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What happend on 26. May in History

In our data base we found 338 events happened on 26. May:
  • 17: Germanicus returns to Rome as a conquering hero; he celebrates a triumph for his victories over the Cherusci, Chatti and other German tribes west of the Elbe. [category: Events]
  • 451: Vartan Mamikonian, Armenian warrior [category: Deaths]
  • 451: Battle of Avarayr between Armenian rebels and the Sassanid Empire takes place. The Empire defeats the Armenians militarily but guarantees them freedom to openly practice Christianity. [category: Events]
  • 604: Augustine of Canterbury, Benedictine monk, 1st Archbishop of Canterbury [category: Deaths]
  • 735: Bede, English historian and theologian (b. 673) [category: Deaths]

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  • 818: Ali ar-Ridha, Islamic Shia Imam (b. 766) [category: Deaths]
  • 946: Edmund I of England (b. 921) [category: Deaths]
  • 946: King Edmund I of England is murdered by a thief whom he personally attacks while celebrating St Augustine's Mass Day. [category: Events]
  • 1055: Adalbert, Margrave of Austria (b. 985) [category: Deaths]
  • 1135: Alfonso VII of León and Castile is crowned in the Cathedral of Leon as Imperator totius Hispaniae, "Emperor of all of Spain". [category: Events]
  • 1264: Prince Koreyasu, Japanese shogun (d. 1326) [category: Births]
  • 1293: An earthquake strikes Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan, killing about 30,000. [category: Events]
  • 1328: William of Ockham, Franciscan Minister-General Michael of Cesena and two other Franciscan leaders secretly leave Avignon, fearing a death sentence from Pope John XXII. [category: Events]
  • 1421: Mehmed I, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1389) [category: Deaths]
  • 1478: Pope Clement VII (d. 1534) [category: Births]
  • 1512: Bayezid II, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1447) [category: Deaths]
  • 1536: Francesco Berni, Italian poet (b. 1498) [category: Deaths]
  • 1538: Geneva expels John Calvin and his followers from the city. Calvin lives in exile in Strasbourg for the next three years. [category: Events]
  • 1566: Mehmed III, Ottoman Emperor (d. 1603) [category: Births]
  • 1573: The Battle of Haarlemmermeer, a naval engagement in the Dutch War of Independence. [category: Events]

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  • 1595: Philip Neri, Italian priest (b. 1515) [category: Deaths]
  • 1602: Philippe de Champaigne, French painter (d. 1674) [category: Births]
  • 1637: Mystic massacre in the Pequot War: A combined Protestant and Mohegan force under English Captain John Mason attacks a Pequot village in Connecticut, massacring approximately 500 Native Americans. [category: Events]
  • 1644: Portuguese Restoration War: Portuguese and Spanish forces both claim victory in the Battle of Montijo. [category: Events]
  • 1647: Alse Young, American woman executed for witchcraft (b. 1600) [category: Deaths]
  • 1647: Alse Young, hanged in Hartford, Connecticut, becomes the first person executed as a witch in the British American colonies. [category: Events]
  • 1648: Vincent Voiture, French poet (b. 1597) [category: Deaths]
  • 1650: John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, English general (d. 1722) [category: Births]
  • 1651: Jeane Gardiner, English woman executed for witchcraft [category: Deaths]
  • 1653: Robert Filmer, English writer (b. 1588) [category: Deaths]
  • 1667: Abraham de Moivre, French mathematician (d. 1754) [category: Births]
  • 1669: Sébastien Vaillant, French botanist (d. 1722) [category: Births]
  • 1679: Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria (b. 1636) [category: Deaths]
  • 1685: Charles II, Elector Palatine (b. 1651) [category: Deaths]
  • 1700: Nicolaus Ludwig Zinzendorf, German religious and social reformer (d. 1760) [category: Births]
  • 1703: Samuel Pepys, English naval administrator and civil servant (b. 1633) [category: Deaths]
  • 1736: Battle of Ackia: British and Chickasaw soldiers repel a French and Choctaw attack on the Chickasaw village of Ackia, near present-day Tupelo, Mississippi. [category: Events]
  • 1742: Pylyp Orlyk, Ukrainian diplomat (b. 1672) [category: Deaths]
  • 1762: Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten, German philosopher (b. 1714) [category: Deaths]
