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This Day in History for May 26

This Day In History1861 – US Postmaster General Blair announces end of postal connection with South.

1868 – President Andrew Johnson avoids impeachment by 1 vote.

1896 – Dow Jones begins an index of 12 industrial stocks (closing is 40.94).

1924 – US President Calvin Coolidge signs Immigration law restricting immigration.

1925 – Tigers’ Ty Cobb is 1st to collect 1,000 extra-base hits (ends 1,139).

1930 – Supreme Court rules buying liquor does not violate the Constitution.

1937 – San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge opens.

1945 – US drops fire bombs on Tokyo.

1963 – 15th Emmy Awards: Dick Van Dyke Show, E.G. Marshall & Shirley Booth win.

1964 – “Fade Out-Fade In” opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 199 performances.

1969 – Apollo 10 astronauts returned to Earth.

1972 – US President Richard Nixon & Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev sign SALT accord.

1973 – Beatles’ “Beatles 1967-1970” album goes #1.

1978 – 1st legal gambling casino opens in Atlantic City.

1984 – US President Ronald Reagan rules out US military intervention in Iran-Iraq war.

1987 – US Supreme Court ruled dangerous defendants could be held without bail.

1998 – Date for Paul Jones sex harassment trial vs President Clinton.

2004 – The New York Times publishes admission of journalistic failings, claims its flawed reporting and lack of skepticism during buildup to 2003 Iraq War helped promote belief that Iraq possessed large stockpiles of weapons of mass deduction.

2013 – Indianapolis 500: Tony Kanaan wins in 2:40:03.4181.

2015 – Cleveland Cavaliers win the NBA Eastern Conference.

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