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1968Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

1998Date for Paula Jones sex harassment trial vs President Clinton

1922Lenin suffers a stroke

1996Laura Davies wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Golf Game

1924Pres Calvin Coolidge signs Immigration law: restricting immigration

1972Joe Frazier TKOs Ron Stander in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

1955Khrushchev arrives in Belgrade

1941American Flag House (Betsy Ross' Home) given to city of Phila

1927Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company produce the last (and 15th million) Model T Ford / Tin Lizzie

1990Philadelphia Phillies retire Mike Schmidt's uniform #20

2012Pope Benedict XVI's butler is arrested for allegedly leaking confidential documents

1963Mickey Wright wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

1805Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned king of Italy

1992Weird Al Yankovic begins his Off The Deep End tour

1991Betsy King wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

1925Babe Ruth is finally out of bed, 5 weeks after ulcer surgery

1896Last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, crowned

19401st successful helicopter flight in US: Vought-Sikorsky US-300 designed by Igor Sikorsky

1997Sammy Sosa (Cubs) & Tony Womack (Pirates) hit inside the park HRs

1857US slave Dred Scott and family freed by owner Henry Taylor Blow 3 months after US courts ruled against them.

May 26th Historical Events
Date Event
451
The 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. 
961
German King Otto II crowned 
1328
William of Ockham forced to flee from Avignon by Pope John XXII 
1538
Geneva expels John Calvin and his followers from the city. Calvin lives in exile in Strasbourg for the next three years. 
1596
England, France & Netherlands signs Drievoudig Covenant against Spain 
1637
1st battle of Pequot at Mystic, Connnecticut kills 500 indians 
1647
Massachusetts disallows priest access to colony 
1647
Alse Young becomes the first person executed as a witch in the American colonies, when she is hanged in Hartford, Connecticut. 
1736
Battle of Ackia (La), British & Chickasaw Indians defeat French 
1770
The Orlov Revolt, a first attempt to revolt against the Turks before the Greek War of Independence ends in disaster for the Greeks. 
1781
Bank of North America incorporates in Philadelphia 
1790
Territory South of River Ohio created by Congress 
1798
British kill about 500 Irish insurgents at the Battle of Tara 
1805
Lewis & Clark 1st see Rocky Mountains 
1805
Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned king of Italy 
1824
Brazil is recognized by US 
1828
Mysterious feral child Kaspar Hauser is discovered wandering the streets of Nuremberg. 
1834
Portuguese Civil war ends, Dom Miguel capitulates 
1857
US slave Dred Scott and family freed by owner Henry Taylor Blow 3 months after US courts ruled against them. 
1860
Giuseppe Garibaldi occupies Palermo, Italy 
1861
US Postmaster General Blair announces end of postal connection with South 
1861
Union blockades New Orleans LA & Mobile AL 
1864
-30] Skirmish along the Totopotomoy Creek, Virginia 
1864
Territory of Montana formed 
1865
Battle of Galveston TX, surrender of Edmund Kirby Smith 
1868
President Andrew Johnson avoids impeachment by 1 vote 
1869
Boston University is chartered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
1874
2nd Preakness: William Donohue aboard Culpepper wins in 2:56.5 
1876
HMS Challenger returns from 128,000-km oceanographic exploration 
1883
11th Preakness: G Barbee aboard Jacobus wins in 2:42.5 
1884
Fred Spofforth takes 7-34 & 7-3 v England XI in 4 hours 
1887
Racetrack betting becomes legal in NY state 
1894
Emanuel Lasker (26) becomes World Champion chess player 
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 Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, crowned 
1896
James Dunham murders six people in Campbell, California. 
1898
32nd Belmont: F Littlefield aboard Bowling Brook wins in 2:32 
1898
SF approves City Charter, allows Municipal ownership of utilities 
1900
British troops under Ian Hamilton attack the Vaal in South Africa 
1903
Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Three Gables" (BG) 
1904
In two days of bitter fighting, the Japanese Army soundly defeats the Russians at Kinchan and captures the forts at Nanshan 
1905
A pogrom against Jews in Minsk Belorussia 
1906
Archaeological Institute of America forms 
1906
Vauxhall Bridge is opened in London. 
1907
Chicago White Sox Ed Walsh no-hits NY Highlanders, 8-1 in 5 inning game 
1908
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 United Kingdom. 
1911
Germany passes legislation organizing Alsace and Lorraine as an autonomous state with a legislature 
1913
