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May 26th, 2008 (May 26 2008)DeathSydney Pollack, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (born in 1934)
May 26th, 2007 (May 26 2007)DeathJ Edward Oliver, cartoonist and composer (born in 1942)
May 26th, 2006 (May 26 2006)EventThe May 2006 Java earthquake kills over 5,700 people, leaves 200,000 homeless.
May 26th, 2006 (May 26 2006)DeathEdouard Michelin, CEO of Michelin (born in 1963)
May 26th, 2006 (May 26 2006)DeathKevin O Flanagan, Irish athlete and physician (born in 1919)
May 26th, 2005 (May 26 2005)DeathEddie Albert, American actor (born in 1906)
May 26th, 2005 (May 26 2005)DeathChico Carrasquel, Venezuelan baseball player (born in 1928)
May 26th, 2004 (May 26 2004)EventThe New York Times publishes an admission of journalistic failings, claiming that its flawed reporting and lack of skeptism towards sources during the buildup to the 2003 war in Iraq helped promote the belief that Iraq possessed large stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction.
May 26th, 2004 (May 26 2004)EventThe United States Army veteran Terry Nichols is found guilty of 161 state murder charges for helping carry out the Oklahoma City bombing.
May 26th, 2004 (May 26 2004)DeathNikolai Stepanovich Chernykh, Russian astronomer (born in 1931)
May 26th, 2004 (May 26 2004)DeathDullah Omar, South African lawyer (born in 1934)
May 26th, 2003 (May 26 2003)EventOnly three days after a previous record, Sherpa Lakpa Gelu climbs Mount Everest in 10 hours 56 minutes. The tourism ministry of Nepal confirms this record in July that year.
May 26th, 2003 (May 26 2003)DeathKathleen Winsor, American writer (born in 1919)
May 26th, 2002 (May 26 2002)EventThe Mars Odyssey finds signs of large ice deposits on the planet Mars.
May 26th, 2002 (May 26 2002)EventAlvaro Uribe becomes President of Colombia.
May 26th, 2002 (May 26 2002)DeathMamo Wolde, Ethiopian runner (born in 1932)
May 26th, 2001 (May 26 2001)DeathVittorio Brambilla, Italian racing driver (born in 1937)
May 26th, 2001 (May 26 2001)DeathAnne Haney, American actress (born in 1934)
May 26th, 2001 (May 26 2001)DeathMoven Enock Mahachi, Defence Minister of Zimbabwe (born in 1952)
May 26th, 1999 (May 26 1999)EventManchester United beat Bayern Munich with 2 goals in injury time from Tedddy Shermingham and Ole Gunnar Solskj?r, this completed Uniteds historic Treble.
May 26th, 1999 (May 26 1999)DeathPaul Sacher, Swiss conductor (born in 1906)
May 26th, 1999 (May 26 1999)DeathWaldo Semon, American inventor (born in 1898)
May 26th, 1998 (May 26 1998)EventThe United States Supreme Court rules that Ellis Island, the historic gateway for millions of immigrants, is mainly in the state of New Jersey, not New York.
May 26th, 1992 (May 26 1992)EventCharles Geschke, co-founder of Adobe Systems, Inc. is kidnapped at gunpoint from the Adobe parking lot in Mountain View, California for $650,000 and is held hostage in a rented house in Hollister, California. The FBI rescues him four days later.
May 26th, 1991 (May 26 1991)EventZviad Gamsakhurdia becomes the first democratically elected President of the Republic of Georgia in the post-Soviet era.
May 26th, 1991 (May 26 1991)EventLauda Air Flight 004 explodes over rural Thailand, killing 223.
May 26th, 1991 (May 26 1991)BirthJulianna Rose Mauriello, American actress Julian Quotes
May 26th, 1989 (May 26 1989)DeathDon Revie, Former footballer and England and Leeds United Manager (born in 1927)
May 26th, 1988 (May 26 1988)BirthJoel Selwood, Australian footballer
May 26th, 1986 (May 26 1986)EventThe European Community adopts the European flag.
