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Historical Events on May 26

  • John Calvin

    1538

    Geneva expels John Calvin and his followers from the city. Calvin lives in exile in Strasbourg for the next three years.

  • American Revolution

    1783

    A Great Jubilee Day held at North Stratford, Connecticut, celebrated the end of fighting in American Revolution.

  • Iron Crown of Lombardy

    1805

    Napoléon Bonaparte assumes the title of King of Italy and is crowned with the Iron Crown of Lombardy in Milan Cathedral, the gothic cathedral in Milan.

  • Greek War of Independence

    1821

    Establishment of the Peloponnesian Senate by the Greek rebels.

  • Montana

    1864

    Montana is organized as a United States territory.

  • Operation Dynamo

    1940

    World War II: Operation Dynamo: In northern France, Allied forces begin a massive evacuation from Dunkirk, France.

  • Apollo 10

    1969

    Apollo program: Apollo 10 returns to Earth after a successful eight-day test of all the components needed for the forthcoming first manned moon landing.

  • Ellis Island

    1998

    The Supreme Court of the United States rules that Ellis Island, the historic gateway for millions of immigrants, is mainly in the state of New Jersey, not New York.

  • Oklahoma City bombing

    2004

    United States Army veteran Terry Nichols is found guilty of 161 state murder charges for helping carry out the Oklahoma City bombing.