Today in History for 26th May 2022

Historical Events

1861 – US Postmaster General Blair announces end of postal connection with South
1941 – German occupiers begin youth labor
1942 – Anglo-Soviet Treaty signed in London
1942 – Belgium Jews are required by Nazis to wear a Jewish star
1942 – Tank battle at Bir Hakeim: Afrika Korps vs British army
2001 – Super Rugby Final, Canberra: Fullback Andrew Walker kicks 5 penalties and 3 conversions as the ACT Brumbies win their first title; beat Coastal Sharks (Durban), 36-6

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Famous Birthdays

1650 – John Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist, born in Ashe, England (d. 1722)
1915 – Sam Edwards, American actor (Captain Midnight, Twelve O’Clock High), born in Macon, Georgia (d. 2004)
1923 – Horst Tappert, German director, actor and former SS member (Derrick), born in Elberfeld, Germany (d. 2008)
1948 – Geoff Greenidge, West Indian cricket batsman (5 Tests; last white player to play for WI), born in St Michael, Barbados
1966 – Anthony Edwards, NFL wide receiver (Arizona Cardinals)
1967 – Phil Doyle, Australian writer

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Famous Deaths

1926 – S V Petlura, Ukrainian ataman, assassinated by Shalom Schwarzbard
1933 – Horatio Bottomley, British financier and politician (b. 1860)
1976 – Martin Heidegger, German philosopher (Being and Time), dies at 86
1991 – Tom Eyen, playwright (Dreamgirls), dies of cardiac arrest at 50
1995 – Severn Darden, American actor (Luv, President’s Analyst, Saturday the 14th), dies at 65
1996 – Halka Grossman, Israeli resistance fighter and politician, dies at 76

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