer
June 26th, 1962 (June 26 1962)BirthPreston A. Whitmore II, American screenwriter and film director
June 26th, 1961 (June 26 1961)BirthGreg LeMond, American cyclist
June 26th, 1961 (June 26 1961)BirthTerri Nunn, American singer (Berlin)
June 26th, 1961 (June 26 1961)BirthManu Chao, French musician
June 26th, 1960 (June 26 1960)EventThe former British Protectorate of Somaliland British Somaliland gains its independence.
June 26th, 1960 (June 26 1960)BirthZachary Breaux, American jazz guitarist
June 26th, 1959 (June 26 1959)EventThe Saint Lawrence Seaway opens, opening North America s Great Lakes to ocean-going ships.
June 26th, 1959 (June 26 1959)BirthMark McKinney, Canadian actor
June 26th, 1958 (June 26 1958)DeathGeorge Orton, Canadian athlete (born in 1873)
June 26th, 1958 (June 26 1958)DeathAndrija Stampar, Croatian physician and United Nations diplomat (born in 1888)
June 26th, 1957 (June 26 1957)BirthPatty Smyth, American singer (Scandal)
June 26th, 1957 (June 26 1957)BirthPhilippe Couillard, Quebec neurosurgeon and politician
June 26th, 1957 (June 26 1957)DeathAlfred Doblin, German writer (born in 1878)
June 26th, 1956 (June 26 1956)BirthChris Isaak, American singer
June 26th, 1956 (June 26 1956)DeathClifford Brown, American jazz trumpeter (born in 1930)
June 26th, 1955 (June 26 1955)BirthMick Jones, British guitarist (The Clash, Big Audio Dynamite)
June 26th, 1954 (June 26 1954)BirthSteve Barton, American actor (died in 2001)
June 26th, 1953 (June 26 1953)BirthRobert Davi, American actor
June 26th, 1951 (June 26 1951)BirthGary Gilmour, Australian cricketer
June 26th, 1949 (June 26 1949)DeathKim Gu, President of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea (born in 1876)
June 26th, 1948 (June 26 1948)EventThe Western allies begin an airlift to Berlin after the Soviet Union blockades West Berlin.
June 26th, 1948 (June 26 1948)EventWilliam Shockley filed the original patent for the grown junction transistor, the first bipolar junction transistor.
June 26th, 1948 (June 26 1948)DeathLilian Velez, Filipino actress (born in 1924)
June 26th, 1947 (June 26 1947)DeathRichard Bedford Bennett, eleventh Prime Minister of Canada (born in 1870)
June 26th, 1946 (June 26 1946)DeathYosuke Matsuoka, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan (born in 1880)
June 26th, 1946 (June 26 1946)DeathMax Kogel, SS officer (born in 1895)
June 26th, 1945 (June 26 1945)EventThe United Nations Charter is signed in San Francisco.
June 26th, 1945 (June 26 1945)BirthMalachi York, Nuwaubian leader
June 26th, 1943 (June 26 1943)BirthJohn Beasley, American actor
June 26th, 1943 (June 26 1943)BirthGeorgie Fame, British singer
June 26th, 1943 (June 26 1943)DeathKarl Landsteiner, Austrian biologist and physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (born in 1868)
June 26th, 1942 (June 26 1942)BirthGilberto Gil, Brazilian singer and Minister of Culture
June 26th, 1941 (June 26 1941)BirthYves Beauchemin, Canadian novelist
June 26th, 1940 (June 26 1940)EventWorld 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.
June 26th, 1940 (June 26 1940)BirthBilly Davis, Jr., American singer (The Fifth Dimension)
June 26th, 1939 (June 26 1939)DeathFord Madox Ford, English writer (born in 1873)Ford Madox Ford Quotes
June 26th, 1938 (June 26 1938)BirthGerald North, American climatologist
June 26th, 1937 (June 26 1937)BirthSombat Metanee, Thai film actor
June 26th, 1937 (June 26 1937)BirthRobert Coleman Richardson, American physicist, Nobel laureate
June 26th, 1936 (June 26 1936)EventInitial flight of the Focke-Wulf Fw 61, the first practical helicopter.
