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Today in History

June 26, 2000


On June 26, 1900, a commission that included Dr. Walter Reed began the fight against yellow fever.

In 1870, the first section of Atlantic City, N.J.'s Boardwalk was opened to the public.

In 1917, the first troops of the American Expeditionary Force arrived in France during World War I.

In 1919, the New York Daily News was first published.

In 1925, Charlie Chaplin's classic comedy, "The Gold Rush," premiered at Grauman's Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.

In 1945, the United Nations charter was signed by 50 countries in San Francisco.

In 1948, the Berlin Airlift began in earnest after the Soviet Union cut off land and water routes to the isolated western sector of the German city.

In 1959, President Eisenhower joined Britain's Queen Elizabeth II in ceremonies officially opening the St. Lawrence Seaway.

In 1963, President Kennedy visited West Berlin, where he made his famous declaration: "Ich bin ein Berliner" (I am a Berliner).

In 1968, Chief U.S. Justice Earl Warren announced his intention to resign.

In 1975, citing what she called a "deep and widespread conspiracy" against her government, Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declared a state of emergency.

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