US Actors' Equity Association forms (NYC) 
1913
Emily Duncan becomes Great Britain's first woman magistrate. 
1915
H. H. Asquith forms a coalition government in the United Kingdom 
1917
Walt Cruise hit 1st HR out of Braves Field 
1918
Georgian Social Democratic Republic declares independence from Russia 
1918
Armenia defeats the Ottoman Army in the Battle of Sardarapat. 
1922
Lenin suffers a stroke 
1923
1st Le Mans Grand Prix d'Endurance is run 
1923
Socialist Workers Youth International forms in Hamburg 
1924
German government of Marx resigns 
1924
Pres Calvin Coolidge signs Immigration law: restricting immigration 
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) 
1926
Lebanon adopts constitution 
1927
Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company produce the last (and 15th million) Model T Ford / Tin Lizzie 
1928
A's commit 7 errors & lose to Yanks 7-4 
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 
1932
Admiral Makoto Saito forms parliament in Tokyo 
1933
2nd emergency Dutch government of Colijn forms 
1933
Phillies Chuck Klein hits for cycle vs St Louis Cards 
1934
Century of Progress Exposition reopens in Chicago 
1936
1st government of Zealand in Belgium ends 
1937
Dutch Rail NV at law forms 
1937
San Francisco Bay's Golden Gate Bridge opens 
1938
US House of Representatives Committee on un-American Activities forms 
1940
1st successful helicopter flight in US: Vought-Sikorsky US-300 designed by Igor Sikorsky 
1941
American Flag House (Betsy Ross' Home) given to city of Phila 
1941
Aircraft from HMS Ark Royal sights German battleship Bismarck 
1941
German occupiers begin youth labor 
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: Afrika Korps vs British army 
1943
Edwin Barclay of Liberia becomes first president of a black country to visit US 
1943
Jews riot against Germany in Amsterdam 
1943
Premier Churchill & General Marshall fly from US to North Africa 
1945
US drop fire bombs on Tokyo 
1946
2-for-42 & 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 US for H-Bomb 
1948
Entire Hagana-arm forces sworn-in as Israeli soldiers 
1948
South Africa elects a nationalist government under D.F. Malan with an apartheid policy 
1951
Vaughan Williams' "Pilgrim's Progress" premieres in London 
1953
Dutch Convair crashes at Schipholweg, 2 die 
1955
"7th Heaven" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 44 performances 
1955
Conservatives win British parliamentary election 
1955
Khrushchev arrives in Belgrade 
1956
A fire on board the aircraft carrier USS Bennington in Narragansett Bay, off Rhode Island, kills 103 crew 
1956
Reds' John Klippstein, Hershel Freemman & Joe Blacks no-hitter, broken up with 2 outs in 10th & lose to Braves in 11th, 2-1 
1957
Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Land of Sky Golf Open 
1958
Ceylon emergency crisis proclaimed 
1958
US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests) 
1958
Union Square, SF becomes state historical landmark 
1959
Harvey Haddix pitches 12 perfect innings, loses in 13th 
1961
Freedom Ride Coordinating Committee establishes in Atlanta 
1961
USAF bomber flies Atlantic in a record of just over 3 hours 
1962
"All American" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 80 perfs 
1963
15th Emmy Awards: Dick Van Dyke Show, E G Marshall & Shirley Booth win 
1963
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open 
1963
Organization of African Unity forms 
1963
Wes Stock becomes only Balt Oriole to win a doubleheader 
1964
"Fade Out-Fade In" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 199 perfs 
1965
Dutch Voting Rights Bill passes 
1965
Revised International Convention on Safety of Life at Sea takes effect 
1966
Buddhist sets himself on fire at US consulate in Hué, South Vietnam 
1966
Guyana (formerly British Guiana) declares independence from UK 
1967
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1968
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open 
1969
Apollo 10 astronauts returned to Earth 
1969
John & Yoko begin their 2nd bed-in (Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal) 
1970
The Soviet Tupolev Tu-144 becomes the first commercial transport to exceed Mach 2. 
1972
Joe Frazier TKOs Ron Stander in 5 for heavyweight boxing title 
1972
Nixon & Brezhnev signs SALT accord 
1972
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1972
The British state-owned travel firm Thomas Cook & Son is sold to a consortium of private businesses headed by the Midland Bank. 
1972
The Irish Republican Army (IRA) plant a bomb in Oxford Street, Belfast, killing a 64 year old woman 
1972
In the Republic of Ireland, the Special Criminal Court is re-instituted to deal with crimes arising out of the Northern Ireland conflict; as part of the measures trial by jury is suspended. 
1973
Bahrain adopts its constitution 
1973
Beatles' "Beatles 1967-1970" album goes #1 
