On This Day

Historical Events on May 26 (Part 2)

  • 2015 Cleveland Cavaliers win the NBA Eastern Conference
  • 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

Sports History

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

  • 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 for Team Penske's record-extending 18th victory in the event
  • 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 COVID-19

Historic Publication

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

Historic Event

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

  • 2021 Amazon says it will buy 97-year-old film and television studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer for $8.45 billion

COVID-19 Pandemic

2021 President Joe Biden orders US intelligence services to intensify their efforts to investigate the origins of COVID-19

COVID-19 Pandemic

2021 Former advisor Dominic Cummings gives a damming report to MPs into UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his government's handling of the COVID-19 crisis

  • 2021 In landmark case oil giant Royal Dutch Shell ordered by a Hague court to cut its global carbon emissions by 45% by 2030 [1]
  • 2021 A super "blood" moon, the first total lunar eclipse for two years, visible across the Pacific
  • 2021 Nine people shot and killed by their colleague, a public transit employee in San Jose, California
  • 2021 Russia reports it has started vaccinating domestic animals against COVID-19, using the Karnivak-Kov vaccine [1]
  • 2021 Ferry sinks carrying about 150 people in Nigeria between Niger state and Kebbi state, with only 20 people rescued