Historical Events In May - 26
Saturday, 18 January 2020
1894 On May - 26 emanuel Lasker (26) becomes World Champion chess player
1895 On May - 26 dorothea Lange, US documentary photographer
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 On May - 26 1st American intercollegiate bicycle race, Manhattan Beach NY
1898 San Fransisco approves City Charter, allows Municipal ownership of utiliies on May - 26.
1898 On this day in history 32nd Belmont: F Littlefield aboard Bowling Brook wins in 2:32
1898 On May - 26 ernst Bacon, composer
1899 Otto E Neugebauer, Austrian/US math historian on this day in history.
1900 British troops under Ian Hamilton attack the Vaal in South Africa on this day in history.
1903 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of 3 Gables" (BG) on this day in history.
1903 Estes Kefauver, (Sen-D-Tn) on May - 26.
1905 A pogrom against Jews in Minsk Belorussia on this day in history.
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 May - 26.
1907 On May - 26 the birth of John Wayne, American actor who made many westerns
1907 On this day in history chic White Sox Ed Walsh no-hits NY Highlanders, 8-1 in 5 inning game
1907 Carleton Young, NY, actor (Reefer Madness, Pride of the Bowery) on May - 26.
1908 At Masjed Soleyman (Ù…Ø³Ø¬Ø¯ Ø³Ù„ÙŠÙ…Ø§Ù†) 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 on May - 26.
1908 Robert Morley, England, actor (High Road to China, African Queen) on May - 26.
1908 On May - 26 mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Indies theologist (Ahmadiyya motion), dies at 69
1909 Matt Busby, Scottish soccer coach (Manchester United) on May - 26.
1910 Adolfo Lopez Mateos, president of Mexico on this day in history.
1911 On May - 26 1st Indianapolis 500 auto race is run
1911 On this day in history ben Alexander, NV, actor (Dragnet, Outer Gate, Mr Doodles Kicks Off)
1912 On this day in history janos KÃ¡dÃ¡r, 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 this day in history.
1913 On May - 26 the Actors' Equity Association is organized
1913 The birth of Peter Cushing, British born film actor on this day in history.
1913 Fred Bertrand, Belgian politician on this day in history.
1914 Archie Duncan, Glasgow Scotland, actor (Sherlock Holmes) on May - 26.
1915 H H Asquith forms a coalition government in England on May - 26.