Hoy en la Historia - 26 de Junio

En 1483, Richard III usurps the English throne

En 1797, Charles Newbold patents 1st cast-iron plow

En 1870, 1st section of Atlantic City (NJ) Boardwalk opens

En 1876, Custer's Last Stand

En 1900, Dr Walter Reed begins research that beats yellow fever

En 1911, Nieuport sets an aircraft speed record of 133 kph

En 1917, 1st American Expeditionary Force arrived in France during WW I

En 1919, 1st issue of NY Daily News published

En 1934, FDR signs Federal Credit Union Act establishing Credit Unions

En 1945, UN Charter signed by 50 nations in SF

En 1948, US responses to Soviet blockade of Berlin

En 1949, Walter Baade discovers asteroid Icarus inside orbit of Mercury

En 1959, St Lawrence Seaway opens - linking Atlantic Ocean with Great Lakes

En 1959, Pres Eisenhower joins Queen Elizabeth opening St Lawrence Seaway

En 1960, British Somaliland (now Somalia) gains independence from Britain

En 1960, Madagascar gains independence from France (National Day)

En 1963, Kennedy visits W Berlin `Ich bin ein Berliner (I am a Berliner)'

En 1964, Beatles release "A Hard Day's Night" album

En 1968, Iwo Jima and Bonin Islands returned to Japan by US

En 1975, Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declared a state of emergency

En 1977, 42 die in fire inmate causes at Maury County Jail in Columbia Tenn

En 1978, 1st dedicated oceanographic satellite - SEASAT 1 launched

En 1982, US vetos UN Security Council resolution for a limited withdrawal from Beirut of Israeli & Palestine Liberation Organization forces

En 1984, 1st flight of Shuttle Discovery scrubbed at T-4

En 1987, Losing 9-0 to Red Sox Yanks score 11 in 3rd & win 12-11 in 10 inn

Cumpleaños famosos

1702, Dr. Philip Doddridge, English Nonconformist clergyman

1730, Charles Messier, cataloguer of "M objects"

1742, Arthur Middleton, signer of the Declaration of Independence

1763, George Morland, English artist

1819, Abner Doubleday, credited with inventing American Baseball

1824, William Thomson, Lord Kelvin - engineer, mathematician, physicist

1854, Sir Robert Laird Borden, (C), 8th Canadian prime minister (1911-20)

1892, Pearl S. Buck, author (The Good Earth) (Nobel 1938)

1901, Stuart Symington, (D), former U.S. senator from Missouri

1904, Peter Lorre, Actor (M, Casablanca, Beast with 5 Fingers)

1913, Maurice Wilkes, invented the stored program concept for computers

1922, Eleanor Parker, Actress

1925, Pavel Belyayev, cosmonaut (Voskhod 2)

1940, Billy Davis, singer

1951, Pamela Bellwood

1955, Mick Jones, rocker

1964, Zeng Jinlian, became tallest woman known (2.46 m, 8' 1")

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