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Today's Highlight in History:
On May 26th, 1940, the evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk, France, during World War Two began.

On this date:
In 1521, Martin Luther was banned by the Edict of Worms because of his religious beliefs and writings.

In 1805, Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned king of Italy.

In 1865, arrangements were made in New Orleans for the surrender of Confederate forces west of the Mississippi.

In 1868, the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson ended with his acquittal on all remaining charges.

In 1913, Actors' Equity Association was organized.

In 1960, UN Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge accused the Soviets of hiding a microphone inside a wood carving of the Great Seal of the United States that had been presented to the US embassy in Moscow.

In 1969, the "Apollo Ten" astronauts returned to Earth after a successful eight-day dress rehearsal for the first manned moon landing.

In 1981, 14 people were killed when a Marine jet crashed onto the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS "Nimitz" off Florida.

In 1991, a Lauda Air Boeing 767 crashed in Thailand, killing all 223 people aboard.

In 1994, Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley were married in the Dominican Republic. (The marriage ended, however, in 1996.)

Ten years ago: Soviet maverick politician Boris N. Yeltsin failed in a second round of voting to win the presidency of the Russian Federation (however, he succeeded in a third round of balloting three days later).

Five years ago: In the tobacco industry's largest recall ever, Philip Morris USA halted sales of several cigarette brands, including some versions of top-selling Marlboro, because some filters were contaminated.

One year ago: House Republicans pushed through legislation that would put new obstacles in the way of spending government surpluses that came from Social Security taxes. Indian aircraft fired on separatist guerrillas in Kashmir province and Pakistan threatened retaliation; it was the first use of air power in years in the long-running conflict over the Himalayan border region.


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"Love, I find, is like singing. Everybody can do enough to satisfy themselves, though it may not impress the neighbors as being very much."

-- Zora Neale Hurston, American anthropologist (1903-1960).



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