June 26th, 1936 (June 26 1936)BirthRobert Maclennan, British politician
June 26th, 1936 (June 26 1936)BirthJean-Claude Cardinal Turcotte, Archbishop of Montreal
June 26th, 1934 (June 26 1934)EventPresident Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Federal Credit Union Act, which establishes credit unions.
June 26th, 1934 (June 26 1934)BirthJeremy Wolfenden, British journalist (died in 1965)
June 26th, 1934 (June 26 1934)BirthDave Grusin, American jazz pianist
June 26th, 1933 (June 26 1933)BirthClaudio Abbado, Italian conductor
June 26th, 1933 (June 26 1933)BirthGene Green, American baseball player (died in 1981)
June 26th, 1929 (June 26 1929)BirthMilton Glaser, American Designer
June 26th, 1928 (June 26 1928)BirthJacob Druckman, American composer (died in 1996)
June 26th, 1928 (June 26 1928)BirthYoshiro Nakamatsu, Japanese inventor
June 26th, 1927 (June 26 1927)EventThe Cyclone roller coaster opens on Coney Island
June 26th, 1925 (June 26 1925)BirthPavel Belyayev, Soviet cosmonaut (died in 1970)
June 26th, 1924 (June 26 1924)EventAmerican occupying forces leave the Dominican Republic.
June 26th, 1924 (June 26 1924)BirthCostas Axelos, Greek philosopher Philo Quotes
June 26th, 1923 (June 26 1923)BirthBarbara Graham, American murderer (died in 1955)
June 26th, 1922 (June 26 1922)BirthEleanor Parker, American actress
June 26th, 1922 (June 26 1922)DeathAlbert I, Prince of Monaco (born in 1848)
June 26th, 1921 (June 26 1921)BirthViolette Szabo, French WWII secret agent (died in 1945)
June 26th, 1919 (June 26 1919)BirthRichard Neustadt, American political historian (died in 2003)
June 26th, 1918 (June 26 1918)EventWorld War I, Western Front: Battle for Belleau WoodAllied Forces under John J. Pershing and James Harbord defeat Imperial German Forces under Wilhelm, German Crown Prince.James Wood Quotes
June 26th, 1918 (June 26 1918)DeathPeter Rosegger, Austrian poet and Nobel Prize laureate (born in 1843)
June 26th, 1917 (June 26 1917)Eventthe first U.S. troops arrive in France to fight alongside Britain, France, Italy, and Russia against Germany, and Austria-Hungary in World War I.
June 26th, 1915 (June 26 1915)BirthPaul Castellano, American mafia boss (died in 1985)
June 26th, 1915 (June 26 1915)BirthCharlotte Zolotow, American author
June 26th, 1914 (June 26 1914)BirthLaurie Lee, British writer (died in 1997)
June 26th, 1913 (June 26 1913)BirthAime Cesaire, French Martinican poet and politician (died in 2008)
June 26th, 1911 (June 26 1911)BirthBabe Didrikson Zaharias, American athlete (died in 1956)
June 26th, 1909 (June 26 1909)BirthColonel Tom Parker, Elvis Presley s manager (died in 1997)Elvis Presley Quotes
June 26th, 1908 (June 26 1908)BirthSalvador Allende, Former President of Chile (1970-1973) (died in 1973)
June 26th, 1907 (June 26 1907)BirthDebs Garms, American baseball player (died in 1984)
June 26th, 1906 (June 26 1906)BirthAlberto Rabagliati, Italian singer (died in 1974)
June 26th, 1906 (June 26 1906)BirthViktor Schreckengost, American industrial designer (died in 2008)
June 26th, 1904 (June 26 1904)BirthFrank Scott Hogg, Canadian astronomer (died in 1951)
June 26th, 1904 (June 26 1904)BirthPeter Lorre, Hungarian-born actor (died in 1964)
June 26th, 1902 (June 26 1902)BirthHugues Cuenod, Swiss Tenor
June 26th, 1899 (June 26 1899)BirthGrand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (died in 1918)
June 26th, 1898 (June 26 1898)BirthWilly Messerschmitt, German aircraft designer (died in 1978)
June 26th, 1898 (June 26 1898)BirthChesty Puller, the most decorated Marine in history (died in 1971)
June 26th, 1895 (June 26 1895)BirthGeorge Hainsworth, Canadian ice hockey player (died in 1950)
June 26th, 1892 (June 26 1892)BirthPearl S. Buck, American writer, Nobel laureate (died in 1973)Pearl Buck Quotes
June 26th, 1880 (June 26 1880)BirthNatalia, Princess Brassova (died in 1952)
June 26th, 1878 (June 26 1878)DeathMercedes of Orleans, queen of Spain (born in 1860)
June 26th, 1870 (June 26 1870)EventThe Christian holiday of Christmas is declared a federal holiday in the United States.
