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Monday, May 26, 2014

May 26 - This 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
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/colonel-william-crawford-proceeds-toward-the-ohio

Automotive
1927 : Last day of Model T production at Ford
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/last-day-of-model-t-production-at-ford

Civil War
1865 : One of the last Confederate generals surrenders
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/general-edmund-kirby-smith-surrenders

Cold War
1960 : United States charges Soviets with espionage
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/united-states-charges-soviets-with-espionage

Crime
2005 : Murder charges dropped against Marine
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/murder-charges-dropped-against-marine

Disaster
1991 : Plane crashes in Thai jungle
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/plane-crashes-in-thai-jungle

General Interest
1637 : Pequot massacres begin
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-english-restoration
1864 : Montana Territory created
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/montana-territory-created
1868 : President Johnson acquitted
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-johnson-acquitted
1896 : Czar Nicholas II crowned
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/czar-nicholas-ii-crowned

Hollywood
2008 : Sidney Pollack dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sidney-pollack-dies

Literary
1897 : Bram Stoker's novel Dracula goes on sale in London
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bram-stokers-novel-dracula-goes-on-sale-in-london

Music
1962 : The British Invasion has an odd beginning
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-british-invasion-has-an-odd-beginning

Old West
1907 : John Wayne is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/john-wayne-is-born

Presidential
1924 : Coolidge signs stringent immigration law
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/coolidge-signs-stringent-immigration-law

Sports
1959 : Haddix pitches 12 perfect innings, but loses
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/haddix-pitches-12-perfect-innings-but-loses

Vietnam War
1965 : Australian troops depart for Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/australian-troops-depart-for-vietnam
1971 : North Vietnamese seize Snoul, Cambodia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/north-vietnamese-seize-snoul-cambodia

World War I
1914 : Gavrilo Princip sets out from Belgrade for Sarajevo
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/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
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/britains-operation-dynamo-gets-underway-as-president-roosevelt-makes-a-radio-appeal-for-the-red-cross

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