Wednesday, 26 May 2010

May 26 - Summary

May 26th Summary:

May 26 - Events

May 26th Details:
May 26th Events:
451 – Battle of Avarayr - Armenian rebels vrs the Sassanid Empire takes place.
1135 – Alfonso VII of León & Castile is crowned in the Cathedral of Leon as Imperator totius Hispaniae, "Emperor of All the Spains".
1293 – Kamakura earthquake 1293 - strikes Kanagawa, Japan, killing ~ 30,000.
1328 – William of Ockham, Franciscan Minister-General Michael of Cesena & two other Franciscan leaders leave Avignon because of fear that Pope John XXII might decree a death sentence.
1538 – John Calvin & his followers are expelled from the city of Geneva.
1637 – Pequot War - combined Protestant & Mohegan force under English Captain John Mason attacks a Pequot village in Connecticut.
1647 – The first person executed as a witch in the American colonies is Alse Young - she is hanged in Hartford, Connecticut.
1670 – Charles II of Great Britain & Louis XIV of France sign the Secret Treaty of Dover, in Dover, England.
1736 – Battle of Ackia - near present-day Tupelo, Mississippi.
1770 – The Orlov Revolt - attempt to revolt against the Ottoman Empire before the Greek War of Independence.
1783 – The end of the American Revolution is celebrated at Great Jubilee Day which is held in Trumbull, Connecticut.
1805 – Napoléon Bonaparte assumes the title of King of Italy & is crowned in the Duomo di Milano (gothic cathedral in Milan).
1822 – Grue Church fire disaster - largest fire disaster in Norway's history.
1828 – Feral child Kaspar Hauser is discovered wandering the streets of Nuremberg.
1830 – The Indian Removal Act is passed by the U.S. Congress.
1857 – Dred Scott is emancipated by the Blow family, his original owners.
1864 – Montana is organized as a United States territory.
1865 – Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith is the last general of the Confederate Army to surrender, at Galveston, Texas (American Civil War).
1868 – U.S. President Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial of ends with Johnson being found not guilty by one vote.
1869 – The Commonwealth of Massachusetts charters Boston University.
1879 – Treaty of Gandamak - signed by Russia & the United Kingdom - establishes an Afghan state.
1889 – First Eiffel Tower elevator to the public.
1896 – Nicholas II becomes Tsar of Russia.
1896 – First edition of the Dow Jones Industrial Average is published by Charles Dow.
1906 – Vauxhall Bridge is opened in London.
1908 – First major commercial oil strike in the Middle East is made at Masjed Soleyman in southwest Persia.
1918 – Battle of Sardarapat - Armenia defeats the Ottoman Army.
1918 – The Democratic Republic of Georgia is established.
1928 – First motion picture is projected publicly in Athens, Greece.
1940 – Battle of Dunkirk – Allied forces begin a large scale evacuation from Dunkirk, France (World War II).
1942 – Battle of Bir Hakeim takes place (World War II).
1948 – Public Law 557 is passed by the U.S. Congress - permanently establishes the Civil Air Patrol.
1966 – British Guiana gains independence to become Guyana.
1969 – Apollo 10 returns to Earth after a successful eight-day test of all the components needed for the upcoming 1st manned moon landing (Apollo program).
1972 – Establishment of Willandra National Park in Australia.
1972 – Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty is signed by the United States & the Soviet Union.
1981 – Prime Minister of Italy Arnaldo Forlani & his cabinet resign following a scandal over membership of the pseudo-masonic lodge P2.
1986 – The European flag is adopted by the European Community.
1991 – The first democratically elected President of the Republic of Georgia, in the post-Soviet era, is Zviad Gamsakhurdia.
1992 – Charles Geschke, co-founder of Adobe Systems, Inc. is kidnapped at gunpoint from the Adobe parking lot in Mountain View, California.
1998 – Ellis Island, the gateway for millions of immigrants, is mainly in the state of New Jersey, not New York according to a Supreme Court ruling.
2004 – Terry Nichols is found guilty of state murder charges for helping carry out the Oklahoma City bombing.
2006 – The massive May 2006 Java earthquake occurs.