  • 1764: Edward Livingston, American jurist and statesman (d. 1836) [category: Births]
  • 1770: The Orlov Revolt, an attempt to revolt against the Ottoman Empire before the Greek War of Independence, ends in disaster for the Greeks. [category: Events]
  • 1783: A Great Jubilee Day held at North Stratford, Connecticut celebrated end of fighting in American Revolution. [category: Events]
  • 1799: James Burnett, Lord Monboddo, Scottish judge (b. 1714) [category: Deaths]
  • 1805: Napoléon Bonaparte assumes the title of King of Italy and is crowned with the Iron Crown of Lombardy in the Duomo di Milano, the gothic cathedral in Milan. [category: Events]
  • 1818: Manuel Rodríguez Erdoíza, Chilean lawyer and guerrilla leader (b. 1785) [category: Deaths]
  • 1818: Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly, Russian military commander (b. 1761) [category: Deaths]
  • 1821: Establishment of the Peloponnesian Senate by the Greek rebels. [category: Events]
  • 1822: Edmond de Goncourt, French writer (d. 1896) [category: Births]
  • 1822: 116 people die in the Grue Church fire, the biggest fire disaster in Norway's history. [category: Events]
  • 1824: Capel Lofft, English writer (b. 1751) [category: Deaths]
  • 1828: Feral child Kaspar Hauser is discovered wandering the streets of Nuremberg. [category: Events]
  • 1830: The Indian Removal Act is passed by the U.S. Congress; it is signed into law by President Andrew Jackson two days later. [category: Events]
  • 1831: Ciro Menotti, Italian patriot (b. 1798) [category: Deaths]
  • 1840: Sidney Smith, English admiral (b. 1764) [category: Deaths]
  • 1857: Dred Scott is emancipated by the Blow family, his original owners. [category: Events]
  • 1863: Bob Fitzsimmons, English boxer (d. 1917) [category: Births]
  • 1864: Montana is organized as a United States territory. [category: Events]
  • 1865: Robert W. Chambers, American artist (d. 1933) [category: Births]
  • 1865: American 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. [category: Events]
  • 1867: Mary of Teck, queen consort of George V of the United Kingdom (d. 1953) [category: Births]
  • 1868: The impeachment trial of U.S. President Andrew Johnson ends with Johnson being found not guilty by one vote. [category: Events]
  • 1869: Boston University is chartered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. [category: Events]
  • 1873: Olaf Gulbransson, Norwegian artist (d. 1958) [category: Births]
  • 1879: Russia and the United Kingdom sign the Treaty of Gandamak establishing an Afghan state. [category: Events]
  • 1880: W. Otto Miessner, American composer and educator (d. 1967) [category: Births]
  • 1881: Jakob Bernays, German philologist (b. 1824) [category: Deaths]
  • 1883: Mamie Smith, American singer, dancer, pianist, and actress (d. 1946) [category: Births]
  • 1883: Abd al-Qadir al-Jaza'iri, Algerian politician and military leader (b. 1808) [category: Deaths]
  • 1883: Edward Sabine, Irish astronomer (b. 1788) [category: Deaths]
  • 1886: Al Jolson, American singer, comedian, and actor (d. 1950) [category: Births]
  • 1893: Eugene Aynsley Goossens, English conductor and composer (Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra) (d. 1962) [category: Births]
  • 1893: Norma Talmadge, American actress (d. 1957) [category: Births]
  • 1895: Dorothea Lange, American photographer (d. 1965) [category: Births]
  • 1895: Paul Lukas, Hungarian actor (d. 1971) [category: Births]
  • 1896: Charles Dow publishes the first edition of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. [category: Events]
  • 1896: Nicholas II becomes Tsar of Russia. [category: Events]
  • 1897: Dracula, a novel by Irish author Bram Stoker is published. [category: Events]
  • 1898: Christfried Burmeister, Estonian speed skater (d. 1965) [category: Births]
  • 1898: Ernst Bacon, American composer, pianist, and conductor (d. 1990) [category: Births]
  • 1899: Antonio Barrette, French-Canadian politician (d. 1968) [category: Births]
  • 1899: Muriel McQueen Fergusson, Canadian politician (d. 1997) [category: Births]
  • 1900: Thousand Days' War: The Colombian Conservative Party turns the tide of war in their favor with victory against the Colombian Liberal Party in the Battle of Palonegro. [category: Events]
  • 1902: Almon Brown Strowger, American inventor (b. 1839) [category: Deaths]
  • 1904: George Formby, English singer-songwriter, actor, and comedian (d. 1961) [category: Births]
