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What Happened on May 26th This Day in History

Year Name
2021 Ten people are killed in a shooting at a VTA rail yard in San Jose, California, United States.
2020 Protests triggered by the murder of George Floyd erupt in Minneapolis–Saint Paul, before becoming widespread across the United States and around the world.
2008 Severe flooding begins in eastern and southern China that will ultimately cause 148 deaths and force the evacuation of 1.3 million.
2004 United States Army veteran Terry Nichols is found guilty of 161 state murder charges for helping carry out the Oklahoma City bombing.
2002 The tugboat Robert Y. Love collides with a support pier of Interstate 40 on the Arkansas River near Webbers Falls, Oklahoma, resulting in 14 deaths and 11 others injured.
1998 The Supreme Court of the United States rules in New Jersey v. New York that Ellis Island, the historic gateway for millions of immigrants, is mainly in the state of New Jersey, not New York.
1998 The first "National Sorry Day" is held in Australia. Reconciliation events are held nationally, and attended by over a million people.
1998 A MIAT Mongolian Airlines Harbin Y-12 crashes near Erdenet, Orkhon Province, Mongolia, resulting in 28 deaths.
1991 Zviad Gamsakhurdia becomes the first elected President of the Republic of Georgia in the post-Soviet era.
1991 Lauda Air Flight 004 breaks apart in mid-air and crashes in the Phu Toei National Park in the Suphan Buri Province of Thailand, killing all 223 people on board.
1986 The European Community adopts the European flag.
1983 The 7.8 Mw  Sea of Japan earthquake shakes northern Honshu with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe). A destructive tsunami is generated that leaves about 100 people dead.
1981 Italian Prime Minister Arnaldo Forlani and his coalition cabinet resign following a scandal over membership of the pseudo-masonic lodge P2 (Propaganda Due).
1981 An EA-6B Prowler crashes on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, killing 14 crewmen and injuring 45 others.
1972 The United States and the Soviet Union sign the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
1971 Bangladesh Liberation War: The Pakistan Army slaughters at least 71 Hindus in Burunga, Sylhet, Bangladesh.
1970 The Soviet Tupolev Tu-144 becomes the first commercial transport to exceed Mach 2.
1969 Apollo program: Apollo 10 returns to Earth after a successful eight-day test of all the components needed for the forthcoming first crewed moon landing.
1968 H-dagurinn in Iceland: Traffic changes from driving on the left to driving on the right overnight.
1967 The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is released.
1966 British Guiana gains independence, becoming Guyana.
1948 The U.S. Congress passes Public Law 80-557, which permanently establishes the Civil Air Patrol as an auxiliary of the United States Air Force.
1942 World War II: The Battle of Gazala takes place.
1940 World War II: Operation Dynamo: In northern France, Allied forces begin a massive evacuation from Dunkirk, France.
1940 World War II: The Siege of Calais ends with the surrender of the British and French garrison.
1938 In the United States, the House Un-American Activities Committee begins its first session.
1937 Walter Reuther and members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) clash with Ford Motor Company security guards at the River Rouge Complex complex in Dearborn, Michigan, during the Battle of the Overpass.
1936 In the House of Commons of Northern Ireland, Tommy Henderson begins speaking on the Appropriation bill. By the time he sits down in the early hours of the following morning, he had spoken for ten hours.
1927 The last Ford Model T rolls off the assembly line after a production run of 15,007,003 vehicles.
1923 The first 24 Hours of Le Mans is held and has since been run annually in June.
1918 The Democratic Republic of Georgia is established.
1917 Several powerful tornadoes rip through Illinois, including the city of Mattoon.
1908 The first major commercial oil strike in the Middle East is made at Masjed Soleyman in southwest Persia. The rights to the resource were quickly acquired by the Anglo-Persian Oil Company.
1903 Românul de la Pind, the longest-running newspaper by and about Aromanians until World War II, is founded.
1900 Thousand Days' War: The Colombian Conservative Party turns the tide of war in their favor with victory against the Colombian Liberal Party in the Battle of Palonegro.
1896 Nicholas II is crowned as the last Tsar of Imperial Russia.
1896 Charles Dow publishes the first edition of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
1879 Russia and the United Kingdom sign the Treaty of Gandamak establishing an Afghan state.
1869 Boston University is chartered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
1868 The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson ends with his acquittal by one vote.
1865 American Civil War: The Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith, commander of the Confederate Trans-Mississippi division, is the last full general of the Confederate Army to surrender, at Galveston, Texas.
1864 Montana is organized as a United States territory.
1822 At least 113 people die in the Grue Church fire, the biggest fire disaster in Norway's history.
1821 Establishment of the Peloponnesian Senate by the Greek rebels.
1805 Napoléon Bonaparte assumes the title of King of Italy and is crowned with the Iron Crown of Lombardy in Milan Cathedral, the gothic cathedral in Milan.
1783 A Great Jubilee Day held at North Stratford, Connecticut, celebrates the end of fighting in the American Revolution.
1736 The Battle of Ackia is fought near the present site of Tupelo, Mississippi. British and Chickasaw soldiers repel a French and Choctaw attack on the then-Chickasaw village of Ackia.
1644 Portuguese Restoration War: Portuguese and Spanish forces both claim victory in the Battle of Montijo.
1637 Pequot War: A combined English and Mohegan force under John Mason attacks a village in Connecticut, massacring approximately 500 Pequots.
1573 The Battle of Haarlemmermeer, a naval engagement in the Dutch War of Independence.
1538 Geneva expels John Calvin and his followers from the city. Calvin lives in exile in Strasbourg for the next three years.
1328 William of Ockham, the Franciscan Minister-General Michael of Cesena, and two other Franciscan leaders secretly leave Avignon, fearing a death sentence from Pope John XXII.
1293 An earthquake strikes Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan, killing about 23,000.
1135 Alfonso VII of León and Castile is crowned in León Cathedral as Imperator totius Hispaniae (Emperor of all of Spain).
961 King Otto I elects his six-year-old son Otto II as heir apparent and co-ruler of the East Frankish Kingdom. He is crowned at Aachen, and placed under the tutelage of his grandmother Matilda.
946 King Edmund I of England is murdered by a thief whom he personally attacks while celebrating St Augustine's Mass Day.
451 Battle of Avarayr between Armenian rebels and the Sasanian Empire takes place. The Sasanids defeat the Armenians militarily but guarantee them freedom to openly practice Christianity.
17 Germanicus celebrates a triumph in Rome for his victories over the Cherusci, Chatti, and other German tribes west of the Elbe.
Famous People Born on May 26

