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 This day in History - May 26
372 Historic Events for May 26
1861

Union blockades New Orleans LA and Mobile AL

Event
1861

Postmaster General Blair announces end of postal connection with South

Event
1864

-30] Skirmish along the Totopotomoy Creek, Virginia

Event
1864

Territory of Montana formed

Event
1864

Ch Sealsfield, writer, dies at 71

Death
1865

Akseli V Gallen-Kallela, Fins painter/graphic artist/illustrator

Birth
1865

Battle of Galveston TX, surrender of Edmund Kirby Smith

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1866

John Eigenhuis, writer (Tough Workers)

Birth
1867

Mary, queen of Great Britain/North Ireland

Birth
1868

Michael Barrett, Irish nationalist, last British public execution

Death
1868

President Andrew Johnson avoids impeachment by 1 vote

Event
1871

Aime Maillart, composer, dies at 54

Death
1871

Camille Huysmans, Belgian premier (1946-47)

Birth
1873

Cornelis G N de Vooys, translator/founder (New Taalgids)

Birth
1873

August Conradi, composer, dies at 51

Death
1874

Henry Farman, French aviation pioneer (double decker)

Birth
1874

2nd Preakness: William Donohue aboard Culpepper wins in 2:56«

Event
1876

Jack Root, boxing's 1st light heavyweight champion

Birth
1876

HMS Challenger returns from 128,000-km oceanographic exploration

Event
1876

Frantisek Palacky, Czech historian/MP, dies at 77

Death
1877

Jean Schlumberger, French writer (La Mort de Sparte)

Birth
1877

Isadora Duncan, SF, free form/interpretative dancer

Birth
1877

Sadao Araki, Japanese general/minister of War (1931-34)

Birth
1880

John Curwen, composer, dies at 63

Death
1883

Abd el-Kader, Algerian sultan/religious ruler, dies at about 74

Death