Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/May 26

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This is a list of selected May 26 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only four to five events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article or picture of the day.

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; Mother's Day in Poland refimprove section
Independence Day in Guyana (1966) refimprove sections
451 – Armenian rebels were defeated by forces of the Sassanid Empire on the Avarayr Plain in Vaspurakan, but the loss played a major factor in their being granted religious freedom 33 years later. refimprove section
1805Napoléon Bonaparte was crowned King of Italy at the Milan Cathedral with the Iron Crown of Lombardy. refimprove section
1828Kaspar Hauser, a foundling with suspected ties to the Royal House of Baden, first appeared in the streets of Nuremberg, Germany. refimprove
1857American slave Dred Scott, who had previously unsuccessfully sued for his freedom, was emancipated by Henry Taylor Blow, his original owner. external links
1896 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average, at that time representing twelve stocks from various American industries, was first published by journalist Charles Dow as a stock market index. lots of CN tags in one section
1897Dracula, Irish author Bram Stoker's most famous novel, was first published. lots of CN tags in one section (equivalent to refimprove section)
1918 – The Democratic Republic of Georgia was proclaimed following the breakup of the Transcaucasian Democratic Federative Republic. refimprove section
1927Henry Ford watched as the 15 millionth Model T roll off the assembly line at his factory in Highland Park, Michigan. refimprove section
1972 – U.S. president Richard Nixon and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev signed the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty in Moscow, concluding the first round of the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks. refimprove
1991Zviad Gamsakhurdia became the first democratically elected President of the Republic of Georgia in the post-Soviet era. multiple issues
2008Severe flooding began in eastern and southern China that ultimately caused 148 deaths and forced the evacuation of 1.3 million people. self-contradictory
Mamo Wolde |d|2002 citations needed
* 1637Pequot War: Allied Puritan and Mohegan forces attacked a fortified Pequot village in the Connecticut Colony, killing between 400 and 700 people. Too much uncited
* 1903Românul de la Pind, the longest-running newspaper by and about Aromanians until World War II, was founded. No article structure
* 1991 – Shortly after leaving Bangkok, an engine thrust reverser on Lauda Air Flight 004 deployed without being commanded, causing the aircraft to break apart and killing all 223 people on board. Too much uncited



May 26: National Sorry Day in Australia; First day of Shavuot (Judaism, 2023); Independence Day in Georgia (1918)

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