What Happened on May 26, 1883

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 11th Preakness: G Barbee aboard Jacobus wins in 2:42.5

Famous Birthdays

  • Mamie Smith, American vaudeville singer, dancer and actress (Crazy Blues), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1946)

Famous Deaths

  • Abdelkader El Djezairi, Algerian leader, scholar and national hero (b.1808)
  • Edward Sabine, Irish astronomer (b. 1788)