On this day, May 26 …
1972: President Richard M. Nixon and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev sign the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty in Moscow.
Also on this day:
1647: Alse (Alice) Young is hanged in Hartford, Conn., in the first recorded execution of a “witch” in the American colonies.1868: The impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson ends with his acquittal.1897: “Dracula” by Bram Stoker is first published in London.1938: The House Un-American Activities Committee is established by Congress.1940: Operation Dynamo, the evacuation of some 338,000 Allied troops from Dunkirk, France, begins during World War II.1969: The Apollo 10 astronauts return to Earth after a successful eight-day dress rehearsal for the first manned moon landing.1978: Resorts Casino Hotel, the first legal U.S. casino outside Nevada, opens in Atlantic City, N.J.
1998: The Supreme Court rules that Ellis Island is mainly in New Jersey and not in New York.2005: President George W. Bush hosts Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at the White House.2009: President Barack Obama nominates federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court. 2016: Donald Trump reaches the number of delegates necessary to clinch the Republican nomination for president.
2019: Legendary Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr dies at the age of 85.
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