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Annular solar eclipse on May 26, 1854 by William and Frederick Langenheim
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse_of_May_26,_1854

The 1293 Kamakura earthquake in Japan occurred at about 06:00 local time on 27 May.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1293_Kamakura_earthquake

The Battle of Gazala was fought around the port of Tobruk in Libya from 26 May - 21 June 1942.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t53832908/the-battle-of-gazala/

The Khufu ship was one of two rediscovered in 1954 by Kamal el-Mallakh
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t47964494/khufu-solar-boat-project/



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The European X-ray Observatory Satellite (EXOSAT) was launched on May 26, 1983.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EXOSAT

OceanSat-1, the first Indian satellite primarily built for Ocean applications was launched on May 26, 1999.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oceansat-1

The Kompass-2 satellite was launched on the 26th May 2006
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t6026308/kompas-2-satellite/

The USAF Boeing X-51 Scramjet-powered Waverider was first flown on May 26, 2010
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_X-51

SOFIA's telescope saw first light on May 26, 2010.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stratospheric_Observatory_for_Infrared_Astronomy

Eutelsat 3B was launched on the 26th May 2014
http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/eutelsat-3b.htm



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Muhammed Ahmed Faris (born 26 May 1951) was the first Syrian and the second Arab in space.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammed_Faris

Sally Kristen Ride (May 26, 1951 - July 23, 2012) was an American physicist and astronaut.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t43444502/dr-sally-kristen-ride/

Sir William Petty (26 May 1623 - 16 December 1687) was an English economist, scientist and philosopher.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Petty

Charles Edward Kenneth Mees (May 26, 1882 - August 15, 1960) was a British scientist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_Mees

Otto Eduard Neugebauer (May 26, 1899 - February 19, 1990) was an Austrian-American mathematician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otto_E._Neugebauer

Abraham de Moivre (26 May 1667 - 27 November 1754) was a French mathematician famous for de Moivre's formula
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_De_Moivre

Alse Young (1600 - May 26, 1647) was the first person executed for witchcraft in the American colonies.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alse_Young

Richard Christopher Carrington (26 May 1826 - 27 November 1875) was an English amateur astronomer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Christopher_Carrington



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Dracula is an 1897 novel by Irish author Bram Stoker.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t49320875/dracula/



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NGC 6235 was discovered by German-British astronomer William Herschel on the 26th May 1786.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t57662577/ngc-6235/

NGC 7612 was discovered by German-Danish astronomer Heinrich Louis d'Arrest on the 26th May 1863.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t57662575/ngc-7612/



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The detonating fireball of May 26, 1935
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1936PA.....44..131W

The fireball of 1939 May 26, was extensively observed from southern Sweden
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1945-5100.1939.tb00234.x/abstract



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Meteorites

The Oliva-Gandia (Stone) meteorite fell in Valenciana, Spain, on the 26th May, 1520.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t49320705/oliva-gandia-meteorite/

The Hraschina (Iron) meteorite fell in Croatia, on the 26th May, 1751.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t49320710/hraschina-meteorite/

The Beaver Creek (H5) meteorite fell in British Columbia, Canada, on the 26th May, 1893.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t49320717/beaver-creek-meteorite/

The Calivo (Stone) meteorite fell in Western Visayas, Philippines, on the 26th May, 1916.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t49320723/calivo-meteorite/

The Witklip Farm (H5) meteorite fell in Mpumalanga, South Africa, on the 26th May, 1918.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t49320725/witklip-farm-meteorite/

The Konovo (OC) meteorite fell in Burgas, Bulgaria, on the 26th May, 1931.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t49320730/konovo-meteorite/

The Kuznetzovo (L6) meteorite fell in Novosibirskaya oblast', Russia, on the 26th May, 1932.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t49320733/kuznetzovo-meteorite/

The Brachina meteorite was found by B.M. Eves at 31.300000S 138.383333E on 26 May 1974
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58102032/brachina-meteorite/



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