Historical Events In June - 26
Friday, 14 August 2020
1936 On June - 26 l Boyer discovers asteroid #2021 Poincare
1936 On this day in history 1st flight of Fw61 helicopter
1937 On June - 26 test cricket debut of Len Hutton v NZ at Lord's, scores 0 & 1
1937 On this day in history georg A Erman, Ger egyptologist (Grammar of Ancient Egypt), dies at 82
1938 Cin Red Lonny Frey hits 8 doubles in a doubleheader on this day in history.
1938 On this day in history james Weldon Johnson, black leader (NAACP), dies in car crash at 67
1939 On this day in history ford M Ford, [Hueffer], British writer, (Tietjens Saga) dies at 65
1940 On this day in history end of USSR experimental calendar; Gregorian readopted 6/27
1940 Hundreds of Kovno Jews are taken to the "Ninth Fort" and murdered on June - 26.
1941 Finland enters WW II against Russia on June - 26.
1942 On this day in history german assault on British at Mersa Matruh
1943 RCAF bomber wing begins operating from North Africa; 3 squadrons; a prelude to invasions of Sicily and Italy on this day in history.
1943 On June - 26 fritz Schmidt, Nazi commissioner in Holland, commits suicide at 39
1944 Port of Cherbourg falls to the Allies on this day in history.
1944 On this day in history u.S. Secretary of State Hull and Anthony Eden of Britain issue warnings to Hungary's Admiral Horthy. King Gustav of Sweden sends a personal protest. The International Red Cross finally takes an active interest in saving Jews.
1944 2nd British army reaches Grainville-Mouen line on this day in history.
1944 On this day in history billy Newham, cricketer (England Test 1887), dies
1945 UN Charter signed by 50 nations in SF on June - 26.
1945 England win the second Victory test cricket at Bramall Lane by 41 runs on June - 26.
1945 On this day in history erno Rapee, composer, dies at 54
1946 On June - 26 dutch Nazi collaborator Arnold Meijer sentenced to 5 years
1948 On this day in history uS denounces Soviet blockade of Berlin
1949 Walter Baade discovers asteroid Icarus inside orbit of Mercury on this day in history.
1949 On June - 26 1st Belgian parliamentary election where women can vote (CVP gains)
1950 On June - 26 in Ottawa Ontario, Minister of National Defence Brooke Claxton 1898-1960 announces invasion of Republic of Korea (South Korea) by North Korean forces June 25.
1950 On this day in history pres Gottwald of Czech confirms Milada Horakova's death sentence
1952 On this day in history dutch social democratic party wins elections (29%)
1953 KCTV (now KLST) TV channel 8 in San Angelo, TX (CBS) 1st broadcast on June - 26.
1954 Jim Peters runs marathon in 2:17:39.4 on this day in history.
1955 Actor Geoffrey Holder marries Carmen de Lavallade on this day in history.
1956 Australians ambushed near Sungei Siput, Malaysia on this day in history.
1956 On this day in history clifford Brown, US jazz trumpeter (Joyspring, Jordu), dies at 25
1957 Hurricane Audrey strikes Louisiana claiming 500 lives on this day in history.
1958 Mackinac Straits Bridge, Michigan dedicated on this day in history.