1940 - End of USSR experimental calendar; Gregorian readopted 27 June
1941 - Finland enters WW II against Russia
1945 - UN Charter signed by 50 nations in SF
1948 - US denounces Soviet blockade of Berlin
1959 - Queen Elizabeth & Pres Eisenhower open the St Lawrence Seaway
1960 - Madagascar gains independence from France (National Day)
1960 - British Somaliland (now Somalia) gains independence from Britain
1963 - Kennedy visits W Berlin "Ich bin ein Berliner" (I am a Berliner)
1968 - Iwo Jima & Bonin Islands returned to Japan by US
1975 - Indian PM Indira Gandhi declares a state of emergency
1982 - US vetos UN Security Council resolution for a limited withdrawal from Beirut of Israeli & Palestine Liberation Organization forces
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