It happened one 26 May

1896 : Nicholas II becomes Tsar

On 26 May 1896, after the death of his father Alexander III, Nicholas II was crowned Tsar of all Russias. He remained tsar until the Russian Revolution of 1917.

1897 : Dracula arrived in bookstores

On 26 May 1897, the novel by Irish writer Bram Stoker, Dracula, arrived in bookstores in London. The story of a Transylvanian vampire, Count Dracula was not a phenomenal success at its release but was worship in the twentieth century.

1940 : Beginning of the evacuation of Allied troops at Dunkirk

On May 26, 1940, the British began the evacuation of British, French and Belgian soldiers from the beaches of Dunkirk where they were trapped. Given the number of people to evacuate, all boats in a state of floating were requisitioned by the authorities to carry out this operation, called Operation Dynamo. Between May 26 and June 3, nearly 340,000 soldiers were evacuated.

1948 : The National Party won the elections in South Africa

On 26 May 1948, the Afrikaner National Party led by Daniel Francois Malan won the elections by a large majority and South Africa increased apartheid. The discriminatory laws against non-whites are strengthened, the population is separated into 4 groups defined by their color, jobs are reserved for each group, blacks are expelled from cities to townships, places and means of transportation are separate, police repression increased ...

1991 : An austrian plane crashed in Thailand

On May 26, 1991, a Boeing 767 from the airline of former racing champion Niki Lauda crashed in Thai jungle shortly after its departure. The 223 people on board were killed. The thrust reverser had started unexpectedly. Boeing has had to recall all its 767 to modify their thrust reverser systems.

Latest news : 26 May

National Sorry Day
26 May is National Sorry Day in Australia since 1998. This day, we express regret for the way Aboriginal peoples were treated throughout the country's modern history.
Independence Day in Georgia
On May 26 , we celebrated Independence Day in Georgia, which is not the commemoration of Independence of 1991 but of the May 26th, 1918 when the first republic was created, following the Russian Revolution.
Independence Day in Guyana
May 26 is Independence Day in Guyana which celebrates the independence gained against England on May 26, 1966.

Quote of the day : 26 May

John Wayne
I don't feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves.

Birthdays : 26 May

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, English writer (1689)
Edmond de Goncourt, French writer (1822)
Al Jolson, American singer (1886)
Paul Lukas, Hungarian actor (1891)
Dorothea Lange, American photographer and photojournalist (1895)
John Wayne, American actor (1907)
Adolfo López Mateos, 48th President of Mexico (1909)
János Kádár, General Secretary of the Hungarian Socialist Workers' Party (1956 - 1988) (1912)
Peter Cushing, English actor (1913)
Peggy Lee, American jazz singer (1920)
Horst Tappert, German actor (1923)
Monique Gagnon-Tremblay, Canadian politician (1940)
Philip Michael Thomas, American actor (1949)
Sally Ride, American astronaut (1951)
Michael Portillo, English politician (1953)
Mehdi El Glaoui, French actor (1956)
Lenny Kravitz, American musician (1964)
Caitlín R. Kiernan, Irish-American writer (1964)
Helena Bonham Carter, English actress (1966)
Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark (1968)
Luca Toni, Italian footballer (1977)
Elisabeth Harnois, American actress (1979)

They left us one 26 May

Francesco Berni, Italian poet (1535)
Samuel Pepys, English diarist (1703)
Manuel Rodríguez Erdoíza, Chilean politician (1818)
Edward Sabine, Irish astronomer (1883)
Alberto Ascari, Italian racing driver (1955)
George Brent, English actor (1979)
Nikolai Chernykh, Russian astronomer, discoverer of a large number of asteroids (2004)
Sydney Pollack, American director (2008)

Tip of the Day : 26 May

Clean your espadrilles

The espadrilles can be flat or high-heeled wedges and are made ​​of rope and cotton.
We can not wash them in the washing machine. Yet they must be cleaned, especially if they are espadrille wedges.
To clean them, take a soft-bristled brush and brush the entire shoe, being careful not to fray the rope part.
Then take a damp (not soaked) cloth and dab the entire shoe. You should not use too much water to avoid damaging the rope soles.
Any remaining dirt is sprayed with a fabric cleaning spray. You need to wait until the shoes are completely dry before brushing them again with the soft brush.

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