May 26th, 1983 (May 26 1983)EventA strong 7.7 magnitude earthquake strikes Japan, triggering a tsunami that kills at least 104 people, injures thousands. Many people go missing and thousands of buildings are destroyed.
May 26th, 1982 (May 26 1982)BirthYoko Matsugane, Japanese model
May 26th, 1981 (May 26 1981)EventThe Italian Prime Minister Arnaldo Forlani and his coalition cabinet resign following a scandal over membership of the pseudo-masonic lodge P2 (Propaganda Due).
May 26th, 1981 (May 26 1981)BirthEda-Ines Etti, Estonian singer
May 26th, 1981 (May 26 1981)BirthIrini Merkouri, Greek singer
May 26th, 1979 (May 26 1979)BirthElisabeth Harnois, American actress
May 26th, 1979 (May 26 1979)BirthMehmet Okur (Memo), Turkish basketball player
May 26th, 1979 (May 26 1979)BirthAshley Massaro, American model and professional wrestler
May 26th, 1979 (May 26 1979)DeathGeorge Brent, British actor (born in 1899)
May 26th, 1978 (May 26 1978)EventIn Atlantic City, New Jersey, Resorts International, the first legal casino in the eastern United States, opens.
May 26th, 1978 (May 26 1978)BirthPhil Elverum, American singer-songwriter
May 26th, 1978 (May 26 1978)DeathCybele, Greek actress (born in 1887)
May 26th, 1977 (May 26 1977)EventGeorge Willig climbs the South Tower of New York City s World Trade Center.George Ade Quotes
May 26th, 1977 (May 26 1977)BirthMark Hunter, American musician (Chimaira)
May 26th, 1977 (May 26 1977)BirthMisaki Ito, Japanese actress Saki Quotes
May 26th, 1977 (May 26 1977)BirthRaina Telgemeier, American cartoonist
May 26th, 1977 (May 26 1977)BirthLuca Toni, Italian footballer
May 26th, 1977 (May 26 1977)DeathWilliam Powell, American singer (The O Jays) (born in 1942)
May 26th, 1976 (May 26 1976)BirthJustin Pierre, American singer (Motion City Soundtrack)
May 26th, 1976 (May 26 1976)DeathMartin Heidegger, German philosopher (born in 1889)Martin Heidegger Quotes
May 26th, 1976 (May 26 1976)DeathJuan Maino, Chilean leader of MAPU, "disappeared"
May 26th, 1975 (May 26 1975)BirthTravis Lee, American baseball player
May 26th, 1974 (May 26 1974)BirthLars Frolander, Swedish swimmer
May 26th, 1974 (May 26 1974)DeathSilvio Moser, Swiss racing driver (born in 1941)
May 26th, 1972 (May 26 1972)EventWillandra National Park is established in Australia.
May 26th, 1972 (May 26 1972)EventThe United States and the Soviet Union sign the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
May 26th, 1972 (May 26 1972)EventThe British state-owned travel firm Thomas Cook & Son is sold to a consortium of private businesses headed by the Midland Bank.
May 26th, 1972 (May 26 1972)BirthPatsy Palmer, British actress
May 26th, 1971 (May 26 1971)BirthMatt Stone, American television producer
May 26th, 1970 (May 26 1970)EventThe Soviet Tupolev Tu-144 becomes the first commercial transport to exceed Mach 2.
May 26th, 1970 (May 26 1970)BirthNobuhiro Watsuki, Japanese cartoonist
May 26th, 1969 (May 26 1969)EventApollo program: Apollo 10 returns to earth after a successful eight-day test of all the components needed for the forthcoming first manned moon landing.
