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  • Frankfurt, Germany, Holy Roman Empire
    Tuesday Jun 26, 1612

    Holy Roman Empire

    Matthias became Holy Roman Emperor

    Frankfurt, Germany, Holy Roman Empire
    Tuesday Jun 26, 1612

    Matthias of Austria, a member of the House of Habsburg (February 24, 1557 - March 20, 1619) was Holy Roman Emperor and Archduke of Austria (1612 – 1619), king of Hungary (as Mátyás II) and Croatia (as Matija II) since 1608 and king of Bohemia (also as Matyáš II) since 1611. His personal motto was Concordia lumine maior ("Unity is stronger than light").




  • Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom
    Saturday Jun 26, 1830

    Buckingham Palace

    Death of George IV

    Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom
    Saturday Jun 26, 1830

    On the death of George IV in 1830, his younger brother King William IV hired Edward Blore to finish the work.




  • Korea
    Tuesday Jun 26, 1894

    First Sino-Japanese War

    Japanesse reform Proposals

    Korea
    Tuesday Jun 26, 1894

    Ōtori presents a set of reform proposals to the Korean king Gojong. Gojong's government rejects the proposals and instead insists on troop withdrawals.




  • New York, U.S.
    Saturday Jun 26, 1915

    Willis Carrier

    Carrier Engineering Corporation

    New York, U.S.
    Saturday Jun 26, 1915

    With the onset of World War I in late 1914, the Buffalo Forge Company, where Carrier had been employed for 12 years, decided to confine its activities entirely to manufacturing. The result was that seven young engineers pooled together their life savings of $32,600 to form the Carrier Engineering Corporation in New York on June 26, 1915.




  • Ellisville, Mississippi, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 26, 1919

    Red Summer

    John Hartfield was burned

    Ellisville, Mississippi, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 26, 1919

    John Hartfield left his home in Ellisville seeking a better life in East St. Louis. In 1919, he traveled back to Ellisville to visit his white girlfriend, Ruth Meeks, taking a job as a hotel porter in Laurel. When the relationship became known to some white men, they determined to kill Hartfield. They accused Hartfield of raping Meeks, who they claimed was 18, although she was actually in her mid-twenties. Hartfield managed to elude them for a while, but they pursued him for several weeks. Sheriff Allen Boutwell in Laurel raised donations to fund a hunting party with bloodhounds at the request of Sheriff Harbison. He was finally apprehended attempting to board a train on June 24, and was turned over to Sheriff Harbison, who placed him in the charge of a deputy and left town. The deputy immediately released him to a mob. Hartfield had been wounded, so a white doctor, A. J. Carter, treated his wounds to keep him alive long enough to be murdered. At 5:00 PM on June 26, 1919, a large cheering crowd assembled to watch the premeditated murder of John Hartfield.




  • China
    Wednesday Jun 26, 1946

    Chinese Civil War

    The truce fell apart in June 1946 when full-scale war between CPC and KMT forces broke out

    China
    Wednesday Jun 26, 1946

    The truce fell apart in June 1946 when full-scale war between CPC and KMT forces broke out on June 26. China then entered a state of civil war that lasted more than three years.




  • New York, U.S.
    Monday Jun 26, 1950

    Louis Armstrong

    American version of "C'est si bon"

    New York, U.S.
    Monday Jun 26, 1950

    In June 1950, Suzy Delair performed rehearsals of the song "C'est si bon" with Aimé Barelli and his Orchestra at the Monte Carlo casino where Louis Armstrong was finishing the evening. Armstrong enjoyed the song and he recorded the American version in New York City on June 26, 1950.


  • Yugoslavia
    Monday Jun 26, 1950

    Josip Broz Tito

    The National Assembly supported a crucial bill written by Milovan Đilas

    Yugoslavia
    Monday Jun 26, 1950

    On 26 June 1950, the National Assembly supported a crucial bill written by Milovan Đilas and Tito regarding "self-management", a type of cooperative independent socialist experiment that introduced profit sharing and workplace democracy in previously state-run enterprises, which then became the direct social ownership of the employees.


