Historical Events for 26th June 2024

1243 – Battle of Köse Dağ: Mongols under Baiju defeat Seljuk army of Sultan Kaykhusraw II during Mongol attacks in north east Turkey
1553 – Christ’s Hospital in London, England, granted a charter by King Edward VI to house and teach children of the poor
1910 – US National Championship Women’s Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Defending champion Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman beats Louise Hammond 6-4, 6-2
1924 – Theatrical revue “Ziegfeld Follies of 1924”, featuring Billie Burke and W.C. Fields, opens at the New Amsterdam Theatre, NYC
1946 – Dutch Nazi collaborator Arnold Meijer sentenced to 5 years
2012 – Police procedural drama “Line of Duty” debuts on BBC 2 in the UK
2013 – Kevin Rudd defeats Julia Gillard in a leadership battle to become Australian Prime Minister
2015 – US Supreme Court rules 5-4 same-sex marriage is a legal right across all US states
2017 – Brazilian state prosecutors file corruption charges against President Michel Temer
2018 – Polio outbreak confirmed in New Guinea by WHO, 18 years after it was declared free of the disease

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