THIS DAY IN HISTORY 26/06


THIS DAY IN HISTORY 26/06
JUNE 26TH

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1498 – Toothbrush invented

1843 – Hong Kong proclaimed a British Crown Colony

1960 – British Somaliland (now Somalia) gains independence from Britain

1960 – Italian Somaliland declares independence from Italian administration

1960 – Madagascar (formerly Malagasy Rep) declares independence from France

1964 – Moise Tsjombe forms government in Congo

1975 – Indian PM Indira Gandhi declares a state of emergency

1994 – PLO leader Yasser Arafat returns to Gaza after 27 years

1995 – Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani deposes his father Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar, in a bloodless coup.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1913 – Maurice Wilkes, inventor (stored program concept for computers)

1956 – Chris Isaak, Stockton Ca, rock singer/songwriter (Wicked Game)

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1956 – Robert Davi, actor (License to Kill, Raw Deal, Wild Thing)

1970 – Chris O’Donnell, actor (School Ties, Robin-Batman Forever)

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1974 – Derek Jeter, Pequanock NJ, shortstop (NY Yankees, Rookie of Year 1996)

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FAMOUS DEATHS

1541 – Francisco Pizarro, Spanish conquistador who conquered the Inca Empire is assassinated in Lima by the son of his former companion and later antagonist, Diego Almagro the younger. Almagro is later caught and executed.

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1978 – Rabbaji, president of South-Yemen, executed

2003 – Sir Dennis Thatcher MBE, husband of Margaret Thatcher (b. 1915)

2007 – Liz Claiborne, Belgian-born American fashion designer (b. 1929)

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2010 – Algirdas Brazauskas, President of Lithuania (b. 1932)

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