Historical Events In May - 26
Friday, 23 August 2019
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 On May - 26 last Czar of Russia, Nicholas II, crowned
1896 1st American intercollegiate bicycle race, Manhattan Beach NY on May - 26.
1898 On May - 26 san Fransisco approves City Charter, allows Municipal ownership of utiliies
1898 On this day in history 32nd Belmont: F Littlefield aboard Bowling Brook wins in 2:32
1898 Ernst Bacon, composer on this day in history.
1899 On this day in history otto E Neugebauer, Austrian/US math historian
1900 On this day in history british troops under Ian Hamilton attack the Vaal in South Africa
1903 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of 3 Gables" (BG) on this day in history.
1903 Estes Kefauver, (Sen-D-Tn) on this day in history.
1905 On this day in history a pogrom against Jews in Minsk Belorussia
1905 On May - 26 hans Holewa, composer
1905 Alphonse de Rothschild, French banker, dies on May - 26.
1906 On this day in history archaeological Institute of America forms
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 May - 26 carleton Young, NY, actor (Reefer Madness, Pride of the Bowery)
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 United Kingdom on this day in history.
1908 On May - 26 robert Morley, England, actor (High Road to China, African Queen)
1908 Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Indies theologist (Ahmadiyya motion), dies at 69 on May - 26.
1909 Matt Busby, Scottish soccer coach (Manchester United) on this day in history.
1910 Adolfo Lopez Mateos, president of Mexico on this day in history.
1911 1st Indianapolis 500 auto race is run on this day in history.
1911 Ben Alexander, NV, actor (Dragnet, Outer Gate, Mr Doodles Kicks Off) on May - 26.
1912 On this day in history janos Kádár, premier Hungary (1956-58)
1912 On May - 26 jan Blockx, Belgian opera composer (Bride of the Sea), dies at 61
1913 On May - 26 actors' Equity Association forms (NYC)
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 On this day in history fred Bertrand, Belgian politician
1914 On May - 26 archie Duncan, Glasgow Scotland, actor (Sherlock Holmes)
1915 H H Asquith forms a coalition government in England on May - 26.