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 This day in History - May 26
372 Historic Events for May 26
1941

Imants Kalnins, composer

Birth
1941

German occupiers begin youth labor

Event
1941

Ark Royal airplane sights German battleship Bismarck

Event
1941

American Flag House (Betsy Ross' Home) given to city of Phila

Event
1942

Ray Ennis, England, guitar (Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good)

Birth
1942

Levon Helm, drummer/singer (Band)

Birth
1942

Belgium Jews are required by Nazis to wear a Jewish star

Event
1942

Tank battle at Bir Hakeim: African corps vs British army

Event
1942

Anglo-Soviet Treaty signed in London

Event
1943

Erica G Terpstra, Oly swimmer/Dutch MP (VVD)

Birth
1943

1st president of a black country to visit US (Edwin Barclay, Liberia)

Event
1943

Premier Churchill and General Marshall fly from US to North Africa

Event
1943

Edsel Ford, owner (Ford Motor Company), dies at 49

Death
1943

Jews riot against Germany in Amsterdam

Event
1944

82nd Airborne div D-day-landing at La Haye du Puits to Ste MŠre Eglise

Event
1944

C M Francois, cricketer (WWII, 252 runs in 5 Tests for S Africa), dies

Death
1944

Verden "Phally" Allen, keyboardist (Mott the Hoople)

Birth
1945

US drop fire bombs on Tokyo

Event
1945

Garry Peterson, rocker (Guess Who)

Birth
1946

Stevie Nicks, Phoenix Az, rocker (Fleetwood Mac-Bella Donna)

Birth
1946

Patent filed in US for H-Bomb

Event
1946

Klement Gottwald becomes premier of Czechoslovakia

Event
1946

Darius Milhauds 3rd Concert for piano/orchestra premieres in Prague

Event
1946

2-for-42 and hitting .048 for 1946, Mel Ott stops playing baseball

Event
1946

Friedrich A H von Waldeck, monarch of Waldeck, dies

Death