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1805Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned king of Italy

1857US slave Dred Scott and family freed by owner Henry Taylor Blow 3 months after US courts ruled against them.

1896Last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, crowned

1922Lenin suffers a stroke

1924Pres Calvin Coolidge signs Immigration law: restricting immigration

1925Babe Ruth is finally out of bed, 5 weeks after ulcer surgery

1925Tigers' Ty Cobb is 1st to collect 1,000 extra-base hits (ends 1,139)

1927Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company produce the last (and 15th million) Model T Ford / Tin Lizzie

19401st successful helicopter flight in US: Vought-Sikorsky US-300 designed by Igor Sikorsky

1941American Flag House (Betsy Ross' Home) given to city of Phila

1955Khrushchev arrives in Belgrade

1963Mickey Wright wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

1968Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

1972Joe Frazier TKOs Ron Stander in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

1990Philadelphia Phillies retire Mike Schmidt's uniform #20

1991Betsy King wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

1992Weird Al Yankovic begins his Off The Deep End tour

1996Laura Davies wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Golf Game

1997Sammy Sosa (Cubs) & Tony Womack (Pirates) hit inside the park HRs

1998Date for Paula Jones sex harassment trial vs President Clinton

On This Day In History
Date Event
May 26, 451
The Battle of Avarayr between Armenian rebels and the Sassanid Empire takes place. The Armenians are defeated militarily but are guaranteed freedom to openly practice Christianity. 
May 26, 961
German King Otto II crowned 
May 26, 1328
William of Ockham forced to flee from Avignon by Pope John XXII 
May 26, 1538
Geneva expels John Calvin and his followers from the city. Calvin lives in exile in Strasbourg for the next three years. 
May 26, 1596
England, France & Netherlands signs Drievoudig Covenant against Spain 
May 26, 1637
1st battle of Pequot at Mystic, Connnecticut kills 500 indians 
May 26, 1647
Massachusetts disallows priest access to colony 
May 26, 1647
Alse Young becomes the first person executed as a witch in the American colonies, when she is hanged in Hartford, Connecticut. 
May 26, 1736
Battle of Ackia (La), British & Chickasaw Indians defeat French 
May 26, 1770
The Orlov Revolt, a first attempt to revolt against the Turks before the Greek War of Independence ends in disaster for the Greeks. 
May 26, 1781
Bank of North America incorporates in Philadelphia 
May 26, 1790
Territory South of River Ohio created by Congress 
May 26, 1798
British kill about 500 Irish insurgents at the Battle of Tara 
May 26, 1805
Lewis & Clark 1st see Rocky Mountains 
May 26, 1805
Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned king of Italy 
May 26, 1824
Brazil is recognized by US 
May 26, 1828
Mysterious feral child Kaspar Hauser is discovered wandering the streets of Nuremberg. 
May 26, 1834
Portuguese Civil war ends, Dom Miguel capitulates 
May 26, 1857
US slave Dred Scott and family freed by owner Henry Taylor Blow 3 months after US courts ruled against them. 
May 26, 1860
Giuseppe Garibaldi occupies Palermo, Italy 
May 26, 1861
US Postmaster General Blair announces end of postal connection with South 
May 26, 1861
Union blockades New Orleans LA & Mobile AL 
May 26, 1864
-30] Skirmish along the Totopotomoy Creek, Virginia 
May 26, 1864
Territory of Montana formed 
May 26, 1865
Battle of Galveston TX, surrender of Edmund Kirby Smith 
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