May 26th, 1969 (May 26 1969)BirthJohn Baird, Canadian politician
May 26th, 1969 (May 26 1969)BirthMusetta Vander, South African actress
May 26th, 1969 (May 26 1969)DeathPaul Hawkins, Australian racing driver (born in 1937)
May 26th, 1969 (May 26 1969)DeathAllan H. Loughead, American aviation pioneer (Lockheed Corporation; born in 1889)
May 26th, 1968 (May 26 1968)BirthCrown Prince Frederik of Denmark
May 26th, 1968 (May 26 1968)BirthPat Kenney, American professional wrestler
May 26th, 1968 (May 26 1968)BirthFernando Leon de Aranoa, Spanish film director
May 26th, 1968 (May 26 1968)BirthSteve Sedgley, English footballer
May 26th, 1968 (May 26 1968)DeathLittle Willie John, American singer (born in 1937)
May 26th, 1967 (May 26 1967)BirthPhil Doyle, Australian writer
May 26th, 1966 (May 26 1966)EventBritish Guiana gains independence, becoming Guyana.
May 26th, 1966 (May 26 1966)BirthHelena Bonham Carter, English actress
May 26th, 1966 (May 26 1966)BirthZola Budd, South African athlete
May 26th, 1965 (May 26 1965)BirthHazel Irvine, British television presenter
May 26th, 1964 (May 26 1964)BirthCaitlin R. Kiernan, Irish-American writer
May 26th, 1964 (May 26 1964)BirthLenny Kravitz, American musician
May 26th, 1962 (May 26 1962)BirthGenie Francis, American actress
May 26th, 1962 (May 26 1962)BirthBobcat Goldthwait, American actor
May 26th, 1962 (May 26 1962)BirthColin Vearncombe, English singer,(Black)
May 26th, 1961 (May 26 1961)BirthTarsem Singh, Indian film director
May 26th, 1960 (May 26 1960)BirthMasahiro Matsunaga, Japanese racing driver
May 26th, 1960 (May 26 1960)BirthRob Murphy, American baseball player
May 26th, 1959 (May 26 1959)BirthSteve Hanley, English musician (The Fall, Tom Hingley and the Lovers)
May 26th, 1959 (May 26 1959)BirthOle Bornedal, Danish film director, actor and producer
May 26th, 1957 (May 26 1957)BirthMargaret Colin, American actress
May 26th, 1957 (May 26 1957)BirthFrancois Legault, French Canadian politician
May 26th, 1957 (May 26 1957)BirthKristina Olsen, American musician
May 26th, 1957 (May 26 1957)BirthRoberto Ravaglia, Italian racing driver
May 26th, 1957 (May 26 1957)BirthPontso S.M. Sekatle, Lesotho academic and politician
May 26th, 1956 (May 26 1956)BirthFrederic Dutoit, French politician
May 26th, 1955 (May 26 1955)BirthMasaharu Morimoto, Japanese chef
May 26th, 1955 (May 26 1955)BirthWesley Walker, American football player
May 26th, 1955 (May 26 1955)DeathAlberto Ascari, Italian race car driver and two-time F1 world champion (born in 1918)
May 26th, 1954 (May 26 1954)BirthAlan Hollinghurst, British novelist
May 26th, 1954 (May 26 1954)BirthDanny Rolling, American murderer (died in 2006)
May 26th, 1954 (May 26 1954)DeathLionel Conacher, Canadian athlete (born in 1900)
May 26th, 1953 (May 26 1953)BirthMichael Portillo, British politician
May 26th, 1952 (May 26 1952)BirthDavid Meece, Christian musician
May 26th, 1951 (May 26 1951)BirthSally Ride, American astronaut
May 26th, 1951 (May 26 1951)BirthMadeleine Taylor-Quinn, Irish politician
May 26th, 1951 (May 26 1951)DeathLincoln Ellsworth, American scientist (born in 1880)
May 26th, 1949 (May 26 1949)BirthWard Cunningham, American computer programmer and inventorWard Cunningham Quotes
May 26th, 1949 (May 26 1949)BirthPam Grier, American actress
May 26th, 1949 (May 26 1949)BirthPhilip Michael Thomas, American actor
May 26th, 1949 (May 26 1949)BirthHank Williams Jr., American singer
May 26th, 1948 (May 26 1948)EventThe U.S. Congress passes Public Law 557 which permanently establishes the Civil Air Patrol as an auxiliary of the United States Air Force.
