Today in History for 26th May 2019

Historical Events

1868 – US President Andrew Johnson avoids impeachment by 1 vote
1917 – Walt Cruise hit 1st HR out of Braves Field
1925 – Tigers’ Ty Cobb is 1st to collect 1,000 extra-base hits (ends 1,139)
1930 – Supreme Court rules buying liquor does not violate the Constitution
1972 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1975 – “Rhinestone Cowboy” single released by Glen Campbell (Billboard Song of the Year 1975)

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Famous Birthdays

1264 – Prince Koreyasu, 7th Japanese shogun, born in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan (d. 1326)
1915 – Antonia Forest, British children’s author (d. 2003)
1926 – Miles Davis, American jazz musician, trumpeter and composer, born in Alton, Illinois (d. 1991)
1966 – Anthony Edwards, NFL wide receiver (Arizona Cardinals)
1968 – Fernando León de Aranoa, Spanish film director
1990 – Zenouska Mowatt, granddaughter of English princess Alexandra

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Famous Deaths

1876 – Frantisek Palacky, Czech historian/MP, dies at 77
1969 – Paul Hawkins, Australian racing driver (b. 1937)
1993 – Cor de Great, pianist/conductor/composer (Vernissage), dies at 78
1998 – Sergey Yablonsky, Soviet and Russian mathematician and one of the founders of the Soviet school of mathematical cybernetics and discrete mathematics, dies at 73
2004 – Dullah Omar, South African lawyer (b. 1934)
2004 – Nikolai Stepanovich Chernykh, Russian astronomer (b. 1931)

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