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May 26: This Day That Year

May 26

- 1805 - Napoleon Bonaparte becomes King of Italy.

- 1868 - USA: Andrew Johnson (17th president) avoids impeachment by 1 vote.

- 1907 - Birthday: John Wayne, American actor born in Winterset, Iowa (died June 11, 1979, age 72).

- 1913 - Emily Duncan becomes first woman magistrate in Great Britain.

- 1927 - The Ford Motor Company produced its last Model T Ford (15 millionth).

- 1951 - Birthday: Sally Ride, first American woman to go to space, born in Los Angeles, California (died July 23, 2012, age 61).

- 1969 - The Apollo 10 astronauts return to Earth.

- 1973 - Bahrain adopts its constitution.

- 1989 - Danish parliament allows same-sex marriage.

- 2014 - India: Narendra Modi becomes the 15th Prime Minister.

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