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May 26th, 2006EventThe May 2006 Java earthquake kills over 5,700 people, leaves 200,000 homeless.
May 26th, 2004EventThe New York Times publishes an admission of journalistic failings, claiming that its flawed reporting and lack of skeptism towards sources during the buildup to the 2003 war in Iraq helped promote the belief that Iraq possessed large stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction.
May 26th, 2004EventThe United States Army veteran Terry Nichols is found guilty of 161 state murder charges for helping carry out the Oklahoma City bombing.
May 26th, 2003EventOnly three days after a previous record, Sherpa Lakpa Gelu climbs Mount Everest in 10 hours 56 minutes. The tourism ministry of Nepal confirms this record in July that year.
May 26th, 2002EventThe Mars Odyssey finds signs of large ice deposits on the planet Mars.
May 26th, 2002EventAlvaro Uribe becomes President of Colombia.
May 26th, 1999EventManchester United beat Bayern Munich with 2 goals in injury time from Tedddy Shermingham and Ole Gunnar Solskj?r, this completed Uniteds historic Treble.
May 26th, 1998EventThe United States Supreme Court rules that Ellis Island, the historic gateway for millions of immigrants, is mainly in the state of New Jersey, not New York.
May 26th, 1992EventCharles Geschke, co-founder of Adobe Systems, Inc. is kidnapped at gunpoint from the Adobe parking lot in Mountain View, California for $650,000 and is held hostage in a rented house in Hollister, California. The FBI rescues him four days later.
May 26th, 1991EventZviad Gamsakhurdia becomes the first democratically elected President of the Republic of Georgia in the post-Soviet era.

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