TODAY IN HISTORY
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June 26th - 176th Day of the Year
Roman Emperor Julian dies, ending the Pagan Revival.
Peter the Hermit's crusaders force their way across Sava, Hungary.
The Seljuk Turkish army in Asia Minor is wiped out by the Mongols.
Former followers murder Francisco Pizarro, the Spanish Conqueror of Peru.
The French defeat an Austrian army at the Battle of Fleurus.
The Lewis and Clark Expedition reaches the mouth of the Kansas River after completing a westward trek of nearly 400 river miles.
Julia Gardiner and President John Tyler are married in New York City.
General Robert E. Lee attacks George McClellan's line at Mechanicsville during the Seven Days' campaign.
Jubal Early and his Confederate forces move into Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
The United States announces it will send troops to fight against the Boxer Rebellion in China.
Russia's nobility demands drastic measures be taken against revolutionaries.
Shah Muhammad Ali's forces squelch the reform elements of Parliament in Persia.
Russian General Aleksei Brusilov renews his offensive against the Germans.
General Pershing arrives in France with the American Expeditionary Force.
The Germans begin firing their huge 420 mm howitzer, "Big Bertha," at Paris.
After eight years of occupation, American troops leave the Dominican Republic.
A memorial to the first U.S. troops in France is unveiled at St. Nazaire.
The Grumman F6F Hellcat fighter flies for the first time.
The U.N. Charter is signed by 50 nations in San Francisco, California.
U.S. and British pilots begin delivering food and supplies by airplane to Berlin after the city is isolated by a Soviet Union blockade, in what would become known as the Berlin Airlift.
The Soviet Union proposes a cease-fire in the Korean War.
Congress approves the Federal Highway Act, which allocates more than $30 billion for the construction of some 41,000 miles of interstate highways; it will be the largest public construction project in U.S. history to that date.
In a ceremony presided over by U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Queen Elizabeth II, the St. Lawrence Seaway is officially opened, creating a navigational channel from the Atlantic Ocean to all the Great Lakes.
A Kuwaiti vote opposes Iraq's annexation plans.
President John Kennedy announces "Ich bin ein Berliner" at the Berlin Wall.
The U.S. Justice Department issues a warrant for Daniel Ellsberg, accusing him of giving away the Pentagon Papers.
Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is convicted of election fraud.
Roy Campanella, legendary catcher for the Negro Leagues and the Los Angeles Dodgers, dies.
Strom Thurmond, who served in the United States Senate for a record 46 years, dies.
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