26 May It Happened Today

1660  King Charles II of England lands at Dover after being in exile for 9 years.

1703  Death of English diarist Samuel Pepys.

1886  Birth of American entertainer Al Jolson.

1907  Birth of American actor John Wayne.

1975  American stuntman Evel Knievel crashes while attempting to leap over 13 buses in Wembley Stadium in London.

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