May 26 in Pop Culture History

May 26 in Pop Culture History

1293 (Eartquake) Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan, killing about 30,000.

1869 – Boston University was chartered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

1896 – Charles Dow published the first edition of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

1897 – Bram Stoker’s Dracula novel began being sold in the UK.

1917 (Tornadoes) Matoon and Charlestown Illinois

1923 – The first 24 Hours of Le Mans was held and has since been run annually every June.

1962 # 1 Hit May 26, 1962 – June 1, 1962: Mr. Acker BilkStranger on the Shore

1973 # 1 Hit May 26, 1973 – June 1, 1973: The Edgar Winter GroupFrankenstein

1977 – George Willig illegally climbed the South Tower of New York City’s World Trade Center.

1984 # 1 Hit May 26, 1984 – June 8, 1984: Deniece WilliamsLet’s Hear It for the Boy

1990 – The final episode of The Tracey Ullman Show aired on FOX

1998 – The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that Ellis Island, the historic gateway for millions of immigrants, is mainly in the state of New Jersey, not New York.

2007 # 1 Hit May 26, 2007 – June 8, 2007: T-Pain featuring Yung JocBuy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin’)

2012 – Planet Green became Destination America on cable television.

 

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