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May 26 - Deaths

May 26th Details:
May 26th Deaths:
604 – Augustine of Canterbury - Archbishop of Canterbury
818 – Ali ar-Rida - Shia Imam (b. 766)
946 – King Edmund I of England (b. 921)
1055 – Margrave Adalbert of Austria
1421 – Mehmed I - Ottoman Sultan (b. 1389)
1512 – Bayezid II - Ottoman Sultan
1536 – Francesco Berni - Italian poet
1595 – Philip Neri - Italian churchman (b. 1515)
1647 – Alse Young - American "witch"
1648 – Vincent Voiture - French poet (b. 1597)
1651 – Jeane Gardiner - British woman executed for witchcraft
1653 – Robert Filmer - English writer (b. 1588)
1679 – Ferdinand Maria - Elector of Bavaria (b. 1636)
1685 – Karl II - Elector Palatine (b. 1651)
1703 – Samuel Pepys - English civil servant and diarist (b. 1633)
1742 – Pylyp Orlyk - Ukrainian Zaporozhian Cossack starshina, diplomat (b. 1672)
1762 – Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten - German philosopher (b. 1714)
1799 – James Burnett - Lord Monboddo, Scottish judge (b. 1714)
1818 – Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly - Russian military commander (b. 1761)
1818 – Manuel Rodríguez - Chilean lawyer and guerrilla leader, considered one of the founders of independent Chile. (b. 1785)
1824 – Capel Lofft - English writer (b. 1751)
1831 – Ciro Menotti - Italian patriot (b. 1798)
1840 – Sidney Smith - British admiral (b. 1764)
1881 – Jakob Bernays - German philologist (b. 1824)
1883 – Abd al-Qadir - Algerian political and military leader (b. 1808)
1883 – Edward Sabine - Irish astronomer (b. 1788)
1902 – Almon Strowger - American inventor (b. 1839)
1904 – Georges Gilles de la Tourette - French neurologist (b. 1857)
1907 – Ida McKinley - First Lady of the United States (b. 1847)
1908 – Mirza Ghulam Ahmad - founder of the Ahmadiyya movement in Islam (b. 1835)
1914 – Jacob Riis - Danish-American journalist, photographer, and social reformer (b. 1849)
1924 – Victor Herbert - Irish composer (b. 1859)
1933 – Horatio Bottomley - British financier and politician (b. 1860)
1933 – Jimmie Rodgers - American singer (b. 1897)
1939 – Charles Horace Mayo - American medical practitioner (Mayo Clinic) (b. 1865)
1943 – Edsel Ford - American automobile executive (b. 1893)
1943 – Alice Tegnér - Swedish composer and organist (b. 1864)
1944 – Christian Wirth - commandant of Belzec extermination camp (b. 1885)
1948 – Theodore Morell - Hitler's personal physician (b. 1886)
1951 – Lincoln Ellsworth - American scientist (b. 1880)
1954 – Lionel Conacher - Canadian athlete (b. 1900)
1955 – Alberto Ascari - Italian race car driver and two-time F1 world champion (b. 1918)
1968 – Little Willie John - American singer (b. 1937)
1969 – Paul Hawkins - Australian racing driver (b. 1937)
1969 – Allan H. Loughead - American aviation pioneer (Lockheed Corporation (b. 1889)
1974 – Silvio Moser - Swiss racing driver (b. 1941)
1976 – Martin Heidegger - German philosopher (b. 1889)
1976 – Juan Maino - Chilean leader of MAPU, "disappeared"
1977 – William Powell - American singer (The O'Jays) (b. 1942)
1978 – Cybele - Greek actress (b. 1887)
1979 – George Brent - British actor (b. 1899)
1989 – Don Revie - Former footballer and England and Leeds United Manager (b. 1927)
1999 – Paul Sacher - Swiss conductor (b. 1906)
1999 – Waldo Semon - American inventor (b. 1898)
2001 – Vittorio Brambilla - Italian racing driver (b. 1937)
2001 – Anne Haney - American actress (b. 1934)
2001 – Moven Enock Mahachi - Defence Minister of Zimbabwe (b. 1952)
2002 – Mamo Wolde - Ethiopian runner (b. 1932)
2003 – Kathleen Winsor - American writer (b. 1919)
2004 – Nikolai Stepanovich Chernykh - Russian astronomer (b. 1931)
2004 – Dullah Omar - South African lawyer (b. 1934)
2005 – Eddie Albert - American actor (b. 1906)
2005 – Chico Carrasquel - Venezuelan baseball player (b. 1928)
2006 – Édouard Michelin - CEO of Michelin (b. 1963)
2006 – Kevin O'Flanagan - Irish athlete and physician (b. 1919)
2007 – J Edward Oliver - cartoonist and composer (b. 1942)
2008 – Sydney Pollack - American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1934)
2008 – Zita Urbonaitė - Lithuanian road cyclist (b. 1973)
2009 – Stanley Chapman - British architect, designer, translator and writer (b. 1925)
2009 – Mihalis Papagiannakis - Greek politician (b. 1941)
2009 – Peter Zezel - Canadian professional hockey player (b. 1965)
2010 – Jean Constantin - Romanian actor (b. 1928)
2010 – Michael H. Jordan - Businessman and former CEO PepsiCo and CBS Corporation (B 1936)
2010 – Art Linkletter - Canadian-American radio and television personality (b. 1912)
2010 – Kieran Phelan - Irish senator (b. 1949)
2010 – Jarvis Williams - American football player for 7 seasons in 7National Football League (NFL) (b. 1965)

