On This Day

Historical Events on May 26 (Part 2)

  • 2017 Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche and Ricky John Best killed, Micah David-Cole Fletcher injured defending Muslim teenager in Portland, Oregon
  • 2018 Ireland votes to repeal their 8th amendment to allow legalized abortion, 66.4% vote yes

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2018 UEFA Champions League Final, Kiev: Real Madrid beats Liverpool, 3-1 for third straight title. Zin├ędine Zidane first manager to win 3 consecutive titles

Football Star and Manager Zinedine Zidane
Football Star and Manager
Zinedine Zidane
  • 2019 Nine climbers die in a week on Mt Everest after overcrowding leads to a huge queue to reach the summit
  • 2019 Indianapolis 500: 2016 IndyCar Series champion Simon Pagenaud of France finishes just two-tenths of a second ahead of Alexander Rossi
  • 2019 Ken Wyatt becomes Australia's first Aboriginal minister in government as the minister for indigenous Australians
  • 2019 Senior PGA Championship, Oak Hill CC: American Ken Tanigawa wins his first career major title by 1 stroke ahead of Scott McCarron
  • 2020 Costa Rica becomes the first county in Central America to legalize same-sex marriage
  • 2020 US restricts travel from Brazil as the country posts world's second highest number of recorded cases of coronavirus COVID-19

Book releaseHistoric Publication

2020 J. K. Rowling begins publishing children's story "The Ickabog" online in installments

Novelist J. K. Rowling
Novelist
J. K. Rowling

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2020 Twitter adds warning labels to warn about inaccuracies in US President Donald Trump's tweets for the first time

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump