Daily Calendar for Monday, May 26, 2025


  • Al Jolson (entertainer) –
  • John Wayne (actor) –
  • Jay Silverheels (actor who played Tonto” on The Lone Ranger TV series”) –
  • Peggy Lee (actress) –
  • Stevie Nicks (singer) –
  • Sally Ride (astronaut; first American woman in space) –
  • Richa Moorjani (actress) –
  • Julianna Rose Mauriello (actress) –


  • Victor Herbert (composer) –
  • Sydney Pollack (actor & director) –
  • Earle H. Hagen (composer; whistled the tune for The Andy Griffith Show) –
  • Art Linkletter (radio and television personality) –
  • Ray Liotta (actor ) –


  • Smallpox epidemic in Boston, Massachusetts–
  • First public elevator at Eiffel Tower opened–
  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average was published for the first time–
  • Archaeological Institute of America incorporated–
  • Boat of Pharaoh Cheops discovered near Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt–
  • The host of NBC’s Today Show, Dave Garroway, announced his plans to retire from the show–
  • Canada and the U.S. signed the Pacific Albacore Tuna Treaty–
  • Millions of frogs forced closure of Egnatia Highway in Greece–
  • For a few days beginning around this time, Galveston, Texas, shores had abnormally blue water due to a change in ocean current–


  • A tornado hit Oakwood, Ortonville, and Thomas, Michigan–
  • Long tornado—damage trail said to extend 293 miles—struck Mattoon and Charleston, Illinois, approximately $2 million in damages–
  • Tornado left 155-mile trail in central Illinois–

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