the establishment of the UN, the world’s first nuclear power plant and other memorable dates and events that took place on 26 June in different years.

Today is the international day in support of victims of torture. It was established in 1997 by a resolution of the UN General Assembly. In 1987, 26 June, entered into force Convention against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment and punishment.

In 1940, 26 June was adopted the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR “About the transition to the eight-hour day, seven-day work week and the prohibition of unauthorized departure from work”. For being late to work or leaving it provides for criminal liability.

June 26, 1945 is considered to be the date of the creation of the UN. On this day in the United States, representatives of 50 countries of the world the Charter of the United Nations. The beginning of the development of the document began during the Second World war. The Charter consists of 111 articles, combined into 19 chapters and contains the fundamental principles of the organization. The document entered into force 4 months after the signing on 26 October 1945.

In 1954, this day was launched the world’s first nuclear power plant — the Obninsk nuclear power plant. She is also the first stopped the nuclear power station in Russia. In 2002, nuclear power plant in Obninsk was decommissioned. It currently operates as a research and the memorial complex. And the building of a nuclear power plant is an object of cultural heritage of the peoples of Russia regional significance and protected by the state.

on June 26 1977 in Indianapolis hosted a concert of Elvis Presley. After that, the singer on the stage has not come out. Exactly 50 days after Elvis Presley was found dead in his own house.