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On June the 26th
The Republic of Montenegro was admitted to the United Nations as its 192nd member.
The United States supreme court ruled that all state laws prohibiting homosexual relationships were unconstitutional.
The CN Tower in Toronto, Canada was inaugurated. It has since been the world's tallest building, standing at a height of 553.3 metres (1,815 ft).
American actor, Chris O'Donnell, was born in Winnetka, Illinois. His career was started when he was cast in a McDonald's commercial, in which he served basketball superstar, Michael Jordan.
Italian footballer, Paolo Maldini, was born in Milan. He is widely considered by many as one of the best (and by many the best) defenders in the history of football.
US president J.F. Kennedy made his famous declaration: "Ich bin ein Berliner" (I am a Berliner) while visiting West Berlin.
American singer, Chris Isaak, was born in Stockton, California. His best-known songs are Wicked Game and Blue Hotel.
50 nations signed the charter of the United Nations in the city of San Francisco, USA.
Charlie Chaplin's comedy film, The Gold Rush, premiered in Hollywood.
Irish physicist, William Thomson (Lord Kelvin), was born in Belfast. He is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest contributors to modern day physics. He did extensive work in the fields of electricity and thermodynamics and was one of the pioneers in the development of the telegraph.
The bicycle was patented by German inventor Baron Karl von Drais.
French inventor, Joseph Michel Montgolfier, died at the age of 69. Along with his brother Etienne, he was the co-inventor of the hot air balloon.
More than 200 people were killed when lightning struck a warehouse in Luxembourg.
Spanish conquistador, Francisco Pizarro, was assassinated in Lima by the son of his former ally, Diego Almagro the younger. Pizarro was the conqueror of the Inca Empire and founder of Lima La Ciudad de los Reyes, capital of Peru.
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