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On this date In History: May 26, 2004

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posted on May, 26 2004 @ 03:02 PM
  • 1805 - Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned king of Italy.

  • 1868 - The impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson ended with his acquittal as the Senate fell one vote short of the two-thirds majority required for conviction.

  • 1913 - The Actors' Equity Association was organized.

  • 1940 - The evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk, France, began during World War II.
    AP Photo

  • 1977 - George H. Willig scaled the outside of the south tower of New York's World Trade Center; he was arrested at the top of the 110-story building.

  • 1978 - The first legal casino in the eastern United States opened in Atlantic City, N.J.

  • 1981 - A Marine jet crashed onto the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz off Florida, killing 14 people.

  • 1994 - President Clinton renewed trade privileges for China, and announced his administration would no longer link China's trade status with its human rights record.

  • 1994 - Pop star Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley were married in the Dominican Republic.

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

  • 2002 - Barges being pushed by a towboat crashed into the piers of the Interstate 40 bridge in Oklahoma, causing part of the structure to fall into the Arkansas River; 14 people were killed.

posted on May, 26 2004 @ 03:11 PM
Thanks KL. Grandfather was at Dunkirk, guess I'm lucky to be here.

posted on May, 26 2004 @ 05:43 PM
*bump* because its an interesting read.


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