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On May 26th, 1940, the evacuation of Allied
troops from Dunkirk, France, during World War Two
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.
arrangements were made in New Orleans for the
surrender of Confederate forces west of the
In 1868, the
impeachment trial of President Andrew
Johnson ended with his acquittal on all
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
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
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.
"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