Thursday, May 25, 2017

May 26

  • May 26, 451
    Army of Sassanid Empire defeat united Armenian forces at the Battle of Avarair with strategic victory for Armenians
  • May 26, 1637
    150 Puritans lead by Captain John Mason with 60 Mohegan warriors attack fortified Pequot village at Mystic, in Connecticut River Valley, North America and burn the entire village, shoot fleeing escapers, killing about 700 men, women, children in under hour
  • May 26, 1736
    British and Chickasaw Indians, supported by the British, defeat a combined force of French soldiers and Chocktaw Indians at the Battle of Ackia, thus opening the region to English settlement
  • May 26, 1798
    British kill about 500 Irish insurgents at the Battle of Tara
  • May 26, 1805
    Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned king of Italy
  • May 26, 1805
    Lewis and Clark first see the Rocky Mountains
  • May 26, 1834
    Portuguese Civil war between progressive constitutionalists and authoritarian absolutists ends with restore of constitutional monarchy and exile of absolutist Miguel I
  • May 26, 1860
    Giuseppe Garibaldi occupies Palermo, Italy during Expedition of the Thousand
  • May 26, 1868
    Michael Barrett, Irish nationalist, is executed for his part in the Clerkenwell bombing, which becomes the last British public execution
  • May 26, 1868
    The United States Senate impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson ends with his acquittal as the Senate fell one vote short of the two-thirds majority required for conviction
  • May 26, 1879
    Treaty of Gandermack is signed between Great Britain and Afghanistan and cedes various frontier areas to Britain
  • May 26, 1894
    Emanuel Lasker, a German mathematician and World Chess Champion for 27 years, becomes World Champion chess player for the first time
  • May 26, 1896
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average, an index of 12 industrial companies, is first published
  • May 26, 1918
    Democratic Republic of Georgia declares independence from Russia
  • May 26, 1924
    United States President Calvin Coolidge signs Immigration Act of 1924, significantly restricting immigration from Easter and Southern Europe and prohibiting the immigration of Arabs, East Asians, and Indians
  • May 26, 1948
    South Africa elects a nationalist government in the parliamentary election, which begin system of racial segregation policy known as apartheid
  • May 26, 1965
    Revised International Convention on Safety of Life at Sea takes effect
  • May 26, 1966
    Guyana, formerly British Guiana, declares independence from United Kingdom
  • May 26, 1971
    Soviet Union's Concorde, TU-144, makes its first appearance
  • May 26, 1972
    US President Richard Nixon and Soviet Leader Leonid Brezhnev signs Strategic Arms Limitation Talks accord
  • May 26, 1981
    The Italian government resigns over its links to the fascist Masonic cell Propaganda Due
  • May 26, 1986
    The European Community adopts the European flag
  • May 26, 2010
    Market capitalization of Apple, US$222 billion, passes Microsoft for the first time since December 19,1989, making Apple stock more than 10 times worth what they were 10 years ago, whereas Microsoft stock is down 20 percent over the same time period
  • May 26, 2011
    Former Bosnian Serb Army commander Ratko Mladic, wanted for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, is arrested in Serbia

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