  • 1904: Vlado Perlemuter, Lithuanian-French pianist (d. 2002) [category: Births]
  • 1904: Georges Gilles de la Tourette, French neurologist (b. 1857) [category: Deaths]
  • 1906: Vauxhall Bridge is opened in London. [category: Events]
  • 1907: Jean Bernard, French physician (d. 2006) [category: Births]
  • 1907: John Wayne, American actor (d. 1979) [category: Births]
  • 1907: Ida Saxton McKinley, American wife of William McKinley, 25th First Lady of the United States (b. 1847) [category: Deaths]
  • 1908: Nguyen Ngoc Tho, Vietnamese politician [category: Births]
  • 1908: Robert Morley, English actor (d. 1992) [category: Births]
  • 1908: Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Indian religious figure, founder of the Ahmadiyya movement (b. 1835) [category: Deaths]
  • 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 Anglo-Persian Oil Company. [category: Events]
  • 1909: Adolfo López Mateos, Mexican politician (d. 1969) [category: Births]
  • 1909: Matt Busby, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 1994) [category: Births]
  • 1909: Nikolay Guryanov, Russian mystic and priest (d. 2002) [category: Births]
  • 1910: Imi Lichtenfeld, Israeli martial artist (d. 1998) [category: Births]
  • 1911: Ben Alexander, American actor (d. 1969) [category: Births]
  • 1912: Henry Ephron, American playwright, screenwriter, and producer (d. 1992) [category: Births]
  • 1912: Jay Silverheels, Canadian actor (d. 1980) [category: Births]
  • 1912: János Kádár, Hungarian politician (d. 1989) [category: Births]
  • 1913: Josef Manger, German weightlifter (d. 1991) [category: Births]
  • 1913: Peter Cushing, English actor (d. 1994) [category: Births]
  • 1913: Pierre Daninos, French writer and humorist (d. 2005) [category: Births]
  • 1914: Frankie Manning, American dancer (d. 2009) [category: Births]
  • 1914: Jacob August Riis, Danish-American journalist, photographer, and reformer (b. 1849) [category: Deaths]
  • 1915: Antonia Forest, English author (d. 2003) [category: Births]
  • 1915: Sam Edwards, American actor (d. 2004) [category: Births]
  • 1915: Vernon Alley, American jazz bassist (d. 2004) [category: Births]
  • 1916: Henriette Roosenburg, Dutch journalist (d. 1972) [category: Births]
  • 1916: Moondog, American composer, musician, and poet (d. 1999) [category: Births]
  • 1917: Eva Szorenyi, Hungarian actress (d. 2009) [category: Births]
  • 1917: Several powerful tornadoes rip through Illinois, including the city of Mattoon, killing 101 people and injuring 689. [category: Events]
  • 1918: Anton Christoforidis, Greek boxer (d. 1985) [category: Births]
  • 1918: The Democratic Republic of Georgia is established. [category: Events]
  • 1919: Rubén González, Cuban pianist (Buena Vista Social Club and Estrellas de Areito) (d. 2003) [category: Births]
  • 1920: Peggy Lee, American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2002) [category: Births]
  • 1921: Ernst Märzendorfer, Austrian conductor (d. 2009) [category: Births]
  • 1921: Inge Borkh, German soprano [category: Births]
  • 1922: Troy Smith, American businessman, founded Sonic Drive-In (d. 2009) [category: Births]
  • 1923: James Arness, American actor (d. 2011) [category: Births]
  • 1923: Roy Dotrice, English actor [category: Births]
  • 1924: Victor Herbert, Irish composer, cellist, and conductor, founder of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (b. 1859) [category: Deaths]
  • 1925: Alec McCowen, English actor [category: Births]
  • 1926: Miles Davis, American trumpeter, bandleader, and composer (Miles Davis Quintet) (d. 1991) [category: Births]
  • 1926: Phyllis Gotlieb, Canadian author [category: Births]
  • 1928: Jack Kevorkian, American pathologist (d. 2011) [category: Births]
  • 1929: J. F. Ade Ajayi, Nigerian historian [category: Births]
  • 1930: Karim Emami, Iranian translator, editor, and critic (d. 2005) [category: Births]
  • 1932: Grigor Vachkov, Bulgarian actor (d. 1980) [category: Births]
  • 1933: Horatio Bottomley, English financier and politician (b. 1860) [category: Deaths]
  • 1933: Jimmie Rodgers, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1897) [category: Deaths]
  • 1935: Sheila Steafel, South African–English actress [category: Births]
  • 1936: In 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 had spoken for 10 hours. [category: Events]
  • 1938: Lyudmila Petrushevskaya, Russian playwright and novelist [category: Births]
