Today in History, English
Today in History, English

72901June 26Event1952 – The Pan-Malayan Labour Party is founded in Malaya, as a union of statewide labour parties.
72902June 26Event1953 – Lavrentiy Beria, head of MVD, is arrested by Nikita Khrushchev and other members of the Politburo.
72903June 26Event1955 – The South African Congress Alliance adopts the Freedom Charter at the Congress of the People in Kliptown.
72904June 26Event1959 – Swedish boxer Ingemar Johansson becomes world champion of heavy weight boxing, by defeating American Floyd Patterson on technical knockout after two minutes and three seconds in the third round at Yankee Stadium.
72905June 26Event1960 – The former British Protectorate of British Somaliland gains its independence as Somaliland.
72906June 26Event1960 – Madagascar gains its independence from France.
72907June 26Event1963 – U.S. President John F. Kennedy gave his "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech, underlining the support of the United States for democratic West Germany shortly after Soviet-supported East Germany erected the Berlin Wall.
72908June 26Event1963 – Levi Eshkol becomes the Israeli Prime Minister.
72909June 26Event1967 – Karol Wojtyła (later John Paul II) made a cardinal by Pope Paul VI.
72910June 26Event1973 – At Plesetsk Cosmodrome nine people are killed in an explosion of a Kosmos-3M rocket.
72911June 26Event1974 – The Universal Product Code is scanned for the first time to sell a package of Wrigley's chewing gum at the Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio
72912June 26Event1975 – 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.
72913June 26Event1977 – 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.
72914June 26Event1977 – Elvis Presley performs the final concert of his life in Indianapolis.
72915June 26Event1978 – Air Canada Flight 189 to Toronto overruns the runway and crashes into the Etobicoke Creek ravine. Two of 107 passengers on board perish.
72916June 26Event1991 – Ten-Day War: The Yugoslav people's army begins the Ten-Day War in Slovenia.
72917June 26Event1995 – Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani deposes his father Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, in a bloodless coup d'état.
72918June 26Event1995 – Attempted assassination of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak in Addis Ababa.
72919June 26Event1997 – The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the Communications Decency Act violates the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
72920June 26Event2000 – President Clinton announces the completion of the first survey of the entire human genome.
72921June 26Event2000 – Pope John Paul II reveals the third secret of Fátima.
72922June 26Event2003 – The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Lawrence v. Texas that gender-based sodomy laws are unconstitutional.
72923June 26Event2004 – Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson is re-elected as President of Iceland.
72924June 26Event2006 – Mari Alkatiri, the first Prime Minister of East Timor, resigns after weeks of political unrest.
72925June 26Event2007 – Pope Benedict XVI reinstates the traditional laws of papal election in which a successful candidate must receive 2/3 of the votes.
72926June 26Event2008 – Karmah Bombing: A suicide bomber dressed as an Iraqi policeman detonates an explosive vest, killing 25 people.
72927June 26Event2012 – The Waldo Canyon fire descends into the Mountain Shadows neighborhood in Colorado Springs burning 347 homes in a matter of hours and killing two people.
72928June 26Event2013 – Riots in China's Xinjiang region kill at least 36 people and injuring 21 others.
72929June 26Event2013 – The U.S. Supreme Court rules that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional and in violation of the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
72930June 26Event2015 – The U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges declares that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marriage under the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

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