BONSERNEWS.com – What happened on June 26? Here are seven important events that occurred on June 26 that were recorded that later became part of world history:
1. June 26, 1284
La Rochelle, a port city in France, gets free city status. This status gave the city economic and political independence and helped promote trade in the region.
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2. June 26, 1498
Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama reached the Malabar coast of India after traveling around Africa. This was the first voyage to open a direct sea route from Europe to India and started the era of European exploration in Asia.
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3. June 26, 1945
The United Nations (UN) was founded by the United Nations Charter signed by 50 countries in San Francisco, United States. The United Nations is an international organization that aims to promote peace, cooperation and resolution of global problems.
4. June 26, 1948
The Berlin Blockade was started by the Soviet Union. Post-World War II, the Soviet Union blocked land access to West Berlin which was controlled by Western countries, which eventually sparked a political crisis and conflict between the Soviet Union and Western countries.
5. June 26, 1975
Mozambique became independent from Portugal after a long struggle against colonialism. Mozambique became an independent country and assumed self-government after centuries of colonization by Portugal.
6. June 26, 1997