What happend on 26.05 in history

2004
The New York Times publishes an admission of journalistic failings, claiming that its flawed reporting and lack of skeptism towards sources during the buildup to the 2003 war in Iraq helped promote the belief that Iraq possessed large stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction.
2003
Only three days after a previous record, Sherpa Lakpa Gelu climbs Mount Everest in 10 hours 56 minutes. The tourism ministry of Nepal confirms this record in July that year.
2002
Álvaro Uribe becomes President of Colombia.
2002
The Mars Odyssey finds signs of huge water ice deposits on the planet Mars.
1991
Lauda Air Flight 004 explodes over rural Thailand, killing 223.
1991
Zviad Gamsakhurdia becomes the first democratically elected President of the Republic of Georgia in the post-Soviet era.
1986
The European Community adopts the European flag.
1978
In Atlantic City, New Jersey, Resorts International, the first legal casino in the eastern United States, opens.
1977
George Willig climbs the South Tower of New York City's World Trade Center.
1972
The United States and the Soviet Union sign the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
1972
Willandra National Park is established in Australia.
1970
The Soviet Tupolev Tu-144 becomes the first commercial transport to exceed Mach 2.
1969
John Lennon and Yoko Ono begin their second Bed-In for Peace at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal.
1969
Apollo program: Apollo 10 returns to earth after a successful eight-day test of all the components needed for the forthcoming first manned moon landing.
1966
British Guiana gains independence, becoming Guyana.
1963
The Organisation of African Unity is formed.
1948
The U.S. Congress passes Public Law 557 which permanently establishes the Civil Air Patrol as an auxiliary of the United States Air Force.
1940
World War II: Battle of Dunkirk – In France, Allied forces begin a massive evacuation from Dunkirk.
1938
The House Un-American Activities Committee begins its first session.
1918
The Democratic Republic of Georgia is established.
1908
At Masjid-al-Salaman in southwest Persia, the first major commercial oil strike in the Middle East is made. The rights to the resource are quickly acquired by the United Kingdom.
1906
Vauxhall Bridge is opened in London.
1897
Bram Stoker's novel Dracula goes on sale in London.
1896
James Dunham murders six people in Campbell, California.
1896
Charles Dow publishes the first edition of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
1896
Nicholas II becomes Tsar of Russia.
1889
Opening of the first Eiffel Tower elevator to the public
1879
Russia and the United Kingdom sign the Treaty of Gandamak establishing an Afghan state.
1868
The impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson ends, with Johnson being found not guilty by one vote.
1865
American Civil War: Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith, commander of the Confederate Trans-Mississippi division, is the last general of the Confederate Army to surrender, at Galveston, Texas.
1864
Montana is organized as a United States territory.
1830
The Indian Removal Act is passed by the U.S. Congress; it is signed into law by President Andrew Jackson two days later.
1828
Mysterious feral child Kaspar Hauser is discovered wandering the streets of Nuremberg.
1805
Napoléon Bonaparte (Napoleon I) assumes the title of King of Italy and is crowned with the Iron Crown of Lombardy in the Duomo di Milano gothic cathedral in Milan.
1736
Battle of Ackia: British and Chickasaw soldiers repel a French and Choctaw attack on the Chickasaw village of Ackia, near present-day Tupelo, Mississippi. The French, under Louisiana governor Jean Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville, had sought to link Louisiana with Acadia and the other northern colonies of New France.
1670
In Dover, King Charles II of England and King Louis XIV of France sign the Secret Treaty of Dover.
1637
Pequot War: A combined Puritan and Mohegan force under English Captain John Mason attacks a Pequot village in Connecticut, massacring approximately 500 Native Americans.
1538
Geneva expels John Calvin and his followers from the city. Calvin lives in exile in Strasbourg for the next three years.
1328
William of Ockham, Franciscan Minister-General Michael of Cesena, and two other Franciscan leaders secretly leave Avignon, fearing a sentence of death from Pope John XXII.
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