Wednesday, August 17, 2022 (Week 33)

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.

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1977
The movie Star Wars debuts.
1969
Apollo 10 returns to Earth.
1961
The civil rights activist group, Freedom Ride Coordinating Committee, is established in Atlanta.
1961
A U.S. Air Force bomber flies across the Atlantic in a record of just over three hours.
1958
Union Square, San Francisco, becomes a state historical landmark.
1946
A patent is filed in the United States for the H-bomb.
1940
The evacuation of Allied forces from Dunkirk begins.
1938
The House Committee on Un-American Activities begins its work of searching for subversives in the United States.
1896
The last czar of Russia, Nicholas II, is crowned.
1868
President Andrew Johnson is acquitted of all charges of impeachment.
1865
The last Confederate army surrenders in Shreveport, Louisiana.
1864
The territory of Montana is organized.
1835
A resolution is passed in the U.S. Congress stating that Congress has no authority over state slavery laws.
1831
The Russians defeat the Poles at the Battle of Ostroleka.
1736
British and Chickasaw forces defeat the French at the Battle of Ackia.
1691
Jacob Leisler, leader of the popular uprising in support of William and Mary’s succession to the throne, is executed for treason.
1670
Charles II and Louis XIV sign a secret treaty in Dover, England, ending hostilities between England and France.
1647
A new law bans Catholic priests from the colony of Massachusetts. The penalty is banishment or death for a second offense.
1328
William of Ockham is forced to flee from Avignon by Pope John XXII.