On This Day

What Happened on June 26, 2016

Historical Events

  • City of Falluja freed from Islamic State control after a month-long campaign by Iraqi forces
  • Copa América Final, MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ: Defending champions Chile defeat Argentina, 4-2 on penalty kicks; 0–0 after extra time
  • Iceland’s presidential election is won by history professor Guðni Jóhannesson
  • Panama Canal's third set of locks opens for commercial traffic, doubling the Canal’s capacity at an estimated cost of $5.25 billion

Famous Deaths

  • Barbara Goldsmith, author (Little Gloria Happy At Last), dies at 85
2016 Highlights

About June 26, 2016

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 5 years, 5 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Cancer