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June 26, 2021 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • British Health Minister Matt Hancock resigns after photos of him kissing an aide (and not social distancing) emerge
  • South Africa announces 14-day lockdown to counter a third COVID-19 wave of infections fueled by the Delta variant, with only 2.5 million vaccines administrated [1]
  • Sydney goes into a two-week lockdown amid a Delta variant COVID-19 outbreak and low levels of vaccination

Deaths in History

  • (Maurice) "Mike" Gravel, American politician (US Senator (D) - Alaska, 1969-81), and peace activist (Pentagon Papers), dies at 91
2021 in History