May 26th, 1948 (May 26 1948)BirthStevie Nicks, American songwriterStevie Nicks Quotes
May 26th, 1948 (May 26 1948)DeathTheodore Morell, Hitler s personal physician (born in 1886)Theodor Morell Quotes
May 26th, 1946 (May 26 1946)BirthNeshka Robeva, Bulgarian Rhythmic gymnas and coach.
May 26th, 1946 (May 26 1946)BirthMick Ronson, English musician (died in 1993)
May 26th, 1945 (May 26 1945)BirthGarry Peterson, Canadian drummer (The Guess Who)
May 26th, 1944 (May 26 1944)BirthSam Posey, American race car driver, TV commentator and author
May 26th, 1943 (May 26 1943)BirthErica Terpstra, President of the Dutch Olympic Committee
May 26th, 1943 (May 26 1943)DeathEdsel Ford, American automobile executive (born in 1893)
May 26th, 1942 (May 26 1942)EventWorld War II: The Battle of Bir Hakeim takes place.
May 26th, 1941 (May 26 1941)BirthReg Bundy, British performer (died in 2003)
May 26th, 1941 (May 26 1941)BirthCliff Drysdale, South African tennis player
May 26th, 1941 (May 26 1941)BirthJohn Kaufman, sculptor
May 26th, 1940 (May 26 1940)EventWorld War II: Battle of Dunkirk - In France, Allied forces begin a massive evacuation from Dunkirk, France.
May 26th, 1940 (May 26 1940)BirthMonique Gagnon-Tremblay, French Canadian politician
May 26th, 1940 (May 26 1940)BirthLevon Helm, American musician (The Band)
May 26th, 1939 (May 26 1939)BirthMerab Kostava, Georgian anti-Soviet leader
May 26th, 1939 (May 26 1939)BirthBrent Musburger, American sports broadcaster
May 26th, 1939 (May 26 1939)DeathCharles Horace Mayo, American medical practitioner (Mayo Clinic) (born in 1865) Horace Quotes
May 26th, 1938 (May 26 1938)EventThe House Un-American Activities Committee begins its first session.
May 26th, 1938 (May 26 1938)BirthWilliam Bolcom, American composer
May 26th, 1938 (May 26 1938)BirthPauline Parker, New-Zealandic murderess
May 26th, 1938 (May 26 1938)BirthLyudmila Petrushevskaya, Russian playwright and novelist
May 26th, 1938 (May 26 1938)BirthTeresa Stratas, Canadian soprano
May 26th, 1936 (May 26 1936)EventIn 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 spoke for 10 hours.
May 26th, 1935 (May 26 1935)BirthSheila Steafel, South African-born British actress
May 26th, 1933 (May 26 1933)DeathHoratio Bottomley, British financier and politician (born in 1860)
May 26th, 1933 (May 26 1933)DeathJimmie Rodgers, American singer (born in 1897)
May 26th, 1932 (May 26 1932)BirthGrigor Vachkov, Bulgarian actor (died in 1980)
May 26th, 1928 (May 26 1928)EventThe first motion picture is projected publicly in Athens, Greece.
May 26th, 1926 (May 26 1926)DeathSimon Petlyura, Ukrainian independence fighter (born in 1879)
May 26th, 1924 (May 26 1924)DeathVictor Herbert, Irish composer (born in 1859)
May 26th, 1923 (May 26 1923)BirthJames Arness, American actor
May 26th, 1923 (May 26 1923)BirthRoy Dotrice, British actor
May 26th, 1920 (May 26 1920)BirthPeggy Lee, American singer (died in 2002)
May 26th, 1918 (May 26 1918)EventArmenia defeats the Ottoman Army in the Battle of Sardarapat.
May 26th, 1918 (May 26 1918)EventThe Democratic Republic of Georgia is established.
