Monday, June 26, 2017

U.N. Charter is signed

U.N. Charter is signed » 1945

Turkey declares nonbelligerency

Turkey declares nonbelligerency » 1940 WW2

First U.S. troops arrive in France

First U.S. troops arrive in France » 1917 WW1

U.S. aircraft shifted to Thailand

U.S. aircraft shifted to Thailand » 1972

Westmoreland given authority to commit U.S. forces

Westmoreland given authority to commit U.S. forces » 1965 Vietnam War

Babe Didrikson born

Babe Didrikson born » 1911



Mildred Ella "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias (/zəˈhɑːriəs/; June 26, 1911 – September 27, 1956) was an American athlete who achieved a great deal of success in golf, basketball, baseball and track and field. She won two gold medals in track and field at the 1932 Summer Olympics, before turning to professi...
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Kennedy claims solidarity with the people of Berlin

Kennedy claims solidarity with the people of Berlin » 1963

President John Tyler weds his second wife

President John Tyler weds his second wife » 1844


Letitia Christian Tyler (November 12, 1790 – September 10, 1842), first wife of John Tyler, was First Lady of the United States from 1841 until her death.
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Julia Gardiner Tyler (May 4, 1820 – July 10, 1889) was the second wife of John Tyler, who was the tenth President of the United States, and served as First Lady of the United States from June 26, 1844, to March 4, 1845.
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Reno takes command of 7th Cavalry

Reno takes command of 7th Cavalry » 1876

Pearl Buck's birthday

Pearl Buck's birthday » 1892


Pearl Sydenstricker Buck (June 26, 1892 – March 6, 1973; also known by her Chinese name Sai Zhenzhu; Chinese: 賽珍珠) was an American writer and novelist. As the daughter of missionaries, Buck spent most of her life before 1934 in…
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Nora Ephron, director of "When Harry Met Sally," dies

Nora Ephron, director of "When Harry Met Sally," dies » 2012


May 19, 1941 – June 26, 2012) was an American journalist, essayist, playwright, screenwriter, novelist, producer, director, and
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Former U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond dies

Former U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond dies » 2003


James Strom Thurmond (December 5, 1902 – June 26, 2003) was an American politician who served for 48 years as a United States Senator from South Carolina. He ran for president in 1948 as the States Rights Democratic Party candidate, receiving 2.4% of the popular vote and 39 electoral votes. Thurmond...
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Clinton punishes Iraq for plot to kill Bush

Clinton punishes Iraq for plot to kill Bush » 1993

St. Lawrence Seaway opened

St. Lawrence Seaway opened » 1959

U.N. Charter signed

U.N. Charter signed » 1945

Conqueror of the Incas assassinated

Conqueror of the Incas assassinated » 1541


Francisco Pizarro González (/pɪˈzɑːroʊ/; Spanish: [piˈθaro]; circa 1471 or 1476 – 26 June 1541) was a Spanish conquistador who led an expedition that conquered the Inca Empire. He captured and killed Incan emperor Atahualpa and claimed the…
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Lightning strikes in Luxembourg

Lightning strikes in Luxembourg » 1807

A serial killer preys upon a woman out for a drive

A serial killer preys upon a woman out for a drive » 1957

Rebels strike Union at the Battle of Mechanicsville

Rebels strike Union at the Battle of Mechanicsville » 1862 Civil War

Congress approves Federal Highway Act

Congress approves Federal Highway Act » 1956

Delaware Patriot Caesar Rodney dies

Delaware Patriot Caesar Rodney dies » 1784 American Revolution


Caesar Rodney (October 7, 1728 – June 26, 1784)[2] was an American lawyer and politician from St. Jones Neck in Dover Hundred, Kent County, Delaware, east of Dover. He was an officer of the Delaware militia during the French and Indian War…
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U.S. begins Berlin Airlift

U.S. begins Berlin Airlift 1948

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Lord Louis Mountbatten is born

Lord Louis Mountbatten is born » 1900

Germans release statement on use of poison gas at Ypres

Germans release statement on use of poison gas at Ypres » 1915 WW1

U.S. Navy turns boats over to South Vietnamese Navy

U.S. Navy turns boats over to South Vietnamese Navy » 1969

Viet Cong blow up a floating restaurant

Viet Cong blow up a floating restaurant » 1965 Vietnam War

U.S. World Cup team wins unlikely victory over England

U.S. World Cup team wins unlikely victory over England » 1950

Joe Louis defeats Jersey Joe Walcott

Joe Louis defeats Jersey Joe Walcott » 1948

Eisenhower assumes command of U.S. troops in Europe

Eisenhower assumes command of U.S. troops in Europe » 1942

Teenager Debbie Gibson earns a #1 hit with "Foolish Beat"

Teenager Debbie Gibson earns a #1 hit with "Foolish Beat" » 1988

Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal is published

Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal is published » 1857

"King of Pop" Michael Jackson dies at age 50

"King of Pop" Michael Jackson dies at age 50 » 2009

Kim Campbell takes office

Kim Campbell takes office » 1993

Eisenhower takes command

Eisenhower takes command » 1942

Hurricane Audrey hits Gulf Coast

Hurricane Audrey hits Gulf Coast » 1957

Congress passes Mann Act

Congress passes Mann Act » 1910

Korean War begins

Korean War begins » 1950

Union begins tunneling toward Rebels at Petersburg

Union begins tunneling toward Rebels at Petersburg » 1864 Civil War

Last Packard produced

Last Packard produced » 1956

South Carolina Patriot Thomas Tudor Tucker born in Bermuda

South Carolina Patriot Thomas Tudor Tucker born in Bermuda » 1745 American Revolution

Battle of Little Bighorn

Battle of Little Bighorn 1876

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Russians enjoy a victory parade

Russians enjoy a victory parade » 1945 WW2

First operational flight of new German fighter plane

First operational flight of new German fighter plane » 1915 WW1


aircraft. The new fighter came as a surprise to Allied aviators and the psychological effect was an important factor in its success.
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Mandela cheers on South African rugby team

Mandela cheers on South African rugby team » 1995

Jacqueline Bouvier and Senator John F. Kennedy announce engagement

Jacqueline Bouvier and Senator John F. Kennedy announce engagement » 1953



On this day in 1953, Jacqueline Bouvier and Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedypublicly announce their engagement. Kennedy went on to become the 35th president and Jackie, as she was known,
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Woodrow Wilson marries Ellen Axson in Savannah, Georgia

Woodrow Wilson marries Ellen Axson in Savannah, Georgia » 1885


. However, he was unable to obtain Senate approval for U.S. membership. He suffered debilitating strokes in September 1919; after that his wife and staff handled most of his presidential duties.
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and the mother of his three daughters. Like her husband, she was a Southerner from a slave-owning family, as well as the daughter of a clergyman. She was born in
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