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Events and People Who Made History on May 26

10th Century

961 - German King Otto II crowned

14th Century

1328 - William of Ockham forced to flee from Avignon by Pope John XXII

16th Century

1538 - Geneve throws out Calvijn
1596 - England, France and Netherlands signs Drievoudig Covenant against Spain

17th Century

1637 - 1st battle of Pequot at New Haven, Connecticut kills 500 indians
1647 - Massachusetts disallows priest access to colony

18th Century

1736 - Battle of Ackia (La), British and Chickasaw Indians defeat French
1781 - Bank of North America incorporates in Philadelphia
1790 - Territory South of River Ohio created by Congress
1798 - British kill about 500 Irish insurgents at the Battle of Tara

19th Century

1805 - Lewis and Clark 1st see Rocky Mountains
1805 - Napoleon is crowned king of Italy
1824 - Brazil is recognized by U.S.
1834 - Portuguese Civil war ends, Dom Miguel capitulates
1860 - Garibaldi occupies Palermo Italy
1861 - Postmaster General Blair announces end of postal connection with South
1861 - Union blockades New Orleans, Louisiana and Mobile Alabama
1864 - Skirmish along the Totopotomoy Creek, Virginia
1864 - Territory of Montana formed
1865 - Battle of Galveston, Texas, surrender of Edmund Kirby Smith
1868 - President Andrew Johnson avoids impeachment by 1 vote
1874 - 2nd Preakness: William Donohue aboard Culpepper wins in 2:56
1876 - HMS Challenger returns from 128,000-km oceanographic exploration
1883 - 11th Preakness: G Barbee aboard Jacobus wins in 2:42
1884 - Fred Spofforth takes 7-34 and 7-3 vs. England XI in 4 hours
1887 - Racetrack betting becomes legal in New York state
1894 - Emanuel Lasker (26) becomes World Champion chess player
1896 - 1st American intercollegiate bicycle race, Manhattan Beach NY
1896 - Dow Jones begins an index of 12 industrial stocks (closing is 40.94)
1896 - Last Czar of Russia, Nicholas II, crowned
1898 - 32nd Belmont: F Littlefield aboard Bowling Brook wins in 2:32
1898 - San Francisco approves City Charter, allows Municipal ownership of utilities