May 26th, 1918 (May 26 1918)BirthAnton Christoforidis, Greek boxer (died in 1985)
May 26th, 1917 (May 26 1917)EventA powerful F4 tornado rips Mattoon, Illinois apart, killing 101 people and injuring 689. It was the world s longest-lasting tornado, lasting for over 7 hours and traveling 293 miles, spreading death and destruction along its path.
May 26th, 1917 (May 26 1917)BirthEva Szorenyi, Hungarian actress, freedom activist for Hungary
May 26th, 1916 (May 26 1916)BirthMoondog, American composer, musician and poet (died in 1999)
May 26th, 1916 (May 26 1916)BirthHenriette Roosenburg, Dutch journalist (died in 1972)
May 26th, 1915 (May 26 1915)BirthSam Edwards, American actor (died in 2004)
May 26th, 1915 (May 26 1915)BirthAntonia Forest, British children s author (died in 2003)
May 26th, 1914 (May 26 1914)BirthFrankie Manning, American Lindy Hop dancer
May 26th, 1913 (May 26 1913)EventEmily Duncan becomes Great Britain s first woman magistrate.
May 26th, 1913 (May 26 1913)BirthPeter Cushing, English actor (died in 1994)
May 26th, 1912 (May 26 1912)BirthJanos Kadar, Prime minister of Hungary (died in 1989)
May 26th, 1912 (May 26 1912)BirthJay Silverheels, American actor (died in 1980)
May 26th, 1911 (May 26 1911)BirthBen Alexander, American actor (died in 1969)
May 26th, 1909 (May 26 1909)BirthSir Matt Busby, Scottish footballer and manager (died in 1994)
May 26th, 1909 (May 26 1909)BirthNikolay Guryanov, Russian Orthodox Christian mystic and priest (died in 2002)
May 26th, 1909 (May 26 1909)BirthAdolfo Lopez Mateos, President of Mexico (died in 1969)
May 26th, 1908 (May 26 1908)EventAt Masjed Soleyman (???? ??????) 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 United Kingdom.
May 26th, 1908 (May 26 1908)BirthRobert Morley, English actor (died in 1992)Robert Ley Quotes
May 26th, 1908 (May 26 1908)BirthNguyen Ngoc Tho, Prime Minister of South Vietnam
May 26th, 1908 (May 26 1908)DeathMirza Ghulam Ahmad, founder of the Ahmadiyya movement in Islam (born in 1835)
May 26th, 1907 (May 26 1907)BirthJean Bernard, French physician (died in 2006)
May 26th, 1907 (May 26 1907)BirthJohn Wayne, American actor (died in 1979)
May 26th, 1907 (May 26 1907)DeathIda McKinley, First Lady of the United States (born in 1847)
May 26th, 1906 (May 26 1906)EventVauxhall Bridge is opened in London.
May 26th, 1904 (May 26 1904)BirthGeorge Formby, English singer and comedian (died in 1961)
May 26th, 1904 (May 26 1904)BirthVlado Perlemuter, Polish pianist (died in 2002)
May 26th, 1904 (May 26 1904)DeathGeorges Gilles de la Tourette, French neurologist (born in 1857)
May 26th, 1902 (May 26 1902)DeathAlmon Strowger, American inventor (born in 1839)
May 26th, 1899 (May 26 1899)BirthAntonio Barrette, French Canadian politician (died in 1968)
May 26th, 1896 (May 26 1896)EventCharles Dow publishes the first edition of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
May 26th, 1896 (May 26 1896)EventJames Dunham murders six people in Campbell, California.
May 26th, 1895 (May 26 1895)BirthDorothea Lange, American photographer (died in 1965)
May 26th, 1895 (May 26 1895)BirthPaul Lukas, Hungarian actor (died in 1971)
May 26th, 1894 (May 26 1894)EventNicholas II becomes Tsar of Russia.
May 26th, 1893 (May 26 1893)BirthNorma Talmadge, American actress (died in 1957)
May 26th, 1893 (May 26 1893)BirthEugene Aynsley Goossens, English conductor and composer (died in 1962)
May 26th, 1889 (May 26 1889)EventOpening of the first Eiffel Tower elevator to the public.