  • 1938: Pauline Parker, New Zealand murderer [category: Births]
  • 1938: Teresa Stratas, Canadian soprano [category: Births]
  • 1938: William Bolcom, American composer and pianist [category: Births]
  • 1938: In the United States, the House Un-American Activities Committee begins its first session. [category: Events]
  • 1939: Brent Musburger, American sportscaster [category: Births]
  • 1939: Jaki Liebezeit German drummer (Can) [category: Births]
  • 1939: Merab Kostava, Georgian educator, poet, and activist (d. 1989) [category: Births]
  • 1939: Charles Horace Mayo, American medical practitioner, co-founder of Mayo Clinic (b. 1865) [category: Deaths]
  • 1940: Levon Helm, American musician, songwriter, producer, and actor (The Band and Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band) (d. 2012) [category: Births]
  • 1940: Monique Gagnon-Tremblay, French-Canadian politician [category: Births]
  • 1940: World War II: Battle of Dunkirk – In France, Allied forces begin a massive evacuation from Dunkirk, France. [category: Events]
  • 1941: Aldrich Ames, American CIA officer and analyst [category: Births]
  • 1941: Cliff Drysdale, South African tennis player [category: Births]
  • 1941: Reg Bundy, English drag queen performer, dancer, and actor (d. 2003) [category: Births]
  • 1942: Ganapathi Sachchidananda, Indian spiritual figure [category: Births]
  • 1942: World War II: The Battle of Gazala takes place. [category: Events]
  • 1943: Erica Terpstra, Dutch swimmer and politician [category: Births]
  • 1943: Alice Tegnér, Swedish composer, organist, and educator (b. 1864) [category: Deaths]
  • 1943: Edsel Ford, American businessman (b. 1893) [category: Deaths]
  • 1944: Philip Edmonston, Canadian politician and writer [category: Births]
  • 1944: Sam Posey, American race car driver and author [category: Births]
  • 1944: Christian Wirth, German police and SS officer (b. 1885) [category: Deaths]
  • 1945: Garry Peterson, Canadian drummer (The Guess Who and Bachman–Turner Overdrive) [category: Births]
  • 1945: Vilasrao Deshmukh, Indian politician (d. 2012) [category: Births]
  • 1946: Mick Ronson, English musician, songwriter, and producer (The Spiders from Mars and Mott the Hoople) (d. 1993) [category: Births]
  • 1946: Neshka Robeva, Bulgarian gymnast and coach [category: Births]
  • 1948: Stevie Nicks, American singer-songwriter and musician (Fleetwood Mac) [category: Births]
  • 1948: Theodor Morell, German nazi physician (b. 1886) [category: Deaths]
  • 1948: Torsten Bergström, Swedish stage and film actor and film director (b. 1896) [category: Deaths]
  • 1948: The U.S. Congress passes Public Law 557, which permanently establishes the Civil Air Patrol as an auxiliary of the United States Air Force. [category: Events]
  • 1949: Hank Williams Jr., American singer-songwriter and musician [category: Births]
  • 1949: Pam Grier, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1949: Philip Michael Thomas, American actor and singer [category: Births]
  • 1949: Ward Cunningham, American computer programmer, developed the first wiki [category: Births]
  • 1951: Madeleine Taylor-Quinn, Irish politician [category: Births]
  • 1951: Sally Ride, American astronaut (d. 2012) [category: Births]
  • 1951: Lincoln Ellsworth, American scientist (b. 1880) [category: Deaths]
  • 1952: David Meece, American singer-songwriter and pianist [category: Births]
  • 1953: Dan Roundfield, American basketball player (d. 2012) [category: Births]
  • 1953: Kay Hagan, American politician [category: Births]
  • 1953: Michael Portillo, English politician [category: Births]
  • 1954: Alan Hollinghurst, English novelist [category: Births]
  • 1954: Danny Rolling, American serial killer (d. 2006) [category: Births]
  • 1954: Denis Lebel, Canadian politician [category: Births]
  • 1954: Marian Gold, German singer-songwriter and musician (Alphaville) [category: Births]
  • 1954: Lionel Conacher, Canadian athlete and politician (b. 1900) [category: Deaths]
  • 1955: Masaharu Morimoto, Japanese chef [category: Births]
  • 1955: Wesley Walker, American football player [category: Births]
  • 1955: Alberto Ascari, Italian race car driver (b. 1918) [category: Deaths]
  • 1956: Frédéric Dutoit, French politician [category: Births]
  • 1957: Diomedes Díaz, Colombian singer and composer [category: Births]
  • 1957: François Legault, French-Canadian politician [category: Births]
