June 26 in History
1721June 26, 1721:
The first batch of smallpox vaccinations in the American colonies are started by Zabdiel Boylston.
1925June 26, 1925:
The Charlie Chaplin-written and directed film which he also starred in, “The Gold Rush” is released.
1945June 26, 1945:
The signing of the United Nations Charter takes place in San Francisco.
1975June 26, 1975:
Pop music duo and power couple Sonny and Cher finalize their divorce.
1976June 26, 1976:
The CN Tower opens as the tallest building in the world.
1977June 26, 1977:
Elvis Presley does his last public performance.
1979June 26, 1979:
Boxer Muhammad Ali officially announces that he is retiring from the sport.
2012June 26, 2012:
The premiere of the animated film, “Ice Age: Continental Drift” is held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2015June 26, 2015:
The United States Supreme Court’s ruling on the “Obergefell v. Hodges” case makes same-sex unions in all states legal.
2019June 26, 2019:
A Human Rights Watch report reveals that Yahya Jammeh raped former beauty queen Fatou Jallow.