Friday, December 2, 2022 (Week 48)

June 26 in History

What happened on June 26 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on june 26 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on june 26 in history.

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1993
Roy Campanella, legendary catcher for the Negro Leagues and the Los Angeles Dodgers, dies.
1975
Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is convicted of election fraud.
1971
The U.S. Justice Department issues a warrant for Daniel Ellsberg, accusing him of giving away the Pentagon Papers.
1963
President John Kennedy announces “Ich bin ein Berliner” at the Berlin Wall.
1961
A Kuwaiti vote opposes Iraq’s annexation plans.
1951
The Soviet Union proposes a cease-fire in the Korean War.
1945
The U.N. Charter is signed by 50 nations in San Francisco, California.
1942
The Grumman F6F Hellcat fighter flies for the first time.
1926
A memorial to the first U.S. troops in France is unveiled at St. Nazaire.
1924
After eight years of occupation, American troops leave the Dominican Republic.
1918
The Germans begin firing their huge 420 mm howitzer, “Big Bertha,” at Paris.
1917
General Pershing arrives in France with the American Expeditionary Force.
1916
Russian General Aleksei Brusilov renews his offensive against the Germans.
1908
Shah Muhammad Ali’s forces squelch the reform elements of Parliament in Persia.
1907
Russia’s nobility demands drastic measures be taken against revolutionaries.
1900
The United States announces it will send troops to fight against the Boxer Rebellion in China.
1863
Jubal Early and his Confederate forces move into Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
1862
General Robert E. Lee attacks George McClellan‘s line at Mechanicsville during the Seven Days’ campaign.
1844
Julia Gardiner and President John Tyler are married in New York City.
1804
The Lewis and Clark Expedition reaches the mouth of the Kansas River after completing a westward trek of nearly 400 river miles.
1794
The French defeat an Austrian army at the Battle of Fleurus.
1541
Former followers murder Francisco Pizarro, the Spanish Conqueror of Peru.
1243
The Seljuk Turkish army in Asia Minor is wiped out by the Mongols.
1096
Peter the Hermit‘s crusaders force their way across Sava, Hungary.