What Happened on May 26


Historical Events

1906 – Archaeological Institute of America forms
1923 – Socialist Workers Youth International forms in Hamburg
1941 – American Flag House (Betsy Ross’ Home) given to city of Philadelphia
1967 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1972 – Joe Frazier TKOs Ron Stander in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
1996 – “Midsummer Night’s Dream” closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 66 performances

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Famous Birthdays

1825 – Felipe Gutiérrez Y Espinosa, Puerto Rican composer, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico (d. 1899)
1846 – Arthur Coquard, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1910)
1890 – Kurt Edzard, German sculptor (nudes/portraits), born in Bremen, Germany (d. 1972)
1908 – Robert Morley, British actor (Marie Antoinette, The Young Ones, How the Other Half Loves), born in Semley, Wiltshire, England (d. 1992)
1949 – Pam Grier, American actress (The Big Bird Cage; Jackie Brown; The L-Word), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
1952 – David Meece, American contemporary Christian singer-songwriter, and piano player, born in Humble, Texas

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Famous Deaths

1907 – Ida McKinley, US First Lady (1897-1901) and wife of the 25th US President William McKinley, dies at 59
1924 – Johann Heinrich Beck, American composer, dies at 67
1939 – Cornelis Jacobus Snijders, Supreme commander of Dutch Navy (1910-18), dies at 86
1944 – Robert van Spaendonck, Dutch resistance fighter, dies at 27
1977 – Jim Boles, American actor (The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, One Man’s Family), dies of cardiac arrest at 63
2007 – J Edward Oliver, cartoonist and composer (b. 1942)

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