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May 26 - Births

May 26th Details:
May 26th Births:
1264 – Prince Koreyasu - Japanese shogun (d. 1326)
1478 – Pope Clement VII (d. 1534)
1566 – Mehmed III - Ottoman Emperor (d. 1603)
1602 – Philippe de Champaigne - French painter (d. 1674)
1650 – John Churchill - 1st Duke of Marlborough, British general (d. 1722)
1667 – Abraham de Moivre - French mathematician (d. 1754)
1669 – Sébastien Vaillant - French botanist (d. 1722)
1689 – Lady Mary Wortley Montagu - English writer (d. 1762)
1700 – Nicolaus Ludwig Zinzendorf - German religious & social reformer (d. 1760)
1764 – Edward Livingston - American jurist & statesman (d. 1836)
1799 – Aleksandr Pushkin - Russian author (d. 1837)
1822 – Edmond de Goncourt - French writer (d. 1896)
1863 – Robert Fitzsimmons - Boxing champion (d. 1917)
1865 – Robert W. Chambers - American artist (d. 1933)
1867 – Mary of Teck - queen consort of George V of the United Kingdom (d. 1953)
1873 – Olaf Gulbransson - Norwegian artist (d. 1958)
1883 – Mamie Smith - American singer (d. 1946)
1886 – Al Jolson - American singer (d. 1950)
1893 – Norma Talmadge - American actress (d. 1957)
1893 – Eugène Aynsley Goossens - English conductor & composer (d. 1962)
1895 – Dorothea Lange - American photographer (d. 1965)
1895 – Paul Lukas - Hungarian actor (d. 1971)
1899 – Antonio Barrette - French Canadian politician (d. 1968)
1904 – George Formby - English singer & comedian (d. 1961)
1904 – Vlado Perlemuter - Polish pianist (d. 2002)
1907 – Jean Bernard - French physician (d. 2006)
1907 – John Wayne - American actor (d. 1979)
1908 – Robert Morley - English actor (d. 1992)
1908 – Nguyen Ngoc Tho - Prime Minister of South Vietnam
1909 – Sir Matt Busby - Scottish footballer & manager (d. 1994)
1909 – Nikolay Guryanov - Russian Orthodox Christian mystic & priest (d. 2002)
1909 – Adolfo López Mateos - President of Mexico (d. 1969)
1910 – Imi Lichtenfeld - Founder of Krav Maga (d. 1998)
1911 – Ben Alexander - American actor (d. 1969)
1912 – János Kádár - Prime minister of Hungary (d. 1989)
1912 – Jay Silverheels - American actor (d. 1980)
1913 – Peter Cushing - English actor (d. 1994)
1914 – Frankie Manning - American Lindy Hop dancer (d. 2009)
1915 – Sam Edwards - American actor (d. 2004)
1915 – Antonia Forest - British children's author (d. 2003)
1916 – Moondog - American composer - musician & poet (d. 1999)
1916 – Henriette Roosenburg - Dutch journalist (d. 1972)
1917 – Eva Szorenyi - Hungarian actress, freedom activist for Hungary (d. 2009)
1918 – Anton Christoforidis - Greek boxer (d. 1985)
1920 – Peggy Lee - American singer (d. 2002)
1923 – James Arness - American actor
1923 – Roy Dotrice - British actor
1925 – Alec McCowen - English actor
1926 – Dirch Passer - Danish actor
1926 – Miles Davis - American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, & composer (d. 1991)
1926 – Phyllis Gotlieb - Canadian author
1928 – Jack Kevorkian - Former American pathologist & right-to-die advocate
1930 – Karim Emami - Iranian Translator (d. 2005)
1932 – Grigor Vachkov - Bulgarian actor (d. 1980)
1935 – Sheila Steafel - South African–born British actress
1938 – William Bolcom - American composer
1938 – Pauline Parker - New-Zealandic murderess
1938 – Lyudmila Petrushevskaya - Russian playwright & novelist
1938 – Teresa Stratas - Canadian soprano
1939 – Merab Kostava - Georgian anti-Soviet leader (d. 1989)
1939 – Brent Musburger - American sports broadcaster
1940 – Monique Gagnon-Tremblay - French Canadian politician
1940 – Levon Helm - American musician (The Band)
1941 – Reg Bundy - British performer (d. 2003)
1941 – Cliff Drysdale - South African tennis player
1941 – John Kaufman - sculptor
1942 – Ganapathi Sachchidananda - Spiritual Leader
