What happened today in history?
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May 26

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:

Fantasia Barrino: Fantasia (J-Records)
R&B singer Fantasia Barrino is announced winner of the third season of FOX-TV's American Idol reality show.
(photo credit: J-Records)

1991   All 223 passengers aboard a Laudia Air Boeing 767 are killed when the plane crashes in Thailand.
1978 The first legal casino east of the Mississippi opens in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
1969 The Apollo 10 astronauts return to earth after their successful 8-day rehearsal for the first manned moon landing.
1960 UN Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge accuses the UUSR of concealing a microphone inside a wood carving of the Great Seal of the United States that was presented to the US embassy in Moscow.
1940 The "Miracle of Dunkirk" evacuation begins in France during World War II.
1913 The Actors' Equity Association is organized.
1868 The impeachment trial of US president Andrew Johnson ends in acquittal on all remaining charges, since the Senate again falls one vote short of the two-thirds majority needed for conviction.
1865 Arrangements are made in New Orleans for the surrender of Confederate forces west of the Mississippi during the US Civil War.
1805 Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned King of Italy.
1521 Martin Luther is banned by the Edict of Worms for his writings and religious beliefs.

Born today:

1964  Lenny Kravitz - singer, guitarist

1956  Helena Bonham-Carter - actress


Sally Ride - 1st US woman astronaut
(photo credit: NASA)

1949  Hank Williams, Jr. - singer

1949  Philip Michael Thomas - actor

1949  Dan Pastorini - football player

1948  Stevie Nicks - singer (Fleetwood Mac)

1947  Darrell Evans - baseball player

1945  Gerry Paterson - rock drummer (The Guess Who)

1944  Sam Posey - auto racer, racing commentator

1944  Mott the Hoople: Mott (Sony)  

Verden Allen - rock keyboardist (Mott the Hoople)
(photo credit: Sony)

1943  Levon Helm - drummer, singer (The Band)

1942  Chuck Hartenstein - baseball pitcher

1942  Ray Ennis - guitarist (The Swinging Blue Jeans)

1939  Brent Musburger - sportscaster

1923  James Arness - actor

1920  Peggy Lee - singer, actress

1919  Jay Silverheels - actor

1913  Peter Cushing - actor

1908  Robert Motley - actor

1907  John Wayne - actor

1886  Al Jolson - singer, actor

1799  Alexander Pushkin - author


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