26 June It Happened Today
1541 Spanish Conquistador Francisco Pizarro is killed in Peru.
1794 Austrian forces are defeated by the French at the Battle of Fleurus.
1830 Death of King George IV of Britain.
1892 Birth of American novelist Pearl Buck.
1904 Birth of Hungarian actor Peter Lorre.
1909 The Victoria and Albert Museum in London opens to the public for the first time.
1917 The first unit of American troops land in France during WWI.
1963 Over one million West Berliners turn out to greet US president John F Kennedy.
1984 Death of American writer Carl Foreman.