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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, 1986 (May 26 1986)EventThe European Community adopts the European flag.
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, 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, 1956 (May 26 1956)BirthFrederic Dutoit, French politician
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, 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, 1926 (May 26 1926)DeathSimon Petlyura, Ukrainian independence fighter (born in 1879)
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, 1906 (May 26 1906)EventVauxhall Bridge is opened in London.
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, 1886 (May 26 1886)BirthAl Jolson, American singer (died in 1950)
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, 1566 (May 26 1566)BirthMehmed III, Ottoman Emperor (died in 1603)
May 26th, 1536 (May 26 1536)DeathFrancesco Berni, Italian poet
May 26th, 0946 (May 26 0946)DeathKing Edmund I of England (born in 921)

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