  • 1957: Kristina Olsen, American singer-songwriter and musician [category: Births]
  • 1957: Pontso Sekatle, Lesotho politician and educator [category: Births]
  • 1957: Roberto Ravaglia, Italian race car driver [category: Births]
  • 1958: Howard Goodall, English composer [category: Births]
  • 1958: Margaret Colin, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1958: Moinul Ahsan Saber, Bangladeshi writer [category: Births]
  • 1959: Ole Bornedal, Danish actor, director, and producer [category: Births]
  • 1959: Steve Hanley, English bassist and songwriter (The Fall and Tom Hingley and the Lovers) [category: Births]
  • 1959: Philip Kassel, American gymnast (b. 1876) [category: Deaths]
  • 1960: Doug Hutchison, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1960: Masahiro Matsunaga, Japanese race car driver [category: Births]
  • 1960: Rob Murphy, American baseball player [category: Births]
  • 1961: Tarsem Singh, Indian director [category: Births]
  • 1962: Bobcat Goldthwait, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1962: Genie Francis, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1963: Claude Legault, Canadian actor [category: Births]
  • 1964: Argiris Pedoulakis, Greek basketball coach [category: Births]
  • 1964: Caitlín R. Kiernan, Irish-American writer [category: Births]
  • 1964: Lenny Kravitz, American singer-songwriter, musician, producer, and actor [category: Births]
  • 1965: Hazel Irvine, Scottish-English television host [category: Births]
  • 1966: Helena Bonham Carter, English actress [category: Births]
  • 1966: Zola Budd, South African athlete [category: Births]
  • 1966: Elizabeth Dilling, American author and activist (b. 1894) [category: Deaths]
  • 1966: British Guiana gains independence, becoming Guyana. [category: Events]
  • 1967: Kevin Moore, American singer-songwriter, musician, and composer (OSI, Dream Theater, and Chroma Key) [category: Births]
  • 1967: Mika Yamamoto, Japanese journalist (d. 2012) [category: Births]
  • 1967: Phil Doyle, Australian writer [category: Births]
  • 1968: Fernando León de Aranoa, Spanish director [category: Births]
  • 1968: Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark [category: Births]
  • 1968: Pat Kenney, American baseball player, wrestler, and agent [category: Births]
  • 1968: Steve Sedgley, English footballer [category: Births]
  • 1968: Little Willie John, American singer-songwriter (b. 1937) [category: Deaths]
  • 1969: John Baird, Canadian politician [category: Births]
  • 1969: Musetta Vander, South African actress [category: Births]
  • 1969: Allan Haines Loughead, American aviation pioneer and engineer, co-founded the Lockheed Corporation (b. 1889) [category: Deaths]
  • 1969: Paul Hawkins, Australian race car driver (b. 1937) [category: Deaths]
  • 1969: Apollo program: Apollo 10 returns to Earth after a successful eight-day test of all the components needed for the forthcoming first manned moon landing. [category: Events]
  • 1970: Nobuhiro Watsuki, Japanese cartoonist [category: Births]
  • 1970: The Soviet Tupolev Tu-144 becomes the first commercial transport to exceed Mach 2. [category: Events]
  • 1971: Matt Stone, American actor, animator, screenwriter, producer, and composer [category: Births]
  • 1971: Timothy Allen, English photographer and journalist [category: Births]
  • 1971: Zaher Andary, Lebanese Footballer [category: Births]
  • 1971: The Pakistan Army massacres at least 71 Hindus in Burunga, Sylhet, Bangladesh. [category: Events]
  • 1972: Kylie Ireland, American porn actress, director, producer, publicist, and radio host [category: Births]
  • 1972: Patsy Palmer, English actress [category: Births]
  • 1972: The United States and the Soviet Union sign the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty. [category: Events]
  • 1972: Willandra National Park is established in Australia. [category: Events]
  • 1974: Lars Frölander, Swedish swimmer [category: Births]
  • 1974: Silvio Moser, Swiss race car driver (b. 1941) [category: Deaths]
  • 1975: Nicki Aycox, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1975: Travis Lee, American baseball player [category: Births]
  • 1976: Justin Pierre, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and filmmaker (Motion City Soundtrack) [category: Births]
  • 1976: Kenny Florian, American mixed martial artist [category: Births]
  • 1976: Juan Maino, Chilean photographer and activist, leader of the Popular Unitary Action Movement [category: Deaths]
