26 MAY
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Charles, Duc d’Orleans, 1391
  • John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, 1650
  • Queen Mary (George V), 1867
  • Al Jolson, 1886
  • Norma Talmadge, 1897
  • John Wayne, 1907
  • Robert Morley, 1908
  • Peter Cushing, 1913
  • Peggy Lee, 1920
  • Jay Silverheels, 1922
  • James Arness, 1923
  • Alex McCowen, 1926
  • Jack Kevorkian, 1928
  • Brent Musberger, 1939
  • Teresa Stratas, 1939
  • Stevie Nicks, 1948
  • Philip Michael Thomas, 1949
  • Pamela Grier, 1949
  • Hank Williams Jr., 1949
  • Sally Ride, 1951
  • Helena Bonham-Carter, 1966

Died On This Day:

  • Saint Philip Neri, 1595
  • Samuel Pepys, 1703
  • Victor Herbert, 1924
  • Jimmy Rodgers, 1933
  • Charles Mayo, 1939
  • Jacques Lipchitz, 1973
  • George W. Ball, 1994
  • Friz Freleng, 1995
  • Kathleen Winsor, 2003
  • Eddie Albert, 2005
  • Sydney Pollack, 2008
  • Art Linklater, 2010

Today's Events:

  • 1805 - Lewis and Clark expedition first sights Rocky Mountains.
  • 1805 - Napoleon crowned King of Italy in Milan Cathedral.
  • 1864 - Montana territory organized by taking piece from Territory of Idaho.
  • 1865 - Surrender of last Confederate army at Shreveport ends U.S. Civil War. Total dead 498,432.
  • 1868 - Last public execution in England; Michael Barrett hanged outside Newgate Prison for bombing.
  • 1887 - British East Africa Company chartered.
  • 1894 - Dr. Emanuel Lasker of Germany beats Wilhelm Steinitz (Czech) for world chess championship.
  • 1896 - Dow Jones Industrial Average is published for the first time in the Wall Street Journal.
  • 1897 - Bram Stoker's "Dracula" published in hardcover by Archibald Constable and Co. in London to excellent critical reviews.
  • 1913 - Actor's Equity Association organized.
  • 1913 - First British woman magistrate appointed-Emily Duncan.
  • 1923 - First Le Mans car race begins in France.
  • 1927 - Ford Motor Company ceases production of Model T 'Tin Lizzie' after 19 years and 15 million cars.
  • 1938 - House Un-American Activities Committee set up to investigate dissenters.
  • 1943 - At Auschwitz Concentration Camp 1,042 Gypsies executed in gas chamber after typhoid breaks out.
  • 1946 - Patent for fusion of H. Bomb filed.
  • 1994 - Lisa Marie Presley marries Michael Jackson.
  • 2011 - After 16 years on the run, Ratko Mladic, the Butcher of Bosnia, is captured in a Serbian village.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Mariana of Quito
  • Philip Neri (died today 1595)
  • Dyfan
  • Lambert of Venice
  • Prix of Auxerre
  • Quadratus of Athens
  • Augustine (or Austin) of Canterbury (died today A.D. 604)

Holiday:

  • Independence Day Guyana (1966)

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • VESAK (Commemoration of birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha) celebrated Southeast Asia.
  • MOTHER'S DAY (U.S.), second Sunday in May
  • FESTIVAL OF JOAN OF ARC in France, second Sunday in May
  • MEMORIAL DAY (U.S.), Last Monday in May
  • PROCESSION OF THE HOLY BLOOD in Belgium on first Monday after May 2.
  • TANO FESTIVAL (Korea) on 5th day of 5th lunar month.
  • TUAN WU CHIEH or Dragon Boat Festival (China) 5th day of 5th lunar month.
  • ASCENSION DAY (Christian) 40th day after Easter.
  • PENTACOST (Christian) or Whitsunday (Anglican) 50 days after Easter.
  • TRINITY SUNDAY (Christian), Sunday after Pentecost.
  • CORPUS CHRISTI (Christian), Thursday after Trinity Sunday.
  • I'D AL-HAJJ, Muslim Festival
  • ARANYA SHASHTI, Hindu Festival honoring god of the forest
  • BUDDHA PURNIMA, Hindu Festival, celebrated early May
  • GANGA DASSHERA, Hindu Festival, celebrated end of May
  • ARMED FORCES DAY in US - third Saturday in May
  • NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER in US - first Thursday in May
  • NATIONAL DEFENSE TRANSPORTATION DAY - third Friday in May in US
  • NATIONAL TEACHER'S DAY - Tuesday in the first full week in May in US
  • VICTORIA DAY - first Monday before May 25, celebrating Queen Victoria's birthday in Canada
  • WESAK FESTIVAL celebrated in the eastern hemisphere at the Taurus full moon, beginning of May
  • GOODWILL FESTIVAL celebrated at the Gemini full moon, end of May

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
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