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This Day in History – May 26, 2011




1637 1st battle of Pequot at New Haven CT kills 500 Indians 1647 Massachusetts disallows priest access to colony 1736 Battle of Ackia (Louisiana), British & Chickasaw Indians defeat the French 1781 Bank of North America incorporated in Philadelphia 1788 Mary Clark of England gives birth to a baby without a brain 1805 Lewis & Clark 1st see Rocky Mountains 1861 Union blockades New Orleans LA & Mobile AL 1864 Territory of Montana is formed 1868 President Andrew Johnson avoids impeachment by 1 vote 1896 Dow Jones begins an index of 12 industrial stocks (closing is 40.94) 1896 Last Czar of Russia, Nicholas II, crowned 1906 Archaeological Institute of America forms 1924 President Coolidge signs Immigration Law (restricting immigration) 1930 Supreme Court rules buying liquor does not violate the Constitution 1937 San Francisco Bay’s Golden Gate Bridge opens 1938 House Committee on Un-American Activities begins work 1941 American Flag House (Betsy Ross’ Home) given to city of Philadelphia 1946 Patent filed in US for H-Bomb 1961 Freedom Ride Coordinating Committee establishes in Atlanta 1966 Buddhist sets self on fire at US consulate in Hué South-Vietnam 1969 Apollo 10 astronauts returned to Earth 1974 During a David Cassidy concert in London a 14 year old is trampled 1977 George Willig climbs NYC World Trade Center 1978 1st legal gambling casino opens in Atlantic City 1987 Supreme Court ruled dangerous defendants could be held without bail 1989 At 7:42 AM, radio has a 30 second silence, honoring radio 1993 Long fly ball by Indians’ Carlos Martinez bounces off Jose Canseco’s head & goes over fence for a homerun 1994 Michael Jackson (35) weds Elvis’ daughter Lisa Marie Presley (26) 1998 Date for Paula Jones sex harassment trial vs President Clinton]]]]> ]]>

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