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 women or forgo state support.

In 2003, in Lawrence v. Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Texas’ sodomy laws, along with similar laws in 13 other states.

In 2015, same-sex marriage is made legal nationwide with Obergefell v. Hodges decision.