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May 26th In Pop Culture History

1293 (Eartquake) Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan, killing about 30,000.

1869 - Boston University was chartered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

1896 - Charles Dow published the first edition of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

1897 - Bram Stoker's Dracula novel began being sold in the UK.

1917 (Tornadoes) Matoon and Charlestown Illinois

1923 - The first 24 Hours of Le Mans was held and has since been run annually every June.

1962 # 1 Hit May 26, 1962 - June 1, 1962: Mr. Acker Bilk - Stranger on the Shore

1973 # 1 Hit May 26, 1973 - June 1, 1973: The Edgar Winter Group - Frankenstein

1977 - George Willig illegally climbed the South Tower of New York City's World Trade Center.

1984 # 1 Hit May 26, 1984 - June 8, 1984: Deniece Williams - Let's Hear It for the Boy

1990 - The final episode of The Tracey Ullman Show aired on FOX

May 26 Birthday (fictional) Kyle, South Park, Cartoon

1998 - The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that Ellis Island, the historic gateway for millions of immigrants, is mainly in the state of New Jersey, not New York.

May 26 20** (fiction) Gru stole theMoon, Despicable Me, Film

2007 # 1 Hit May 26, 2007 - June 8, 2007: T-Pain featuring Yung Joc - Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')

2012 - Planet Green became Destination America on cable television.

May 26th Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Mick Ronson (1946 - 1993)
Jay 'Tonto' Silverheels (1912 - 1980)
T.R. Knight ( 1973)
Helena Bonham Carter (1966)
Peggy Lee (1920 - 2002)
Pam Grier (1949)
Levon Helm (1942)
Kristen Pfaff (1967-1994, Age 27)
Lenny Kravitz (1964)
Bobcat Goldthwait (1962)
Hank Williams Jr (1949)
Al Jolson (1886 - 1950)
Philip Michael Thomas (1949)
Stevie Nicks (1948)
James Arness (1923)
John Wayne (1907 - 1979)
Dr. Sally Ride (1951)
Ashley Massaro (1979)
Peter Cushing (1913)
Miles Davis (1926 - 1991)
Sam Edwards (1915 - 2004)
If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has one or both front legs in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
"I don't feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them.  There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves."
 - John Wayne

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