June 26th, 1869 (June 26 1869)BirthMartin Andersen Nexo, Danish writer (died in 1954)
June 26th, 1866 (June 26 1866)BirthGeorge Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, English financier of Egyptian excavations (died in 1923)George Herbert Quotes
June 26th, 1865 (June 26 1865)BirthBernard Berenson, American art historian (died in 1959)
June 26th, 1857 (June 26 1857)EventThe first investiture of the Victoria Cross in Hyde Park, London.
June 26th, 1854 (June 26 1854)BirthRobert Laird Borden, Canadian politician (died in 1937)
June 26th, 1848 (June 26 1848)EventEnd of the June Days Uprising in Paris.
June 26th, 1838 (June 26 1838)BirthBankim Chandra Chatterjee, Bengali Novelist (died in 1894)
June 26th, 1836 (June 26 1836)DeathClaude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, French composer (La Marseillaise) (born in 1760)
June 26th, 1824 (June 26 1824)BirthLord Kelvin, Irish-born physicist (died in 1907)Lord Kelvin Quotes
June 26th, 1819 (June 26 1819)BirthAbner Doubleday, American Major General (died in 1893)
June 26th, 1817 (June 26 1817)BirthBranwell Bronte, British painter and poet (died in 1848)Branwell Bronte Quotes
June 26th, 1810 (June 26 1810)DeathJoseph Michel Montgolfier, French inventor (born in 1740)
June 26th, 1793 (June 26 1793)DeathGilbert White, English ornithologist (born in 1720)
June 26th, 1784 (June 26 1784)DeathCaesar Rodney, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (born in 1728)
June 26th, 1730 (June 26 1730)BirthCharles Messier, French Astronomer (died in 1817)
June 26th, 1723 (June 26 1723)EventAfter a lasting siege and bombardment by cannons, Baku surrenders to the Russians.
June 26th, 1718 (June 26 1718)EventTsarevich Alexei Petrovich of Russia, Peter the Great s son, mysteriously dies after being sentenced to death by his father for plotting against him.
June 26th, 1703 (June 26 1703)BirthThomas Clap, American academic (died in 1767)
June 26th, 1702 (June 26 1702)BirthPhilip Doddridge, English religious leader (died in 1751)
June 26th, 1694 (June 26 1694)BirthGeorg Brandt, Swedish chemist and mineralogist (died in 1768)
June 26th, 1689 (June 26 1689)BirthEdward Holyoke, American academic (died in 1769)
June 26th, 1688 (June 26 1688)DeathRalph Cudworth, English philosopher (born in 1617)Ralph Cudworth Quotes
June 26th, 1681 (June 26 1681)BirthHedwig Sophia, duchess of Holstein-Gottorp, Swedish writer (died in 1708)
June 26th, 1575 (June 26 1575)BirthAnne Catherine of Brandenburg, queen of Denmark and Norway (died in 1612)
June 26th, 1541 (June 26 1541)EventFrancisco 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.
June 26th, 1541 (June 26 1541)DeathFrancisco Pizarro, Spanish conqueror of Peru
June 26th, 1483 (June 26 1483)EventRichard III is crowned king of England.
June 26th, 1409 (June 26 1409)EventWestern 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.Alexander Pope Quotes
June 26th, 1291 (June 26 1291)DeathEleanor of Provence, wife of Henry III of England
June 26th, 1284 (June 26 1284)EventAccording to legend, the Pied Piper lures 130 children away from Hamelin.
June 26th, 0363 (June 26 0363)EventRoman Emperor Julian is killed during the retreat from the Sassanid Empire. General Jovian is proclaimed Emperor by the troops on the battlefield. Julian Quotes
June 26th, 0363 (June 26 0363)DeathJulian the Apostate, Roman Emperor (born in 331) Julian Quotes

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