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  1. The city of Pripyat, Ukraine built an amusement park scheduled to open May 1, 1986, but never operated for more than a few hours before being forever abandoned after the April 26 Chernobyl nuclear disaster a few kilometers away.

  2. About Grain Entrapment. Large quantities of grain stored in places like silos will suddenly shift and may trap people caught in their motion. In 2010 alone this resulted in 26 deaths in American farms.

  3. George Willig, who climbed the South Tower of World Trade Center on May 26, 1977. As his stunt was not officially scheduled, New York City wanted to fine him $250k for for "the inconvenience the stunt caused". However, the mayor of New York fined him just $1.10, one cent for every floor.

  4. The oldest person to make it to the summit was a Nepalese man, Min Bahadur Sherchan, aged 76 years old on May 26, 2008.

  5. On May 26, 1824 he became a professor at the University of Giessen and on December 7, 1825 accepted the chair in chemistry.

  6. Once the Allies broke through on May 26, they turned north to Rome.

  7. Men who do not register for selective service by age 26 may be fined $250,000 and may be permanently barred from Federal employment.

  8. Charles Dow calculated his first average purely of industrial stocks on May 26, 1896, creating what is now known as the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Of the original 12 industrials, only General Electric currently remains part of that index.

  9. Elsie E. Mitchell 26, Sherman Shoemaker 11, Jay Gifford 13, Edward Engen 13, Joan Patzke 13, and Dick Patzke 14 are the only known American civilians to be killed by enemy action in the Continental US during WW2. They were killed after touching a Japanese Balloon bomb in Oregon in May 1945.

  10. Gene Cernan & the crew of Apollo 10 hold the record for the fastest a human has ever traveled: 24,791 mph at 400,000 feet altitude (entry) on 26 May 1969.

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Manuel Uribe who was once the world's heaviest man weighing 1300 pounds LOST 510 pounds. still leaving him at a massive 790 pounds. However, he died in his hometown on 26 May 2014 weighing 869 lb.

Two pitchers share the record for most innings pitched in a single game -- 26. They accomplished this feat against each other on May 1, 1920, a game which would end in a 1-1 tie.

Deceitful people's brains may very well be wired differently from those of others. An imaging study found that "Liars showed a 22–26% increase in prefrontal white matter and a 36–42% reduction in prefrontal grey/white ratios compared with both antisocial controls and normal controls."

Yuichiro Miura, the first man to ever ski on Mount Everest. On May 6, 1970, he descended nearly 4,200 vertical feet from the South Col (over 8,000 m high(26,000 ft)). He later became the oldest person to reach the top of Mount Everest at age 70, breaking his record twice at age 75 and 80.