May 26 in History – What happened on 26 May in Past

✅ Published on May 26th, 2021 in May in History

26 May - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on May 26, the day number in a year is 146 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 147. May 26 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

May 26 in History - Top Historical Events ⚡

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
451Armenian rebels were defeated by forces of the Sassanid Empireon the Avarayr Plain in Vaspurakan, but the loss played a major factorin their being granted religious freedom 33 years later.
946King Edmund I of England was murdered by a thief whom hepersonally attacked while celebrating St Augustine's Mass Day.
1328William of Ockham, an English friar who originated themethodological principle Occam's razor, secretly left Avignon underthreat from Pope John XXII.
1637Pequot War An allied Puritan and Mohegan force attacked a fortified Pequot village in the Connecticut Colony, killing 500 people.
1644Portuguese Restoration War-Portuguese and Spanish forces bothclaimed victory in the Battle of Montijo.
1679The British Parliament passed the Habeas Corpus Act, which is considered to be the world's first human rights law for personal liberty of man.
1703Portugal joined the Great Treaty.
1739Afghanistan was separated from India as a result of a treaty between the Mughal emperor Mohammad Shah and Nadir Shah of Iran.
1805Napoleon was crowned King of Italy.
1822The deadliest fire in Norwegian history took place at a churchin Grue, Norway, with at least 113 deaths.
1822116 people died in a fire at the Gru Church, the largest fire disaster in Norway's history.
1828Kaspar Hauser, a foundling with suspected ties to the RoyalHouse of Baden, first appeared in the streets of Nuremberg, Germany.
1828The wild child Kasper Hauser is believed to have been discovered in Nuremberg, Germany.
1857American slave Dred Scott, who had previously successfully sued for his freedom, was emancipated by Henry Taylor Blow, his original owner.
1865American Civil War-General Edmund Kirby Smith negotiated thesurrender of his army, the only significant Confederate Army forceremaining in the war.
1879Russia and the United Kingdom signed the Treaty of Gandamak establishing an Afghan state. The Treaty of Gandamak officially ended the first phase of the Second Anglo-Afghan War. Afghanistan ceded various frontier areas to Britain to prevent invasion of further areas of the country.
1896The first American interlude was held on Manhattan Beach.
1897Dracula, Irish author Bram Stoker's most famous novel, wasfirst published.
1906Benjamin Peary Pal was born. Benjamin Peary Pal was the first Director of Indian Council of Agricultural Research. He was one of the foremost scientists in Wheat genetics and breeding. He was a bachelor and donated his property to the Indian Council of Agricultural Research. He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 1987.
1906Vauxhall Bridge in London opened, crossing the River Thamesbetween Vauxhall and Westminster.
1908A Franco-British exhibition was held in London.
1918The Democratic Republic of Georgia was established. The Democratic Republic of Georgia existed from May 1918 to February 1921 and was the first modern establishment of a Republic of Georgia. It was created after the collapse of the Russian Empire that began with the Russian Revolution of 1917.
1923The first 24 Hours of Le Mans was held and has since been run annually in June. The 24 Hours of Le Mans is the world's oldest active sports car race in endurance racing, held annually near the town of Le Mans, France. It is one of the most prestigious automobile races in the world and is often called the "Grand Prix of Endurance and Efficiency".
1926The constitution was adopted in Lebanon.
1938The House Un-American Activities Committee was established toinvestigate alleged disloyalty and subversive activities by people ororganizations suspected of having communist or fascist ties.
1940Second World War-A flotilla of 'little ships' began a massevacuation of British, French and Belgian troops cut off by the German army during the Battle of Dunkirk.
1950The limit on buying petrol in Britain was scrapped. Earlier, every person was given a ration card to buy petrol.
1955Charles Evans conquered Kanchenjunga, the tallest mountain peak in the world, which is 8585 meters high.
1966British Guiana gained independence and became Guyana. British Guiana was the name of the British colony on the northern coast of South America, since 1966 known as the independent nation of Guyana. Its indigenous people are the Arawak-speaking Lucayan, part of the Taino people.
1969Apollo program: Apollo 10 returned to Earth after a successful eight-day test of all the components needed for the forthcoming first manned moon landing. Apollo 10 was the fourth manned mission in the United States Apollo space program, and the second (after Apollo 8) to orbit the Moon.
1970The Soviet Tupolev Tu-144 became the first commercial transport to exceed Mach 2. The Tupolev Tu-144 is a retired jet airliner, which was the world's first commercial supersonic transport aircraft (SST). It is one of only two SSTs to enter commercial service, the other being the Anglo-French Concorde.
1972The United States and the Soviet Union signed the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty. The Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty was a treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union on the limitation of the anti-ballistic missile (ABM) systems used in defending areas against ballistic missile-delivered nuclear weapons. Under the terms of the treaty, each party was limited to two ABM complexes, each of which was to be limited to 100 anti-ballistic missiles.
1972The US conducted a nuclear test in Nevada.
1972Villandra National Park was established in Australia.
19802,000 protesters were killed by South Korean military government forces and pro-democracy protesters.
1983The earthquake in Japan from the 7.7 reactor scale killed 104 people.
1991Lauda Air Flight 004 experienced an uncommanded thrust reverser deployment of an engine and broke apart in mid-air, killing all 223 people on board.
1999The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully orbited three satellites of India, Germany and South Korea.
2006The Java earthquake in Indonesia left more than 5700 dead and nearly two million homeless.
2008Severe flooding began in eastern and southern China thatultimately caused 148 deaths and forced the evacuation of 1.3 millionpeople.
2009North Korea allegedly tests its second nuclear device. Following the nuclear test, Pyongyang also conducted several missile tests building tensions in the international community. A scientific paper later estimated the yield as 2.35 kilotons. The test was nearly universally condemned by the international community. Following the test, the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 1874 condemning the test and tightening sanctions on the country.
2012The Dragon became the first commercial spacecraft to successfully rendezvous with the International Space Station. Dragon is a partially reusable spacecraft developed by SpaceX, an American private space transportation company based in Hawthorne, California. Dragon is launched into space by the SpaceX Falcon 9 two-stage-to-orbit launch vehicle.
2013Mumbai Indians defeated Chennai Super Kings to clinch the IPL Twenty20 title.
2014Bharatiya Janata Party leader Narendra Modi was sworn in as the 15th Prime Minister of India.

