May 26: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1830 - The Indian Removal Act is passed by the U.S. Congress; it is signed into law by President Andrew Jackson two days later.
- 1857 - Dred Scott is emancipated by the Blow family, his original owners.
- 1864 - Montana is organized as a United States territory.
- 1969 - Apollo program: Apollo 10 returns to Earth after a successful eight-day test of all the components needed for the forthcoming first manned moonlanding.
- 1998 - The Supreme Court of the United States rules that Ellis Island, the historic gateway for millions of immigrants, is mainly in the state of New Jersey, not New York.
- Famous Birthdays: William Petty (English economist and philosopher), Abraham de Moivre (French-English mathematician), Jean Bernard (French physician and haematologist), Miles Davis (American trumpet player, composer, and bandleader), Sally Ride (American physicist and astronaut)
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