Sunday, June 26, 2022

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On This Day :: June 26

1945 - The United Nations Charter was signed by 50 nations in San Francisco, creating a successor to the League of Nations. It became...

On This Day :: June 26

1945 - The United Nations Charter was signed by 50 nations in San Francisco, creating a successor to the League of Nations. It became...

On This Day :: June 25

1950 - North Korea invaded South Korea, heralding the beginning of the Korean War. 1975 - Mozambique became independent and Samora Machel was sworn in...

On This Day :: June 24

1901 - The first exhibition by the 19-year-old painter Pablo Picasso opened in Paris to critical acclaim. 1908 - Grover Cleveland, twice U.S. president, died. 1916...

On This Day :: June 23

1956 - Gamal Abdel Nasser was elected president of Egypt. 1978 - Renato Curcio, the leader of the Italian Red Brigade urban guerrillas, was sentenced...

On This Day :: June 22

1940 - France's General Charles Huntziger signed the terms of surrender with Germany at Compiegne in World War Two, in the same railway carriage...

On This Day :: June 21

1942 - Tobruk in Libya fell to the German army under Field Marshal Rommel during World War Two. 1963 - Cardinal Giovanni Montini was elected...

On This Day :: June 20

1944 - The battle of the Philippine Sea ended with Japan losing almost all its remaining trained pilots and at least 4,000 seamen in...

On This Day :: June 19

1937 - The Scottish dramatist and novelist J.M. Barrie, creator of Peter Pan, died. 1953 - Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed in the electric...

On This Day :: June 18

1928 - The Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen was lost in flight over the Arctic Ocean. 1953 - Egypt was proclaimed a republic with General Neguib...

On This Day :: June 17

1925 - Twenty-nine countries signed the Geneva Protocol that prohibited the use of poisonous gases in war. 1994 - Former Hall of Fame football star...

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