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Historical Events for May 26th

  • Year 17 » Germanicus returns to Ancient Rome Rome as a conquering hero; he celebrates a Roman triumph triumph for his victories over the Cherusci, Chatti and other Germanic peoples German tribes west of the Elbe.
  • Year 47 » Julius Caesar visits Tarsus, Mersin known as Tarsus on his way to Pontus, where he meets enthusiastic support, but where, according to Cicero, Gaius Cassius Longinus or Cassius is planning to kill him at this point.
  • Year 451 Calendar » Battle of Avarayr between Armenians named Armenian rebels and the Sassanid Empire takes place. The Empire defeats the Armenians militarily but guarantees them freedom to openly practice Christianity.
  • Year 1135 Calendar » Alfonso VII of León and Castile is crowned in León Cathedral as 'Imperator totius Hispaniae', "Emperor of all of Spain".
  • Year 1293 Calendar » An earthquake strikes Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan, killing about 30,000.
  • Year 1328 Calendar » William of Ockham, the Franciscans known as Franciscan Minister-General Michael of Cesena and two other Franciscan leaders secretly leave Avignon, fearing a death sentence from Pope John XXII.
  • Year 1538 Calendar » Geneva expels John Calvin and his followers from the city. Calvin lives in exile in Strasbourg for the next three years.
  • Year 1573 Calendar » The Battle of Haarlemmermeer, a naval engagement in the Dutch War of Independence.
  • Year 1637 Calendar » Pequot War: A combined Protestant and Mohegan force under the English Captain John Mason (c.1600–1672) John Mason attacks a Pequot village in Connecticut, Mystic massacre massacring approximately 500 Native Americans in the United States Native Americans.
  • Year 1644 Calendar » Portuguese Restoration War: Portuguese and Spanish forces both claim victory in the Battle of Montijo.
  • Year 1647 Calendar » Alse Young, hanged in Hartford, Connecticut, becomes the first person executed as a Witchcraft called witch in the British American colonies.
  • Year 1736 Calendar » Battle of Ackia: British and Chickasaw soldiers repel a French colonization of the Americas French and Choctaw attack on the Chickasaw village of Ackia, near present-day Tupelo, Mississippi Tupelo, Mississippi. The French, under the governor of Louisiana
  • Year 1770 Calendar » The Orlov Revolt, an attempt to revolt against the Ottoman Empire before the Greek War of Independence, ends in disaster for the Greeks.
  • Year 1783 Calendar » A Great Jubilee Day held at Trumbull, Connecticut named North Stratford, Connecticut, celebrated end of fighting in American Revolution.
  • Year 1805 Calendar » Napoleon or Napoléon Bonaparte assumes the title of King of Italy and is crowned with the Iron Crown of Lombardy in Milan Cathedral, the Gothic architecture called gothic cathedral in Milan.
  • Year 1821 Calendar » Establishment of the Peloponnesian Senate by the Greek War of Independence named Greek rebels.
  • Year 1828 Calendar » Feral child Kaspar Hauser is discovered wandering the streets of Nuremberg.
  • Year 1830 Calendar » The Indian Removal Act is passed by the Congress of the United States known as U.S. Congress; it is signed into law by President of the United States called President Andrew Jackson two days later.
  • Year 1857 Calendar » Dred Scott is emancipated by the Blow family, his original owners.
  • Year 1864 Calendar » Montana is organized as a Political divisions of the United States called United States territory.
  • Year 1865 Calendar » American Civil War: the Confederate States of America e.g 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.
  • Year 1869 Calendar » Boston University is chartered by the Massachusetts known as Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • Year 1879 Calendar » Russian Empire known as Russia and the United Kingdom sign the Treaty of Gandamak establishing an Afghan state.
  • Year 1896 Calendar » Nicholas II of Russia e.g Nicholas II becomes the last Tsar of Russian Empire e.g Imperial Russia.
  • Year 1896 » Charles Dow publishes the first edition of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
  • Year 1897 Calendar » 'Dracula', a novel by the Irish author Bram Stoker, is published.
  • Year 1906 Calendar » Vauxhall Bridge is opened in London.