1973
Chicago White Sox beat Cleve 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 & Ernest hits #31 
1973
Tippett's 3rd Piano sonata premieres 
1974
During a David Cassidy concert in London a 14-year old is trampled 
1974
Joanne Carner wins Hoosier LPGA Golf Classic 
1974
Indianapolis 500: Johnny Rutherford wins in 3:09:10.094 (255.224 km/h) 
1975
Tennis game in Surrey championships lasts 31 minutes 
1977
George Willig climbs NYC World Trade Center 
1978
1st legal gambling casino opens in Atlantic City 
1979
Dancin' Fool by Frank Zappa hits #45 
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 
1981
Marine jet crashes on flight deck of USS Nimitz, killing 14 
1981
The Italian Prime Minister Arnaldo Forlani and his coalition cabinet resign following a scandal over membership of the pseudo-masonic lodge P2 (Propaganda Due). 
1982
Aston Villa wins 27th Europe Cup 1 of Rotterdam 
1982
British ship Atlantic Conveyor carrying Chinook helicopters & destroyer HMS Coventry were hit in Falkland war 
1983
29th Walker Cup: US, 13½ - 10½ 
1983
Challenger moves to launch pad for STS-7 
1983
LA Lakers set NBA playoff game record of fewest free throws 
1983
NASA launches Exosat 
1983
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1984
Floods kill 14 in Tulsa Okla 
1984
Frisbee is kept aloft for 1,672 seconds in Philadelphia 
1984
Tulsa Oklahoma gets 13" of rain, 14 die 
1984
US President President Ronald Reagan rules out US military intervention in Iran-Iraq war 
1985
Indianapolis 500: Danny Sullivan wins by 24 seconds following a spin 
1985
Explosions destroys 2 tankers off of Gibraltar, 30 die 
1985
Patti Rizzo wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic 
1987
Cecilia Bolocco, 22, of Chile, crowned 36th Miss Universe 
1987
Great offensive against Tamil-rebellion in Jaffra Sri Lanka 
1987
US Supreme Court ruled dangerous defendants could be held without bail 
1987
William H Webster replaces Robert M Gates as 14th director of CIA 
1988
Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers sweep Boston Bruins in 4 games 
1989
At 7:42 AM, radio has a 30 2nd silence, honoring radio 
1989
Danish parliament allows same-sex marriage 
1989
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1990
China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC 
1990
Philadelphia Phillies retire Mike Schmidt's uniform #20 
1991
Betsy King wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic 
1992
Carlos Martinez hits a ball off Jose Canseco's head for a HR 
1992
Weird Al Yankovic begins his Off The Deep End tour 
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 & goes over fence for a home run 
1996
"Midsummer Night's Dream" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 66 perfs 
1996
Laura Davies wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Golf Game 
1996
Rosie Jones wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic 
1996
Indianapolis 500: Buddy Lazier wins in 3:22:45.753 (238.112 km/h) 
1997
Sammy Sosa (Cubs) & Tony Womack (Pirates) hit inside the park HRs 
1998
Date for Paula Jones sex harassment trial vs President Clinton 
1998
The 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. 
2002
The Mars Odyssey finds signs of large ice deposits on the planet Mars. 
2002
Álvaro Uribe becomes President of Colombia. 
2002
Indianapolis 500: Hélio Castroneves wins in 3:00:10.871 (267.954 km/h) 
2003
Only 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. 
2004
The 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. 
2004
The United States Army veteran Terry Nichols is found guilty of 161 state murder charges for helping carry out the Oklahoma City bombing. 
2004
39th Academy of Country Music Awards: Toby Keith & Martina McBride wins 
2006
The May 2006 Java earthquake kills over 5,700 people, leaves 200,000 homeless. 
2012
A gunman in the Finnish town of Hyvinkaa kills 2, wounds 7 
2012
Pope Benedict XVI's butler is arrested for allegedly leaking confidential documents 
2013
The Mumbai Indians defeat the Chennai Super Kings to win the Indian 20/20 Premier League 
2013
Golfer Matteo Manassero wins the BMW PGA Championship 
2013
Indianapolis 500: Tony Kanaan wins in 2:40:03.4181 (301.644 km/h) 
2014
Narendra Modi becomes President of India 
2016
EgyptAir Enlists European Companies to Look for Black Boxes From Flight 804 
2016
Florida judge denies Gawker new trial in Hulk Hogan case 
2016
States ratchet up transgender battle with lawsuit against US 
2016
Texas to sue to stop US government's transgender bathroom policy 
2016
CDC: 1% to 13% of Zika-infected babies could have microcephaly 
2016
Arizona sues over Obama bathroom directives 
2016
State department faults Clinton over email security 
2017
Greg Gianforte wins Montana special election a day after being charged with assault 
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