Famous Birthdays of May 26 😀:

YearName / Profession / Country
1822Edmond de Goncourt / Author / France
1952David Meece / Writer / United States of America
1983Nathan Merritt / Rugby Player / Australia
1966Helena Bonham Carter / Actress / United Kingdom
1957François Legault / Politician / Canada
1957Roberto Ravaglia / Racing Car Driver / Italy
1264Prince Koreyasu / Shogun / Japan
1957Diomedes Díaz / Singer / Colombia
1929John Jackson / Business Man / United Kingdom
1947Glenn Turner / Cricketer / New Zealand
1968Simon Diamond / Baseball Player / United States of America
1992Curtis Rona / Rugby Player / New Zealand
1920Peggy Lee / Actress / United States of America
1958Ronnie Black / Golfer / United States of America
1941Cliff Drysdale / Tennis Player / South Africa
1987Olcay Şahan / Footballer / Turkey
1907Jean Bernard / Physician / France
1981Robert Copeland / Footballer / Australia
1974Lars Frölander / Swimmer / Sweden
1961Steve Pate / Golfer / United States of America
1978Dan Parks / Rugby Player / Scotland
1880W. Otto Miessner / Educator / United States of America
1981Jason Manford / Actor / United Kingdom
1963Simon Armitage / Poet / United Kingdom
1865Robert W. Chambers / Author / United States of America
1960Masahiro Matsunaga / Racing Car Driver / Japan
1941Jim Dobbin / Politician / Scotland
1893Eugene Aynsley Goossens / Composer / United Kingdom
1913Karin Ekelund / Actress / Sweden
1935Eero Loone / Academic / Estonia

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