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Thursday, May 26th 2016


1868   The impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson ends, with Johnson being found not guilty by one vote.

1889   Opening of the first Eiffel Tower elevator to the public

1896   Charles Dow publishes the first edition of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

1972   The United States and the Soviet Union sign the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.

Famous Birthdays:

1907   John Wayne (Actor famous for westerns)

1926   Miles Davis (Jazz Trumpeteer)

1948   Stevie Nicks (Singer with Fleetwood Mac)

1949   Hank Williams Junior (Singer)

1951   Sally Ride (Astronaut)

1964   Lenny Kravitz (Singer)

1966   Helena Bonham Carter (Actress)


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