June 26 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2015: A spot in Elton B. Stephens Expressway over University Boulevard collapsed.
- 2009: Donut Joe's opened in Pelham.
- 2006: An 18-wheeler overturned on the ramp onto I-20 East from I-20/59, spilling 3 rolls of galvanized steel and causing minor road damage.
- 1955: The new Ensley Library opened its doors.
- 1934: Carl Carmer's book Stars Fell on Alabama was published.
- 1886: The Highland Avenue Railroad re-opened under steam power.
- 1866: Peyton King married Mary Alabama Tarrant.
- 1952: Former Birmingham History Center director Jerry Desmond was born.
- 1944: Free jazz saxophonist Arthur Doyle was born in Birmingham.
- 1930: Wrestler Jackie Fargo was born in Concord, North Carolina.
- 1920: Dawson Memorial Baptist Church pastor Edgar Arendall was born in Richmond, Virginia.
- 1891: Author Octavus Roy Cohen was born in Charleston, South Carolina.
- 2004: Socialite and philanthropist Marie Ingalls died at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
- 1997: University of Alabama football great Don Hutson died.
- 1994: Catholic Bishop Joseph A. Durick died in Bessemer.
- 1972: Architect Don Buel Schuyler died at Tuscaloosa.