On This Day

What Happened on June 26, 1968

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Executive Council decides both AL & NL to divide into 2 divisions

Victory in BattleRaising the Flag on Iwo Jima

Iwo Jima & Bonin Islands returned to Japan by US
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United States Marines raise the U.S. flag atop Mount Suribachi, during the Battle of Iwo Jima
United States Marines raise the U.S. flag atop Mount Suribachi, during the Battle of Iwo Jima

Famous Birthdays

  • Paolo Maldini, Italian footballer (A.C. Milan, Italy national team), born in Milan, Italy
  • Shannon Sharpe, American NFL tight end (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Chicago, Illinois