Historical Events In May - 26
Friday, 17 January 2020
1946 Patent filed in US for H-Bomb on May - 26.
1946 On May - 26 2-for-42 & hitting .048 for 1946, Mel Ott stops playing baseball
1946 Friedrich A H von Waldeck, monarch of Waldeck, dies on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1951 Vaughan Williams "Pilgrim's Progress," premieres in London on May - 26.
1951 Lincoln Ellsworth, artic explorer, dies at 71 on this day in history.
1952 On this day in history damaso Alonso, Spanish linguistic/poet (Hombrey Dios), dies at 55
1953 On this day in history dutch Convair crashes at Schipholweg, 2 die
1954 Franz Pfemfert, writer, dies at 74 on this day in history.
1955 On May - 26 conservatives win British parliamentary election
1955 Khrushchev arrives in Belgrade on May - 26.
1955 On this day in history "7th Heaven" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 44 performances
1956 On May - 26 aircraft carrier "Bennington" burns off Rhode Island, killing 103
1956 On May - 26 aircraft carrier "Bennington" burns off RI, killing 103
1956 Al Simmons, outfielder (A's)/lifetime batting avg of .334, dies at 54 on May - 26.
1958 On May - 26 ceylon emergency crisis proclaimed
1958 On May - 26 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 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 On this day in history 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
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 On this day in history 15th Emmy Awards Dick Van Dyke Show, E G Marshall & Shirley Booth
1963 Organization of African Unity forms on this day in history.
1963 Sharon Lynn, actress (Way Out West, Big Broadcast), dies at 53 on May - 26.
1963 15th Emmy Awards: Dick Van Dyke Show, E G Marshall & Shirley Booth on this day in history.
1965 Dutch Voting Rights Bill passes on May - 26.
1965 Revised international Convention on Safety of Life at Sea takes effect on May - 26.
1966 On May - 26 buddhist sets self on fire at US consulate in Hué South-Vietnam
1966 Guyana (formerly British Guiana) declares independence from UK on May - 26.
1966 On May - 26 don Castle, actor (Motor Patrol, Born to Speed), dies at 47