May 26th, 1886 (May 26 1886)BirthAl Jolson, American singer (died in 1950)
May 26th, 1883 (May 26 1883)BirthMamie Smith, American singer (died in 1946)
May 26th, 1883 (May 26 1883)DeathAbd al-Qadir, Algerian political and military leader (born in 1808)
May 26th, 1883 (May 26 1883)DeathEdward Sabine, Irish astronomer (born in 1788)
May 26th, 1881 (May 26 1881)DeathJakob Bernays, German philologist (born in 1824) Philo Quotes
May 26th, 1879 (May 26 1879)EventRussia and the United Kingdom sign the Treaty of Gandamak establishing an Afghan state.
May 26th, 1873 (May 26 1873)BirthOlaf Gulbransson, Norwegian artist (died in 1958)
May 26th, 1869 (May 26 1869)EventBoston University is chartered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
May 26th, 1868 (May 26 1868)EventThe impeachment trial of U.S. President Andrew Johnson ends, with Johnson being found not guilty by one vote.Andrew Johnson Quotes
May 26th, 1867 (May 26 1867)BirthMary of Teck, wife of George V of the United Kingdom (died in 1953) George V of the United Kingdom Quotes
May 26th, 1865 (May 26 1865)EventAmerican Civil War: Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith, commander of the Confederate Trans-Mississippi division, is the last general of the Confederate Army to surrender, at Galveston, Texas.
May 26th, 1865 (May 26 1865)BirthRobert W. Chambers, American artist (died in 1933)
May 26th, 1864 (May 26 1864)EventMontana is organized as a United States territory.
May 26th, 1863 (May 26 1863)BirthRobert Fitzsimmons, Boxing champion (died in 1917)
May 26th, 1857 (May 26 1857)EventDred Scott is emancipated by the Blow family, his original owners.
May 26th, 1840 (May 26 1840)DeathSidney Smith, British admiral (born in 1764)
May 26th, 1831 (May 26 1831)DeathCiro Menotti, Italian patriot (born in 1798)
May 26th, 1830 (May 26 1830)EventThe Indian Removal Act is passed by the U.S. Congress; it is signed into law by President Andrew Jackson two days later.Andrew Jackson Quotes
May 26th, 1828 (May 26 1828)EventMysterious feral child Kaspar Hauser is discovered wandering the streets of Nuremberg.
May 26th, 1824 (May 26 1824)DeathCapel Lofft, English writer (born in 1751)
May 26th, 1822 (May 26 1822)BirthEdmond de Goncourt, French writer (died in 1896)
May 26th, 1818 (May 26 1818)DeathMichael Andreas Barclay de Tolly, Russian military commander (born in 1761)
May 26th, 1814 (May 26 1814)DeathJoseph-Ignace Guillotin, officially named the Guillotine (born in 1789)
May 26th, 1805 (May 26 1805)EventNapoleon Bonaparte assumes the title of King of Italy and is crowned with the Iron Crown of Lombardy in the Duomo di Milano gothic cathedral in Milan.Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes
May 26th, 1799 (May 26 1799)BirthAleksandr Pushkin, Russian author (died in 1837)Aleksandr Pushkin Quotes
May 26th, 1799 (May 26 1799)DeathJames Burnett, Lord Monboddo, Scottish judge (born in 1714)
May 26th, 1770 (May 26 1770)EventThe Orlov Revolt, a first attempt to revolt against the Turks before the Greek War of Independence ends in disaster for the Greeks.
May 26th, 1764 (May 26 1764)BirthEdward Livingston, American jurist and statesman (died in 1836)
May 26th, 1762 (May 26 1762)DeathAlexander Gottlieb Baumgarten, German philosopher (born in 1714) Philo Quotes
May 26th, 1742 (May 26 1742)DeathPylyp Orlyk, Ukrainian Zaporozhian Cossack starshina, diplomat (born in 1672)
May 26th, 1736 (May 26 1736)EventBattle of Ackia: British and Chickasaw soldiers repel a French and Choctaw attack on the Chickasaw village of Ackia, near present-day Tupelo, Mississippi. The French, under Louisiana governor Jean Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville, had sought to link Louisiana with Acadia and the other northern colonies of New France.
