On This Day

What Happened on June 26, 2018

Historical Events

  • First high level talks between Ethiopian and Eritrean officials in 20 years begins in Addis Ababa
  • Hello Kitty bullet train unveiled by the West Japan Railway
  • India is named the most dangerous country to be a women because of sexual violence and slave labour by the Thomson Reuters Foundation

Historic DiscoveryPolio

Polio outbreak confirmed in New Guinea by WHO, 18 years after it was declared free of the disease

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Children with polio in a US hospital, inside an iron lung. In about 0.5% of cases, patients suffered from paralysis, sometimes resulting in the inability to breathe. More often, limbs would be paralyzed.
Children with polio in a US hospital, inside an iron lung. In about 0.5% of cases, patients suffered from paralysis, sometimes resulting in the inability to breathe. More often, limbs would be paralyzed.
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  • Quriyat, Oman, registers highest "low" temperature for a day ever recorded of 42.5 degrees
  • Sudanese court overturns death sentence for teenager who killed the husband after he raped her

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US Supreme Court upholds President Trump's travel ban against mostly Muslim countries

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

Famous Deaths

  • Phil Rodgers, American golfer (5 PGA Tour wins), dies of leukemia at 80
2018 Highlights

About June 26, 2018

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 5 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Cancer