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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

June 26 - The Day in History

June 26 : General Interest
1948: U.S. begins Berlin Airlift

On this day in 1948, U.S. and British pilots begin delivering food and supplies by airplane to Berlin after the city is isolated by a Soviet Union blockade... read more

American Revolution
1784 : Delaware Patriot Caesar Rodney dies

1956 : Congress approves Federal Highway Act

Civil War
1862 : Rebels strike Union at the Battle of Mechanicsville

Cold War
1948 : Berlin Airlift begins

1957 : A serial killer preys upon a woman out for a drive

1807 : Lightning strikes in Luxembourg

General Interest
1541 : Conqueror of the Incas assassinated
1945 : U.N. Charter signed
1959 : St. Lawrence Seaway opened
1993 : Clinton punishes Iraq for plot to kill Bush
2003 : Former U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond dies

1998 : Gone with the Wind re-released in United States
2012: Nora Ephron, director of "When Harry Met Sally," dies

1892 : Pearl Buck's birthday

1975 : Sonny and Cher's divorce becomes final

Old West
1876 : Reno takes command of 7th Cavalry

1844 : President John Tyler weds his second wife
1963 : Kennedy claims solidarity with the people of Berlin

1911 : Babe Didrikson born

Vietnam War
1965 : Westmoreland given authority to commit U.S. forces
1972 : U.S. aircraft shifted to Thailand

World War I
1917 : First U.S. troops arrive in France

World War II
1940 : Turkey declares nonbelligerency
1945 : U.N. Charter is signed


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