Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 26 May, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.
ON THIS DAY: 26 MAY
2008 | Severe flooding began in eastern and southern China resulting in 148 deaths and forcing the evacuation of 1.3 million.
2004 | U.S. Army veteran Terry Nichols was found guilty of 161 state murder charges for aiding and abetting the Oklahoma City bombing.
2002 | The tugboat Robert Y. Love collided with a support pier of Interstate 40 on the Arkansas River near Webbers Falls, Oklahoma, 14 deaths and 11 injuries were recorded.
1998 | The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that Ellis Island, the historic gateway for millions of immigrants, was mainly in the state of New Jersey, not New York.
1998 | The first “National Pole Day” was held in Australia, and reconciliation ceremonies were held nationally and were attended by over a million people.
1993 | Tahar Djaout, Algerian journalist and writer, was assassinated by Islamic fundamentalists and died in hospital on June 2, 1993.
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1954 | English novelist, poet, short story writer, and translator, Alan Hollinghurst.
1963 | English golfer, Jamie Spence.
1968 | Crown Prince of Denmark, Frederik.
1985 | English footballer, Ashley Vincent.
1983 | Australian rugby league player, Nathan Merritt.
ON THIS DAY: DEATHS
2009 | Canadian ice hockey and soccer player, Peter Zezel, 44.
2012 | Japanese politician, Hiroshi Miyazawa, 91.
1979 | Irish-American actor, George Brent, 75.
2010 | English air marshal and pilot, Chris Moran, 54.
2015 | American soldier, and politician, Dayton Waller, 90.
1984 | On this day, Leicester City’s Gary Lineker made his first England appearance as a 72nd-minute substitute for Tony Woodcock in the 1-1 draw against Scotland at Hampden.
2014 | “Petals on the Wind” was initially released on this day in the United States.
Among the world’s most dangerous mountain passes is the Sani Pass in Lesotho.