May 26, 2015
Today is 146th day of the year
220 days remain until the new year

Births Today

  • 1689 - "Lady Mary Wortley Montague, English author"
  • 1859 - "A.E Houseman, English poet"
  • 1886 - "Al Jolson, American singer"
  • 1907 - "John Wayne, American actor who made many westerns"
  • 1913 - "Peter Cushing, British born film actor"
  • 1920 - "Peggy Lee, Singer"
  • 1923 - "James Arness, American television & film actor"
  • 1925 - "Roy Dotrice, Actor"
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events today

  • 1798 - "Income Tax was first introduced in Britain, on incomes over 200 pounds"
  • 1805 - Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned King of Italy
  • 1846 - The British 'Corn Laws' were repealed by Robert Peel
  • 1865 - The American Civil War effectively ended with surrender of the last Confederate force
  • 1924 - "The United States started limiting immigration, banning all Japanese"
  • 1950 - Petrol rationing in Britain ended
  • 1955 - The Conservative Party won the General Election
  • 1991 - "The first Presidential elections, after the collapse of the USSR, were held in Georgia"
  • 1992 - "With the break up of the Soviet Union, Russia & the Ukraine decided to split the Black Sea fleet"
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