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June 26 Historical Events

The following events took place on June 26. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 72 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 4
    Augustus adopts Tiberius.
  • 221
    Roman emperor Elagabalus adopts his cousin Alexander Severus as his heir and receives the title of Caesar.
  • 363
    Roman emperor Julian is killed during the retreat from the Sasanian Empire. General Jovian is proclaimed Emperor by the troops on the battlefield.
  • 687
    Pope Benedict II chosen.
  • 699
    En no Ozuno, a Japanese mystic and apothecary who will later be regarded as the founder of a folk religion Shugendō, is banished to Izu Ōshima.
  • 1243
    Mongols defeat the Seljuk Turks at the Battle of Köse Dağ.
  • 1295
    Przemysł II crowned king of Poland, following Ducal period. The white eagle is added to the Polish coat of arms.
  • 1407
    Ulrich von Jungingen becomes Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights.
  • 1409
    Western Schism: The Roman Catholic Church is led into a double schism as Petros Philargos is crowned Pope Alexander V after the Council of Pisa, joining Pope Gregory XII in Rome and Pope Benedict XII in Avignon.
  • 1460
    Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, and Edward, Earl of March, land in England with a rebel army and march on London.
  • 1483
    Richard III becomes King of England.
  • 1522
    Ottomans begin the second Siege of Rhodes.
  • 1541
    Francisco Pizarro is assassinated in Lima by the son of his former companion and later antagonist, Diego de Almagro the younger. Almagro is later caught and executed.
  • 1579
    Livonian campaign of Stephen Báthory begins.
  • 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.
  • 1723
    After a siege and bombardment by cannon, Baku surrenders to the Russians.
  • 1740
    A combined force Spanish, free blacks and allied Indians defeat a British garrison at the Siege of Fort Mose near St. Augustine during the War of Jenkins’ Ear.
  • 1794
    French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of Fleurus marked the first successful military use of aircraft.
  • 1830
    William IV becomes king of Britain and Hanover.
  • 1843
    Treaty of Nanking comes into effect, Hong Kong Island is ceded to the British “in perpetuity”.
  • 1848
    End of the June Days Uprising in Paris.
  • 1857
    The first investiture of the Victoria Cross in Hyde Park, London.
  • 1870
    The Christian holiday of Christmas is declared a federal holiday in the United States.
  • 1886
    Henri Moissan isolated elemental Fluorine for the first time.
  • 1889
    Bangui is founded by Albert Dolisie and Alfred Uzac in what was then the upper reaches of the French Congo.
  • 1906
    The first Grand Prix motor racing event held.
  • 1907
    The 1907 Tiflis bank robbery takes place in Yerevan Square, now Freedom Square, Tbilisi.
  • 1909
    The Science Museum in London comes into existence as an independent entity.
  • 1917
    The first U.S. troops arrive in France to fight alongside Britain and France against Germany in World War I.
  • 1918
    World War I: Western Front: Battle of Belleau Wood: Allied Forces under John J. Pershing and James Harbord defeat Imperial German Forces under Wilhelm, German Crown Prince.

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