26 June
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Independence day

UN Day
International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture (A/RES/52/149)

Events of the day
June 26
Army and Navy Day (Azerbaijan)
Flag Day (Romania)
Independence Day of Madagascar
Sunthorn Phu Day (Thailand)

1848 โ€“ End of the June Days Uprising in Paris.
1870 โ€“ The Christian holiday of Christmas is declared a federal holiday in the United States.
1886 โ€“ Henri Moissan isolated elemental Fluorine for the first time.
1909 โ€“ The Science Museum in London comes into existence as an independent entity.
1924 โ€“ American occupying forces leave the Dominican Republic.
1936 โ€“ Initial flight of the Focke-Wulf Fw 61, the first practical helicopter.
1942 โ€“ The first flight of the Grumman F6F Hellcat.
1945 โ€“ The United Nations Charter is signed in San Francisco.
1948 โ€“ William Shockley files the original patent for the grown junction transistor, the first bipolar junction transistor.
1960 โ€“ Madagascar gains its independence from France.
1974 โ€“ The Universal Product Code is scanned for the first time to sell a package of Wrigley's chewing gum at the Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio
1978 โ€“ Air Canada Flight 189 to Toronto overruns the runway and crashes into the Etobicoke Creek ravine. Two of 107 passengers on board perish.







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