Today in History: June 26th

1995: Ontario Progressive Conservative Party leader Mike Harris is sworn in as the 22nd Premier of Ontario, replacing Bob Rae of the NDP, who had been in power since 1990. Harris won 82 out of 130 seats.

1963: US President John F. Kennedy delivers his famous “Let them come to Berlin” speech in West Berlin, West Germany. Also from this speech is the quote “Ich bin ein Berliner”.

Political Conventions – Let Them Come to Berlin

1807: Lightning hits a gunpowder factory in Luxembourg, killing more than 300 people. This may have been the most deadly lightning strike in history. Usually, victims of lightening strikes are killed one at a time. Luxembourg was occupied by Napoleon’s army, and the country was used to stockpile weapons and ammunition.

The article Today in History: June 26th is courtesy of: Allan Bonner Crisis response Training Blog


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