20th Century

1900 - British troops under Ian Hamilton attack the Vaal in South Africa
1903 - Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of 3 Gables"
1905 - A pogrom against Jews in Minsk Belorussia
1906 - Archaeological Institute of America forms
1907 - Chicago White Sox Ed Walsh no-hits New York Highlanders, 8-1 in 5 inning game
1911 - 1st Indianapolis 500 auto race is run
1913 - Actors' Equity Association forms (New York City)
1915 - H H Asquith forms a coalition government in England
1917 - Walt Cruise hit 1st home run out of Braves Field
1918 - Georgian Social Democratic Republic declares independence from Russia
1922 - Lenin suffers a stroke
1923 - 1st Le Mans Grand Prix d'Endurance is run
1923 - Socialist Workers Youth International forms in Hamburg
1924 - German government of Marx resigns
1924 - President Coolidge signs Immigration law: restricting immigration
1925 - Babe Ruth is finally out of bed, 5 weeks after ulcer surgery
1925 - Tigers' Ty Cobb is 1st to collect 1,000 extra-base hits (ends 1,139)
1926 - Lebanon adopts constitution
1927 - Ford Motor Company manufactures its 15 millionth Model T automobile
1928 - A's commit 7 errors and lose to Yankees 7-4
1930 - Joe Sewell, strikes out twice of his 3 times in 1930, by Pat Caraway
1930 - Supreme Court rules buying liquor does not violate the Constitution
1932 - Admiral Makoto Saito forms parliament in Tokyo
1933 - 2nd emergency Dutch government of Colijn forms
1933 - Phillies Chuck Klein hits for cycle vs St. Louis Cardinals
1934 - Century of Progress Exposition reopens in Chicago
1936 - 1st government of Zealand in Belgium ends
1937 - Dutch Rail NV at law forms
1937 - San Francisco Bay's Golden Gate Bridge opens
1938 - House on un-American Activities forms
1940 - Operation Dynamo begins evacuating defeated Allied troops from Dunkirk
1941 - American Flag House (Betsy Ross' Home) given to city of Philadelphia
1941 - Ark Royal airplane sights German battleship Bismarck
1941 - German occupiers begin youth labor
1942 - Anglo-Soviet Treaty signed in London
1942 - Belgium Jews are required by Nazis to wear a Jewish star
1942 - Tank battle at Bir Hakeim: African corps vs British army
1943 - 1st president of a black country to visit U.S. (Edwin Barclay, Liberia)
1943 - Jews riot against Germany in Amsterdam
1943 - Premier Churchill and General Marshall fly from U.S. to North Africa
1944 - 82nd Airborne div D-day-landing at La Haye du Puits to Ste Mere Eglise
1945 - U.S. drops fire bombs on Tokyo
1946 - 2-for-42 and hitting .048 for 1946, Mel Ott stops playing baseball
1946 - Darius Milhauds 3rd Concert for piano/orchestra premieres in Prague
1946 - Klement Gottwald becomes premier of Czechoslovakia
1946 - Patent filed in U.S. for H-Bomb
1948 - Entire Hagana-arm forces sworn-in as Israeli soldiers
1948 - South Africa elects a nationalist government with apartheid policy
1951 - Vaughan Williams "Pilgrim's Progress," premieres in London
1953 - Dutch Convair crashes at Schipholweg, 2 die
1955 - "7th Heaven" opens at ANTA Theater New York City for 44 performances
1955 - Conservatives win British parliamentary election
1955 - Khrushchev arrives in Belgrade
1956 - Aircraft carrier "Bennington" burns off RI, killing 103
1956 - Reds' John Klippstein, Hershel Freemman and Joe Blacks no-hitter, broken up with 2 outs in 10th and lose to Braves in 11th, 2-1
1957 - Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Land of Sky Golf Open
1958 - Ceylon emergency crisis proclaimed
1958 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)
1958 - Union Square, San Francisco becomes state historical landmark
1959 - Harvey Haddix pitches 12 perfect innings, loses in 13th
1961 - Freedom Ride Coordinating Committee establishes in Atlanta
1961 - USAF bomber flies Atlantic in a record of just over 3 hours
1962 - "All American" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 80 performances
1963 - 15th Emmy Awards: Dick Van Dyke Show, E G Marshall and Shirley Booth
1963 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1963 - Organization of African Unity forms
1963 - Wes Stock becomes only Baltimore Oriole to win a doubleheader
1964 - "Fade Out-Fade In" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 199 performances
1965 - Dutch Voting Rights Bill passes
1965 - Revised International Convention on Safety of Life at Sea takes effect
1966 - Buddhist sets self on fire at U.S. consulate in Hue South-Vietnam
1966 - Guyana (formerly British Guiana) declares independence from UK
1967 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1968 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1969 - Apollo 10 astronauts returned to Earth
1969 - John and Yoko begin their 2nd bed-in (Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal)
1971 - Soviet Union's Concorde, TU-144, makes its 1st appearance
1972 - Joe Frazier TKOs Ron Stander in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
1972 - Nixon and Brezhnev signs SALT accord
1972 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1973 - Bahrain adopts it's constitution
1973 - Beatles' "Beatles 1967-1970," album goes #1
1973 - Chicago White Sox beat Cleveland Indians, 6-3, in 21 inn (game complete 5/28)
1973 - Funky Worm by Ohio Players hits #15
1973 - Super Fly Meets Shaft by John and Ernest hits #31
1973 - Tippett's 3rd Piano sonata, premieres
1974 - During a David Cassidy concert in London a 14 year old is trampled
1974 - Joanne Carner wins Hoosier LPGA Golf Classic
1975 - Tennis game in Surrey championships lasts 31 minutes
1977 - George Willig climbs New York City World Trade Center
1977 - Movie "Star Wars" debuts
1978 - 1st legal gambling casino opens in Atlantic City
1979 - Dancin' Fool by Frank Zappa hits #45
1980 - Dietmar Mogenburg of West Germany ties high jump record at 7'8"
1980 - Phillie Steve Carlton is 1st NLer to record 6, 1-hitters
1980 - Soyuz 36 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Hungarian) to Salyut 6
1981 - Marine jet crashes on flight deck of USS Nimitz, killing 14
1982 - Aston Villa wins 27th Europe Cup 1 of Rotterdam
1982 - British ship Atlantic Conveyor and Coventry were hit in Falkland war
1983 - 29th Walker Cup: U.S., 13 -10
1983 - Challenger moves to launch pad for STS-7
1983 - Los Angeles Lakers set NBA playoff game record of fewest free throws
1983 - NASA launches Exosat
1983 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984 - Frisbee is kept aloft for 1,672 seconds in Philadelphia
1984 - Tulsa, Oklahoma gets 13" of rain, 14 die
1985 - Danny Sullivan wins Indy 500 by 24 seconds following a spin
1985 - Explosions destroys 2 tankers off of Gibraltar, 30 die
1985 - Patti Rizzo wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1987 - Cecilia Bolocco, 22, of Chile, crowned 36th Miss Universe
1987 - Great offensive against Tamil-rebellion in Jaffra Sri Lanka
1987 - Supreme Court ruled dangerous defendants could be held without bail
1987 - William H. Webster replaces Robert M. Gates as 14th director of CIA
1988 - Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers sweep Boston Bruins in 4 games
1989 - At 7:42 AM, radio has a 30 2nd silence, honoring radio
1989 - Danish parliament allows legal marriage among homosexuals
1989 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1990 - China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1990 - Philadelphia Phillies retire Mike Schmidt's uniform #20
1991 - Betsy King wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1992 - Carlos Martinez hits a ball off Jose Canseco's head for a home run
1992 - Weird Al Yankovic begins his Off The Deep End tour
1993 - Emmy 20th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 14th time
1993 - Long fly ball by Indians' Carlos Martinez bounces off Jose Canseco's head and goes over fence for a home run
1993 - Olympique Marseille wins 38th Europe Cup I at Munich
1994 - Michael Jackson (35) weds Elvis' daughter Lisa Marie Presley (26)
1996 - Indianapolis 500 race
1996 - Laura Davies wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Golf Game
1996 - "Midsummer Night's Dream" closes at Lunt-Fontanne New York City after 66 performances
1996 - Rosie Jones wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1997 - Sammy Sosa (Cubs) and Tony Womack (Pirates) hit inside the park home runs
1998 - Date for Paula Jones sex harassment trial vs. President Clinton


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