History of June 26: Berlin Blockade Airlift begins

History of June 26: Berlin Blockade Airlift begins

Berline Blockade – Wednesday, June 26, 2024, is the 178th day of the year. The year still has 188 days remaining in it.

The Historical High Point of Today: After the Soviet Union closed off land and water connections to the isolated western section of Berlin in 1948, the Berlin Airlift got underway in earnest.

The American Expeditionary Force’s first troops to land in France during World War I did so in 1917 in St. Nazaire. Hollywood’s Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre hosted the world premiere of Charles Chaplin’s iconic comedy “The Gold Rush” in 1925.

Fifty nations signed the United Nations charter in San Francisco on June 26, 1945. When President John F. Kennedy visited West Berlin in 1963, he made his well-known speech there, stating, “Ich bin ein Berliner,” or “I am a Berliner,” in support of the people living there.

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History of the Berlin Blockade 

History of the Berlin Blockade 

When toxic smoke from a fire spread throughout the Maury County Jail in Columbia, Tennessee, in 1977, 42 people perished. Elvis Presley’s final performance took place in Indianapolis’ Market Square Arena.

President George H.W. Bush renounced his 1990 campaign promise to enact “no new taxes,” acknowledging that any plan to reduce the deficit that was hammered out with congressional negotiators would need to include tax increases.

President Bill Clinton declared in 1993 that the United States had launched missiles against targets in Iraq as a result of “compelling evidence” that the country had planned to kill former President George H.W. Bush.

The Virginia Military Institute was forced by the Supreme Court to accept women or stop receiving state funding in 1996.

In 1997, the first Harry Potter novel, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” by J.K. Rowling, was published in the United Kingdom (it was later released in the United States under the title “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”).

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The District of Columbia’s handgun ban was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2008 when it ruled, 5–4, that each person has the constitutional right to bear arms.

The U.S. Supreme Court opened the door for same-sex marriages to recommence in California and granted equal federal status to the nation’s lawfully married gay couples in 2013.

Following demonstrations against the removal of an Andrew Jackson statue in Washington, D.C., in 2020, President Donald Trump issued an executive order securing monuments memorials, and statues.

According to explorers, the U.S. Navy destroyer that fought a stronger Japanese fleet in the greatest naval battle of World War II in the Philippines in 2022 became the deepest ruin ever found.

Today’s Birthdays 26 june

According to The citynewsokc

Jazz musician-film composer Dave Grusin is 90. Singer Billy Davis Jr. is 86. Brazilian singer-songwriter and politician Gilberto Gil is 82. R&B singer Brenda Holloway is 78. Actor Robert Davi is 73. Singer-musician Mick Jones (The Clash, Big Audio Dynamite) is 69. Actor Gedde Watanabe (GEH’-dee wah-tah-NAH’-bee) is 69. Rock singer Chris Isaak is 68. Rock singer Patty Smyth (Scandal) is 67. Singer Terri Nunn (Berlin) is 63. Cyclist Greg LeMond is 63. Rock musician Colin Greenwood (Radiohead) is 55. Writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson is 54. Actor Sean Hayes is 54. Actor Chris O’Donnell is 54. Actor Nick Offerman is 54. Baseball Hall of Famer Derek Jeter is 50. Country singer Gretchen Wilson is 51. Pop-rock singer-musician Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic) is 45. Actor Jason Schwartzman is 44. Actor Aubrey Plaza is 40. Author-actor Jennette McCurdy is 32. Actor-singer Ariana Grande is 31. Actor Jacob Elordi is 27.

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