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What Happened On This Day In History?


Tuesday, May 26th 2020

Today is the 147th day of 2020.  There are 218 days left in this year.

Notable Events

1521
Martin Luther was declared an outlaw and his writings were banned by the Edict of Worms because of his religious beliefs.
1805
Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned king of Italy.
1865
Arrangements were made in New Orleans for the surrender of Confederate forces west of the Mississippi.
1868
The Senate impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson ended with his acquittal as the Senate fell one vote short of the two-thirds majority required for conviction.
1913
The Actors' Equity Association was organized.
1940
The evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk, France, began during World War II.
1978
The first legal casino in the eastern United States opened in Atlantic City, N.J.
1981
A Marine jet crashed onto the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz off Florida, killing 14 people.
1991
A Lauda Air Boeing 767 crashed in Thailand, killing all 223 people aboard.
1994
President Clinton renewed trade privileges for China, and announced his administration would no longer link China's trade status with its human rights record.
1994
Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley were married in the Dominican Republic. (The couple divcorced in 1996.)
1998
The Supreme Court ruled that Ellis Island - historic gateway for millions of immigrants - is mainly in New Jersey, not New York.
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