TODAY IN HISTORY - June 26

Following are some of the major events to have occurred on June 26


0363 - Roman Emperor Julian dies, ending the Pagan Revival.

 

1243 - The Seljuk Turkish army in Asia Minor is wiped out by the Mongols.

 

1541 - Former followers murder Francisco Pizarro, the Spanish Conqueror of Peru.

 

1844 - Julia Gardiner and President John Tyler are married in New York City.

 

1900 - The United States announces it will send troops to fight against the Boxer Rebellion in China.

 

1907 - Russia's nobility demands drastic measures be taken against revolutionaries.

 

1908 - Shah Muhammad Ali's forces squelch the reform elements of Parliament in Persia.

 

1916 - Russian General Aleksei Brusilov renews his offensive against the Germans.

 

1917 - General Pershing arrives in France with the American Expeditionary Force.

 

1918 - The Germans begin firing their huge 420 mm howitzer, "Big Bertha," at Paris.

 

1924 - After eight years of occupation, American troops leave the Dominican Republic.

 

1926 - A memorial to the first U.S. troops in France is unveiled at St. Nazaire.

 

1942 - The Grumman F6F Hellcat fighter flies for the first time.

 

1945 - The U.N. Charter is signed by 50 nations in San Francisco, California.

 

1951 - The Soviet Union proposes a cease-fire in the Korean War.

 

1961 - A Kuwaiti vote opposes Iraq's annexation plans.

 

1963 - President John Kennedy announces "Ich bin ein Berliner" at the Berlin Wall.

 

1971 - The U.S. Justice Department issues a warrant for Daniel Ellsberg, accusing him of giving away the Pentagon Papers.

 

1975 - Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is convicted of election fraud.

 

1993 - Roy Campanella, legendary catcher for the Negro Leagues and the Los Angeles Dodgers, dies.