May 26, 2004 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • The New York Times publishes an admission of journalistic failings, claiming that its flawed reporting and lack of skeptism towards sources during the buildup to the 2003 war in Iraq helped promote the belief that Iraq possessed large stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction.
  • The United States Army veteran Terry Nichols is found guilty of 161 state murder charges for helping carry out the Oklahoma City bombing.

Deaths in History

  • Dullah Omar, South African lawyer (b. 1934)
  • Nikolai Stepanovich Chernykh, Russian astronomer (b. 1931)