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Monday, June 26, 2017
 
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26 June

On this day in 1975, Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declared a state of emergency due to "deep and widespread conspiracy." The Indian Emergency was a 21-month ...

25 June

On this day in 1658, Aurangzeb proclaimed himself emperor of the Mughals in India. He was the sixth Mughal Emperor, whose reign lasted for 49 years, from ...

24 June

On this day in 1509, Henry VIII was crowned King of England. He was Lord, and later King, of Ireland, as well as continuing the nominal claim ...

23 June

On this day in 1956, Gamal Abdel Nasser was elected president of Egypt. He was the second President of Egypt from 1956 until his death. Nasser is ...

22 June

On this day in 1911, King George V of England was crowned. He was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, ...

21 June

On this day in 1970, Tony Jacklin became the second British golfer in 50 years to win the U.S. Open golf tournament. He is an English golfer, ...

20 June

On this day in 1837, Queen Victoria ascended the British throne following the death of her uncle, King William IV. She was the monarch of the United ...

19 June

On this day in 1983, Lixian-nian was chosen to be China's first president since 1969.  He served as President of the People's Republic of China from 1983 ...

18 June

On this day in 2009, NASA launched the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter/LCROSS probes to the Moon. It was the first American lunar mission since Lunar Prospector in 1998.

17 June

On this day in 1799, Napoleon Bonaparte incorporated Italy into his empire. He was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the latter ...

16 June

On this day in 1963, Valentina Tereshkova of the USSR became the first woman in space. 26-year-old Valentina went into orbit aboard the Vostok 6 spacecraft for ...

15 June

On this day in 1775, George Washington was appointed head of the Continental Army by the Second Continental Congress. He was also the first President of the ...

14 June

On this day in 1951, The first commercial computer, "Univac I" was unveiled. It was a computer designed for the U.S. Census Bureau and billed as the ...

13 June

On this day in 1967, Thurgood Marshall was nominated to become the first African American on the U.S. Supreme Court. He was the Court's 96th justice as ...

12 June

On this day in 2011, Junrey Balawing, only 23.6 inches tall, became the world's shortest man as declared by the Guinness World Records on his eighteenth birthday.

11 June

On this day in 1987, Margaret Thatcher became the first British prime minister in 160 years to win a third consecutive term of office. She is a ...

10 June

On this day in 1943, Laszlo Biro patented his ballpoint pen. Biro was a Hungarian journalist and the inventor of the modern ballpoint pen. He had presented ...

9 June

On this day in 1870, Author Charles Dickens died. He was an English writer and social critic who is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the ...

8 June

On this day in 1982, U.S. President Reagan became the first American chief executive to address a joint session of the British Parliament. He was the 40th ...

7 June

On this day in 1903, Professor Pierre Curie revealed the discovery of Polonium. He was a French physicist, a pioneer in crystallography, magnetism, piezoelectricity and radioactivity, and ...

6 June

On this day in 1674, Chhatrapati Shivaji crowned himself as King of India. He was a Maratha sovereign who founded the Maratha Empire. He created an independent ...

5 June

Every 5th of June is a day celebrated as World Environment Day by the United Nations Environment Programme to stimulate worldwide awareness of environmental issues and encourage ...

4 June

On this day in 1931, The first rocket-glider flight was made by William Swan in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

In 1784, Marie Thible became ...

3 June

On this day in 1965, Edward White became the first American astronaut to do a "space walk" during the Gemini 4 mission. He was an engineer, United ...

2 June

On this day in 1953, Queen Elizabeth II of Britain was crowned queen of England at Westminster Abbey. She is the constitutional monarch of 16 sovereign states ...

1 June

On this day in 1958, General Charles De Gaulle became the premier of France. He was a French general and statesman who led the Free French Forces ...