This day in history, May 26 - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

This day in history, May 26

Each of the events below took place on the same day of the month, May 26.

1830: Congress passes the Indian Removal Act authorizing the president to negotiate with southern Indian tribes for their removal to areas west of the Mississippi River.

1948: Singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks is born in Phoenix, Arizona.

1951: Astronaut Sally Ride is born in Los Angeles, California.

1967: Copies of The Beatles album, "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", are sold in some UK music stores a week ahead of its official release.

1977: Known as "The Human Fly", George Willig, scales the South Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. He is fined $1.10, one penny for each floor of the tower.

1993: Texas outfielder Jose Canseco plays a fly ball into a homer when it bounces off his head and into the stands. It's the difference in a 7-6 loss to Cleveland.

1994: Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley get married in the Dominican Republic. Their high-profile pairing lasts all of 21 months.

2004: Army veteran Terry Nichols is found guilty of 161 state murder charges for helping carry out the Oklahoma City bombing.

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