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Monday, June 30, 2014

June 26 - This 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
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/delaware-patriot-caesar-rodney-dies


Automotive
1956 : Congress approves Federal Highway Act
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/congress-approves-federal-highway-act


Civil War
1862 : Rebels strike Union at the Battle of Mechanicsville
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-mechanicsville


Cold War
1948 : Berlin Airlift begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/berlin-airlift-begins


Crime
1957 : A serial killer preys upon a woman out for a drive
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/a-serial-killer-preys-upon-a-woman-out-for-a-drive


Disaster
1807 : Lightning strikes in Luxembourg
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lightning-strikes-in-luxembourg


General Interest
1541 : Conqueror of the Incas assassinated
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/conqueror-of-the-incas-assassinated

1945 : U.N. Charter signed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/un-charter-signed

1959 : St. Lawrence Seaway opened
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/st-lawrence-seaway-opened

1993 : Clinton punishes Iraq for plot to kill Bush
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/clinton-punishes-iraq-for-plot-to-kill-bush

2003 : Former U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/former-us-senator-strom-thurmond-dies


Hollywood
1998 : Gone with the Wind re-released in United States
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/gone-with-the-wind-re-released-in-united-states

2012: Nora Ephron, director of "When Harry Met Sally," dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nora-ephron-director-of-when-harry-met-sally-dies


Literary
1892 : Pearl Buck's birthday
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pearl-bucks-birthday


Music
1975 : Sonny and Cher's divorce becomes final
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sonny-and-chers-divorce-becomes-final


Old West
1876 : Reno takes command of 7th Cavalry
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/reno-takes-command-of-7th-cavalry


Presidential
1844 : President John Tyler weds his second wife
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-john-tyler-weds-his-second-wife

1963 : Kennedy claims solidarity with the people of Berlin
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/kennedy-claims-solidarity-with-the-people-of-berlin


Sports
1911 : Babe Didrikson born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/babe-didrikson-born


Vietnam War
1965 : Westmoreland given authority to commit U.S. forces
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/westmoreland-given-authority-to-commit-us-forces

1972 : U.S. aircraft shifted to Thailand
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-aircraft-shifted-to-thailand


World War I
1917 : First U.S. troops arrive in France
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-us-troops-arrive-in-france


World War II
1940 : Turkey declares nonbelligerency
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/turkey-declares-nonbelligerency

1945 : U.N. Charter is signed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/un-charter-is-signed
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