Historical Events In May - 26
Sunday, 28 February 2021
1894 Emanuel Lasker (26) becomes World Champion chess player on this day in history.
1895 Dorothea Lange, US documentary photographer on this day in history.
1896 Dow Jones begins an index of 12 industrial stocks (closing is 40.94) on May - 26.
1896 Last Czar of Russia, Nicholas II, crowned on May - 26.
1896 1st American intercollegiate bicycle race, Manhattan Beach NY on this day in history.
1898 San Fransisco approves City Charter, allows Municipal ownership of utiliies on this day in history.
1898 32nd Belmont: F Littlefield aboard Bowling Brook wins in 2:32 on May - 26.
1898 On this day in history ernst Bacon, composer
1899 On this day in history otto E Neugebauer, Austrian/US math historian
1900 On May - 26 british troops under Ian Hamilton attack the Vaal in South Africa
1903 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of 3 Gables" (BG) on May - 26.
1903 On this day in history estes Kefauver, (Sen-D-Tn)
1905 On this day in history a pogrom against Jews in Minsk Belorussia
1905 Hans Holewa, composer on this day in history.
1905 On this day in history alphonse de Rothschild, French banker, dies
1906 Archaeological Institute of America forms on this day in history.
1907 The birth of John Wayne, American actor who made many westerns on this day in history.
1907 Chic White Sox Ed Walsh no-hits NY Highlanders, 8-1 in 5 inning game on May - 26.
1907 On this day in history carleton Young, NY, actor (Reefer Madness, Pride of the Bowery)
1908 On this day in history 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.
1908 On May - 26 robert Morley, England, actor (High Road to China, African Queen)
1908 On May - 26 mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Indies theologist (Ahmadiyya motion), dies at 69
1909 On this day in history matt Busby, Scottish soccer coach (Manchester United)
1910 Adolfo Lopez Mateos, president of Mexico on this day in history.
1911 On this day in history 1st Indianapolis 500 auto race is run
1911 Ben Alexander, NV, actor (Dragnet, Outer Gate, Mr Doodles Kicks Off) on May - 26.
1912 On May - 26 janos Kádár, premier Hungary (1956-58)
1912 On May - 26 jan Blockx, Belgian opera composer (Bride of the Sea), dies at 61
1913 Actors' Equity Association forms (NYC) on May - 26.
1913 The Actors' Equity Association is organized on this day in history.
1913 On this day in history the birth of Peter Cushing, British born film actor
1913 Fred Bertrand, Belgian politician on May - 26.
1914 Archie Duncan, Glasgow Scotland, actor (Sherlock Holmes) on May - 26.
1915 On May - 26 h H Asquith forms a coalition government in England