  • Year 1908 Calendar » At Masjed Soleyman (مسجد سليمان) in southwest Persia, the first major commercial oil strike in the Middle East is made. The rights to the resource are quickly acquired by the Anglo-Persian Oil Company.
  • Year 1917 Calendar » Several powerful tornadoes rip through Illinois, including the city of Mattoon, Illinois called Mattoon, killing 101 people and injuring 689.
  • Year 1918 Calendar » The Democratic Republic of Georgia is established.
  • Year 1923 Calendar » 24 Hours of Le Mans, was first held, and has since been run annually in June.
  • Year 1936 Calendar » In the House of Commons of Northern Ireland, Tommy Henderson begins speaking on the Appropriation bill named Appropriation Bill. By the time he sits down in the early hours of the following morning, he had spoken for 10 hours.
  • Year 1938 Calendar » In the United States, the House Un-American Activities Committee begins its first session.
  • Year 1940 Calendar » World War II: Operation Dynamo In northern France, Allies of World War II known as Allied forces begin a Dunkirk evacuation known as massive evacuation from Dunkirk, France.
  • Year 1940 » World War II: The Siege of Calais (1940) e.g Siege of Calais ends with the surrender of the British and French garrison.
  • Year 1942 Calendar » World War II: The Battle of Gazala takes place.
  • Year 1948 Calendar » 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.
  • Year 1966 Calendar » British Guiana gains independence, becoming Guyana.
  • Year 1969 Calendar » Apollo program: Apollo 10 returns to Earth after a successful eight-day test of all the components needed for the forthcoming first manned moon landing.
  • Year 1970 Calendar » The Soviet Union named Soviet Tupolev Tu-144 becomes the first commercial transport to exceed speed of sound called Mach 2.
  • Year 1971 Calendar » Bangladesh Liberation War: The Pakistan Army Burunga massacre known as slaughters at least 71 Hindus in Burunga, Sylhet, Bangladesh.
  • Year 1972 Calendar » The United States and the Soviet Union sign the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
  • Year 1972 » Willandra National Park is established in Australia.
  • Year 1981 Calendar » Prime Minister of Italy Italian Prime Minister Arnaldo Forlani and his coalition cabinet resign following a scandal over membership of the Freemasonry pseudo-masonic lodge Propaganda Due P2 '(Propaganda Due)'.
  • Year 1981 » An Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowler known as EA-6B Prowler crashes on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68) e.g USS 'Nimitz' (CVN-68), killing 14 crewmen and injuring 45 others.
  • Year 1983 Calendar » A strong 7.7 magnitude earthquake strikes Japan, triggering a tsunami that kills at least 104 people and injures thousands. Many people go missing and thousands of buildings are destroyed.
  • Year 1986 Calendar » The European Community adopts the European flag.
  • Year 1991 Calendar » Lauda Air Flight 004, a Boeing 767, crashes in an area of western Thailand after a thrust reverser malfunction. All 223 people aboard are killed.
  • Year 1991 » Zviad Gamsakhurdia becomes the first elected President of Georgia called President of the Georgia (country) or Republic of Georgia in the post-Soviet era.
  • Year 1992 Calendar » The blockade of Dubrovnik is broken. Following this, the siege of Dubrovnik ends in the next months.
  • Year 1998 Calendar » The Supreme Court of the United States rules that Ellis Island, the historic gateway for millions of immigrants, is mainly in the state of New Jersey, not New York.
  • Year 1998 » The first "Stolen Generation called National Sorry Day" was held in Australia, and reconciliation events were held nationally, and attended by over a million people.
  • Year 2002 Calendar » The tugboat 'Robert Y. Love' I-40 bridge disaster named collides with a support pier of Interstate 40 on the Arkansas River near Webbers Falls, Oklahoma, resulting in 14 deaths and 11 others injured.
  • Year 2004 Calendar » United States Army veteran Terry Nichols is found guilty of 161 state murder charges for helping carry out the Oklahoma City bombing.
  • Year 2008 Calendar » 2008 South China floods or Severe flooding begins in eastern and southern China that will ultimately cause 148 deaths and force the evacuation of 1.3 million.

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