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TODAY - May 26, 2017

Thought of the Day

It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.

Today's Birthday

Dorothea Lange
Dorothea Lange Photographer, American(1895)

An American photographer and photojournalist.

 
John Wayne
John Wayne Actor, American(1907)

An American actor who appeared in more than 250 films, winning an Oscar for True Grit.

 
Robert Morley
Robert Morley Actor, English(1908)

An English actor and dramatist.

 
Sally Ride
Sally Ride Astronaut, American(1951)

An American physicist and astronaut and the first American woman in space in 1983.

 
Al Jolson
Al Jolson Performer, American(1886)

An American stage and film performer, who is widely known for his picture The Jazz Singer.

This day in History

1521

The Edict of Worms outlaws the German church reformer Martin Luther and his followers, called Lutherans, by imposing on them the Ban of the Holy Roman Empire.

1868

The impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson ends; the Senate falls one vote short of the two-thirds majority needed to convict him of high crimes and misdemeanors.

1896

The Wall Street Journal begins publishing the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

1948

The all-white National Party, under Daniel Malan, wins South Africa's general elections; the party immediately begins instituting its policy of apartheid, or racial segregation.

1972

Richard Nixon, the first U.S. president to visit the Soviet Union, signs a treaty limiting antiballistic missile sites.

1998

The U.S. Supreme Court rules that most of Ellis Island, former gateway for immigrants to America and now a museum, belongs to New Jersey, not New York.

Man who made the difference

Al Jolson (1886-1950)

Al Jolson

An American stage and film performer, who is widely known for his picture The Jazz Singer, was born on 26th May 1886, in Russia. He was also a popular radio and recording artist. In New York City, he performed first time in Children of the Ghetto at the age of 13. He became cafe entertainer and a circus performer. Through La Belle Paree, he made his musical comedy debut in 1911. Jolson gained great fame starring on Broadway in many musicals tailored to his talents his work include; Big Boy, Robinson Crusoe, Wonder Bar and Sinbad. The Jazz Singer, was the picture in which his role was widely appreciated. He died on October 23, 1950, San Francisco, California, United States.

Author : Dr. Nidhi Jindal