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Calendar for May 26th, 2013

1720s

  • 1721: Smallpox epidemic in Boston, Massachusetts

  • 1880s

  • Born 1886: Al Jolson (entertainer)

  • 1889: First public elevator at Eiffel Tower opened

  • 1890s

  • 1896: The Dow Jones Industrial Average was published for the first time

  • 1900s

  • 1906: Archaeological Institute of America incorporated

  • Born 1907: John Wayne (actor)

  • 1910s

  • Born 1912: Jay Silverheels (actor who played "Tonto" on The Lone Ranger TV series)

  • 1920s

  • Born 1920: Peggy Lee (actress)

  • Died 1924: Victor Herbert (composer)

  • 1950s

  • Born 1951: Sally Ride (astronaut; first American woman in space)

  • 1954: Boat of Pharaoh Cheops discovered near Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt

  • 1960s

  • 1961: The host of NBC's Today Show, Dave Garroway, announced his plans to retire from the show

  • 1980s

  • 1981: Canada and the U.S. signed the Pacific Albacore Tuna Treaty

  • 1990s

  • Born 1991: Julianna Rose Mauriello (actress)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2008: Sydney Pollack (actor & director)

  • Died 2008: Earle H. Hagen (composer; whistled the tune for The Andy Griffith Show)

  • 2010s

  • 2010: "Millions" of frogs force closure of Egnatia Highway in Greece

  • Died 2010: Art Linkletter (radio and television personality)


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