May 26th, 1703 (May 26 1703)DeathSamuel Pepys, English civil servant and diarist (born in 1633)Samuel Pepys Quotes
May 26th, 1700 (May 26 1700)BirthNicolaus Ludwig Zinzendorf, German religious and social reformer (died in 1760)
May 26th, 1689 (May 26 1689)BirthLady Mary Wortley Montagu, English writer (died in 1762)Lady Mary Wortley Montagu Quotes
May 26th, 1685 (May 26 1685)DeathKarl II, Elector Palatine (born in 1651)
May 26th, 1679 (May 26 1679)DeathFerdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria (born in 1636)
May 26th, 1670 (May 26 1670)EventIn Dover, England, Charles II of Great Britain and Louis XIV of France sign the Secret Treaty of Dover. Louis XIV of France Quotes
May 26th, 1669 (May 26 1669)BirthSebastien Vaillant, French botanist (died in 1722)
May 26th, 1667 (May 26 1667)BirthAbraham de Moivre, French mathematician (died in 1754) Abraham Quotes
May 26th, 1653 (May 26 1653)DeathRobert Filmer, English writer (born in 1588)
May 26th, 1650 (May 26 1650)BirthJohn Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, British general (died in 1722)
May 26th, 1648 (May 26 1648)DeathVincent Voiture, French poet (born in 1597)
May 26th, 1647 (May 26 1647)EventAlse Young becomes the first person executed as a witch in the American colonies, when she is hanged in Hartford, Connecticut.
May 26th, 1647 (May 26 1647)DeathAlse Young, American "witch"
May 26th, 1637 (May 26 1637)EventPequot War: A combined Protestant and Mohegan force under German Captain John Mason attacks a Pequot village in Connecticut, massacring approximately 500 Native Americans.
May 26th, 1602 (May 26 1602)BirthPhilippe de Champaigne, French painter (died in 1674)
May 26th, 1595 (May 26 1595)DeathPhilip Neri, Italian churchman (born in 1515)
May 26th, 1566 (May 26 1566)BirthMehmed III, Ottoman Emperor (died in 1603)
May 26th, 1538 (May 26 1538)EventGeneva expels John Calvin and his followers from the city. Calvin lives in exile in Strasbourg for the next three years.John Calvin Quotes
May 26th, 1536 (May 26 1536)DeathFrancesco Berni, Italian poet
May 26th, 1512 (May 26 1512)DeathBayezid II, Ottoman Sultan
May 26th, 1478 (May 26 1478)BirthPope Clement VII (died in 1534)
May 26th, 1421 (May 26 1421)DeathMehmed I, Ottoman Sultan (born in 1389)
May 26th, 1328 (May 26 1328)EventWilliam of Ockham, Franciscan Minister-General Michael of Cesena and two other Franciscan leaders secretly leave Avignon, fearing a death sentence from Pope John XXII.
May 26th, 1293 (May 26 1293)EventAn earthquake strikes Kamakura, Japan, killing about 30,000.
May 26th, 1264 (May 26 1264)BirthPrince Koreyasu, Japanese shogun (died in 1326)
May 26th, 1055 (May 26 1055)DeathMargrave Adalbert of Austria
May 26th, 0946 (May 26 0946)DeathKing Edmund I of England (born in 921)
May 26th, 0818 (May 26 0818)DeathAli ar-Rida, Shia Imam (born in 766)
May 26th, 0604 (May 26 0604)DeathAugustine of Canterbury, Archbishop of Canterbury
May 26th, 0451 (May 26 0451)EventThe Battle of Avarayr between Armenian rebels and the Sassanid Empire takes place. The Armenians are defeated militarily but are guaranteed freedom to openly practice Christianity.

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