On This Day in History for June 26 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 153 of 153

  • 1975 U.S. Supreme Court's rules unanimously in "O'Connor v. Donaldson" that non-dangerous people can't be confined to psychiatric facilities without adequate treatment if able to live viably in outside society
  • 1977 42 die in fire inmate causes at Maury County Jail in Columbia Tenn
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 1984 1st flight of Shuttle Discovery (41-D) scrubbed at T -4
  • 1987 Supreme Court Justice Lewis F Powell Jr announces his retirement
  • 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

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1991 ANC leader Nelson Mandela addresses congress

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • 1991 Amy Elizabeth Goodman, of California, crowned America's Junior Miss

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1991 Ky medical examiner announces Zachary Taylor died of natural causes

12th US President Zachary Taylor
12th US President
Zachary Taylor
  • 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
  • 1993 Rebecca Jones, 18, of Georgia, crowned America's Junior Miss

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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.

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • 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)

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1994 PLO leader Yasser Arafat returns to Gaza after 27 years

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat

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1995 Gunmen ambush Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak who escapes unharmed

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak
Egyptian President
Hosni Mubarak
  • 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 upholds doctor-assisted suicide ban
  • 1997 U.S. Supreme Court strikes down the Communications Decency Act, inconsistent with the 1st Amendment

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1997 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, 1st book in J. K. Rowling's best-selling series, is published

Novelist J. K. Rowling
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.
  • 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 Following the military coup in Thailand, people are warned that anyone calling for protest on social media will be prosecuted for sedition
  • 2015 US Supreme Court rules 5-4 same-sex marriage is a legal right across all US states
  • 2015 Gunman opens fire at beach resort in Sousse, Tunisia, killing 38. Isis claims responsibility.
  • 2015 Saudi suicide bomber kills 27 at Shia Imam al-Sadiq mosque in Kuwait, 227 injured

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2015 Greek Credit Crisis: Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras calls for a Greek referendum on new bailout terms

Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras
Prime Minister of Greece
Alexis Tsipras
  • 2016 City of Falluja freed from Islamic State control after a month-long campaign by Iraqi forces
  • 2016 Iceland’s presidential election is won by history professor Guðni Jóhannesson
  • 2016 Panama Canal's third set of locks opens for commercial traffic, doubling the Canal’s capacity at an estimated cost of $5.25 billion
  • 2017 Theresa May's UK Conservative minority party strike deal to govern with Northern Ireland's DUP with guarantee of 1 billion funding
  • 2017 Brazilian state prosecutors file corruption charges against President Michel Temer
  • 2017 Helicopter with rogue police pilot attacks Venezuelan Supreme Court in Caracas

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 101 of 101

  • 2005 Princess Alexia of the Netherlands

Weddings in History

Divorces in History

Deaths in History