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 This day in History - May 26
372 Historic Events for May 26
1883

11th Preakness: G Barbee aboard Jacobus wins in 2:42«

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1884

Charles Winninger, Athens Wisc, actor (Charlie Farrell Show)

Birth
1884

Fred Spofforth takes 7-34 and 7-3 v England XI in 4 hours

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1886

Al Jolson, [Asa Yoelson], jazz singer/silent actor (Mamie, Swanee)

Birth
1887

Racetrack betting becomes legal in NY state

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1890

Kurt Edzard, German sculptor (nudes/portraits)

Birth
1891

Frederick Bowen Jewson, composer, dies at 67

Death
1893

Norma Talmadge, NY, actress (Sign on Door, Camille)

Birth
1893

Eugene Goossens, London England, conductor/composer (Perseus)

Birth
1894

Emanuel Lasker (26) becomes World Champion chess player

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1895

Dorothea Lange, US documentary photographer

Birth
1895

Paul Lukas, Budapest Hungary, actor (Watch on the Rhine, Sphynx)

Birth
1896

Dow Jones begins an index of 12 industrial stocks (closing is 40.94)

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1896

1st American intercollegiate bicycle race, Manhattan Beach NY

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1896

Last Czar of Russia, Nicholas II, crowned

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1898

SF approves City Charter, allows Municipal ownership of utilities

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1898

32nd Belmont: F Littlefield aboard Bowling Brook wins in 2:32

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1898

Gerard Bertouille, composer

Birth
1898

Ernst Bacon, composer

Birth
1899

Otto E Neugebauer, Austrian/US math historian

Birth
1899

Pieter Menten, Dutch war criminal

Birth
1900

British troops under Ian Hamilton attack the Vaal in South Africa

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1903

Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of 3 Gables" (BG)

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1903

Estes Kefauver, (Sen-D-Tn)

Birth
1905

Alphonse de Rothschild, French banker, dies

Death