May 26 Events in History


1977  -  Movie 'Star Wars' debuts

1977 - Movie 'Star Wars' debuts

Events from history that occurred …… on this day!

2011 The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly votes against funding for ground troops in Libya
2011 About 193,000 people are without power after severs storms struck the U.S. city of Atlanta, Georgia
1998 Date for Paula Jones sex harassment trial vs. President Clinton
1997 Sammy Sosa (Cubs) and Tony Womack (Pirates) hit inside the park home runs
1996 “Midsummer Night’s Dream” closes at Lunt-Fontanne New York City after 66 performances
1996 Indianapolis 500 race
1996 Laura Davies wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Golf Game
1996 Rosie Jones wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1994 Michael Jackson (35) weds Elvis’ daughter Lisa Marie Presley (26)
1993 Emmy 20th Daytime Award presentation – Susan Lucci loses for 14th time
1993 Olympique Marseille wins 38th Europe Cup I at Munich
1993 Long fly ball by Indians’ Carlos Martinez bounces off Jose Canseco’s head and goes over fence for a home run
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
1991 Betsy King wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1990 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1990 Philadelphia Phillies retire Mike Schmidt’s uniform #20
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
1988 Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers sweep Boston Bruins in 4 games
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
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
1984 Frisbee is kept aloft for 1,672 seconds in Philadelphia
1984 Tulsa, Oklahoma gets 13″ of rain, 14 die
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
1982 Aston Villa wins 27th Europe Cup 1 of Rotterdam
1982 British ship Atlantic Conveyor and Coventry were hit in Falkland war
1981 Marine jet crashes on flight deck of USS Nimitz, killing 14
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
1979 Dancin’ Fool by Frank Zappa hits #45
1978 1st legal gambling casino opens in Atlantic City
1977 George Willig climbs New York City World Trade Center
1977 Movie “Star Wars” debuts
1975 Tennis game in Surrey championships lasts 31 minutes
1974 During a David Cassidy concert in London a 14 year old is trampled
1974 Joanne Carner wins Hoosier LPGA Golf Classic
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
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
1971 Soviet Union’s Concorde, TU-144, makes its 1st appearance
1969 Apollo 10 astronauts returned to Earth
1969 John and Yoko begin their 2nd bed-in (Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal)
1968 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1967 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1966 Buddhist sets self on fire at U.S. consulate in Hue South-Vietnam
1966 Guyana (formerly British Guiana) declares independence from UK
1965 Dutch Voting Rights Bill passes
1965 Revised International Convention on Safety of Life at Sea takes effect
1964 “Fade Out-Fade In” opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 199 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
1962 “All American” closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 80 performances
1961 Freedom Ride Coordinating Committee establishes in Atlanta
1961 USAF bomber flies Atlantic in a record of just over 3 hours
1959 Harvey Haddix pitches 12 perfect innings, loses in 13th
1958 Ceylon emergency crisis proclaimed
1958 U.S. performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)
1958 Union Square, San Francisco becomes state historical landmark
1957 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Land of Sky Golf Open
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
1955 “7th Heaven” opens at ANTA Theater New York City for 44 performances
1955 Conservatives win British parliamentary election
1955 Khrushchev arrives in Belgrade
1953 Dutch Convair crashes at Schipholweg, 2 die
1951 Vaughan Williams “Pilgrim’s Progress,” premieres in London
1948 Entire Hagana-arm forces sworn-in as Israeli soldiers
1948 South Africa elects a nationalist government with apartheid policy
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
1945 U.S. drops fire bombs on Tokyo
1944 82nd Airborne div D-day-landing at La Haye du Puits to Ste Mere Eglise
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
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
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
1940 Operation Dynamo begins evacuating defeated Allied troops from Dunkirk
1938 House on un-American Activities forms
1937 Dutch Rail NV at law forms
1937 San Francisco Bay’s Golden Gate Bridge opens
1936 1st government of Zealand in Belgium ends
1934 Century of Progress Exposition reopens in Chicago
1933 2nd emergency Dutch government of Colijn forms
1933 Phillies Chuck Klein hits for cycle vs St. Louis Cardinals
1932 Admiral Makoto Saito forms parliament in Tokyo
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
1928 A’s commit 7 errors and lose to Yankees 7-4
1927 Ford Motor Company manufactures its 15 millionth Model T automobile
1926 Lebanon adopts constitution
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)
1924 German government of Marx resigns
1924 President Coolidge signs Immigration law: restricting immigration
1923 1st Le Mans Grand Prix d’Endurance is run
1923 Socialist Workers Youth International forms in Hamburg
1922 Lenin suffers a stroke
1918 Georgian Social Democratic Republic declares independence from Russia
1917 Walt Cruise hit 1st home run out of Braves Field
1915 H H Asquith forms a coalition government in England
1913 Actors’ Equity Association forms (New York City)
1911 1st Indianapolis 500 auto race is run
1907 Chicago White Sox Ed Walsh no-hits New York Highlanders, 8-1 in 5 inning game
1906 Archaeological Institute of America forms
1905 A pogrom against Jews in Minsk Belorussia
1903 Start of Sherlock Holmes “Adventure of 3 Gables”
1900 British troops under Ian Hamilton attack the Vaal in South Africa
1898 32nd Belmont: F Littlefield aboard Bowling Brook wins in 2:32
1898 San Francisco approves City Charter, allows Municipal ownership of utilities
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
1894 Emanuel Lasker (26) becomes World Champion chess player
1887 Racetrack betting becomes legal in New York state
1884 Fred Spofforth takes 7-34 and 7-3 vs. England XI in 4 hours
1883 11th Preakness: G Barbee aboard Jacobus wins in 2:42
1876 HMS Challenger returns from 128,000-km oceanographic exploration
1874 2nd Preakness: William Donohue aboard Culpepper wins in 2:56
1868 President Andrew Johnson avoids impeachment by 1 vote
1865 Battle of Galveston, Texas, surrender of Edmund Kirby Smith
1864 Skirmish along the Totopotomoy Creek, Virginia
1864 Territory of Montana formed
1861 Postmaster General Blair announces end of postal connection with South
1861 Union blockades New Orleans, Louisiana and Mobile Alabama
1860 Garibaldi occupies Palermo Italy
1834 Portuguese Civil war ends, Dom Miguel capitulates
1824 Brazil is recognized by U.S.
1805 Lewis and Clark 1st see Rocky Mountains
1805 Napoleon is crowned king of Italy
1798 British kill about 500 Irish insurgents at the Battle of Tara
1790 Territory South of River Ohio created by Congress
1781 Bank of North America incorporates in Philadelphia
1736 Battle of Ackia (La), British and Chickasaw Indians defeat French
1647 Massachusetts disallows priest access to colony
1637 1st battle of Pequot at New Haven, Connecticut kills 500 indians
1596 England, France and Netherlands signs Drievoudig Covenant against Spain
1538 Geneve throws out Calvijn
1328 William of Ockham forced to flee from Avignon by Pope John XXII
961 German King Otto II crowned

Source: BrainyHistory

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