On This Day 26 June

Important Days

World Refrigeration Day (International)

Important Events

1740 – A combined force of Spanish, free blacks and allied Indians defeat a British garrison at the Siege of Fort Mose near St. Augustine during the War of Jenkins’ Ear.

1975 – Two FBI agents and a member of the American Indian Movement are killed in a shootout on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota; Leonard Peltier is later convicted of the murders in a controversial trial.

1977 – Elvis Presley held his final concert in Indianapolis, Indiana at Market Square Arena.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1926 – Mahendra Bhatnagar, Indian poet

1994 – Leonard Carow, German actor
1997 – Baek Ye-rin, South Korean singer
1997 – Callum Taylor, English cricketer
2002 – Chandler Smith, American racing driver
2009 – Yesha Camile, Filipino child actress

Death/ Death Anniversary

2004 – Yash Johar, Indian film producer, founded Dharma Productions (b. 1929)

2014 – Bob Mischak, American football player and coach (b. 1932)
2014 – Julius Rudel, Austrian-American conductor (b. 1921)
2014 – Mary Rodgers, American composer and author (b. 1931)
2015 – Yevgeny Primakov, Ukrainian-Russian journalist and politician, 32nd Prime Minister of Russia (b. 1929)
2015 – Chris Thompson, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1952)