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Importance of 26th June in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 26th June special in the world history.

2009
Death of Michael Jackson, legendary pop star and self styled King of Pop
United States
1977
Elvis Presley gave his last live performance, in Indianapolis
United States
1959
The St. Lawrence Seaway was officially opened by US President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Queen Elizabeth II
Canada
1945
UN Charter signed, in San Francisco
1939
Death of Ford Madox Ford, British novelist, editor and literary critic
Great Britain
1934
US President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Federal Credit Union Act, which allowed credit unions to be formed
United States
1919
The New York Daily News was first published
United States
1909
Birth of Colonel Tom Parker, Dutch-born American entertainment promoter, Elvis Presleys manager
United States
1902
Order of Merit established.
Great Britain
1898
Birth of Willy Messerschmitt, plane designer
Germany
1892
Birth of Pearl Buck, novelist and Nobel Prize winner
United States
1857
First investiture ceremony of the Victoria Cross, to 62 servicemen.
Great Britain
1830
George IV dies – his brother, William IV, accedes to the throne
Great Britain
1810
Death of Joseph Montgolfier, balloonist
France
1797
Charles Newbold patents first cast-iron plow. Farmers fear the effects of the iron on the soil
Great Britain
1793
Gilbert White, naturalist, dies at Selborne, Hampshire
Great Britain
1541
Death of Francisco Pizarro who defeated and conquered the Incas
Spain
1483
Richard III becomes king of England
Great Britain
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