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Importance of 26th May in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 26th May special in the world history.

1994
American pop star Michael Jackson married Lisa Marie Presley
United States
1983
An earthquake and tsunami in the Sea of Japan killed 104 people and injured thousands.
Japan
1939
Death of Charles Horace Mayo, American physician (co-founder of the Mayo Clinic)
United States
1933
Death of Jimmie Rodgers, American singer .
United States
1918
The Democratic Republic of Georgia was established after declaring its independence from Soviet Russia.
Georgia
1909
Birth of Sir Matt Busby, British football player and manager (Manchester United)
Great Britain
1909
Birth of Adolfo López Mateos, President of Mexico. (May have been born 1910)
Mexico
1909
Birth of Eugenie Anderson, American diplomat, the first woman to serve as a US ambassador
United States
1908
Birth of Robert Morley, British actor, director and playwright .
Great Britain
1908
Death of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Indian religious figure, founder of the Ahmadiyya movement (‘Qadianism’).
India
1908
The first major commercial oil strike in the Middle East was made at Masjed Soleyman, south-west Persia.
Iran, Islamic Republic of
1907
Birth of John Wayne born Marion Morrison, US actor who played the lead in 142 films.
United States
1906
Vauxhall Bridge opened in London
Great Britain
1868
Michael Barrett was hanged at the last public execution in Britain, outside Newgate Prison in London, for the murder of 7 people at Clerkenwell.
Great Britain
1703
Death of Samuel Pepys, civil servant and diarist.
Great Britain
1689
Birth of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, feminist, traveller, writer and introducer of innoculation to London society.
Great Britain
1647
Death of Alse Young, hanged in Hartford, Connecticut, the first person in America to be executed for witchcraft.
United States
0735
Death of The Venerable Bede, writer of The Ecclesiastical History of the English People.
Great Britain
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