Baltimore Sun

TODAY IN HISTORY

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On June 26, 1483, Richard III began his reign as King of England (he was crowned the next month at Westminste­r Abbey).

In 1919, the New York Daily News was first published.

In 1945, the charter of the United Nations was signed by 50 countries in San Francisco.

In 1948, the Berlin Airlift began after the Soviet Union cut off land and water routes to the isolated western sector of Berlin.

In 1977, Elvis Presley performed his last concert.

In 1996, the Supreme

Court ordered the Virginia Military Institute to admit woen or forgo state support.

the first Harry Potter novel, “Harry Potter and the Philosophe­r’s Stone” by J.K. Rowling, was published in the United Kingdom (it was later released in the United States under the title “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”).

In 1997,

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