  • 1976: Martin Heidegger, German philosopher (b. 1889) [category: Deaths]
  • 1977: Luca Toni, Italian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1977: Mark Hunter, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Chimaira) [category: Births]
  • 1977: Misaki Ito, Japanese actress and model [category: Births]
  • 1977: Nikos Hatzivrettas, Greek basketball player [category: Births]
  • 1977: Raina Telgemeier, American cartoonist [category: Births]
  • 1977: William Powell, American singer (The O'Jays) (b. 1942) [category: Deaths]
  • 1977: George Willig climbs the South Tower of New York City's World Trade Center. [category: Events]
  • 1978: Fabio Firmani, Italian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1978: Phil Elverum, American singer-songwriter and musician (The Microphones and Mount Eerie) [category: Births]
  • 1978: Cybele, Greek actress (b. 1887) [category: Deaths]
  • 1979: Ashley Massaro, American wrestler and manager [category: Births]
  • 1979: Elisabeth Harnois, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1979: Mehmet Okur, Turkish basketball player [category: Births]
  • 1979: George Brent, English actor (b. 1899) [category: Deaths]
  • 1981: Eda-Ines Etti, Estonian singer [category: Births]
  • 1981: Irini Merkouri, Greek singer [category: Births]
  • 1981: Isaac Slade, American singer-songwriter and musician (The Fray) [category: Births]
  • 1981: Jason Manford, English comedian and actor [category: Births]
  • 1981: Robert Copeland, Australian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1981: An EA-6B Prowler crashes on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68), killing 14 crewmen and injuring 45 others. [category: Events]
  • 1981: Prime Minister of Italy Arnaldo Forlani and his coalition cabinet resign following a scandal over membership of the pseudo-masonic lodge P2 (Propaganda Due). [category: Events]
  • 1982: David Reed, English writer and comedian [category: Births]
  • 1982: Yoko Matsugane, Japanese model [category: Births]
  • 1983: Demy de Zeeuw, Dutch footballer [category: Births]
  • 1983: Henry Holland, English fashion designer [category: Births]
  • 1983: A strong 7.7 magnitude earthquake strikes Japan, triggering a tsunami that kills at least 104 people and injures thousands. Many people go missing and thousands of buildings are destroyed. [category: Events]
  • 1985: Ashley Vincent, English footballer [category: Births]
  • 1986: The European Community adopts the European flag. [category: Events]
  • 1987: Josh Thomas, Australian comedian, actor, and writer [category: Births]
  • 1987: Olcay Şahan, Turkish footballer [category: Births]
  • 1987: Valerie Garcia, Filipino actress [category: Births]
  • 1988: Andrea Catellani, Italian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1988: Damian Williams, American football player [category: Births]
  • 1988: Joel Selwood, Australian rules footballer [category: Births]
  • 1988: Juan Guillermo Cuadrado, Colombian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1989: Nick Roud, English actor [category: Births]
  • 1989: Paula Findlay, Canadian triathlete [category: Births]
  • 1989: Don Revie, English footballer (b. 1927) [category: Deaths]
  • 1991: Julianna Rose Mauriello, American actress, singer, and dancer [category: Births]
  • 1991: Zviad Gamsakhurdia becomes the first elected President of the Republic of Georgia in the post-Soviet era. [category: Events]
  • 1992: The blockade of Dubrovnik is broken. Following this, the siege of Dubrovnik ends in the next months. [category: Events]
  • 1998: The Supreme Court of the United States rules that Ellis Island, the historic gateway for millions of immigrants, is mainly in the state of New Jersey, not New York. [category: Events]
  • 1998: The first "National Sorry Day" was held in Australia, and reconciliation events were held nationally, and attended by over a million people. [category: Events]
  • 1999: Paul Sacher, Swiss conductor (b. 1906) [category: Deaths]
  • 1999: Waldo Semon, American inventor (b. 1898) [category: Deaths]
  • 2001: Anne Haney, American actress (b. 1934) [category: Deaths]
  • 2001: Moven Mahachi, Zimbabwean politician (b. 1952) [category: Deaths]
  • 2001: Vittorio Brambilla, Italian race car driver (b. 1937) [category: Deaths]
