Everyone Digs For Gold
even the Queen!
If you're looking for seamen, look no further than Time Square.
Fleet Week starts today.
May 26, 1948 -
Stephanie Lynn Nicks, singer-songwriter, was born on this date.
Today in History
May 26, 1232 -
Gregory IX issues the bull Declinante jam mundi, bringing the Papal Inquisition to Spain.
I never get tired of playing this clip.
May 26, 1647 -
Alse Young, a widow, is hanged for witchcraft in Hartford, Connecticut. She is the first person in America executed for the crime of witchcraft.
Her daughter Alice is accused of the same offense 30 years later, in Massachusetts.
It was something in the genes.
May 26, 1868 -
In England's last public execution, Michael Barrett is hanged at Newgate. All subsequent hangings are held behind prison walls. Presiding over the event is executioner William Calcraft, who frequently supplements his income by selling the clothes and noose worn by the condemned.
May 26, 1913 –
Peter Wilton Cushing, OBE, English actor, known for his many appearances in Hammer Films, was born on this date.
May 26, 1960 -
America's UN Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. charges the Soviets with having bugged the Moscow embassy. He shows off a large wooden carving of the United States seal which had been hollowed out to conceal a sophisticated resonant cavity transmitter.
Less than 30 years later a newly-rebuilt Moscow embassy is determined to be "structurally riddled with eavesdropping devices."
May 26, 1994 -
Michael Jackson weds Lisa Marie Presley in the Dominican Republic. The couple keeps their love match secret for six weeks, then files for divorce 18 months after that.
Lisa Marie has confirmed on the Oprah show that she had marital relations with Jackson -
I still have a little taste of vomit in my mouth!!
There were alot of notable music birthdays on this date.
May 26, 1920 -
Norma Deloris Egstrom, Grammy award winning singer, songwriter, composer and actress, was born on this date.
And yes Peggy, that's all there is.
May 26, 1926 –
Miles Dewey Davis III, widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, was born on this date.
May 26, 1940 -
Mark Lavon Helm, is an American rock musician and actor and he was born on this date.
And so it goes.