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26 June

363 – Roman Empire – Emperor Julian mortally wounded in battle. http://www.roman-empire.net/collapse/julian-index.html

363 – Roman Empire – Caesar Flavius Jovian Augustus proclaimed Roman Emperor. http://www.roman-empire.net/collapse/jovian-index.html

684 – Rome – Benedict II became Pope. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Benedict_II

1243 – Anatolia – Battle of Köse Dağ (Mongol invasion of Anatolia). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Köse_Dağ

1295 – Poland – Coronation of Przemysł II. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Przemysł_II

1483 – England – Richard III became king. http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=richard3 http://www.richardiii.net/2_1_0_richardiii.php#

1522 – Greece – Siege of Rhodes began (Ottoman Wars in Europe). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Rhodes_(1522)

1740 – America – Siege of Fort Mose (War of Jenkins’ Ear). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Fort_Mose

1830 – UK George IV died, aged 67.  William IV became king. http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=george4 http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=william4

1848 – France – June Days Uprising ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/June_Days_Uprising

1857 – UK – First 62 recipients of the Victoria Cross by Queen Victoria, at ceremony in Hyde, London. http://www.victoriacross.org.uk/aainves1.htm  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Cross


1906 – France – First French Grand Prix held at Le Mans. https://youtu.be/paaY1SGOxzs https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1906_French_Grand_Prix

1907 – Russia – Tiflis Bank Robbery. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1907_Tiflis_bank_robbery

1917 – Samoa – Earthquake measuring 8.5Mw.


1918 – France – Battle of Belleau Wood ended (WWI). https://youtu.be/ZCP_6jGYOf8 WARNING!  Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Belleau_Wood

1938 – Peru – Deutsche Lufthansa Sucursal Peru plane crashed at Cerro Chilligua, 7 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19380626-0

1941 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Ruhr & Rhineland industrial areas (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1941 – Hungary – Soviet planes bombed Kassa (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombing_of_Kassa

1944 – Poland – Battle of Osuchy ended (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Osuchy

1945 – USA – United Nations Charter signed in San Francisco. http://www.un.org/en/documents/charter/

1948 – Venezuela – LAV plane crashed at Caracas Airport, 1 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19480626-0

1950 – Australia – ANA plane crashed near Guildford, WA, 29 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19500626-0

1954 – Germany – Skyway plane crashed at Kyritz, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19540626-0


1959 – Canada – St. Lawrence Seaway officially opened. https://youtu.be/AKupuyjX9IQ http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/june/26/newsid_2988000/2988148.stm

1959 – Italy – TWA Flight 891 crashed near Milan Mapensa Airport, 68 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19590626-0

1960 – Madagascar – Independence from France. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madagascar


1963 – West Germany – President JF Kennedy gave “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech. https://youtu.be/56V6r2dpYH8

1974 – USA – Universal Product Code scanned for first time. http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/edn-moments/4376090/UPC-is-scanned-for-1st-time–June-26–1974

1977 – UK – Jayne MacDonald killed by Yorkshire Ripper in Leeds.

1978 – Canada – Air Canada Flight 189 crashed at Toronto-Pearson International Airport, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19780626-0

1981 – UK – Dan-Air Flight 240 crashed near Nailstone, Leicesterchire, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19810626-0

1987 – Philippines – Philippines Airlines Flight 206 crashed on Mount Ugo, Benguet, 50 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19870626-0


1988 – France – Air France Flight 296 crashed at Mulhouse-Habsheim Airport, 3 killed. https://youtu.be/2y5GgvVV7eQ WARNING!  Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing  http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19880626-0

2008 – Iraq – Karmah Bombing, 25 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Karmah_bombing

2013 – China – Shansham Riots, 35 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/June_2013_Shanshan_riots

2015 – Tunisia – Sousse Attack, 39 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-33304897