Historical Events In May - 26
Friday, 23 August 2019
1946 On this day in history patent filed in US for H-Bomb
1946 2-for-42 & hitting .048 for 1946, Mel Ott stops playing baseball on May - 26.
1946 Friedrich A H von Waldeck, monarch of Waldeck, dies on May - 26.
1948 Entire Hagana-arm forces sworn-in as Israeli soldiers on May - 26.
1948 On May - 26 south Africa elects a nationalist government with apartheid policy
1950 Antonina Neshdanova, Russian soprano (Bolshoi Theater), dies on May - 26.
1951 On May - 26 vaughan Williams "Pilgrim's Progress," premieres in London
1951 On this day in history lincoln Ellsworth, artic explorer, dies at 71
1952 On this day in history damaso Alonso, Spanish linguistic/poet (Hombrey Dios), dies at 55
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 Khrushchev arrives in Belgrade on this day in history.
1955 "7th Heaven" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 44 performances on this day in history.
1956 Aircraft carrier "Bennington" burns off Rhode Island, killing 103 on this day in history.
1956 Aircraft carrier "Bennington" burns off RI, killing 103 on this day in history.
1956 Al Simmons, outfielder (A's)/lifetime batting avg of .334, dies at 54 on this day in history.
1958 Ceylon emergency crisis proclaimed on this day in history.
1958 The HSS-1N helicopter, capable of day and night antisubmarine warfare under instrument flight conditions, was publicly flown at NAS Corpus Christi on this day in history.
1958 Union Square, San Fransisco becomes state historical landmark on this day in history.
1958 US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests) on May - 26.
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 May - 26.
1961 Freedom Ride Coordinating Committee establishes in Atlanta on May - 26.
1961 On this day in history uSAF bomber flies the Atlantic in a record of just over 3 hours
1963 On this day in history 15th Emmy Awards Dick Van Dyke Show, E G Marshall & Shirley Booth
1963 Organization of African Unity forms on May - 26.
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 May - 26 dutch Voting Rights Bill passes
1965 Revised international Convention on Safety of Life at Sea takes effect on this day in history.
1966 Buddhist sets self on fire at US consulate in Hué South-Vietnam on May - 26.
1966 On this day in history guyana (formerly British Guiana) declares independence from UK
1966 Don Castle, actor (Motor Patrol, Born to Speed), dies at 47 on May - 26.