May 26 in Pop Culture History
1293 (Earthquake) 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 …