May 26th-This Day In History


May 26 is the 146th day of the year. There are 219 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Sunday or Monday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Wednesday or Friday (56).

+ 1865 – American Civil War: The Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith, commander of the Confederate Trans-Mississippi division, is the last full general of the Confederate Army to surrender, at Galveston, Texas.

+ 1868 – The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson ends with his acquittal by one vote.

+ 1896 – Charles Dow publishes the first edition of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

+ 1897  Dracula a novel by Irish author Bram Stoker, is published.

+ 2004 – United States Army veteran Terry Nichols is found guilty of 161 state murder charges for helping carry out the Oklahoma City bombing.

( Births )

+ 1886 – Al Jolson, American singer and actor (d. 1950)

+ 1907 – John Wayne, American actor, singer, director, and producer (d. 1979)

+ 1923 – James Arness, American actor (d. 2011)

+ 1939 – Brent Musburger, American sportscaster

+ 1949 – Hank Williams Jr., American singer-songwriter and guitarist

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