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 This day in History - May 26
372 Historic Events for May 26
1956

Aircraft carrier "Bennington" burns off RI, killing 103

Event
1956

Reds' John Klippstein, Hershel Freemman and Joe Blacks no-hitter, broken up with 2 outs in 10th and lose to Braves in 11th, 2-1

Event
1957

Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Land of Sky Golf Open

Event
1957

Margaret Colin, actress (Independence Day, Three Men and a Baby)

Birth
1958

Francis Carco(pino), French author/critic (L'homme traqu‚), dies at 71

Death
1958

US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)

Event
1958

Ceylon emergency crisis proclaimed

Event
1958

Union Square, SF becomes state historical landmark

Event
1959

Nancy White-Brophy, Montague PEI, LPGA golfer (1994 McCall's-25th)

Birth
1959

Joe Kelly, TV host (Quiz Kids), dies at 57

Death
1959

Harvey Haddix pitches 12 perfect innings, loses in 13th

Event
1959

Beverly Lee, rocker

Birth
1959

Brian Peaker, London Ontario, rower (Olympics-96)

Birth
1959

Ed Walsh, baseball pitcher (1.82 ERA), dies at 78

Death
1959

Wayne Hussey, rocker (Mission-Lover for Life)

Birth
1961

Freedom Ride Coordinating Committee establishes in Atlanta

Event
1961

USAF bomber flies Atlantic in a record of just over 3 hours

Event
1961

Stephen Robert Pate, Ventura CA, PGA golfer (1987 Southwest Classic)

Birth
1962

Genie Francis, Englewood NJ, actress (General Hospital, Bare Essence)

Birth
1962

Colin Vearncombe, rocker (Black-Wonderful Like)

Birth
1962

Bob[cat] Goldthwait, Syracuse NY, comedian (Police Academy)

Birth
1962

"All American" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 80 perfs

Event
1963

Sharon Lynn, actress (Way Out West, Big Broadcast), dies at 53

Death
1963

Eddie Martin Jr, jockey

Birth
1963

Charles Van Eman, Pitts, actor (Charlie-All My Children, Dynasty II)

Birth