Historical Events In June - 26
Wednesday, 20 October 2021
0363 Roman Emperor Julian is killed during the retreat from the Sassanid Empire. General Jovian is proclaimed Emperor by the troops on the battlefield on this day in history.
0363 Flavius C Julianus, [Apostata], emperor of Rome (361-63), dies on this day in history.
0684 St Benedict II begins his reign as Catholic Pope on June - 26.
1284 On this day in history pied Piper lures 130 children of Hamelin away (actually happened)
1291 Eleanor of Provence, wife of Henry III of England on June - 26.
1409 On June - 26 council of Pisa selects Petros Philargi as 3rd Pope: Alexander V
1483 Richard III usurps English throne on June - 26.
1483 On June - 26 duke of Gloucester appoints himself English king Richard III
1498 Toothbrush invented on June - 26.
1541 Francisco Pizarro is assassinated in Lima by the son of his former companion and later antagonist, Diego Almagro the younger. Almagro is later caught and executed on this day in history.
1541 Francisco Pizarro, Spanish conqueror of Peru, assassinated in Lima on June - 26.
1553 On June - 26 christ's Hospital in England granted a charter
1582 Johannes Schultz, composer on June - 26.
1630 On June - 26 swedish troops under Gustaf II Adolf lands at Peenemunde
1631 Justinus van Nassau, ltalian admiral (Armada), dies on this day in history.
1655 On this day in history jean Deutz, merchant/Amsterdam regent
1657 On June - 26 tobias Michael, composer, dies at 65
1661 On this day in history lazaro Valvasensi, composer, dies at 76
1666 Richard Fanshawe, diplomat/translator/poet, dies on this day in history.
1688 On this day in history ralph Cudworth, philospher/cleric, dies
1702 On June - 26 philip Doddridge, England, Dr/nonconformist clergyman
1714 Spain & Netherlands sign peace/trade agreement on this day in history.
1718 Tsarevich Alexei Petrovich of Russia, Peter the Great's son, mysteriously dies after being sentenced to death by his father for plotting against him on this day in history.
1721 Dr Zabdiel Boylston gives 1st smallpox inoculations in America on this day in history.
1723 On June - 26 after a lasting siege and bombardment by cannons, Baku surrenders to the Russians.
1730 Charles Joseph Messier, astronomer (cataloguer of "M objects") on this day in history.
1742 Arthur Middleton, signer (Declaration of Independence) on this day in history.
1747 Leopold Jan Antonin Kozeluh, composer on June - 26.
1749 On this day in history louis Joseph Claude Saint-Amans, composer
1754 Anthony Henday, an employee of the Hudson's Bay Company, leaves York Factory with a party of Plains Cree returning to the interior; returns June 23, 1755, having traveled as far west as present-day Red Deer, Alberta on this day in history.
1760 Johan I Jozef, monarch of Liechtenstein/fieldmarshal on this day in history.
1763 George Morland, England, artist of rural landscapes on June - 26.
1778 Angelo Antonio Caroli, composer, dies at 77 on this day in history.
1793 On June - 26 gilbert White, naturalist/cleric, dies