Historical Events In June - 26
Saturday, 19 June 2021
1936 L Boyer discovers asteroid #2021 Poincare on this day in history.
1936 1st flight of Fw61 helicopter on this day in history.
1937 Test cricket debut of Len Hutton v NZ at Lord's, scores 0 & 1 on June - 26.
1937 On this day in history georg A Erman, Ger egyptologist (Grammar of Ancient Egypt), dies at 82
1938 On June - 26 cin Red Lonny Frey hits 8 doubles in a doubleheader
1938 James Weldon Johnson, black leader (NAACP), dies in car crash at 67 on June - 26.
1939 On June - 26 ford M Ford, [Hueffer], British writer, (Tietjens Saga) dies at 65
1940 On June - 26 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 On this day in history finland enters WW II against Russia
1942 German assault on British at Mersa Matruh on this day in history.
1943 On this day in history rCAF bomber wing begins operating from North Africa; 3 squadrons; a prelude to invasions of Sicily and Italy.
1943 On this day in history fritz Schmidt, Nazi commissioner in Holland, commits suicide at 39
1944 Port of Cherbourg falls to the Allies on June - 26.
1944 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 on June - 26.
1944 2nd British army reaches Grainville-Mouen line on June - 26.
1944 Billy Newham, cricketer (England Test 1887), dies on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1945 On June - 26 erno Rapee, composer, dies at 54
1946 Dutch Nazi collaborator Arnold Meijer sentenced to 5 years on June - 26.
1948 US denounces Soviet blockade of Berlin on June - 26.
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 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 on this day in history.
1950 Pres Gottwald of Czech confirms Milada Horakova's death sentence on June - 26.
1952 On this day in history dutch social democratic party wins elections (29%)
1953 On June - 26 kCTV (now KLST) TV channel 8 in San Angelo, TX (CBS) 1st broadcast
1954 On this day in history jim Peters runs marathon in 2:17:39.4
1955 On June - 26 actor Geoffrey Holder marries Carmen de Lavallade
1956 On this day in history australians ambushed near Sungei Siput, Malaysia
1956 Clifford Brown, US jazz trumpeter (Joyspring, Jordu), dies at 25 on June - 26.
1957 On this day in history hurricane Audrey strikes Louisiana claiming 500 lives
1958 Mackinac Straits Bridge, Michigan dedicated on June - 26.