  • South Korea
    Thursday Jun 26, 1952

    Korean War

    The Battle of Old Baldy

    South Korea
    Thursday Jun 26, 1952

    The Battle of Old Baldy refers to a series of five engagements for Hill 266 in west-central Korea. They occurred over a period of 10 months in 1952–1953, though there was also vicious fighting both before and after these engagements. UN victory in 1952 action Chinese victory in 1953 action


  • The North Coast of Oriente Province, Cuba
    Thursday Jun 26, 1958

    Raúl Castro

    Kidnapping 36 hostages

    The North Coast of Oriente Province, Cuba
    Thursday Jun 26, 1958

    On 26 June 1958, Raúl Castro's rebels kidnapped ten Americans and two Canadians from the property of Moa Bay Mining Company (an American company) on the north coast of Oriente Province. The next day rebels took hostage 24 US servicemen on leave from the United States naval base at Guantanamo Bay. This incident brought total kidnapped hostages to 36 (34 US and 2 Canadian citizens).


  • Berlin, East Germany, Germany
    Wednesday Jun 26, 1963

    Berlin Wall

    John F. Kennedy supports

    Berlin, East Germany, Germany
    Wednesday Jun 26, 1963

    On 26 June 1963, 22 months after the erection of the Berlin Wall, U.S. President John F. Kennedy visited West Berlin. Speaking from a platform erected on the steps of Rathaus Schöneberg for an audience of 450,000 he declared in his Ich bin ein Berliner speech the support of the United States for West Germany and the people of West Berlin.


  • Karkow, Poland
    Monday Jun 26, 1967

    Pope John Paul II

    Promotion to the Sacred College of Cardinals

    Karkow, Poland
    Monday Jun 26, 1967

    On 26 June 1967, Paul VI announced Archbishop Karol Wojtyła's promotion to the Sacred College of Cardinals.


  • New Delhi, India
    Friday Jun 26, 1970

    Indira Gandhi

    Minister of Home Affairs

    New Delhi, India
    Friday Jun 26, 1970

    On 27 June 1970, she became the Minister of Home Affairs of India until 4 February 1973.


  • United Kingdom
    Tuesday Jun 26, 1979

    James Bond

    Moonraker

    United Kingdom
    Tuesday Jun 26, 1979

    Moonraker is a 1979 spy film and the eleventh in the James Bond series produced by Eon Productions, and the fourth to star Roger Moore as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. The third and final film in the series to be directed by Lewis Gilbert, it co-stars Lois Chiles, Michael Lonsdale, Corinne Cléry, and Richard Kiel.


  • Cyprus
    Tuesday Jun 26, 1984

    Cypriot intercommunal violence

    Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktaş admitted on British channel ITV that the bomb was placed by the Turks themselves in order to create tension

    Cyprus
    Tuesday Jun 26, 1984

    On June 26, 1984 the Turkish Cypriot leader, Rauf Denktaş, admitted on British channel ITV that the bomb was placed by the Turks themselves in order to create tension.


  • United Kingdom
    Thursday Jun 26, 1986

    James Bond

    Nobody Lives for Ever was published

    United Kingdom
    Thursday Jun 26, 1986

    Nobody Lives for Ever (published in American editions as Nobody Lives Forever), first published in 1986, was the fifth novel by John Gardner featuring Ian Fleming's secret agent, James Bond.


  • Kosovo
    Tuesday Jun 26, 1990

    Kosovo War

    Serbian authorities closed the Kosovo Assembly

    Kosovo
    Tuesday Jun 26, 1990

    On 26 June 1990 Serbian authorities closed the Kosovo Assembly, citing special circumstances.


  • Slovenia
    Wednesday Jun 26, 1991

    Ten-Day War (Slovenian Independence War)

    Yugoslav People's Army's 13th Corps moved towards Slovenia's borders with Italy

    Slovenia
    Wednesday Jun 26, 1991

    On the morning of 26 June, units of the Yugoslav People's Army's 13th Corps left their barracks in Rijeka, Croatia, to move towards Slovenia's borders with Italy.


  • Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Friday Jun 26, 1992

    Bosnian War

    Boutros-Ghali's ultimatum

    Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Friday Jun 26, 1992

    The airport crisis led to Boutros-Ghali's ultimatum on 26 June, that the Serbs stop attacks on the city, allow the UN to take control of the airport, and place their heavy weapons under UN supervision.


  • Massachusetts, U.S.
    Sunday Jun 26, 1994

    Diego Maradona

    Last game for Argentina

    Massachusetts, U.S.
    Sunday Jun 26, 1994

    A 2–1 victory over Nigeria which was to be his last game for Argentina, he set-up both of his team's goals on free-kicks, the second an assist to Caniggia.


  • East Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.
    Wednesday Jun 26, 1996

    Kobe Bryant

    Drafted directly out of high school

    East Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.
    Wednesday Jun 26, 1996

    Bryant was the first guard ever drafted directly out of high school.