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Year Name
1880 W. Otto Miessner, American composer and educator (d. 1967)
1865 Robert W. Chambers, American author and illustrator (d. 1933)
1911 Henry Ephron, American playwright, screenwriter, and producer (d. 1992)
1975 Lauryn Hill, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1973 Naomi Harris, Canadian-American photographer
1929 Ernie Carroll, Australian television personality and producer
1951 Ramón Calderón, Spanish lawyer and businessman
1602 Philippe de Champaigne, Dutch-French painter (d. 1674)
1898 Christfried Burmeister, Estonian speed skater (d. 1965)
1919 Rubén González, Cuban pianist (d. 2003)
Famous People Deaths On May 26

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Date Name
2006 Édouard Michelin, French businessman (b. 1963)
1926 Srečko Kosovel, Slovenian poet (b. 1904)
1974 Silvio Moser, Swiss racing driver (b. 1941)
1679 Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria (b. 1636)
604 Augustine of Canterbury, Benedictine monk and archbishop
1908 Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Indian religious leader, founded the Ahmadiyya movement (b. 1835)
1512 Bayezid II, Ottoman sultan (b. 1447)
1933 Horatio Bottomley, English financier, journalist, and politician (b. 1860)
1653 Robert Filmer, English theorist and author (b. 1588)
2012 Arthur Decabooter, Belgian cyclist (b. 1936)