1943 – Erica Terpstra - President of the Dutch Olympic Committee
1944 – Sam Posey - American race car driver, TV commentator & author
1945 – Garry Peterson - Canadian drummer (The Guess Who)
1945 – Vilasrao Deshmukh - Indian politician
1946 – Neshka Robeva - Bulgarian Rhythmic gymnas & coach.
1946 – Mick Ronson - English musician (d. 1993)
1948 – Stevie Nicks - American songwriter
1949 – Ward Cunningham - American computer programmer & inventor
1949 – Pam Grier - American actress
1949 – Philip Michael Thomas - American actor
1949 – Joe Alaskey - American voice actor
1949 – Hank Williams Jr. - American singer
1951 – Sally Ride - American astronaut
1951 – Madeleine Taylor-Quinn - Irish politician
1952 – David Meece - Christian musician
1953 – Kay Hagan - U.S. Senator from North Carolina
1953 – Michael Portillo - British politician
1954 – Marian Gold - German singer (Alphaville)
1954 – Alan Hollinghurst - British novelist
1954 – Danny Rolling - American murderer (d. 2006)
1955 – Masaharu Morimoto - Japanese chef
1955 – Wesley Walker - American football player
1956 – Frédéric Dutoit - French politician
1957 – Margaret Colin - American actress
1957 – François Legault - French Canadian politician
1957 – Kristina Olsen - American musician
1957 – Roberto Ravaglia - Italian racing driver
1957 – Pontso S.M. Sekatle - Lesotho academic & politician
1959 – Steve Hanley - English musician (The Fall, Tom Hingley & the Lovers)
1959 – Ole Bornedal - Danish film director, actor & producer
1960 – Masahiro Matsunaga - Japanese racing driver
1960 – Rob Murphy - American baseball player
1961 – Tarsem Singh - Indian film director
1962 – Genie Francis - American actress
1962 – Bobcat Goldthwait - American actor
1964 – Caitlín R. Kiernan - Irish-American writer
1964 – Lenny Kravitz - American musician
1964 – Argiris Pedoulakis - Greek basketball coach & former player
1965 – Hazel Irvine - British television presenter
1966 – Helena Bonham Carter - English actress
1966 – Zola Budd - South African athlete
1967 – Phil Doyle - Australian writer
1967 – Kevin Moore - American musician (OSI)
1968 – Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark
1968 – Pat Kenney - American professional wrestler
1968 – Fernando León de Aranoa - Spanish film director
1968 – Steve Sedgley - English footballer
1969 – John Baird - Canadian politician
1969 – Musetta Vander - South African actress
1970 – Nobuhiro Watsuki - Japanese cartoonist
1971 – Timothy Allen - British photojournalist
1971 – Matt Stone - American animator & filmmaker
1972 – Patsy Palmer - British actress
1974 – Lars Frölander - Swedish swimmer
1975 – Nicki Aycox - American actress
1975 – Travis Lee - American baseball player
1976 – Justin Pierre - American singer (Motion City Soundtrack)
1976 – Kenny Florian - American Mixed Martial Artist
1977 – Nikos Hatzivrettas - Greek basketball player
1977 – Mark Hunter - American musician (Chimaira)
1977 – Misaki Ito - Japanese actress & model
1977 – Raina Telgemeier - American cartoonist
1977 – Luca Toni - Italian footballer
1978 – Phil Elverum - American singer-songwriter
1979 – Elisabeth Harnois - American actress
1979 – Ashley Massaro - American model & professional wrestler
1979 – Mehmet Okur - Turkish basketball player
1981 – Robert Copeland - Australian Australian rules footballer
1981 – Eda-Ines Etti - Estonian singer
1981 – Irini Merkouri - Greek singer
1981 – Isaac Slade - American musician (The Fray)
1981 – Jason Manford - British comedian
1982 – Yoko Matsugane - Japanese model
1982 – David Reed - British writer & comedian
1987 – Valerie Garcia - Filipina actress
1987 – Josh Thomas - Australian comedian
1988 – Joel Selwood - Australian footballer
1991 – Julianna Rose Mauriello - American actress

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May 25 - Summary

May 25th Summary: