About June 26

June 26, 2022 is the 177th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 188 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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Cancer is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 210 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On June 26

  • 221
    Roman Emperor Elagabalus adopts his cousin Alexander Severus as his heir and receives the title of Caesar.
  • 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.
  • 1723
    After a siege and bombardment by cannon, Baku surrenders to the Russians.
  • 1870
    The Christian holiday of Christmas is declared a federal holiday in the United States.
  • 1909
    The Science Museum in London comes into existence as an independent entity.
  • 1917
    The first U.S. troops arrive in France to fight alongside Britain and France against Germany in World War I.
  • 1941
    World War II: Soviet planes bomb Kassa, Hungary (now Košice, Slovakia), giving Hungary the impetus to declare war the next day.
  • 1948
    Shirley Jackson’s short story The Lottery is published in The New Yorker magazine.
  • 1948
    The Western allies begin an airlift to Berlin after the Soviet Union blockades West Berlin.
  • 1948
    William Shockley files the original patent for the grown junction transistor, the first bipolar junction transistor.
  • 1953
    Lavrentiy Beria,head of MVD, is arrested by Nikita Khrushchev and other members of the Politburo.
  • 1960
    Madagascar gains its independence from France.
  • 1973
    At Plesetsk Cosmodrome 9 people are killed in an explosion of a Cosmos 3-M rocket.
  • 1975
    Two FBI agents and a member of the American Indian Movement are killed in a shootout on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota; Leonard Peltier is later convicted of the murders in a controversial trial.
  • 1977
    The Yorkshire Ripper kills 16 year old shop assistant Jayne MacDonald in Leeds, changing public perception of the killer as she is the first victim who is not a prostitute.
  • 1978
    Air Canada Flight 189 to Toronto overruns the runway and crashes into the Etobicoke Creek ravine. Two of 107 passengers on board perish.
  • 1991
    Ten-Day War: the Yugoslav people’s army begins the Ten-Day War in Slovenia.
  • 1997
    The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the Communications Decency Act violates the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
  • 2003
    The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Lawrence v. Texas that gender-based sodomy laws are unconstitutional.
  • 2006
    Mari Alkatiri, the first Prime Minister of East Timor, resigns after weeks of political unrest.

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