Historical Events In May - 26
Sunday, 28 February 2021
1946 Patent filed in US for H-Bomb on this day in history.
1946 On May - 26 2-for-42 & hitting .048 for 1946, Mel Ott stops playing baseball
1946 On this day in history friedrich A H von Waldeck, monarch of Waldeck, dies
1948 On this day in history entire Hagana-arm forces sworn-in as Israeli soldiers
1948 South Africa elects a nationalist government with apartheid policy on this day in history.
1950 On this day in history antonina Neshdanova, Russian soprano (Bolshoi Theater), dies
1951 Vaughan Williams "Pilgrim's Progress," premieres in London on May - 26.
1951 Lincoln Ellsworth, artic explorer, dies at 71 on May - 26.
1952 Damaso Alonso, Spanish linguistic/poet (Hombrey Dios), dies at 55 on May - 26.
1953 Dutch Convair crashes at Schipholweg, 2 die on May - 26.
1954 Franz Pfemfert, writer, dies at 74 on May - 26.
1955 On May - 26 conservatives win British parliamentary election
1955 On May - 26 khrushchev arrives in Belgrade
1955 "7th Heaven" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 44 performances on May - 26.
1956 On this day in history aircraft carrier "Bennington" burns off Rhode Island, killing 103
1956 On this day in history aircraft carrier "Bennington" burns off RI, killing 103
1956 Al Simmons, outfielder (A's)/lifetime batting avg of .334, dies at 54 on this day in history.
1958 On May - 26 ceylon emergency crisis proclaimed
1958 On this day in history the HSS-1N helicopter, capable of day and night antisubmarine warfare under instrument flight conditions, was publicly flown at NAS Corpus Christi
1958 On May - 26 union Square, San Fransisco becomes state historical landmark
1958 On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)
1959 On this day in history ed Walsh, baseball pitcher (1.82 ERA), dies at 78
1960 The Soviets are accused by UN Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge of concealing a microphone inside a wood carving of the Great Seal of the United States that was presented to the U S embassy in Moscow on this day in history.
1961 On this day in history freedom Ride Coordinating Committee establishes in Atlanta
1961 On May - 26 uSAF bomber flies the Atlantic in a record of just over 3 hours
1963 15th Emmy Awards Dick Van Dyke Show, E G Marshall & Shirley Booth on this day in history.
1963 On May - 26 organization of African Unity forms
1963 On May - 26 sharon Lynn, actress (Way Out West, Big Broadcast), dies at 53
1963 On May - 26 15th Emmy Awards: Dick Van Dyke Show, E G Marshall & Shirley Booth
1965 On this day in history dutch Voting Rights Bill passes
1965 On May - 26 revised international Convention on Safety of Life at Sea takes effect
1966 Buddhist sets self on fire at US consulate in Hué South-Vietnam on May - 26.
1966 On May - 26 guyana (formerly British Guiana) declares independence from UK
1966 Don Castle, actor (Motor Patrol, Born to Speed), dies at 47 on May - 26.