  • London, England
    Thursday Jun 26, 2003

    Margaret Thatcher

    Thatcher's Husband died

    London, England
    Thursday Jun 26, 2003

    On 26 June 2003, Thatcher's husband Sir Denis died of pancreatic cancer, and was cremated on 3 July at Mortlake Crematorium in London.


  • Europe
    Monday Jun 26, 2006

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    2006 European Heat Wave

    Europe
    Monday Jun 26, 2006

    The 2006 European heat wave was a period of exceptionally hot weather that arrived at the end of June 2006 in certain European countries. The United Kingdom, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Italy, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Germany and western parts of Russia were most affected. The death toll from this heat wave is estimated to be 3,418 people.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Jun 26, 2008

    Financial crisis of 2007–2008

    Warning

    U.S.
    Thursday Jun 26, 2008

    On June 26, 2008, Senator Charles Schumer , a member of the Senate Banking Committee, chairman of Congress' Joint Economic Committee and the third-ranking Democrat in the Senate, released several letters he had sent to regulators, which warned that, "The possible collapse of big mortgage lender IndyMac Bancorp Inc. poses significant financial risks to its borrowers and depositors, and regulators may not be ready to intervene to protect them." Some worried depositors began to withdraw money.


  • Madrid, Spain
    Friday Jun 26, 2009

    Cristiano Ronaldo

    To Glory - To Madrid

    Madrid, Spain
    Friday Jun 26, 2009

    Ahead of the 2009–10 season, Ronaldo joined Real Madrid for a world record transfer fee at the time, of £80 million (€94 million). His contract, which ran until 2015, was worth €11 million per year and contained a €1 billion buy-out clause.


  • North Attleborough, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Wednesday Jun 26, 2013

    Aaron Hernandez

    First-degree murder

    North Attleborough, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Wednesday Jun 26, 2013

    On June 26, 2013, Hernandez was charged with first-degree murder, in addition to five gun-related charges. The Patriots released Hernandez from the team about ninety minutes later, before officially learning the charges against him. Two other men were also arrested in connection with Lloyd's death. On August 22, 2013, Hernandez was indicted by a grand jury for the murder of Lloyd; he pled not guilty on September 6, 2013. On April 15, 2015, he was found guilty of murder in the first degree, a charge that in Massachusetts automatically carries a sentence of life in prison without a possibility of parole; he also was found guilty of five firearm charges. A motive for the murder was never definitively established. Police investigated the possibility that Lloyd may have learned of Hernandez's bisexuality and that Hernandez was worried that Lloyd might out him to others.


  • MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.
    Sunday Jun 26, 2016

    Lionel Messi

    Copa America 2016 (Centenario)

    MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.
    Sunday Jun 26, 2016

    After extra time, Chile won the final 4–2 on penalties against Argentina.


  • Argentina
    Sunday Jun 26, 2016

    Lionel Messi

    Don't go, Leo

    Argentina
    Sunday Jun 26, 2016

    After the match, Messi, who had missed his penalty in the shootout, announced his retirement from international football. Messi stated, "I tried my hardest. The team has ended for me, a decision made". Following his announcement, a campaign began in Argentina for Messi to change his mind about retiring. He was greeted by fans with signs like "Don't go, Leo" when the team landed in Buenos Aires. President of Argentina Mauricio Macri urged Messi not to quit, stating, "We are lucky, it is one of life's pleasures, it is a gift from God to have the best player in the world in a footballing country like ours... Lionel Messi is the greatest thing we have in Argentina and we must take care of him." Mayor of Buenos Aires Horacio Rodríguez Larreta unveiled a statue of Messi in the capital to convince him to reconsider retirement. On social networks, NoTeVayasLeo became a global trending topic and even a playlist on Spotify. The campaign also continued in the streets and avenues of the Argentine capital, with about 50,000 supporters going to the Obelisco de Buenos Aires on 2 July, using the same slogan.


  • Antioquia, Colombia
    Friday Jun 26, 2020

    Colombian conflict

    Operation Mil

    Antioquia, Colombia
    Friday Jun 26, 2020

    On June 26, Clan del Golfo and FARC dissidents were confirmed to be in a direct armed conflict in northern Antioquia known as Operation Mil. The Gulf's Clan, which dispatched 1,000 of its paramilitaries from Urabá, southern Córdoba, and Chocó, hopes to remove FARC dissent from northern Antioquia and take control of the entire municipality of Ituango.


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