On This Day

Historical Events on June 26 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 218 of 218

  • 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
  • 2016 Copa América Final, MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ: Defending champions Chile defeat Argentina, 4-2 on penalty kicks; 0–0 after extra time
  • 2017 America's Cup: Emirates Team New Zealand defeat Oracle Team USA 7-1 in Bermuda, Peter Burling (26) youngest ever helmsman

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2017 Theresa May's UK Conservative minority party strike deal to govern with Northern Ireland's DUP with guarantee of 1 billion funding

British Prime Minister Theresa May
British Prime Minister
Theresa May
  • 2017 Brazilian state prosecutors file corruption charges against President Michel Temer
  • 2017 Helicopter with rogue police pilot attacks Venezuelan Supreme Court in Caracas

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2018 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
  • 2018 Quriyat, Oman, registers highest "low" temperature for a day ever recorded of 42.5 degrees
  • 2018 Sudanese court overturns death sentence for teenager who killed the husband after he raped her
  • 2018 India is named the most dangerous country to be a women because of sexual violence and slave labour by the Thomson Reuters Foundation
  • 2018 First high level talks between Ethiopian and Eritrean officials in 20 years begins in Addis Ababa
  • 2018 Hello Kitty bullet train unveiled by the West Japan Railway
  • 2018 Polio outbreak confirmed in New Guinea by WHO, 18 years after it was declared free of the disease

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2019 Japanese animation film "Spirited Away" by Hayao Miyazaki is released in China and tops the box office, 18 years after its initial release

Animated filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki
Animated filmmaker
Hayao Miyazaki
  • 2019 Two US Florida towns pay hackers considerable ransom to unfreeze their computer systems; Riviera Beach $600,00 and Lake City $500,000
  • 2019 More than 5,000 smuggled turtles discovered in luggage at Kuala Lumpur Airport, Malaysia, bound for India
  • 2019 Highest ever June temperatures recorded in Germany (38.6C), Poland (38.2C) and the Czech Republic (38.9C) during week-long heatwave in Europe
  • 2019 Former Gambian beauty queen Fatou "Toufah" Jallow says she was raped by former President Yahya Jammeh as part of a Human Rights Watch and Trial International report