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Friday, May 26, 2017

This is 146th day of the year and 219 days remain in the year.

in history
After more than 50 years of struggle, South Sudan declares independence and becomes Africa's 54th state.
1521
Martin Luther's writings were banned by the Edict of Worms.
1868
President Andrew Johnson avoided conviction for impeachment charges of "high crimes and misdemeanors" by one vote.
1940
Allied troops began the massive naval evacuation of troops from Dunkirk, France, during World War II.
1959
Pittsburgh Pirates’ Harvey Haddix pitched 12 perfect innings against the Milwaukee Braves before losing, 1–0, in the 13th.
1977
George Willig, "the human fly," scaled the World Trade Center in New York City by attaching himself to the window washer mechanism and walking straight up until falling into police custody when he reached the top. It took Willig three and a half hours to make the climb, and $1.10 in fines—a penny per floor.
1978
The first legal casino to be operated in the United States outside of Nevada was opened in Atlantic City.
2003
Rwandans voted to approve a new constitution that instituted a balance of power between Hutu and Tutsi.
2011
Ratko Mladic, the former Bosnian Serb general responsible for the massacre of over 8,000 Muslims at Srebrenica in 1995, is found and arrested in Lazarevo, a farming town north of Belgrade, Serbia.
May 26 Birthdays Sally K. Ride American astronaut, 1951-2012
John Wayne actor
Dorothea Lange photographer
Stevie Nicks singer
Isadora Duncan dancer
Al Jolson actor, singer
Washington Augustus Roebling engineer
Miles Davis musician



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