June 26 holidays in 2018

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Flag Day
Romania Observance
Independence Day
Madagascar Public Holiday
Independence of British Somaliland
Somalia Observance
Kuan Kung's Birthday
Taiwan Observance
Chen Huang's Birthday
Taiwan Observance
International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
- International
International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
- International
National Sports Day
Fiji Public Holiday

Historical Events on June 26

  • 1483: Richard III ascends to the throne of England.
  • 1522: The Second Siege of Rhodes is begun by the Ottomans.
  • 1541: In Lima, Francisco Pizarro is assassinated by Diego de Almagro.
  • 1718: Peter the Great’s Son – Alexei Petrovich – dies mysteriously after being sentenced to death for plotting against his father.
  • 1723: Baku surrenders to Russian forces.
  • 1794: The first successful use of military aircraft that influenced the outcome of a battle occurs at the Battle of Fleurus during the French Revolutionary War.
  • 1870: In the United States, Christmas officially becomes a federal holiday.
  • 1886: Elemental Fluorine is isolated for the first time by Henri Moissan.
  • 1906: The first Gran Prix racing event is held on this date.
  • 1909: The Science Museum in London is founded.
  • 1936: The first practical helicopter – the Focke Wulf Fw 61 – is flown on this date.
  • 1941: Soviet plane drop bombs on Kassa in Hungary.
  • 1942: The Grumman F6F Hellcat is flown for the first time.
  • 1944: The RAF accidentally bomb San Marino leading to over 30 civilian deaths.
  • 1944: The Battle of Osuchy begins in Poland. It’s one of the biggest battles between Polish resistance fighters and Nazi troops during World War 2.
  • 1977: The final concert of Elvis Presley is held at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • 1978: Air Canada Flight 189 crashed into the Etobicoke Creek ravine. Of the 107 passengers on board, only 2 are killed.
  • 1997: The United States Supreme Court decides that the Communications Decency Act is a violation of the 1st Amendment of the U.S Constitution.
  • 2000: A rough draft is completed in the Human Genome Project.
  • 2000: The third secret of Fatima is revealed by Pope John Paul II.
  • 2003: The United States Supreme Court decides in the case of Lawrence v. Texas that sodomy laws which are based on gender are unconstitutional.

Famous Birthdays on June 26

  • American singer-songwriter and actor, Chris Isaak is born in 1956.
  • American actor Chris O’Donnell is born in 1970.
  • American actor Nick Offerman is born in 1970.

Mardi Gras

Holi

Maundy Thursday

Labor Day

Ramadan

Memorial Day