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On This Day - June 26th

Posted: 2018-06-26 09:08:46 By: hbr

On This Day - June 26th
Interesting tidbits of History - from On This Day - #Muskoka's Trivia Game

• 4 AD – Augustus adopts Tiberius.
• 221 – Roman emperor Elagabalus adopts his cousin Alexander Severus as his heir and receives the title of Caesar.
• 684 – Pope Benedict II is chosen.
• 1407 – Ulrich von Jungingen becomes Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights.
• 1534 - Jacques Cartier lands on the Magdalen Islands; says they abound with birds, flowers and fruit. Îles de la Madeleine, Québec
• 1629 - Captain Charles Daniel driven to shore by a storm at St. Ann's Bay, Cape Breton; builds Fort Ste-Anne with a dwelling house, a chapel and a magazine.
• 1718 – Alexei Petrovich, Tsarevich of Russia, Peter the Great's son, mysteriously dies after being sentenced to death by his father for plotting against him.
• 1721 - Exploration - Hudson's Bay Company traders Henry Kelsey and James Napper sail north from York Fort to search for the North West Passage
• 1723 – After a siege and bombardment by cannon, the city in azerbijan Baku surrenders to the Russians.
• 1778 - Religion - Rev. Raphael Cohen settles in Montreal, the first Rabbi in Canada
• 1830 King William IV starts his reign; to 1837; on death of his brother George IV.
• 1835 - John A. Macdonald starts practicing law in his own office at Kingston
• 1843 – Treaty of Nanking comes into effect, Hong Kong Island is ceded to the British "in perpetuity".
• 1870 – The Christian holiday of Christmas is declared a federal holiday in the United States.
• 1873 - Imperial Order-in-Council admits Prince Edward Island into Confederation; effective July 1;
• 1906 – The first Grand Prix motor racing event held.
• 1924 – The American occupation of the Dominican Republic ends after eight years.
• 1925 - Edward S. Rogers invents the alternating-current AC tube which allows the world's first plug-in batteryless radios; the RB call sign of his radio station CFRB means 'Rogers Batteryless.' [Photo: Rogers family] - Toronto, Ontario
• 1936 – Initial flight of the Focke-Wulf Fw 61, the first practical helicopter.
• 1945 – The United Nations Charter is signed by 50 Allied nations in San Francisco, California.
• 1947 - R. B. Bennett dies; Prime Minister of Canada 1930-1935; born in Hopewell Hill, New Brunwsick; created Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission (later CBC) 1932, Bank of Canada and Canadian Wheat Board 1935. Mickleham
• 1959 - Queen Elizabeth II officially opens 318 km long St. Lawrence Seaway with US President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
• 1960 – Madagascar gains its independence from France.
• 1967 – Karol Wojtyła (later John Paul II) made a cardinal by Pope Paul VI.
• 1974 – 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.
• 1976 - Opening of CN Tower, the world's tallest self-supporting structure at 1,821 feet.
• 1977 – Elvis Presley held his final concert in Indianapolis, Indiana at Market Square Arena
• 1995 – Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani deposes his father Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, in a bloodless coup d'état.
• 1995 - Ontario Progressive Conservative Party leader Mike Harris sworn in as 22nd Premier of Ontario, replacing Bob Rae of the NDP,
• 2000 – The Human Genome Project announces the completion of a "rough draft" sequence.
• 2000 – Pope John Paul II reveals the third secret of Fátima.
• 20111 - Horse Racing - Inglorious wins the $1-million Queen's Plate by 2.5 lengths


• Army and Navy Day (Azerbaijan)
• Flag Day (Romania)
• Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Madagascar from France in 1960. (Madagascar)
• Independence Day, celebrates the independence of British Somaliland from the British in 1960. (Somalia)
• International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking (International)
• International Day in Support of Victims of Torture (International)
• Ratcatcher's Day (Hamelin, Germany)
• Sunthorn Phu Day (Thailand)