June 26 in history

June 26 events chronologically

4 Augustus adopted Tiberius
221 Roman Emperor Elagabalus adopts his cousin Alexander Severus as his heir and receives the title of Caesar
363 Roman Emperor Julian is killed during the retreat from the Sassanid Empire. General Jovian is proclaimed Emperor by the troops on the battlefield
687 Pope Benedict II chosen
699 En no Ozuno, a Japanese mystic and apothecary who will later be regarded as the founder of a folk religion Shugendō, is banished to Izu Ōshima
1243 Mongols defeat the Seljuk Turks at the Battle of Köse Dağ
1295 Przemysł II crowned as King of Poland king of Poland, following Ducal period. The white eagle is added to the Polish coat of arms

Top 7 most famous people born on June 26

1824 William Thomson 1st Baron Kelvin a British mathematical physicist and engineer who was born in Belfast in 1824. At the University of Glasgow he did important work in the mathematical analysis of electricity and formulation of the first and second laws of thermodynamics, and did much to unify the emerging discipline of physics in its modern form. He worked closely with mathematics professor Hugh Blackburn in his work. He also had a career as an electric telegraph engineer and inventor, which propelled him into the public eye and ensured his wealth, fame and honour. For his work on the transatlantic telegraph project he was knighted by Queen Victoria, becoming Sir William Thomson. He had extensive maritime interests and was most noted for his work on the mariner's compass, which had previously been limited in reliability
1892 Pearl S. Buck an American writer and novelist. As the daughter of missionaries, Buck spent most of her life before 1934 in China. Her novel The Good Earth was the best-selling fiction book in the U.S. in 1931 and 1932 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932. In 1938, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China and for her biographical masterpieces."
1908 Salvador Allende a Chilean physician and politician, known as the first Marxist to become president of a Latin American country through open elections.
1963 Mikhail Khodorkovsky a Russian businessman and former oligarch, as well as philanthropist, public figure and author.
1968 Paolo Maldini a former Italian footballer who played as a left or central defender, being adept with either foot although naturally right-footed. He spent all 25 seasons of his career at Serie A club Milan, before retiring at the age of 41 in 2009, becoming a symbol and a legend of the club. During that period, he won 26 trophies with Milan: the Champions League five times, as well as seven Serie A titles, one Coppa Italia, five Supercoppe Italiane, five European Super Cups, two Intercontinental Cups, and one FIFA Club World Cup. He played for 14 years for the Italian national team, making his debut in 1988 before retiring in 2002 with 126 caps, a record which was only bettered by Cannavaro in 2009, and Buffon in 2013. Maldini captained Italy for 8 years, and held the record for appearances made as Italy's captain, wearing the armband 74 times, until he was once again overtaken by Cannavaro, in 2010. With Italy, Maldini took part in three European Championships, and four World Cups. Although he did not win a tournament with the Italian National team, he reached the finals of the 1994 World Cup and Euro 2000, and the semi-finals of the 1990 World Cup and Euro 1988, and was elected into the all-star teams for each of these tournaments, in addition to the Euro 96 all-star team
1974 Derek Jeter an American former professional baseball shortstop who played 20 seasons in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees. A five-time World Series champion, Jeter is regarded as a central figure of the Yankees' success of the late 1990s and early 2000s for his hitting, baserunning, fielding, and leadership. He is the Yankees' all-time career leader in hits , doubles , games played , stolen bases , times on base , plate appearances and at bats. His accolades include 14 All-Star selections, five Gold Glove Awards, five Silver Slugger Awards, two Hank Aaron Awards, and a Roberto Clemente Award. Jeter became the 28th player to reach 3,000 hits and finished his career sixth all-time in career hits and the all-time MLB leader in hits by a shortstop
1987 Samir Nasri a French professional footballer who plays for English club Manchester City and the France national team. He primarily plays as an attacking midfielder and a winger, although he has also been deployed in central midfield. Nasri is known for his technical ability, creativity, pace, and ability to read the game. Of Algerian heritage, he is described as a player whose "vision and imagination make him an unpredictable opponent". His playing style, ability, and cultural background have drawn comparisons to French legend Zinedine Zidane

Top 7 most famous people died on June 26

363 Julian (emperor) Roman Emperor from 361 to 363 and a noted philosopher and Greek writer.
1541 Francisco Pizarro a Spanish conquistador who conquered the Incan Empire.
1830 George IV of the United Kingdom King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of Hanover following the death of his father, George III, on 29 January 1820, until his own death ten years later. From 1811 until his accession, he served as Prince Regent during his father's final mental illness
1856 Max Stirner a German philosopher. He is often seen as one of the forerunners of nihilism, existentialism, postmodernism, and anarchism, especially of individualist anarchism. Stirner's main work is The Ego and Its Own, also known as The Ego and His Own. This work was first published in 1845 in Leipzig, and has since appeared in numerous editions and translations
1975 Josemaría Escrivá called to holiness and that ordinary life is a path to sanctity. He was canonized in 2002 by Pope John Paul II, who declared Saint Josemaría should be "counted among the great witnesses of Christianity."
2003 Strom Thurmond an American politician who served for 48 years as a United States Senator from South Carolina. He ran for president in 1948 as the States Rights Democratic Party candidate, receiving 2.4% of the popular vote and 39 electoral votes. Thurmond represented South Carolina in the United States Senate from 1954 until 2003, at first as a Democrat and, after 1964, as a Republican
2012 Nora Ephron an American journalist, essayist, playwright, screenwriter, novelist, producer, director, and blogger.