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  • Westminster Abbey, London, England, United Kingdom
    Friday May 26, 1465

    Elizabeth Woodville

    A Queen

    Westminster Abbey, London, England, United Kingdom
    Friday May 26, 1465

    Only the bride's mother and two ladies were in attendance. Edward married her just over three years after he had assumed the English throne in the wake of his overwhelming victory over the Lancastrians, at the Battle of Towton, which resulted in the displacement of King Henry VI. Elizabeth Woodville was crowned queen on 26 May 1465, the Sunday after Ascension Day.




  • Cathedral of Milan, Italy
    Sunday May 26, 1805

    Napoleon

    Napoleon was also crowned King of Italy

    Cathedral of Milan, Italy
    Sunday May 26, 1805

    Napoleon was also crowned King of Italy, with the Iron Crown of Lombardy, at the Cathedral of Milan on 26 May 1805.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday May 26, 1868

    Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

    The Same Result

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday May 26, 1868

    During the hiatus, under Butler's leadership, the House put through a resolution to investigate alleged "improper or corrupt means used to influence the determination of the Senate". Despite the Radical Republican leadership's heavy-handed efforts to change the outcome, when votes were cast on May 26 for the second and third articles, the results were the same as the first.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday May 26, 1868

    Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

    Article II

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday May 26, 1868

    All republicans voted guilty (35 Votes), the majority of democrats also voted guilty (10 votes) and 9 democrats voted not guilty on Article II.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday May 26, 1868

    Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

    Article III

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday May 26, 1868

    All republicans voted guilty (35 Votes), the majority of democrats also voted guilty (10 votes) and 9 democrats voted not guilty on Article III.




  • Paris, France
    Sunday May 26, 1889

    Eiffel Tower

    Lifts entered sevice

    Paris, France
    Sunday May 26, 1889

    The tower was an instant success with the public, and nearly 30,000 visitors made the 1,710-step climb to the top before the lifts entered service on 26 May. Tickets cost 2 francs for the first level, 3 for the second, and 5 for the top, with half-price admission on Sundays, and by the end of the exhibition there had been 1,896,987 visitors.




  • Paris, France
    Tuesday May 26, 1914

    Igor Stravinsky

    The Premiere of Le Rossignol

    Paris, France
    Tuesday May 26, 1914

    As the Moscow Free Theatre had gone bankrupt, Le Rossignol was first performed under Diaghilev's auspices at the Paris Opéra on 26 May 1914, with sets and costumes designed by Alexandre Benois.


  • Gazala, near Tobruk, Libya
    Tuesday May 26, 1942

    World War II

    Battle of Gazala

    Gazala, near Tobruk, Libya
    Tuesday May 26, 1942

    The Battle of Gazala was fought during the Western Desert Campaign, west of the port of Tobruk in Libya, from 26 May to 21 June 1942. As both sides neared exhaustion, the Eighth Army checked the Axis advance at the First Battle of El Alamein. To support the Axis advance into Egypt, the planned attack on Malta (Operation Herkules) was postponed. The British were able to revive Malta as a base for attacks on Axis convoys to Libya, greatly complicating Axis supply difficulties at El Alamein.


  • Waterloo, New York, U.S.
    Thursday May 26, 1966

    Memorial day

    Waterloo proclamation

    Waterloo, New York, U.S.
    Thursday May 26, 1966

    On May 26, 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson designated an "official" birthplace of the holiday by signing the presidential proclamation naming Waterloo, New York, as the holder of the title. This action followed House Concurrent Resolution 587, in which the 89th Congress had officially recognized that the patriotic tradition of observing Memorial Day had begun one hundred years prior to Waterloo, New York. The village credits druggist Henry C. Welles and county clerk John B. Murray as the founders of the holiday. Scholars have determined that the Waterloo account is a myth. Snopes and Live Science also discredit the Waterloo account.


  • Anfield, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
    Friday May 26, 1989

    Hillsborough events

    The Final match

    Anfield, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
    Friday May 26, 1989

    During the final match of the 1988–89 English Football League season, contested on 26 May 1989 between Liverpool and second-place Arsenal, the Arsenal players presented flowers to fans in different parts of Anfield in memory of those who had died in the Hillsborough disaster.


  • Phu Toei National Park, Suphan Buri, Thailand
    Sunday May 26, 1991

    Plane Accidents

    Lauda Air Flight 004

    Phu Toei National Park, Suphan Buri, Thailand
    Sunday May 26, 1991

    Boeing 767-3Z9ER, On May 26, 1991, Lauda Air Flight 004, broke up in midair over a remote area of Thailand due to an uncommanded deployment of a thrust reverser on one of the plane's engines, killing all 213 passengers and 10 crewmembers aboard. The flight, which originated at Kai Tak Airport, Hong Kong, and made a stopover at Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, was en route to Vienna International Airport, Vienna, Austria when the accident occurred.


  • Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Friday May 26, 1995

    Microsoft

    Internet Tidal Wave memo

    Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Friday May 26, 1995

    Following Bill Gates' internal "Internet Tidal Wave memo" on May 26, 1995, Microsoft began to redefine its offerings and expand its product line into computer networking and the World Wide Web.


  • Kraków, Poland
    Saturday May 26, 2001

    Džok

    Dżok Monument

    Kraków, Poland
    Saturday May 26, 2001

    The creator of the monument sculpture is Bronisław Chromy. Her unveiling, on May 26, 2001.


  • Michigan, U.S.
    Sunday May 26, 2002

    Eminem

    The Eminem Show

    Michigan, U.S.
    Sunday May 26, 2002

    The Eminem Show was released in May 2002. It was another success, reaching number one on the charts and selling over 1.332 million copies during its first full week.


  • Spain
    Thursday May 26, 2005

    Lionel Messi

    Spanish Citizenship

    Spain
    Thursday May 26, 2005

    Due to issues regarding his legal status in the Royal Spanish Football Federation, Messi missed the start of La Liga, but on 26 September, he acquired Spanish citizenship and became eligible to play.


  • Guangyuan, Sichuan, China
    Monday May 26, 2008

    2008 Sichuan earthquake

    Strong aftershock in Qingchuan County

    Guangyuan, Sichuan, China
    Monday May 26, 2008

    Strong aftershocks continued to strike even months after the main quake. On May 25, an aftershock of 6.0 Mw (6.4 Ms according to CEA) hit northeast of the original earthquake's epicenter, in Qingchuan County, Sichuan.


  • Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
    Wednesday May 26, 2010

    Heysel Stadium Events

    Centenary Stand

    Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
    Wednesday May 26, 2010

    On Wednesday 26 May 2010, a permanent plaque was unveiled on the Centenary Stand at Anfield to honour the Juventus fans who died 25 years earlier. This plaque is one of two permanent memorials to be found at Anfield, along with one for the 96 fans killed in the Hillsborough disaster in 1989.


  • Milan, Italy
    Thursday May 26, 2016

    Zinedine Zidane

    The 2016 UEFA Champions League

    Milan, Italy
    Thursday May 26, 2016

    The 2016 UEFA Champions League Final was the final match of the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League, the 61st season of Europe's premier club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 24th season since it was renamed from the European Champion Clubs' Cup to the UEFA Champions League. It was played at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, on 28 May 2016, between Spanish teams Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid, in a repeat of the 2014 final. It was the second time in the tournament's history that both finalists were from the same city. Real Madrid won 5–3 on a penalty shoot-out after a 1–1 draw at the end of extra time, securing a record-extending 11th title in the competition.


  • Spain
    Thursday May 26, 2016

    Rafael Nadal

    Eighth male player in tennis history to record 200 Grand Slam match wins

    Spain
    Thursday May 26, 2016

    On 26 May, he became the eighth male player in tennis history to record 200 Grand Slam match wins, as he defeated Facundo Bagnis in straight sets in the second round of the Slam.


  • Cambridge, Massachusetts , U.S.
    Thursday May 26, 2016

    Steven Spielberg

    Honorary Doctor

    Cambridge, Massachusetts , U.S.
    Thursday May 26, 2016

    On May 26, 2016, Spielberg was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Arts by Harvard University.


  • California, U.S.
    Thursday May 26, 2016

    Java (programming language)

    In Favor of Google

    California, U.S.
    Thursday May 26, 2016

    On May 26, 2016, the district court decided in favor of Google, ruling the copyright infringement of the Java API in Android constitutes fair use.


  • Kiev, Ukraine
    Saturday May 26, 2018

    Zinedine Zidane

    2018 UEFA Champions League

    Kiev, Ukraine
    Saturday May 26, 2018

    The 2018 UEFA Champions League Final was the final match of the 2017–18 UEFA Champions League, the 63rd season of Europe's premier club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 26th season since it was renamed from the European Cup to the UEFA Champions League. It was played at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine on 26 May 2018, between Spanish side and defending champions Real Madrid, who had won the competition in each of the last two seasons, and English side Liverpool.


  • NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine
    Saturday May 26, 2018

    Mohamed Salah

    Champions League sad final

    NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine
    Saturday May 26, 2018

    In the 2018 UEFA Champions League Final against Real Madrid, Salah injured his left shoulder in the 30th minute. After initially carrying on, he left the field in tears after going to ground in a challenge with Madrid defender Sergio Ramos; the match ended in a 3–1 defeat.


  • NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine
    Saturday May 26, 2018

    Cristiano Ronaldo

    Last Champions League final with Real Madrid

    NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine
    Saturday May 26, 2018

    Madrid wins Champions League 2018. to make Ronaldo the most Player won the UCL of all time by 5 times, in 2008, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018.


  • Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
    Tuesday May 26, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    George Floyd protests

    Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
    Tuesday May 26, 2020

    The George Floyd protests begin in Minneapolis. Largely via social media, they later spread throughout the country and around the world. Health experts and public officials have expressed concerns that these mass gatherings may cause an exacerbated spread of the virus since May 31st or earlier.


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