This date in history 5-26-2021

This date in history for May 26.

1637: Pequot massacres begin in Connecticut.

1865: Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith becomes one of the last generals to surrender in the Civil War.

1868: President Andrew Johnson acquitted in Senate impeachment trial.

1887: First copy of the book Dracula goes on sale in London.

1896: Nicholas II, the last czar, is crowned ruler of Russia.

1907: John Wayne is born.

1924: President Coolidge signs Immigration Act of 1924.

1927: Last day of Model T production at Ford.

1960: United States charges Soviets with espionage.

1991: Plane carrying 223 people crashes in jungle near Bangkok, Thailand.


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