Today in History: June 26

Today in History: June 26

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0363

Roman Emperor Julian dies, ending the Pagan Revival.

1096

Peter the Hermit's crusaders force their way across Sava, Hungary.

1243

The Seljuk Turkish army in Asia Minor is wiped out by the Mongols.

1541

Former followers murder Francisco Pizarro, the Spanish Conqueror of Peru.

1794

The French defeat an Austrian army at the Battle of Fleurus.

1804

The Lewis and Clark Expedition reaches the mouth of the Kansas River after completing a westward trek of nearly 400 river miles.

1844

Julia Gardiner and President John Tyler are married in New York City.

1862

General Robert E. Lee attacks George McClellan's line at Mechanicsville during the Seven Days' campaign.

1863

Jubal Early and his Confederate forces move into Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

1900

The United States announces it will send troops to fight against the Boxer Rebellion in China.

1907

Russia's nobility demands drastic measures be taken against revolutionaries.

1908

Shah Muhammad Ali's forces squelch the reform elements of Parliament in Persia.

1916

Russian General Aleksei Brusilov renews his offensive against the Germans.

1917

General Pershing arrives in France with the American Expeditionary Force.

1918

The Germans begin firing their huge 420 mm howitzer, "Big Bertha," at Paris.

1924

After eight years of occupation, American troops leave the Dominican Republic.

1926

A memorial to the first U.S. troops in France is unveiled at St. Nazaire.

1942

The Grumman F6F Hellcat fighter flies for the first time.

1945

The U.N. Charter is signed by 50 nations in San Francisco, California.

1951

The Soviet Union proposes a cease-fire in the Korean War.

1961

A Kuwaiti vote opposes Iraq's annexation plans.

1963

President John Kennedy announces "Ich bin ein Berliner" at the Berlin Wall.

1971

The U.S. Justice Department issues a warrant for Daniel Ellsberg, accusing him of giving away the Pentagon Papers.

1975

Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is convicted of election fraud.

1993

Roy Campanella, legendary catcher for the Negro Leagues and the Los Angeles Dodgers, dies.