May 26 in History
What happened on May 26 in history?
A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on may 26 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on may 26 in history.?>
The movie Star Wars debuts.
Apollo 10 returns to Earth.
The civil rights activist group, Freedom Ride Coordinating Committee, is established in Atlanta.
A U.S. Air Force bomber flies across the Atlantic in a record of just over three hours.
Union Square, San Francisco, becomes a state historical landmark.
A patent is filed in the United States for the H-bomb.
The evacuation of Allied forces from Dunkirk begins.
The House Committee on Un-American Activities begins its work of searching for subversives in the United States.
The last czar of Russia, Nicholas II, is crowned.
President Andrew Johnson is acquitted of all charges of impeachment.
The last Confederate army surrenders in Shreveport, Louisiana.
The territory of Montana is organized.
A resolution is passed in the U.S. Congress stating that Congress has no authority over state slavery laws.
The Russians defeat the Poles at the Battle of Ostroleka.
British and Chickasaw forces defeat the French at the Battle of Ackia.
Jacob Leisler, leader of the popular uprising in support of William and Mary’s succession to the throne, is executed for treason.
Charles II and Louis XIV sign a secret treaty in Dover, England, ending hostilities between England and France.
A new law bans Catholic priests from the colony of Massachusetts. The penalty is banishment or death for a second offense.
William of Ockham is forced to flee from Avignon by Pope John XXII.