  • 2001: The CIA declassifies the paragraph 39 of the report about the Iraqi nuclear program from January 1991 in the Gulf War. [category: Events]
  • 2002: Mamo Wolde, Ethiopian runner (b. 1932) [category: Deaths]
  • 2002: The tugboat Robert Y. Love collides with a support pier of Interstate 40 on the Arkansas River near Webbers Falls, Oklahoma, resulting in 14 deaths and 11 others injured. [category: Events]
  • 2003: Kathleen Winsor, American writer (b. 1919) [category: Deaths]
  • 2004: Dullah Omar, South African lawyer (b. 1934) [category: Deaths]
  • 2004: Nikolai Stepanovich Chernykh, Russian astronomer (b. 1931) [category: Deaths]
  • 2004: The United States Army veteran Terry Nichols is found guilty of 161 state murder charges for helping carry out the Oklahoma City bombing. [category: Events]
  • 2005: Chico Carrasquel, Venezuelan baseball player (b. 1928) [category: Deaths]
  • 2005: Eddie Albert, American actor (b. 1906) [category: Deaths]
  • 2005: Leslie Smith, English businessman, co-founder of Lesney Products (b. 1918) [category: Deaths]
  • 2005: Ruth Laredo, American pianist (b. 1937) [category: Deaths]
  • 2006: Kevin O'Flanagan, Irish athlete and physician (b. 1919) [category: Deaths]
  • 2006: Édouard Michelin, French businessman (b. 1963) [category: Deaths]
  • 2007: Jack Edward Oliver, English cartoonist and writer (b. 1942) [category: Deaths]
  • 2008: Sydney Pollack, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1934) [category: Deaths]
  • 2008: Zita Urbonaitė, Lithuanian cyclist (b. 1973) [category: Deaths]
  • 2008: Severe flooding begins in eastern and southern China that will ultimately cause 148 deaths and force the evacuation of 1.3 million. [category: Events]
  • 2009: Mihalis Papagiannakis, Greek politician (b. 1941) [category: Deaths]
  • 2009: Peter Zezel, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1965) [category: Deaths]
  • 2009: Stanley Chapman, English architect, designer, translator, and writer (b. 1925) [category: Deaths]
  • 2010: Art Linkletter, Canadian-American radio and television host (b. 1912) [category: Deaths]
  • 2010: Christopher Moran, English air marshal (b. 1956) [category: Deaths]
  • 2010: Jarvis Williams, American football player (b. 1965) [category: Deaths]
  • 2010: Jean Constantin, Romanian actor (b. 1928) [category: Deaths]
  • 2010: Kieran Phelan, Irish politician (b. 1949) [category: Deaths]
  • 2011: Arisen Ahubudu, Sri Lankan scholar, author, and playwright (b. 1920) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Arthur Decabooter, Belgian cyclist (b. 1936) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Hans Schmidt, Canadian wrestler (b. 1925) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Hiroshi Miyazawa, Japanese politician (b. 1921) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Leo Dillon, American artist (b. 1933) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Orhan Boran, Turkish actor and comedian (b. 1928) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Roy Wilson, Jamaican singer (Higgs and Wilson) (b. 1940) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Rudy Eugene, American criminal and cannibal (b. 1981) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Stephen Healey, English army officer (b. 1982) [category: Deaths]
  • 47_bc: Julius Caesar visits Tarsus on his way to Pontus, where he meets enthusiastic support, but where, according to Cicero, Cassius is planning to kill him at this point. [category: Events]
  • _: Augustine of Canterbury (Anglican Communion and Eastern Orthodox) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Christian feast day: [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Crown Prince's Birthday (Denmark) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Guyana from the United Kingdom in 1966. [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Independence Day, commemorates the day of the First Republic in 1918 (Georgia) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Lambert of Vence [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: May 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Mother's Day (Poland) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: National Day of Healing (Australia) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Philip Neri [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Quadratus of Athens [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Zachary, Bishop of Vienne [category: Holidays and observances]