Today in History for May 26th

Today-In-HistoryToday in History for May 26th

May 26, 2015

On This Day:

2004- Terry Nichols is convicted of 161 state murder charges for helping carry out the Oklahoma City bombing. (He later receives 161 consecutive life sentences.)

1998- The Supreme Court rules that Ellis Island is mostly in New Jersey, not New York.

1994 – The U-S resumes trade relations with China and President Clinton announces relations won’t be linked to China’s human rights record.
– The U-S and Vietnam resume relations for the first time since the Vietnam War.
– Singer Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley are married in the Dominican Republic.

1981- Marine Corps jet crashes on the deck of the U-S-S Nimitz, killing 14 people.

1980- Lipps Incorporated tops the charts with its hit “Funkytown.”

1974- A young girl dies when the crowd at a London concert by David Cassidy loses control.

1959- Johnny Horton tops charts with his hit “The Battle of New Orleans”

1945- Norman Rockwell’s famed “Home-Coming Soldier” illustration graces the cover of the Saturday Evening Post.

1940- British forces begin the largest evacuation of military forces in history, pulling Allied forces off the beaches at Dunkirk.  340-thousand troops are rescued.

1894- Czar Nicholas the Second is crowned ruler of Russia.

1868- President Andrew Johnson is aquitted of all impeachment charges facing him.

1864- The Montana Territory is established as anti-slavery lawmakers rush to create “free” territories.

1521- Martin Luther is declared an outlaw because of his religious beliefs

Birthdays

1966- Actress Helena Bonham-Carter

1964- Musician Lenny Kravitz

1962- Actress Genie Francis, “General Hospital”
-Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait

1951- Astronaut Sally Ride.

1949- Singer Hank Williams Junior
-Actress Pam Grier

1948- Singer Stevie Nicks

1939- Sportscaster Brent Musberger

1923- Actor James Arness, “Gunsmoke.”

1920- Singer Peggy Lee

1919- Actor Jay Silverheels, “The Lone Ranger”

1913- Actor Peter Cushing

1910- Conservationist Laurence Rockefeller

1907- Actor John Wayne, born Marion Michael Morrison.

1886- Singer Al Jolson.

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