Encyclopedia Britannia:Selected anniversaries/June 26

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This is a list of selected June 26 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only four to five events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article or picture of the day.

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International Day in Support of Victims of Torture; outdated
; Sunthorn Phu Day in Thailand refimprove
363 – Roman emperor Julian was killed during the retreat from his campaign against the Sassanid Empire. refimprove section
699En no Gyōja, the founder of the Japanese Buddhist sect known as Shugendō, was exiled to Izu Ōshima for witchcraft. unreferenced section
1409 – In an attempt to end the Western Schism, during which Gregory XII in Rome and Benedict XIII in Avignon simultaneously claimed to be the true pope, the Council of Pisa instead ended up electing a third one, Alexander V. refimprove section, unreferenced section
1541 – Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro was assassinated in Lima by supporters of his rival Diego de Almagro's son. refimprove section
1948Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery", one of the most famous short stories in American literature, was published. refimprove section
1959Ingemar Johansson became the only Swedish world champion of heavyweight boxing by defeating American Floyd Patterson at Yankee Stadium. refimprove section
1963 – U.S. President John F. Kennedy gave his "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech, underlining the support of the United States for a democratic West Germany shortly after Soviet-supported East Germany erected the Berlin Wall. refimprove section
1976 – The CN Tower, the tallest freestanding structure on land, was opened to the public in Toronto. refimprove section, outdated
1997 – In Reno v. American Civil Liberties Union, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down anti-obscenity provisions of the Communications Decency Act of 1996. needs more footnotes
2008 – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in District of Columbia v. Heller that the Second Amendment to the US Constitution protects an individual's right to keep and bear arms for private use in Washington, D.C., and other federal enclaves. neutrality issues, outdated
Yevgeny Primakov (d. 2015) refimprove section


June 26: Day of the National Flag in Romania

City centre, Bangui
City centre, Bangui

Robert the Lotharingian (d. 1095) · Abner Doubleday (b. 1819) · Violette Szabo (b. 1921)

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