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Sunday, May 26, 2013

May 26 - The Day in History

May 26 : General Interest
1897: Dracula goes on sale in London

The first copies of the classic vampire novel Dracula, by Irish writer Bram Stoker, appear in London bookshops on this day in 1897... read more

American Revolution
1782 : Colonel William Crawford proceeds toward the Ohio

1927 : Last day of Model T production at Ford

Civil War
1865 : One of the last Confederate generals surrenders

Cold War
1960 : United States charges Soviets with espionage

2005 : Murder charges dropped against Marine

1991 : Plane crashes in Thai jungle

General Interest
1637 : Pequot massacres begin
1864 : Montana Territory created
1868 : President Johnson acquitted
1896 : Czar Nicholas II crowned

2008 : Sidney Pollack dies

1897 : Bram Stoker's novel Dracula goes on sale in London

1962 : The British Invasion has an odd beginning

Old West
1907 : John Wayne is born

1924 : Coolidge signs stringent immigration law

1959 : Haddix pitches 12 perfect innings, but loses

Vietnam War
1965 : Australian troops depart for Vietnam
1971 : North Vietnamese seize Snoul, Cambodia

World War I
1914 : Gavrilo Princip sets out from Belgrade for Sarajevo

World War II
1940 : Britain's Operation Dynamo gets underway as President Roosevelt makes a radio appeal for the Red Cross


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